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McAdams Park

1329 E 13th St N, 67214 | 57.46 acres

Parcels of for this park were acquired in 1901, 1941, 1946 and 1980. This is a wooded park located near the downtown area, formerly referred to as McKinley Park, and renamed in 1966 to honor Emerson McAdams, a former city policeman who served 27 years as director of McKinley Park.

Facilities at the park were enhanced in 1968 in conjunction with construction of the canal route. Land and Water Conservation Funds, provided by the Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks and the National Park Service, have been used to develop this park.

The City's first artifical turf baseball diamond was constructed in 2016, and a new restroom/concession stand constructed in 2017.

Picnic Amenities

Assembly Area | Charcoal Grills | Drinking Fountains | Open Shelter | Picnic Tables | Restroom Facilities

Rent an Outdoor Open Shelter


Baseball/Softball Diamonds | Basketball/Multi-use Courts | Canal Hike and Bike Trails | Children's Playground | Concession Stand | Football Field | Recreation Center | Swimming Pool | Tennis Courts | Tetherball Courts | Volleyball Courts

Rent a Baseball/Softball DiamondRent a Football FieldRent a Recreation CenterRent a Swimming Pool

League 42

League 42, named in honor of the great Jackie Robinson, is a youth baseball league, comprised primarily of inner-city players, ages 5-14, many of whom have not had the opportunity to play baseball before.

McAdams Park is home to the League and where they practice and play games. Registration for the league is $30 per family, not per player - making the world of baseball affordable for all who wish to play. That fee provides each player with full uniform (jersey, pants, belt and hat), a baseball glove and additional playing equipment such as catcher's gear, bats and balls.

Additionally, registered League 42 players are invited to clinics led by some of Wichita's greatest baseball experts throughout the off-season and off-field activities such as movie days, bowling days, a trip to Kansas City Royals Game and the Negro League Museum for our Dodger and Champions Division Players (ages 11-12 and 13-14).  Visit League 42 website