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3022 S McLean Blvd, 67217 | 119.00 acres | (316) 529-9940

O.J. Watson Park is one of the largest parks in the City of Wichita park system. The beautiful 119 acre site offers a rustic setting which includes a 40-acre lake for fishing and pedal boats.

Additional amenities include:

  • Miniature train
  • Pony rides
  • Kayaking and pedal boats
  • Miniature golf
  • Two playgrounds
  • Twenty sand volleyball courts
  • Campfire circle, charcoal grills, 100 picnic tables (first come, first serve basis)
  • Open shelters, restrooms, drinking fountains
  • Community facility
  • Concessions and bait are available at the concession facility during spring, summer and fall.
  • Paved parking

Admission to the park is free, but a fee is charged for participation in some activities and all rides. Open Shelters, the Community Facility, campfire circle, and hayrack rides are available by reservation.

The park also offers a variety of recreational and educational programming for all ages. Check out the Evolve activities guide for dates, times and fees.

O.J. Watson park is also part of the Arkansas River Bicycle Path.

O.J. Watson Park was dedicated on May 22, 1965. Named in honor of former Board of Park Commissioner President O.J. Watson. Prior to development, the site consisted of four sand pits.

Park Hours

Spring (Mar 19 - May 26)

Daily: 8am-10pm

Summer (May 27 - Aug 11)

Daily: 8am-10pm

Fall (Aug 12 - Sep 29)

Daily: 8am-10pm

Fall (October)

Daily: 8am-6pm

Winter (Nov 1 - Mar 13)

Daily: 8am-4pm


Stop in at the concession stand for some buttery warm popcorn or cool off with a one of our many flavored sno-cones. The concession stand also offers a variety of snacks and beverages. Concessions are only available March-October.

Hot Dog​ $3.00​
Hot Link​ $3.00​
Cheeseburger: $4.00
Pretzel: $3.00
Nachos: $3.00
Pickle: $1.00
Popcorn: $2.00
Snow Cones: $1.00
Ice Cream Cups: $0.50
Candy: $1.00
Chips: $0.50

​Ride Tickets

Purchase a ride ticket for $4 for the train, pedal boats, pony rides and mini golf. Park guests can purchase a ticket book to take advantage of a discount.

6 tickets $20
20 tickets $60
40 tickets $90
100 tickets $200
200 tickets $350

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​Coupon Books

Bundle and save on rides with a coupon book! Good for train rides, mini golf, pony rides and pedal boats. Redeem one ticket per ride.

  • $20 book = 6 tickets
  • $60 book = 20 tickets
  • $90 book = 40 tickets
  • $200 book = 100 tickets
  • $350 book = 200 tickets

​Contact Us

Phone: (316) 529-9940