ICT Pop-Up Urban Park
The ICT Pop-Up Park was an urban concept to bring food and fun together in the heart of the city. Nestled between two buildings in downtown Wichita at Douglas Avenue and Main Street, the park was home to lunchtime food trucks, live music, games, activities, colorful furnishings, free Wi-Fi and an active space for the community to come together and engage.
The project was the brainchild of the Wichita Downtown Development Corporation (now Downtown Wichita) and funded through a grant from the Knight Foundation at the Wichita Community Foundation as a unique place for people to interact and hang out. It was officially opened to the public Sept. 25, 2015. From playing table tennis to drawing on the chalk wall, the ICT Pop-Up Urban Park offered an experience unlike any other in downtown Wichita.
The ICT Pop-Up Park was designed to challenge the way Wichita used public space and provide a testing ground for new ideas and events. The project helped make decisions for the reimagined Naftzger Park, the redesign currently in progress for Chester I Lewis Reflection Square Park, and future downtown public spaces.
The park closed Sept. 1, 2020 and organizers, with the help of the community, are now evaluating the space's future. Find more parks in Wichita.