Open Streets is returning to Wichita TWICE this year! A free community-building annual event, Open Streets ICT has opened Wichita’s iconic Douglas Avenue for the event, and this year there will be a second Open Streets ICT event that will occur in Wichita’s North Market (NoMar) on 21st Street between Broadway and Woodland Park. Traffic will be closed off and the street open for various activities.
Open Streets ICT will bring Wichitans of all ages and fitness levels together for an active, fun, community building afternoon in Wichita’s North Market area. Cruise along the 1+ mile stretch and stop at our activity hubs, participating NoMar businesses, food and street vendors while listening to music. For a full list of activities and music lineup visit: http://openstreetsict.com/
Open Streets ICT – NoMar is designed to elevate the quality of life and health of the Greater Wichita community, and particularly the North part of the city. It will become a public safe space to promote the interaction of local businesses and organizations with the community to help strengthen Wichita and to bring attention to another part of the city. Streets belong to everyone, they connect us to each other and the places where we live, learn, work and play across neighborhoods, cultures and economic status. The goal of Open Streets ICT is to foster an appreciation among community members, businesses and key decision makers for streets to become multi-functional and not just for motor vehicles.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available for this event, and we are also in search of volunteers to be barricade directors, route marshals and to assist with the information tent. Please contact Open Streets ICT via website or call for more information and registration forms.
This event is a collaboration of City of Wichita Park & Recreation, NoMar Plaza, Health ICT, the Health & Wellness Coalition of Wichita, Visual Fusion Graphic Design Studio, Bike Walk Wichita, Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce, and Historic Delano.