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OK Kids Days near Wichita

Outdoor Kansas Kids (O.K. Kids) is a statewide program coordinated by Kansas Wildscape, and we usually see several O.K. Kids Day events near Wichita each year. These are always so much fun – and FREE!

The mission of O.K. Kids is “To provide multiple outdoor recreation opportunities for Kansas youth with adult partnering and mentoring to encourage outdoor recreational opportunities, and promote and provide an active lifestyle as an alternative to sedentary activities.”

Kids – and probably a lot of us parents – will experience new things, gain some new skills, and enjoy nature.

Coming up in 2021

Saturday, May 8 – Cheney State Park O.K. Kid’s Day from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free lake admission and lots of activities all day. It includes a presentation by a lake biologist, nature craft, archery range, fire truck, games & prizes. Free lunch of hot dogs, chips, and drinks. Enter on the east side of the lake, across from the marina. Find the full schedule here on the West Side Bait Shop’s Facebook page!

June 5 – Free O.K. Kids Day at GPNC from 10 am. – 1 pm. Chisholm Creek Park will be full of opportunities for outdoor fun, including: fishing at Island Pond, learning and practicing archery, a close encounter with something scaly, feeding the turtles, ducks, and other critters along the creek, and answering riddles for prizes!

June 26 – O.K. Kids Day in Rose Hill Presented by the Rose Hill Recreation Center, the event will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at School St Pond.

October 2 – El Dorado State Park. We are waiting on more details for this event.

Stay tuned to see if these other O.K. Kids Day events will come back for 2021…

O.K. Kids Day at O.J. Watson Park

To find other OK Kids Day events in Kansas, see the Kansas Wildscape’s website here.

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