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In the event of inclement weather, please contact the recreation center where classes are being held to inquire about cancellations. For events, please either contact the recreation center where the event is taking place or our main office phone (316.268.4361) if the event is off-site. For information about Athletics cancellations, please contact the rainout line at 316.219.9777. Thank you for your cooperation.

  • Nov 23-Dec 28
    Watson's Christmas Express
    OJ Watson Park

    ​All aboard for a magical journey! The fun begins with a reading of Chris Van Allsburg's "The Polar Express" and is followed by a craft and train ride to visit the North Pole. Enjoy s'mores and hot chocolate at the campfire circle, while singing holiday songs. Kids are encouraged to wear pajamas. An adult must also attend and register. This event is for ages 2 and older. $16 registration per person. For date and time information, please visit the event under the 'Register Now' tab.

    Pre-registration is required. Click the 'Register Now' tab to sign up online or call the park at 316-529-9940.


  • Dec 20
    Kids Konnection
    Edgemoor, Linwood and Orchard Recreation Centers
    7am-6pm

    Out of school?  Get into our camp!  Don't stress with what to do with the kiddos during those in-service days! Linwood, Edgemoor and Orchard Recreation Centers provide licensed and supervised day care for children ages 6-12. 

    Kids  will enjoy sports, games, crafts, and other activities during in-service days from school!

    Parents  can rest easy with this safe and affordable option. Extended hours allow for before and after work pick up and drop off. Kids bring their own lunch and drink daily.

    For more information, visit wichita.gov/parkandrec/camps



  • Dec 20
    Specialty Camp: Messy Science
    Boston Recreation Center
    8am-5pm

    ​Campers, choose your ooze! Make floam slime, elephant toothpaste, bubble snakes and other foamy, sudsy hands-on experiments. Camp is for ages 6-13; fee: $30. Bring a lunch and drink.To register online today, click on the 'Register Now' tab or call Boston Recreation Center (6655 E Zimmerly) at (316) 688-9301, M-F, 9am-5pm.


  • Dec 23
    Specialty Camp: Wonka's Chocolate Factory
    Boston Recreation Center
    8am-5pm

    ​Calling all Oompa Loompas and anyone else who loves making and eating sweets! This day will focus on making mouth-watering treats such as marshmallow fun pops, chocolate mice and more! We'll take time to play some fun Wonka games too. Camp is for ages 6-13; fee: $30. Bring a lunch and drink.To register online today, click on the 'Register Now' tab or call Boston Recreation Center (6655 E Zimmerly) at (316) 688-9301, M-F, 9am-5pm.


  • Dec 26-27
    Kids Konnection
    Edgemoor, Linwood and Orchard Recreation Centers
    7am-6pm

    ​Out of school?  Get into our camp!  Don't stress with what to do with the kiddos during those in-service days! Linwood, Edgemoor and Orchard Recreation Centers provide licensed and supervised day care for children ages 6-12. 

    Kids  will enjoy sports, games, crafts, and other activities during in-service days from school!

    Parents  can rest easy with this safe and affordable option. Extended hours allow for before and after work pick up and drop off. Kids bring their own lunch and drink daily.

    For more information, visit wichita.gov/parkandrec/camp


  • Dec 27
    Specialty Camp: Nerf Wars
    Boston Recreation Center
    8am-5pm

    ​Ready. Aim. Fire! Get your game face on with camo paint and then gear up for an epic day of Nerf shooting games like Capture the Flag and King of the Hill. You’ll also get plenty of target practice with a variety of Nerf shooting ranges, skeet shooting and an obstacle challenge. Safety glasses will be worn for all activities. Camp is for ages 6-13; fee: $30. Bring a lunch and drink.To register online today, click on the 'Register Now' tab or call Boston Recreation Center (6655 E Zimmerly) at (316) 688-9301, M-F, 9am-5pm.


  • Dec 27
    Wichita Snow Day
    Mid-America All-Indian Center
    9-11am

    ​MARK YOUR CALENDARS! School's out and there's going to be a SNOW DAY in Wichita on December 27! 

    Make it snow, make it snow, make it snow! Bring a nonmetal sled and enjoy playing in artificial snow, provided by Snow Bros Snowmakers. Coffee and hot chocolate will be sold by Dunkin' Donuts! *Event date subject to change due to weather conditions. 

    Adult supervision needed for children under 10.

    This event is free and open to children, adults who identify as children and anyone else who loves snow!


  • Dec 30
    Kids Konnection
    Edgemoor, Linwood and Orchard Recreation Centers
    7am-6pm

    ​Out of school?  Get into our camp!  Don't stress with what to do with the kiddos during those in-service days! Linwood, Edgemoor and Orchard Recreation Centers provide licensed and supervised day care for children ages 6-12. 

    Kids  will enjoy sports, games, crafts, and other activities during in-service days from school!

    Parents  can rest easy with this safe and affordable option. Extended hours allow for before and after work pick up and drop off. Kids bring their own lunch and drink daily.

    For more information, visit wichita.gov/parkandrec/camps



  • Dec 30
    Specialty Camp: Junior Chef Bootcamp
    Boston Recreation Center
    8am-5pm

    ​Stir up some creativity! Budding chefs will master kitchen fundamentals and feed their love of cooking by creating mini pizzas, quesadillas, pancakes, strudels and sliders, along with a treat to feed their sweet tooth. There's plenty of taste testing along the way! Camp is for ages 6-13; fee: $30. Bring a lunch and drink.To register online today, click on the 'Register Now' tab or call Boston Recreation Center (6655 E Zimmerly) at (316) 688-9301, M-F, 9am-5pm.


  • Dec 31
    Specialty Camp: Video Game Live Specialty Camp
    Boston Recreation Center
    8am-5pm

    ​Don't just play the game - be the game! Take a break from the controller and bring video games like Donkey Kong and Call of Duty to life through interactive play where the campers are the characters. Take the Super Mario Cart obstacle course challenge along with making Pac-Man magnets. Camp is for ages 6-13; fee: $30. Bring a lunch and drink.To register online today, click on the 'Register Now' tab or call Boston Recreation Center (6655 E Zimmerly) at (316) 688-9301, M-F, 9am-5pm.



  • Jan 17 & 18
    Snow Glow
    Mid-America All-Indian Center
    6:30-9:30pm

    It's a night sledding event you'll never forget featuring music, LED light show, food trucks and snow provided by Sno Bros Snowmakers. Pre-registration is required and will be available on our website at a later date. Please check back for updates! On-site registration is cash only if space allows. *Event is subject to change dur to weather conditions.​

    Fees: 

    • $5 (12 and under)
    • $10 (13 and older)

  • Feb 29
    Great Plains Nature Center 20th Anniversary Celebration
    Great Plains Nature Center
    2-5pm

    Celebrate 20 years of nature education at the Great Plains Nature Center (GPNC)! Enjoy a variery of fun activities and Bob Gress, the founding Director of the GPNC, will share the story of this world-class nature destination.​ Event is free for all ages!