The Prettiest Parks in Wichita

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Wichita’s parks are jam-packed with fun activities and are well maintained. Some feature sports courts, fields, and even swimming pools, while others tend towards showing off the natural beauty of Wichita. Grab your family, your friends, or head out to one of these parks on your own for a wonderful day outdoors.

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O J Watson Park


O J Watson Park is 119 acres full of fun activities and natural beauty. Kids will love O J Watson Park — there are three playgrounds, a miniature golf course, and fun rides like a train ride and a pony ride. O J Watson Park also features a 40 acre lake, with paddle boats for rental. The lake is also fishable, if you have a Kansas fishing license.

Sedgwick County Park

Sedgwick County Park is for outdoor lovers in Wichita. The park boasts four lakes, all fishable, and the fishing is reportedly quite good. The park also has a number of hiking and walking paths, and you’re likely to spot ducks, rabbits, and other wildlife in the park. For the kids, there’s a small playground.

Meridian Dog Park

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The Meridian Dog Park is the perfect place to spend the day with your pooch. The dog park is divided into three sections, though only two are open at a time so that the park can be maintained. The parks are divided by dog size, so your Yorkie won’t be chased around by bigger dogs. The amenities in the park are well maintained and were built recently, so don’t expect to find any dingy water fountains, and note that the doggy bags stations are well stocked.

Linwood Park

Linwood Park is the best place to find a sense of community — the park joins athletic fields to barbecue pits to the public library. Here you’ll find football, basketball, tetherball, and volleyball games alongside birthday parties and family get togethers. The park also includes a children’s playground, horseshoe courts, and a swimming pool.

Chisholm Creek Park


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There aren’t too many amenities or special features of Chisholm Creek Park, but that is actually a welcome change because the real draw of Chisholm Creek is the spectacular natural beauty. We recommend riding a bike to and from Chisholm Creek Park, as it is huge (282 acres), and if you’re moving a bit faster, you’ll be able to get to all of the amazing photo opportunities in Chisholm Creek.

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