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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
  
  
  
  
2021 Athletic CourtsVarious parks

​Description: Repairs, replacements and/or upgrades to athletic courts city-wide, including tennis, pickleball, basketball, futsal and volleyball.  Currently over 150 athletic courts in the park system.

$225,000All districtsTBD
2021 Irrigation SystemsVarious parks and public spaces

​This project repairs/replaces and updates irrigation system throughout the City's parks and public spaces to meet current codes and regulations.  It also is used to irrigate athletic fields.

$100,000All districtsTBD
2021 Park Facility EnhancementsVarious parks

​This project makes repairs and upgrades to Park facilities to assure safety and compliance.

$525,000All districtsTBD
2021 Playground Rehabilitation/DevelopmentPark playgrounds city-wide

​Funds are used to upgrade/repair/rehabilitate park playgrounds to assure compliance with safety and ADA regulations.  Funds are also used to design and construct new playgrounds.

$400,000All districtsTBD

Initiated

  
  
Description
  
  
District
  
  
  
  
2020 Park Facility Enhancements – Edgemoor PlazaEdgemoor Park

This project will correct drainage issues at the front plaza of the recreation center.

TBD2020 Park Facility Enhancements2TBD
2020 Park Facility Enhancements – North Linwood Park ShelterNorth Linwood Park

A fire in February, 2020 damaged this WPA-built limestone shelter.  It is to be restored/rebuilt.

TBD2020 Park Facility Enhancements1TBD
2020 Park Facility Enhancements – Swanson Pedestrian BridgeSwanson Park

The pedestrian bridge in the park is aging and needs to be replaced or rehabilitated.

TBD2020 Park Facility Enhancements5TBD
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 2021Fall 2021TBD
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.

$250,0002020 Walking Paths and ExerciseAll districtsTBD

Scheduled

  
  
Description
  
  
District
  
  
  
  
2018-2021 OJ Watson Park Improvements-Event CenterOJ Watson Park

​This park iprovement is an event center that will be located on the west side of the property. The project is currently under redesign and go out for rebid spring 2021.

$229,100 for design and geological studiesWatson Event Venue3Spring 2021 constructionTBDSPT Architecture and PEC for design, Terracon for studies
2019 Athletic Courts-Osage Tennis/PickleballOsage Park

​The tennis courts at the park will be removed and replaced a post-tension concrete pad with tennis/pickleball courts.

TBDOsage Tennis/Courts4Spring 2021 constructionSummer 2021 constructionDesign in-house
2020 Athletic Courst-Spruce Park BasketballSpruce Park

​The basketball court at this park will be removed and reconstructed.

TBDSpruce Courts12021 construction2021 constructionDesign in-house
2020 Athletic Courts - Piatt Park BasketballPiatt Park

​The basketball court at this park will be removed and reconstructed.

TBDPiatt Courts1Spring 2021 constructionSummer 2021 constructionDesign in-house
2020 Walking Paths and Exercise SystemTBD

​Locations are still in the process of being determined. Repairs are needed throughout the system.

$250,000 budgetedAll districtsFall 2020End of 2021TBD
Botanica Parking Lot ExpansionBotanica

​A new parking lot is being designed south of Botanica.

$50,000 designBotanica Parking Lot62020 designSpring 2021 designMKEC consultant for design
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.​

$40,000 for designChest I. Lewis12020 designSummer 2021 designLK Architecture and Mulberry Creative and Splice
LW Clapp Master PlanLW Clapp Park

​Clapp Park Master Plan is under design. Plans are 80% complete. The consultant is preparing for final meetings and presentations with the Park Board, DAB III, Design Council and the City Council.

$312,500 for Master Plan developmentClapp Park3Summer 2020 master planSpring 2021 master planConfluence Design Group-consultant
Nomar International MarketNomar International Market

​The plaza area of the Nomar International Market will receive shade structures that complement the original design.

$10,000 designNomar Shades6Spring 2021 constructionSummer 2021 constructionLK Architecture - design
Pawnee Prairie Park Improvements-PathwayPawnee Prairie Park

​This project will repair and extend the pathway system in Pawnee Prairie Park.

Pawnee Prairie Pathways42020 designSpring 2020 designBaughman Co.-design

In Progress

  
  
Description
  
  
District
  
  
  
  
10/24/2019Minisa 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.Phase 26Fall 2020May 2021Dondlinger & Sons Construction Co.
12/1/2019Aley 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 poolsPhase 1A4Summer 2020May 2021Dondlinger & Sons Construction Co.
12/1/2019Leon 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 Playground3Spring 2021Summer 2021ABCreative
12-2pmFriendship Park

The playground at this park will be removed and replaced.

$182,000Friendship Park Playground3Spring 2021Summer 2021Playpower Lt. Farmington, All Inclusive Rec
2018 Walking Paths & Exercise Systems – East Park Path RepairsBoston Park

​Damaged and uneven section of walking paths in this park will be removed and replaced.

$109,137.65 for Eastview, Harrison and Boston ParksBoston Park Walking Paths2January 2021February 2021PPJ Construction, Inc.
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 Floors6Early 2021Late spring, 2021SPT Architecture, design.  Continental Flooring Company, construction
Aquatics Master Plan, Phase 1A – McAdams 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 poolsPhase 1A1Summer 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 padsPhase 1B2Summer 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 padsPhase 1B1, 2Summer 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 padsPhase 1B6Summer 2020May 2021Simpson Construction Services, Inc.
Aquatics Master Plan, Phase 2 – Harvest PoolHarvest Park

Aquatics Master Plan will guide more than $22 million in investments over the next two years for pool and water playground improvements.  The Harvest pool will be rehabilitated.

$6,102,301.41 for Minisa and Harvest pools and Linwood splash padPhase 25Summer 2020Fall 2020Dondlinger & Sons Construction Co.
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 padPhase 21Fall 2020May 2021Dondlinger & Sons Construction Co.
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
Pawnee Prairie Park Improvements - PlaygroundPawnee Prairie Park

The playground at this park is being expanded.

$99,548.82Pawnee Prairie Park Playground4Spring 2021Summer 2021VersaSport of Kansas
Sherwood Glen Park Improvements - PlaygroundSherwood Glen Park

Construction of a new playground at new park.

$131,000Sherwood Glen Playground6Early 2021Summer 2021Playpower Lt. Farmington, All Inclusive Rec
Sherwood Glen Park Improvements – Sport CourtSherwood Glen Park

Construction of a small sport court with basketball goal at new park.

$29,444Sherwood Glen Court6December 2020March 2020Multicon, Inc.
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 Improvements6Fall 2020Spring 2021PEC – design, Multicon, Inc. - construction

Completed

  
  
Description
  
  
District
  
  
  
  
12/22/2020Pawnee Prairie Park

Drainage improvements and path connections were designed and constructed with this first phase of park improvements.  Additional work will follow with north end improvements and expansion of the playground.

$22,400 design, $59,807 constructionPawnee Prairie Park Improvements4October 2020November 2020Baughman Co., design, Dondlinger & Sons Construction Co. - construction
2018 Walking Paths & Exercise Systems – East Park Path RepairsEastview Park

​Damaged and uneven sections of walking paths in this park were removed and replaced.

109,137.65 for Eastview, Harrison and Boston Parks2August 2020September 2020PPJ construction, Inc.
2018 Walking Paths & Exercise Systems – East Park Path RepairsHarrison Park

​Damaged and uneven sections of walking paths in this park were removed and replaced.

2018 Walking Paths & Exercise Systems – East Park Path Repairs2August 2020September 2020PPJ Construction, Inc.
2018 Walking Paths & Exercise Systems – Sunset Park Path RepairsSunset Park

​Damaged and uneven sections of walking paths in this park were removed and replaced.

109,137.65 for Eastview, Harrison and Boston Parks5August 2020September 2020PPJ Construction, Inc.
2019 and 2020 Playground Improvements – Boston PlaygroundBoston Park

Boston Park has a new playground.  Components include a zip line and other play features that celebrate flight and will complement the aviation-themed splash pad next door. 

$104,200 for equipment and base, surfacing for Redbud and Boston playgrounds $146,7502Summer 2019Summer 2020VersaSport of Kansas, Inc. – equipment, Duraplay, Inc. - surfacing
2019 and 2020 Playground Improvements – Redbud PlaygroundRedbud Park

Redbud Park has a new playground, featuring a Farmers market theme for children ages 2-5 years old as well as other conventional play features geared towards children 5-12 years old.

$104,200 for equipment and base, surfacing for Redbud and Boston playgrounds $146,750Redbud Playground1Summer 2019Summer 2020Foreverlawn, Inc. equipment, Duraplay, Inc. - surfacing
2020 Walking Paths and Exercise Systems – Swanson Park path repairsSwanson Park

This project rerouted a portion of the hiking path away from the eroding creek bank and created a pause point for park users.

$22,532,255December 2020December 2020Multicon, Inc.
Harrison Park Basketball CourtHarrison Park

​A new post-tension basketball court was installed on the east side of the park.

$59,9792Spring 2020Fall 2020Multicon, Inc.
Harrison Park Dog ParkHarrison Park

Thanks to a generous donation of manpower and funds from Together Wichita, Harrison Park now has a dog park. The project includes fencing, doggie drinking fountains and wash stations, shelters, benches, picnic tables and dog play/agility equipment. There is plenty of shade, open areas for games of fetch, and a hill for large dogs to run up and down. In front of the dog park is a Keeper on Parade statue, also donated by Together Wichita, decorated with paintings of man’s best friend.

Donation from Together WichitaHarrison Dog Park2Fall 2018Fall 2019Many companies donated tiem, materials and labor through Together Wichita
Harrison Park Tennis/Futsal CourtsHarrison Park

The old double tennis courts at Harrison Park were removed and replaced with a tennis/futsal court combo.

$19,644 design, $253,750 construction2Fall 2018Summer 2019GLMV Architecture, design, Multicon, Inc. construction
Harrison Park Tennis/Futsal CourtsHarrison Park

​The old double tennis courts at Harrison Park were removed and replaced with a teenis/futsal court combo.

$19,644 design, $253,750 construction2Fall 2018Summer 2019GLMV Architecture, design, Multicon, Inc. construction
Naftzger Park ImprovementsNaftzger Park

As part of Project Downtown, the Master Plan for Wichita, Naftzger Park is undergoing a major renovation. The project is a public/private collaboration with TGC Development Group, SWA/Balsley and Hutton Construction, along with a generous donation from Evergy. This new urban space will include a pavilion with lighting, sound, and a video screen; space for food trucks; outdoor seating; a small “bark park”; open space and other amenities. It should be completed in the spring of 2020, becoming a hub for Old Town, Downtown and the Intrust Bank Arena.

$3.900,0001Spring 2019Spring 2020Hutton Construction
Orchard Park FloorsOrchard Park Recreation Center

​Old flooring was removed and replaced with this project.

$6,000 design, $94,674 Construction6Fall 2019Winter 2019Spangenberg Phillips Tice Architecture, design, Tom Rupps Floor Perfect, construction
Pracht WetlandsPracht Wetlands Park

Hutton Construction completed Phases I and II of the $7.2 million design, including the trailhead, two legs of the boardwalk, the duck blind and the plum thicket pause point. In addition to the capital project, Westar (now Evergy) Green Team cleared the east portion of perimeter path and will return to build two pedestrian bridges. These environmentally sensitive improvements preserve the wetlands, allowing the public to enter and experience this unique urban ecosystem.

$236,800 design, $1,700,000 construction5Fall 2016Summer 2019RDG - design, Hutton Construction - construction
Stryker Sports ComplexStryker Sports Complex

Added a Press box and bleacher seating on the north and south ends of Championship Stadium and an indoor facility was completed. Artificial turf fields were installed to replace the existing grass fields. $1.5 million in athletic field lighting added to the park. The parking lot has been improved by Pearson Construction.

Stryker Complex2
Stryker Sports Complex – Phase 12999 N. Greenwich Road

​Turf fields

$5,681,025.982April 2018March 2019Multicon, Inc.
Stryker Sports Complex – Phase 22999 N. Greenwich Road

​Mass grading and utilities

$1,128,732.022February 2018January 2019National Builders, Inc.
Stryker Sports Complex – Phase 32999 N. Greenwich Road

​Metal building

$1,632,151.592February 2018June 2018Crossland Construction Co., Inc.
Stryker Sports Complex – Phase 42999 N. Greenwich Road

​Stadium and building

$6,361,598.852April 2018August 2019Crossland Construction Co., Inc.
Stryker Sports Complex – Phase 52999 N. Greenwich Road

​Field lighting

$1,589,121.902June 2018August 2019Atlas Electric, LLC
Stryker Sports Complex – Phase 62999 N. Greenwich Road

​Parking and landscaping

$3,120,098.642August 2018March 2019Multicon, Inc.
Stryker Sports Complex – Phase 72999 N. Greenwich Road

​Parking lot expansion

$294,813.752November 2019July 2020Pearson Construction, LLC