The Wichita Park and Recreation department has a mobile “recreation station” designed to encourage folks to visit our public parks and promote getting outside, getting active, and having fun.
The Recreation Station launched in 2015, and offers great, FREE things for kids and families to do throughout this summer!
These free family play days will take place at various parks around Wichita and include themed play, activities like obstacle courses, hula hoops, bubbles, games, or relays, plus play equipment like stilts, washers, disc golf and kites. This will be a great opportunity to get out and explore Wichita’s parks and playgrounds.
It’s really awesome that we can just stop in and play for free!
This year’s activities are held at different times and locations; on Saturdays in Naftzger Park and on Thursday evenings at great parks around town!
To get more information about any of these events, call 316-268- 4259 or visit wichita.gov/parkandrec
FREE Saturday Summer Events at Naftzger Park
Magic Show Saturday, May 27 | 10 a.m. – noon | Naftzger Park, 650 East William Street, Wichita KS 67202. Free and appropriate for all ages! Come out and enjoy a Magic show and recreation activities.
Touch-A-Truck Saturday, June 10 | 10 a.m. to noon | Naftzger Park, 650 East William Street, Wichita KS 67202. All ages. Come and hang out with Barry and enjoy the experience of touching real live trucks from a Fire Truck, Ambulance, to a Knuckle Boom Truck and more.
Cars in the Park Saturday, June 24 | a.m. to 11 a.m. | Naftzger Park, 650 East William Street, Wichita KS 67202. All ages. Bring the family and enjoy looking at vintage cars while listening to music.
Carnival Saturday, July 15 | 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. | Naftzger Park, 650 East William Street, Wichita KS 67202. Ages 4+. Enjoy carnival games including bean bag toss, ring toss, fish pond, and more. Win prizes!
DJ in the Park Saturday, July 29 | 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Naftzger Park, 650 East William Street, Wichita KS 67202. All ages. Family-friendly event. Listen to a local DJ perform while relaxing.
Back to School Bash Saturday, August 5 | 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Naftzger Park, 650 East William Street, Wichita KS 67202. All ages. Enjoy this family-friendly evening event featuring multiple recreation games, food trucks and a craft project.
FREE Barry’s Recreation Station events at parks around Wichita this summer
Barry’s Recreation Station Thursday, June 15 | 6-8 p.m. | Osage Park, 2121 West 31 st Street South, Wichita KS 67217. For ages 8 and up. Fun & games with Barry and crew, plus a great interactive fountain and playground!
Barry’s Recreation Station Thursday, June 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Fairmount Park, 1647 North Yale Blvd, Wichita KS 67218. Bring the whole family to enjoy the activities from the Recreation Station, and be sure to visit the interactive fountain, playground, and basketball courts.
Barry’s Recreation Station Thursday, July 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Orchard Park, 4808 West 9th Street North, Wichita KS 67212. For everyone in the family. In addition to the activities from the Recreation Station, be sure to visit the skate park, playground and basketball courts.
Barry’s Recreation Station Thursday, July 27 | 6-8 p.m. | Buffalo Park, 10201 Hardtner, Wichita KS 67235. For all family members. In addition to the activities from the Recreation Station, be sure to visit the new interactive fountain, playground and basketball courts.
Barry’s Recreation Station Thursday, August 17 | 6-8 p.m. | Central Riverside Park, 720 Nims North, Wichita KS 67203. Everyone in the family will enjoy the recreation activities and the awesome spray park.
Date: Saturdays and Thursdays throughout summer
Time: various times
Locations: Naftzger and other Wichita parks
For more info: 316-268- 4259 or wichita.gov/parkandrec