The City Crew wants you to be a member of their Crew! The City mascots Barry the Bison, Sgt. Justice and Sparky have made a new friend, Beeatrice, and she's joined the team!
All four mascots are looking forward to seeing you at awesome events around Wichita! Crew Members get invited to professional hockey games, college basketball games, pool parties, Botanica, Watson Park, the Fire Training Facility and a lot of other cool places you may have never been before.
Barry, Beeatrice, Sgt. Justice and Sparky know how important it is for kids to have fun, so we make it easy to join - it's FREE!
To register you must be 12 or under and want to have lots of fun in our big city. We can't wait to meet you!
Meet each of our mascots
Barry the Bison
Barry has found a home with Wichita Park & Recreation after visiting this great city based on his grandfather's recommendation of his time here! He has become friends with the Park & Recreation Director Troy Houtman, Watson Park ponies and the animals housed in the Kansas Wildlife Exhibit. Now Barry wants to share his experiences and show kids and adults the beauty and fun they could experience in the Wichita parks.
Sergeant Justice knew he wanted to fight crime from the time he was a little eaglet. Hatched in a tree outside City Hall in Wichita, KS, Justice grew up watching the brave men and women of the Wichita Police Department help keep the city safe. He knew that one day, he wanted to help fight crime just like them! When he was old enough, he joined the Wichita Police Department, and learned about how to cross the street safely, say no to drugs and fight crime. Today, he likes to share what he’s learned with the children of Wichita. He keeps an eagle eye out for kids who go above and beyond to be good citizens. You can find Justice most days at City Hall, sharing his talon-ts for reaching out to the community and stopping ill-eagle activity.
A small Dalmatian puppy who used to sit near a fence at a school, decided to follow two children home. Tired from the trot, the puppy laid near a tree to rest. Upon awakening, the shocked puppy realized that the children’s home was on fire. The puppy scampered to the local fire station to warn the firemen. The firemen heard the puppy's plea for help and rushed to the fire scene to douse the flames. When the raging fire was finally extinguished, the firemen noticed the poor little worried Dalmatian shivering under a tree. The firefighters took the Dalmatian and brought him to the children’s family. Once there, the firefighters informed the family that the dog had ran all the way to the fire station to inform them of the raging fire. The firefighters realized that the dog was a heroic anti-fire dog. Thus, the firefighters called the Dalmatian “Sparky the fire dog”, and Sparky found a new home at the fire station from then on. Sparky is the world's most famous fire dog. He is the spokes dog and communicator of life-saving messages, along with his pride in representing the fire service.
This is Beeatrice, but everyone calls her “B.” She loves the outdoors, but her family has a history of asthma so when air quality is poor she’s forced to stay in her hive, what a buzzkill! She was born here in Wichita, and has taken it upon herself to maintain our air quality. She lives in the Public Works and Utilities Department of the City, and created a program called Be Air Aware. Some of her favorite activities include stand-up paddle boarding the Arkansas River, buzzing around the Farmer’s Market on Saturday morning, and volunteering at Botanica. You can imagine how important it is to her that air quality remains good. B encourages all her friends and family to help keep the air clean and the community healthy – hey, you can help her too!