3022 S McLean Blvd, 67217 | 119.00 acres |
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.