Does your pooch need a playdate? Do the kids need some fun and free time? City of Wichita Park & Recreation is hosting a Dog and Family Day at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium on October 6.
Thanks to reader Tori for letting me know about this event!
They’ll have food trucks, a pop-up dog park, and a family-friendly movie double feature! This should be fun.
“This is the first of two events we’ve planned to allow the community a chance to honor Lawrence-Dumont Stadium and enjoy it one last time,” said Mayor Jeff Longwell. “While we’re excited about the future of baseball in our community, we want to ensure that we celebrate the vibrant part Lawrence-Dumont played in our community.”
Food and Food Trucks
The food trucks scheduled to be onsite during Dog and Family Day include:
- U-Hungry Truck
- Kona Ice
- Doggy Style Express (hot dog stand)
However, you can bring outside food and drinks if you prefer – just no alcohol. Coolers and backpacks will be checked at the entrance.
Popcorn will be sold for $1 a bag.
Pop-Up Dog Park
From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., dogs can run, jump and play with their families on the field. Do bring your own doggy waste bags to pick up any “doo” your dog does. 🙂
Bring toys and dog treats for Fido! During the pop-up dog park time, pups won’t have to be on a leash. Water bowls will be onsite for furry friends.
Family Movie Double Feature
After play time, dogs and families can settle in for two free movies on the field.
The Sandlot (PG)
Starring: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Art LaFleur
Plot: “Scotty Smalls moves to a new neighborhood with his mom and stepdad, and wants to learn to play baseball. Rodriguez, the neighborhood baseball guru, takes Smalls under his wing – soon he becomes part of the local baseball buddies. They fall into adventures involving baseball, treehouse sleep-ins, the desirous lifeguard at the local pool, the snooty rival ball team, and the travelling fair. Beyond the fence at the back of the sandlot menaces a legendary ball-eating dog called The Beast, and the kids inevitably must deal with him.”
For the Love of the Game (PG-13)
Starring: Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston, John C. Reilly
Plot: “A Detroit pitcher Billy Chapel, reflects on his life in major league baseball, after he finds out his girlfriend moves to London for a job. Thus forcing the ball player to analyze his life and how his career as a player, and his life without her will change, thus altering his priorities between his career winding to a close, choosing what his path will be, the love of baseball or the love of his life?”
This event is free!
The Dog and Family Day at Lawrence-Dumont stadium will be canceled in the event of inclement weather. A final farewell event for the stadium is planned for Saturday, Oct. 13 from 3:00 – 9:00 p.m.