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Events

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.
  • May 28-Aug 2
    Summer of Discovery
    Edgemoor, Linwood and Orchard Recreation Centers
    7am-6pm

    ​​Discover how much fun summer can be with this action-packed summer camp program for ages 6-12! Each week in this ten-week program features a different theme, field trips and is designed with fun in mind! Our KDHE licensed camps include a variety of sports, games, contests, crafts, swimming, field trips and much more! Sign up for one week or sign up for them all!

    Click here to sign up today!


  • June 17-Aug 1
    Youth Tech Camps
    Boston Recreation Center
    9am-4pm

    ​These cool and innovative camps are completely interactive and hands-on.  Campers will be able to show and share their creations with friends and family at the end of each camp.  Students will be pushed to improve higher level thinking, problem solving skills and programming logic. Skilled instructors will encourage fun and creativity in a small class learning environment. Staff supervision is available during lunch hour for campers enrolled in both the morning & afternoon sessions. Camper provides their own lunch. Space is limited to 8 in each camp. Register early!

    Click here to register today!



  • June 29
    Get Fit Wichita: Yoga in the Park
    Central Riverside Park
    8:30-9:30am

    Experience the joy of yoga outdoors with instructors from Wichita Park & Recreation and Genesis Health Clubs. Bring a mat or towel, but leave the dog at home! Water is provided. Event is free, but registration is encouraged. Please click here to register online.




  • JULY 27
    Splash Party
    Osage Park
    1-3:30pm

    ​Beat the heat with water events such as an inflatable water slide, duck pond, relays and squirt gun games. Event ends with a big water gun/water balloon battle at 3 pm. Bring your own water guns for the battle. Water balloons provided. Event is free for all ages!


  • June 22
    Dive-In Movies: Moana
    Aley Pool
    8pm

    ​Kick back and relax at Aley Pool while watching Moana (Rated PG) on teh big screen under the stars! Doors open at 8 pm; movie starts at 8:30 pm.

    Prices and Admission:

    • Ages 13+: $3 per person
    • Ages 3-12: $2 per person
    • Children 2 and under are free, but must remain within arms-length of an adult at all times.
    Concessions will be sold and outside coolers may be brought in, but no alcohol, glass containers or non-plastic silverware will be allowed. Inner tubes will be provided and must be used when in the water. Feel free to bring a folding chair/blanket for the pool deck. Proper swimsuit attire is required to be in the pool.

    For future movie titles or weather related updates, call (316) 268-4390.

    Click here to visit the event on Facebook.

  • July 4
    Red, White and BOOM!
    KAKEland Lawn (in front of the Hyatt)
    5:30-10:30pm

    The Wichita Parks Foundation will host the 5th Annual Red, White & BOOM! presented by Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers downtown on the KAKEland Lawn (in front of the Hyatt Regency Wichita), the Lewis Street Bridge, and Water Street.

    THIS YEAR'S EVENT WILL FEATURE:
    Food trucks will line Water Street in the Westar Energy Food Court, starting at 5:30.

    A beer garden will be open all evening on the KAKEland Lawn, in front of the Hyatt Regency.

    Local band, Groove 42, will perform a FREE concert on the Johnson Controls Stage, starting at 7:30.

    Capping a great evening will be the Red, White & BOOM! Fireworks over the Arkansas River, starting at 9:50 PM. Music accompanying the show can be heard throughout the festival area, as well as via simulcast on 103.7 KEYN Wichita.



  • July 13
    Barry's Equipment and Truck Expo
    OJ Watson Park
    9-11am

    ​Hang out with Barry the Bison and touch big trucks such as a Fire Truck, Ambulance, Knuckle Boom Truck and more. FREE for all ages!



  • JULY 25
    Barry's Recreation Station
    Buffalo Park
    6:30-8pm

    In addition to the activities from the Recreation Station, be sure to visit the interactive fountain and playground.​ Free for all ages!



  • Aug 3
    Back to School Bash
    OJ Watson Park
    6-8pm

    It's one last blowout event before school starts! Enjoy recreation games, food trucks, a craft project and win PRIZES! Event is free for all ages!



  • Aug 15
    Barry's Recreation Station
    Central Riverside Park
    6:30-8pm

    Enjoy a fun obstacle course along with games from the Recreation Station!​ Also, splash around in the interactive fountain and playground. Free for all ages!




  • Aug 19
    Dog Days of Summer
    College Hill Pool
    5:30-7:30pm

    ​Wichita Park & Recreation, along with the Kansas Humane Society, invite pooches to wade, paddle or swim and participate in contests. $10 suggested donation.




  • Sep 12
    Barry's Recreation Station
    Orchard Park
    6-7:30pm

    Enjoy activities from the Recreation Station, the skate park, playground and basketball courts. Free for all ages!​



  • Sep 14
    Pollinator Party
    Great Plains Nature Center
    10am-2pm

    A fun day featuring our state insect, the honey bee and all its many buzzin' cousins who help pollinate plants​. Enjoy bee films, crafts and a variety of activities. Taste honey and get free seed packets. Honey is available for purchase. Free for all ages!



  • Sep 22
    Open Streets ICT
    Douglas Ave from College Hill to Delano
    12-5pm

    A four-mile stretch of Douglas Avenue will be closedso pedestrians and bicyclists can enjoy an afternoon of music, art, street vendors, food vendors and more! Free for all ages!​