From an empty space to a vibrant hub of energy – the Pop-Up Park transformed an eyesore into a local landmark. In 2015, Downtown Wichita partnered with Bokeh Development and received a grant from the Knight Foundation Fund at the Wichita Community Foundation to fill in a significant hole at 121 E. Douglas Avenue and build the park. The park features raised planters with seating, artwork by local artists, a variety of seating options, festoon lighting, a concrete ping-pong table and is activated on a daily basis by food truck vendors. The park also serves as a gathering place for community events such as movie nights and music festivals. Local musicians are able to showcase their talents during lunch every Friday in the summer. The Downtown Wichita staff manages all social media for the park and coordinates and promotes the food truck schedule in partnership with the Wichita Food Truck Coalition. Pop-Up Park ENHANCING 4 7 D O W N T O W N