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Capital Improvement Program

Wichita Park & Recreation has completed $40 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.

Identified

  
  
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Botanica

This Park’s parking lot is being redesigned. The construction schedule is TBD.

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Edgemoor Park

This Park is receiving facility enhancements to the front plaza. It will be rebuilt.

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Linwood Park North

This Park is receiving facility enhancements to the shelter. It will be renovated and rebuilt when funding is available.

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NoMar

This Park is receiving a new shade structure. The design has been approved and the completion is scheduled for 2021.

Swanson Park

​This Park is receiving facility enhancements to the pedestrian bridge. It will be rebuilt when funding is available.

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Initiated

  
  
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Scheduled

  
  
Description
  
  
  
  
  
  
Evergreen Recreation Center

This facility will have improved floors in the recreation center. This is currently under design and expected to be completed fall 2020.​

Friendship Park
​The playground at this park will be removed and replaced. Currently in the process of selecting a vendor for this project.

Hyatt Park

​The Leon Robinson Playground will be constructed using Hyatt donation funds.

OJ Watson

This Park improvement 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 fall 2020. Completion is anticipated for 2021.

Osage Park

​The tennis courts at this park will be improved.

Pawnee Prairie Park

​The playground at this park is being expanded. The process will begin in the fall 2020 with drainage expansion as the first step.

Piatt Park

​The basketball courts at this park are under design. All courts will be removed and replaced.

Sherwood Glen PIP
​Surfacing of and new playground, selecting vendor in July, sport court being added and designed in-house.
Spruce Park

​The basketball courts at this park are under design. All courts will be removed and replaced.

Walking Paths & Exercise Systems
Locations are still in the process of being determined. Repairs are needed throughout the system.

In Progress

  
  
Description
  
  
  
  
  
  
Aquatics Master Plan

Aquatics Master Plan will guide more than $22 million in investments over the next two years for pool and water playground improvements. The City Council approved the plan on June 4, 2019. Phase 2 is underway and scheduled to be complete in spring 2021.

Botanica

​Botanica is undergoing construction for a new parking lot. (Marty sending concept drawing)

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Chester I. Lewis Park

​Chester I. Lewis Park is under construction. A public survey was distributed for public input.

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Clapp Park Master Plan

Clapp Park Master Plan is under design. The early stages of the master plan have been developed. Add results of survey from Greteman group. Public meeting to be held early fall.

Friendship Park

​Friendship Park is under construction with the surfacing a new playground.

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Kingsbury

​Ongoing work 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.

Pawnee Prairie Park

Pawnee Prairie Park trail and drainage system is under renovation.

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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.

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Walking Paths & Exercise Systems

​The walking paths and exercise systems throughout the city have been evaluated. Two projects have been identified, damaged sidewalks and pathways will be removed and replaced.

Completed

  
  
Description
  
  
  
  
  
  
Boston Park

​Boston Park has a new playground.

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Harrison 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.

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Naftzger 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.

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Pracht Wetlands

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.

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Redbud Park

Redbud Park has a new playground. The Playground features a special element with a Farm and Art market them for children ages 2-5 years old as well as other conventional play features geared towards children 5-12 years old. The new playground replaces an existing structure with sand surfacing with newer and safer features that are on a poured in place rubberized surfacing for total ADA accessibility and compliance.

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Stryker 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.

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Westside Athletic Field

the City of Wichita and Friends University reached an agreement regarding the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame (Westside Athletic Field). Friends University will make improvements to the field that include installing artificial turf on the infield, a more than $300,000 investment. In exchange for this, Friends will have access to the field for their collegiate baseball games, practices, and potential tournaments. The City will continue to use the field for league play as well as field rentals to USD 259.

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