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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.



  • 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!​


  • Sep 28
    September Smash Sand Volleyball Tournament
    OJ Watson Park
    8am

    Enjoy a full day of Coed 6v6 volleyball at OJ Watson Park! Teams are gauranteed four games and all teams go to bracket play. Prizes will be awarded to first place. Standard OJ Watson Park rules apply.

    Fee: $40 per team​

    Registration is not available online. Register directly at OJ Watson Park by Sept. 26. Call the park at (316) 529-9940 for more information.



  • OCT 4-NOV 2
    Wicked Island
    OJ Watson Park Island
    8-11:30pm

    ​Wicked Island's haunted attraction and escape room (for ages 6+) is sure to make the bravest visitor scream in fear! The event runs through Oct. and November, Friday and Saturday nights. Purchase tickets online or at OJ Watson Park. 

    Prices: 

    $20 for adults

    $15 for kids 12 & under 

    For more information call (316) 684-5991 or visit wickedwoodswichita.com


  • OCT 5
    Art on the Trail
    Great Plains Nature Center
    11-3pm

    ​Art and nature come together along the trails of Chisholm Creek Park. Watch local artists put the colors of fall on canvas or paint your own masterpiece. Enjoy nature related art activities. For information about the Great Plains Nature Center, visit their website here.


  • Oct 5
    Come Fly a Kite
    Chapin Park
    12-4pm

    ​Hands-on flying instruction and professional flying demonstrations courtesy of Wings of the Wind. Kites available for $5 and up or bring your own. Free for all ages!


  • Oct 12
    Keeper Canine 5K Classic
    Keeper of the Plains/Arkansas River Walking Path
    10am-12pm

    ​Dogs – along with their favorite human - can walk, run or wag their way around the river! This run/walk is for fun and will not be timed. Dogs can choose the 1-mile, 2-mile or 3-mile loop and are invited to stay after their stroll for the Best Dressed Dog and Best Couples Costume Contest along with food trucks, music, give-aways, selfie photo booth and pet vendors.

    Fee: $20 per dog+owner

    To register today visit: bit.ly/KeeperCanine5kClassic


  • Oct 18
    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

  • Oct 19
    Trick or Treat on the Lake
    OJ Watson Park Lake
    6:30-8:30pm

    ​Float along the Watson lake shoreline in a glowing kayak or pedal boat! Creatures will be lurking along the edges waiting to give you a trick…or a treat!

    PEDAL BOATS:

    • Ages: 3 to 11
    • Fee: $5 per person
    • A parent must participate with child (no charge)
    • Bring your own trick or treat bag
    • Costumes are encouraged
    • Registration is limited
    • Select the time slot you wish to attend

    KAYAKS:
    • Ages: 12 to adult
    • Fee: $15 per person
    • Costumes are encouraged
    • Registration is limited
    • Select the time slot you wish to attend

    For more information, please contact OJ Watson Park at (316) 529-9940. To register online, click here: bit.ly/TrickorTreatOnTheLake


  • Oct 21
    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



  • Nov 9-10
    Family Campout
    OJ Watson Park
    5pm-9am

    ​Enjoy sleeping under the stars, without having to go too far to do it!  After setting up your tent, join in family games, a craft, moonlight putt-putt,  miniature train ride and s’mores. Fee includes dinner, breakfast. Participant brings their own camping gear. 


    Fee: $15 per person (ages 2 and under are free)

    Registration will soon be available online. Call (316) 529-9940 for more information.


  • 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 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 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