Stretch your legs at some of Wichita’s more than 125 parks and greenways covering nearly 5,000 acres. Whether you’re looking for playground equipment and fishing lakes, paved pedestrian and bicycle pathways or a chance to experience the native habitats of Kansas, we’ve got a park for you!
Among our largest and most popular parks are Chisholm Creek Park, O.J. Watson Park, Pawnee Prairie Park and Sedgwick County Park. And just a 35-minute drive east of Wichita, hike Prairie National Preserve trails to experience the largest remaining stand of tallgrass prairie in North America.
The Great Plains Nature Center in northeast Wichita, a joint venture between the United States Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service; Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks; and the City of Wichita’s Department of Park and Recreation, provides an education facility for the public to learn more about natural resources and is adjacent to Chisholm Creek Park, which has more than 2 miles of accessible trails that cross native and restored prairies, wetlands, ponds and woodlands.