P-UP Transforming this eyesore into a community gathering space creates many opportunities for civic engagement. The park, located at 121 E. Douglas Avenue, is activated daily by food truck vendors who serve up tasty cuisine for Downtown employees, residents and visitors. The park also hosts multiple events throughout the year, including everything from dog costume parties to live concerts. The Downtown Wichita staff coordinates the food truck schedule and collaborates with partners on events that activate the space. In addition, the Downtown team has led placemaking efforts within the park, including a temporary Pop-Up Beach. Colorfully painted tires held back sand with beach furniture for kids and visitors to play in. The project capped off the summer with a Luau-themed party, where event-goers competed for prizes in a hula-hoop contest, limbo competition and pineapple eating contests. PARK D O W N T O W N 5 2