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Capital Improvement Program

Wichita Park & Recreation has completed $30 million dollars of park capital improvement projects throughout the City of Wichita in the last decade. Park infrastructure replacement needs are ongoing as we continue to work on various renovations and new construction projects each year per the City’s Capital Improvement Program.

The 2021-2030 Adopted CIP takes the overall spending priorities and guidelines from the Community Investments Plan and funds projects aligned with the City’s mission. View the CIP budget for Park & Recreation.

Each Wichita Park & Recreation CIP project is listed below based on what stage of the process it is in. Click on any of the lists of stages below to view details of each project.

Identified

  
  
Description
  
  
District
  
  
  
  
2022 Rec Center/Shelter MaintenanceEvergreen Recreation Center
​These funds are used to repair/upgrade park recreation centers and shelters throughout the system. Orchard and Evergreen Recreation Center roof replacement has been identified as potential projects. 
$290,000 for both parks6TBDTBDTBD
2022 Rec Center/Shelter MaintenanceOrchard Recreation Center
​These funds are used to repair/upgrade park recreation centers and shelters throughout the system. Orchard and Evergreen Recreation Center roof replacement has been identified as potential projects. 
$290,000 for both parks6TBDTBDTBD
2023 Athletic Field RenovationTBD
The goal of this CIP Project is to bring our competitive playing fields up to a high level of playability and safety.  Many of these athletic fields have not had any facility improvements for several years which include routine regular maintenance of fences, backstops , scoreboards and restroom facilities.  
$150,000Spring 2023TBDTBD
2023 Athletics CourtsTBD
This project is focused on repairs and upgrades to athletic courts. There are currently over 150 athletic courts in the park system, including tennis, pickleball, basketball, futsol, and volleyball.  Many are older asphalt courts which show significant cracking and wear.  New courts are also constructed with these funds. Priority is given to condition, level of use, and City Council District.
$225,000Spring 2023TBDTBD
2023 Dog ParksTBD
To improve current dog parks or build new ones.
$300,000Spring 2023TBDTBD
2023 Irrigation SystemsTBD
This project is to repair/replace and update irrigation systems throughout the City's parks and public spaces to meet current codes and regulations.  These funds are also used to irrigate athletic fields.
$100,000Spring 2023TBDTBD
2023 Park Facility EnhancementsTBD
This project is to make repairs and upgrades to Park  and Recreation facilities in order to ensure safety and CAPRA  Certification compliance.  These projects fill in needs of the community and desires for park improvements.
$550,000Spring 2023TBDTBD
2023 Park Facility MaintenanceTBD
This project is to upkeep regular maintenance of Park and Recreation facilities in order to ensure safety and CAPRA Certification compliance.
$250,000Spring 2023TBDTBD
2023 Playground Rehabilitation/DevelopmentTBD
This project is focused on repairs and upgrades to playgrounds.
$400,000Spring 2023TBDTBD
Country Acres Dog ParkCounty Acres Park
The goal of the project is to design and construct a Dog Park in Country Acres Park. In 2012 the neighborhood swimming pool was closed and demolished.  Currently, District V does not have a Dog Park established within the District.
$750,000 + $50,000 for art5Spring 2023TBDTBD
Finlay Ross ParkFinlay Ross Park
This project is to upgrade the current Finlay Ross Park.
$500,000 + $150,000 for art1Spring 2023TBDTBD
LW Clapp Master Plan ImplentationL.W. Clapp Park
This project will focus on the construction phase of the park improvements/amenities based on the final Master Plan recommendations. The final master plan is scheduled to be approved by City Council by spring 2021. Construction to begin 2023. Maintenance and repair to the current birdge structures are also a part of this project.
$2,519,462 + $300,000 for art3Fall 2022TBDTBD
Park Lighting/Security ImprovementsTBD
This project is focused on creating a more secure and safe environment within parks.
$500,000Fall 2022TBDTBD
Pracht WetlandsPracht Wetlands Park
This project will extend the west leg of the boardwalk to create the Duck blind viewing point.
$1,500,000 + $200,000 for art5Fall 2022TBDTBD
South Lakes Park Improvements - ConstructionSouth Lakes Sports Complex
​This project will construct pickleball courts, a clubhouse, restrooms, concession facilities and associated amenities at the park.
$2,700,000South Lakes Sports Complex Presentation420222023TBD
Watson ParkWatson Park
This project will implement projects outlined in the OJ Watson Park Master Plan.
$550,1003Spring 2023TBDTBD

Initiated

  
  
Description
  
  
District
  
  
  
  
2020 Walking Paths and Exercise SystemsCity-Wide
​This project repairs damaged walking paths and exercise systems in City parks, and constructs new on a prioritized basis. Funds have been set aside for potential grant matching opportunity with the National Park Service. Currently awaiting federal approval. This would mainly focus on Chisholm Creek Park North.
$250,000 total program2020 Walking Paths and ExerciseAll districtsTBDTBDTBD

Scheduled

  
  
Description
  
  
District
  
  
  
  
2022 Park Facility Enhancements – Artificial Turf at Naftzger ParkNaftzger Park
​This project will replace the existing grass lawn area with artificial
turf. 
 $525,000 for 2022 Park Facility Enhancements program2022 Park Facility Enhancements1Spring 2022Fall 2022Garver - Design
2022 Playground Rehabilitation/Development – Aley Park PlaygroundAley Park
​This project will repair vandalism damage to the playground.
$112,6562022 Playground Rehabilitation and Development4Fall 2022Fall 2022VersaSport & Duraplay Inc.
2022 Playground Rehabilitation/Development – Meadows Park PlaygroundMeadows Park
​This project will replace the worn and obsolete play system.
$126,0942022 Playground Rehabilitation and Development4Fall 2022Fall 2022ABCreative
Aquatics Master Plan, Phase 3 – Pool House RenovationsVarious Parks
​Aquatics Master Plan guides more than $25 million in investments between 2020 and 2023 for pool and water playground improvements.  Remaining Phase 3 funds will be used to rehabilitate existing pool houses at Orchard, Evergreen, Minisa, McAfee, Linwood, Edgemoor, Aley, Boston and College Hill.
Aquatics Phase 31, 4, 6Spring 2022TBDTBD
South Lakes Park Improvements - DesignSouth Lakes Sports Complex
​This project will perform a site study and design for pickleball courts, a clubhouse, restrooms, concession facilities and associated amenities at the
park.
$300,000South Lakes Sports Complex Presentation4Spring 2022. Design consultant selection in late March 2022.Fall 2022TBD
Tennis Center Improvements – Clubhouse RenovationsRalph Wultz Riverside Tennis Center
​The City of Wichita received a $403,000 donation from Mo Connelly
Brinker Tennis Foundation to design and construct improvements to the Tennis
Center courts and clubhouse.  This
project will use some of those funds to renovate the clubhouse.
$30,000 design, Construction TBDRalph Wulz Riverside Tennis Center6Spring 2022 DesignDecember 2022 - ConstructionSPT Architecture - Design

In Progress

  
  
Description
  
  
District
  
  
  
  
2020 Splash Pad RenewalNaftzger, Buffalo, Fairmount, Osage, Lincoln and Central Riverside parks
​This project provides funding to repair and
rehabilitate park splash pads.
$80,0002020 Splash Pad Renewal1, 3, 4, 5, 6Spring 2022Fall 2022TBD
2021 Park Facility Enhancements – Swanson Pedestrian BridgeSwanson Park
The pedestrian bridge in the park is aging and needs to be replaced or rehabilitated.
$30,000 Design, Est. $500,000 Construction2021 Park Facility Enhancements5Design 2022, Construction 2023Fall 2023MKEC - Design, Dondlinger & Sons Construction Co., Inc. - Construction
2022 Park Facility Enhancements – Lynette Woodard Recreation Center ImprovementsLynette Woodard Park
​This project will include flooring, equipment and security improvements at the recreation center. $60,000 of this project will be sourced from the Child Aware Kansas Sustainability Grant. 
$525,000 for 2022 Park Facility Enhancements program, $60,000 from the Child Aware Kansas Sustainability Grant2022 Park Facility Enhancements1Winter 2021TBDVarious
2022 Park Facility Enhancements – Watson Event Center FurnishingsWatson Park
​This project provided furniture, fixtures and equipment for the new four-season Event Center.
Est. $100,0002022 Park Facility Enhancements3December 2021Fall 2022Various
Aquatics Master Plan, Phase 3 – Harrison Water PlaygroundHarrison Park
​The Aquatics Master Plan guides more than $25 million in investments between 2020 and 2023 for pool and water playground improvements.  A portion of the Phase 3 funds will construct a water playground. 
$1,312,000Harrison Park Water Playground2Spring 2022Summer 2022Dondlinger & Sons Construction Co., Inc.
Aquatics Master Plan, Phase 3 – Planeview Water PlaygroundPlaneview Park
​The Aquatics Master Plan guides more than $25 million
in investments between 2020 and 2023 for pool and water playground
improvements.  A portion of the Phase 3
funds will construct a water playground. 
$1,047,000Planeview Park Water Playground2Spring 2022Summer 2022Dondlinger & Sons Construction Co., Inc.
Chester I Lewis Park - ArtChester I. Lewis Reflection Square Park
To expand the scope of art and increase quality of art material.
$150,000Chester I Lewis Art PPT1August 2022TBDWisdom Tree
Chester I. Lewis Park ImprovementsChester I. Lewis Reflection Square Park
Chester I. Lewis Reflection Square Park is begin expanded. The City is working with LK Architecture and artisit Mulberry Creative and Splice to create a conceptual design and provide community engagement for improvements.​
$300,000 for land aquisition and demolition; $100,000 for design; $500,000 for art; $1,025,000 for constructionChester I. Lewis12020 design, 2021 constructionFall 2022LK Architecture and Mulberry Creative and Splice, McCown Gordon
Crystal Prairie Lake Park Crystal Prairie Lake Park
​Ongoing work to create a recreational lake continues with the mining operation on the north end of the park. Future plans are to shape the lake shorelines and provide site restoration, which will include seeding and landscape work.
$1,267,857Crystal Prairie Lake62004Some portions of the park are anticipated to open in 2025RDG – design with CFS - engineering
McAdams Facility Improvements Carl G. Brewer Community Facility, McAdams Park
​This project, funded through private donation, will expand and improve the recreation center in McAdams Park.
$10,000,000 for total projectMcAdams Presentation1Design, 2022. Design consultant selection in late March 2022. Construction, late 2022 through mid 2023. Fall 2023Primary Design Team - SFS

Completed

  
  
Description
  
  
District
  
  
  
  
Stryker Sports Complex – Phase 82999 N. Greenwich Road
​Club house and indoor facility improvements
$1,431,000Stryker Phase 82February 2022Winter 2022MKEC Design, Dondlinger Construction
2022 Playground Rehabilitation/Development – Emporia Park PlaygroundEmporia Park
​This project will repair fire and vandalism damage to the playground.
$123,1212022 Playground Rehabilitation and Development6Summer 2022Summer 2022Athco & Duraplay Inc.
2022 Playground Rehabilitation/Development – Fairmount Park PlaygroundFairmount Park
​This project will repair failing playground surfacing.
$79,3282022 Playground Rehabilitation and Development1Summer 2022Summer 2022Duraplay Inc.
2021 Athletic Courts - Boston BasketballBoston Park
This project constructed a new basketball court at Boston Park.
$212,000 for all four courtsAthletic Courts Presentation2Spring 2022April 2022Multicon, Inc.
2021 Athletic Courts - College Hill BasketballCollege Hill Park
​This project removed and replaced the basketball court at College Hill Park.  The College Hill Neighborhood Association donated funds to help provide for the reconstruction.
$212,000 for all four courtsAthletics Court Presentation1Spring 2022April 2022Multicon, Inc.
2021 Athletic Courts - Harvest BasketballHarvest Park
This project removed and replaced the basketball court at Harvest
Park.
$212,000 for all four courtsAthletic Courts Presentation5Spring 2022April 2022Multicon, Inc.
2021 Athletic Courts - Planeview BasketballPlaneview Park
This project removed and replaced the basketball court at Planeview Park.
$212,000 for all four courtsAthletic Courts Presentation3Spring 2022April 2022Multicon, Inc.
2021 Irrigation SystemsHarrison Dog Park
​This project repairs/replaces and updates irrigation system throughout the City's parks and public spaces to meet current codes and regulations. 2021 irrigation improvements focused on Harrison dog park.
$115,364.22Harrison Dog Park Turf Rehab Plan2March 2022Spring 2022Premier Landscapes, Inc
2022 Park Facility Enhancements – A. Price Woodard Railing A. Price Woodard Park
This project repaired and replaced the aging railing systems in the park.
$53,6002022 Park Facility Enhancements1April 2022May 2022Gray and Sons
Aquatics Master Plan, Phase 3 – College Hill Pool RenovationCollege Hill Park
​The Aquatics Master Plan guides more than $25 million in investments between 2020 and 2023 for pool and water playground improvements.  A portion of the Phase 3 funds will renovate the College Hill swimming pool.
$1,985,845Aquatics Phase 31Spring 2022Summer 2022Dondlinger & Sons Construction Co., Inc.
Nomar International MarketNomar International Market
​The plaza area of the Nomar International Market received shade structures that complement the original design.
$10,000 design, $117,205 constructionNomar Plaza Shades6February 2022April 2022LK Architecture - design, Snodgrass & Sons - construction
2018-2021 O.J. Watson Park Improvements - Event CenterO.J. Watson park
A 4-season Event Center has been constructed on the west side of Watson Park. 
$129,100 for design and geological studies, $1,256,510 for constructionO.J. Watson Park Event Center3Spring 2021 constructionJanuary 2022SPT Architecture and PEC for design, Terracon for studies, Conco, Inc. for construction
2021 Playground Rehabilitation/Development – Engineered Wood Fiber Surfacing – Emery Park PlaygroundEmery Park
​Funds were used to upgrade/repair/rehabilitate park
playground surfacing to assure compliance with safety and ADA regulations.  
$26,6742021 Playground Rehabilitation and Development3January 2022February 2022VersaSport, Inc.
2021 Playground Rehabilitation/Development - Engineered Wood Fiber Surfacing - Kiwanis Park PlaygroundKiwanis Park
​Funds were used to upgrade/repair/rehabilitate park playgrounds to assure compliance with safety and ADA regulations. 
$26,4002021 Playground Rehabilitation and Development6December 2021February 2022VersaSport, Inc.
2021 Playground Rehabilitation/Development - Engineered Wood Fiber Surfacing - McAdams Park PlaygroundMcAdams Park
​Funds were used to upgrade/repair/rehabilitate park playground surfacing to assure compliance with safety and ADA regulations.
$24,6632021 Playground Rehabilitation and Development1November 2021January 2022VersaSport, Inc.
2019 Athletic Courts - Osage Tennis/PickleballOsage Park
The tennis courts at this park have been removed and replaced with a post-tension concrete pad with tennis/pickleball courts.​
$173,176Osage Park Tennis Courts4Summer 2021December 2021Design in-house, Multicon, Inc. for construction
2020 Athletic Courts - Piatt Park BasketballPiatt Park
​The basketball court at this park was removed and reconstructed.
$98,757 for both 2020 courtsPiatt Courts1Summer 2021December 2021Design in-house, Barkley Construction, contractor
2020 Athletic Courts - Spruce Park BasketballSpruce Park
​The basketball court at this park was removed and reconstructed.
$98,757 for both 2020 courtsSpruce Courts1Summer 2021December 2021Design in-house, Barkley Construction, contractor
2020 Park Facility Enhancements - North Linwood Park ShelterNorth Linwood Park
A fire in February, 2020 damaged this WPA-built limestone shelter.  It was rebuilt and opened up for better use and visibility, while maintaining the original design theme.
$341,6002020 Park Facility Enhancements1Spring 2021Fall 2021Bauer & Sons Construction Co., Inc.
2020 Park Facility Enhancements - North Linwood Park Shelter ParkingNorth Linwood Park
​This project provides inset parking and connecting ADA pathway to the rehabilitated shelter.
$22,198North Linwood Park1Fall 2021December 2021G-Mac Construction, Inc.
2021 Playground Rehabilitation/Development - Engineered Wood Fiber Surfacing - College Hill Park PlaygroundCollege Hill Park
​Funds were used to upgrade/repair/rehabilitate park
playground surfacing to assure compliance with safety and ADA regulations.  
$27,4892021 Playground Rehabilitation and Development1November 2021December 2021VersaSport, Inc.
Botanica Parking Lot ExpansionBotanica South Entrance
​A new parking lot was constructed by the south entrance of Botanica.
$50,000 design, $470,555.90 constructionBotanica Parking Lot6Summer 2021November 23, 2021MKEC consultant for design, Conco, Inc. for construction
Friendship Park PlaygroundFriendship Park
​The playground at this park was removed and
replaced. 2021 funds provided for Poured-in-Place rubberized surfacing for the new playground.
$182,000 for play system, $80,946 for PIP surfacingFriendship Park Playground3Spring 2021Summer 2021Playpower Lt. Farmington, All Inclusive Rec (play system), DuraPlay (PIP)
Leon Robinson Park PlaygroundLeon Robinson Park
The old playground at Leon Robinson Park was removed
and a new one will be constructed using Hyatt donation funds.​
$97,000Leon Robinson Park Playground3Spring 2021Summer 2021ABCreative
Pawnee Prairie Park Improvements - PlaygroundPawnee Prairie Park
The playground at this park is being expanded. 
$99,548.82 for play system, $85,431 for PIP surfacingPawnee Prairie Park Playground4Spring 2021Summer 2021VersaSport of Kansas (play system), DuraPlay (PIP)
Sherwood Glen Park Improvements - PlaygroundSherwood Glen Park
​Construction of a new playground at new park.
$131,000 for play system, $47,443 for PIP surfacingSherwood Glen Playground6Early 2021Summer 2021Playpower Lt. Farmington, All Inclusive Rec (play system), DuraPlay (PIP)
2019 Facility Enhancements – Evergreen Recreation Center FloorsEvergreen Park
​This facility will have improved floors and ceilings
in the recreation center.  Design was
completed and the project bid in 2020. 
Construction will begin in early 2021.
$8,634 design, $143,408 constructionEvergreen Floors6Construction early 2021Late spring 2021SPT Architecture - design, Continental Flooring Company - construction
Aquatics Master Plan, Phase 1A - Aley Pool RehabAley Park
​Aquatics Master Plan will guide more than $22 million
in investments over the next two years for pool and water playground
improvements.  The Aley pool will be
rehabilitated.
$7,446,643.06 for Aley, McAdams and Orchard poolsAley pool4Summer 2020May 2021Dondlinger & Sons Construction Co.
Aquatics Master Plan, Phase 1A – McAfee Pool RehabMcAdams Park
​Aquatics Master Plan will guide more than $22 million in investments over the next two years for pool and water playground improvements.  The McAdams pool will be rehabilitated.
$7,446,643.06 for Aley, McAdams and Orchard poolsMcAfee Pool1Summer 2020May 2021Dondlinger & Sons Construction Co.
Aquatics Master Plan, Phase 1A – Orchard Pool RehabOrchard Park
​Aquatics Master Plan will guide more than $22 million
in investments over the next two years for pool and water playground
improvements.  The Orchard pool will be
rehabilitated.
$7,446,643.06 for Aley, McAdams and Orchard poolsPhase 1A6Summer 2020May 2021Dondlinger & Sons Construction Co.
Aquatics Master Plan, Phase 1B – Boston Splash PadBoston Park
​Aquatics Master Plan will guide more than $22 million in investments over the next two years for pool and water playground improvements.  The Boston pool will be replaced with a splash pad.
$3,362,400 for Boston, Edgemoor and Evergreen splash padsBoston Splash Pad2Summer 2020May 2021Simpson Construction Services, Inc.
Aquatics Master Plan, Phase 1B – Edgemoor Splash PadEdgemoor Park
​Aquatics Master Plan will guide more than $22 million
in investments over the next two years for pool and water playground
improvements.  The Edgemoor pool will be
replaced with a splash pad.
$3,362,400 for Boston, Edgemoor and Evergreen splash padsEdgemoor Splash Pad1Summer 2020May 2021Simpson Construction Services, Inc.
Aquatics Master Plan, Phase 1B – Evergreen Splash PadEvergreen Park
​Aquatics Master Plan will guide more than $22 million
in investments over the next two years for pool and water playground
improvements.  The Evergreen pool will be
replaced with a splash pad.
$3,362,400 for Boston, Edgemoor and Evergreen splash padsEvergreen Splash Pad6Summer 2020May 2021Simpson Construction Services, Inc.
Aquatics Master Plan, Phase 2 – Linwood Splash PadLinwood Park
​Aquatics Master Plan will guide more than $22 million in investments over the next two years for pool and water playground improvements.  The Linwood pool will be replaced with a splash pad.
$6,102,301.41 for Minisa and Harvest pools and Linwood splash padLinwood Splash Pad1Fall 2020May 2021Dondlinger & Sons Construction Co.
Aquatics Master Plan, Phase 2 - Minisa PoolMinisa Park
​Aquatics Master Plan will guide more than $22 million in investments over the next two years for pool and water playground improvements.  The Minisa pool will be rehabilitated.
$6,102,301.41 for Minisa and Harvest pools and Linwood splash pad.Minisa Pool - construction6Fall 2020May 2021Dondlinger & Sons Construction Co.
L.W. Clapp Master PlanL.W. Clapp Park
Clapp Park Master Plan develops a regional park at the
former golf course site.  The master plan
was accepted by City Council on October 19, 2021.
$312,500 for Master Plan developmentClapp Park Master Plan3Summer 2020 master planSpring 2021 master planConfluence Design Group - consultant
Pawnee Prairie Park Improvements - Path and DrainagePawnee Prairie Park
​This project will repair and extend the pathway system in Pawnee Prairie
Park.
$36,060 design (includes playground drainage), $90,000 constructionPawnee Prairie Park Playground42020 design, 2021 constructionJune 2021Baughman Co. - design, Gray & Sons Construction, LLC - construction
Tennis Center ImprovementsRalph Wulz Riverside Tennis Center
​Riverside Tennis Center is renovating the ten existing
tennis courts and adding three new tennis courts, plus six pickleball courts
and a shaded seating area for visitors. The City of Wichita received a $403,000
donation from Mo Connelly Brinker Tennis Foundation which is being used to fund
this CIP project.
$77,600 design, $1,371,289 constructionTennis Center - Courts Resurfaced in Bubble6Fall 2020Spring 2021PEC – design, Multicon, Inc. - construction
Sherwood Glen Park Improvements - Sport CourtSherwood Glen Park
Construction of a small sport court with basketball goal at new park.  The  Sherwood Glen Neighborhood Association donated funds to help with court construction costs.
$29,444Sherwood Glen Court6December 2020March 2021Multicon, Inc.