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Join our mascots as they host events throughout Wichita. These events are exclusive to City Crew members and with each visit, you will earn Barry's Bucks which are entered into a drawing for cool prizes given away each month!

  • Saturday, March 25
    Crayon Creations
    Linwood Rec. Center (1901 S. Kansas)
    Enjoy a fun filled afternoon of art and imagination with Crayons!  This colorful event will introduce a variety of ways that crayons can be used not only in art… but as part of the art.  The crayon-inspired activities planned include making your own colorful crayon and creating an ombre crayon monogram wall hanging, along with a melted crayon drip art masterpiece on canvas!  Parents/Guardians, please note that you will be actively participating in a few of these activities and assisting your Crew Member(s).​
  • Saturday, April 29
    Let's Build and Create!
    Advanced Learning Library ( 711 W. 2nd St.)
    Can you build it? Yes, you can! Crew members will use their creativity and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) skills to build and create using a variety of materials, including Legos, paper, and the library's new Big Blue Blocks! Make sure you stop by and watch the 3D printer in action (for a limited time only) as it generates a piece right before your eyes! Then, come check out the library's STEAM Learning Garden with interactive playground featuring musical instruments and collaborative games that incorporate the five STEAM learning skills.​
  • Saturday, May 13
    Ultimate Field Day
    Orchard Rec. Center (4808 W. 9th St.)
    Field Day signals the end of the school year and the coming of summer so grab your tennis shoes and let the games begin! Kids and parents will participate in a series of challenging non-traditional activity stations that promote friendly competition and teamwork, plus a whole lot of fun!  Activity stations include a hoppity hop obstacle course, foam javelin target throw, buddy walker course, squirt gun water race and more.  Receive a medal to celebrate completing the challenging activities and then cool off with a refreshing snow cone.​
  • Saturday, June 3
    Splash Into Summer
    Harvest Pool (9500 W. Provincial)
    What better way to cool off than taking a dip in a pool!  This pool party will be packed with exciting activities games and contests so don't plan on leaving early!  Enjoy some free time playing with diving toys, an underwater surfboard, magnetic fishing and swim through the rings while the Scuba Dive Master takes underwater photos.  Test your skills with an inner tube ring toss and longest water cannon stream contest, plus see how long you can stay on the floating inflatable bull. Flavorful freeze pops will totally quench that thirst during the evening and the party ends with a dive/hunt for treasure you get to take home.  ​
  • Saturday, July 15
    Fishin' & Urban Wildlife
    Arkansas River/Riverside Tennis Center (551 Nims)
    Parks are a perfect place to explore and discover the pleasures that urban nature and the great outdoors has to offer.  Crew Members can sign up for a 30-minute fishing session on the banks of the Arkansas River led by staff from the Great Plains Nature Center and Kansas Wildlife and Parks.  When not fishing, check out the live fish display full of native non-game fish that people don't typically see in Kansas and go on a guided bird walk.  Get up close with an opossum during an urban wildlife program, create a fish print craft and work with others to build a fort out of tree branches and sticks.  A limited number of fishing tackle boxes will be given away. ​
  • Saturday, August 19
    Back to School Bash
    Naftzger Park (601 E. Douglas)
    Say goodbye to summer with a party that is sure to blow your socks off!  Have a blast with inflatables such as an 18 ft. Soccer Dart, Viking Axe Throw, Wacky Backyard Obstacle Course and Wacky 4-Man Equalizer. Then, test your skills with a variety of tabletop carnival games like Quack Attack, Potty Toss and Ring Toss.  Jam to the music while sipping on snow cones, eating popcorn and getting your face painted.  Before you leave, make sure to stop by the school supply table to collect some items that will help you start the school year off right.​
  • Saturday, September 9
    Color Run
    Edgemoor Rec. Center (5815 E. 9th St.)
    Grab a white shirt out of your closet and lace up those sneakers!  This 1-mile outdoor Color Run is where living a healthy lifestyle meets with an explosion of color as runners are doused from head to toe in a different colored powder at various checkpoints along the way.  The event will begin with a group-led warmup at 9:35am to build the excitement and the race will begin at 9:45am. It doesn't matter how long it takes you to finish because it's all about the color! After the race is over, enjoy a group cool down activity at 10:15am and then join the post run party with festive music and a fun Zumba workout.  Make sure you rehydrate with refreshing snow cones, fruit and water. Everyone's a winner and runners will receive a participation medal.  Crew Members will receive a pair of sunglasses at check-in for extra eye protection, but don't worry as the color is non-toxic!​
  • Sunday, October 22
    Central Riverside Park (720 N. Nims)

    Who wants to see and learn about some cool animals?  The Kansas Wildlife Exhibit is an amazing opportunity to view up close non-releasable and often permanently injured wildlife ambassadors such as a bobcat, beaver, golden eagle, turkey vulture, hawks, quail, turtles and more. Odin, the one-eyed Eastern Screech Owl will be an Owl-O-Ween ambassador and will be brought out for short periods throughout the event. In addition to the exhibits, Crew Members are in for a special treat with a scavenger hunt that will take you to a variety of stations to learn about owls, snakes, turtles, bats, spiders, insects and more! Don't forget to pick up a cool animal mask and grab some popcorn along the way. Receive a prize after completing the scavenger hunt and then wander over to the inflatable bounce house to work off some energy.


    **For an added bonus, come a little early and watch the feeding time presentation that begins at 12:00pm.  Animals are really motivated by food and are extremely fun to watch!​

  • Saturday, November 18
    Gladiator Games
    Boston Rec. Center (6655 E. Zimmerly)
  • Saturday, December 16
    Breakfast with the Grinch
    Evergreen Rec. Center (2700 N. Woodland)
    Let's be merry in the grinchiest of ways at this special holiday whobilation with the one and only Mr. Grinch!   The Grinch will be cracking jokes and posing for photos while Crew Members eat a special breakfast in his honor. You'll feast, feast, feast on Green Grinch Pancakes, Cindy Lou Who's Who Hash, Grinch Kabobs and Grinch juice.  Breakfast ends at 10:45am when the reading of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas" begins.  Stick around to make a Grinch ornament that will add some Whoville flair to your tree and don't forget to stop by the photo booth for some Grinch inspired selfies, which will be both joyful and triumphant!​
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Wichita, KS 67202
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711 W 2nd St N
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