5 7 D O W N T O W N The Flowers on Douglas program expanded to include 85 hanging baskets along Douglas Avenue from Main to Washington Streets in the last year. These baskets added to the initial 110 planter pots that are rotated with seasonal plantings throughout the year. The Flowers on Douglas project was launched in 2017 through a partnership with the City of Wichita in which the City purchased the planters along the corridor as part of its ongoing streetscape improvement project. Since then, Downtown Wichita has contracted with local company Hein Landscape to plant and maintain the planters on an ongoing basis, utilizing funding from both the Self Supported Municipal Improvement District and private donations. Many other community partners are critical to the initiative’s ongoing success but none as much as Cindy Carnahan. Cindy is a passionate gardener and local real estate professional who continues to help lead the project through ongoing fundraising and lending her expertise with the planning of the flower arrangements. In addition, a team of talented Master Gardeners volunteer their time to plant the flowers each spring and fall. Seasonal plantings and cascading flowers bloomed for three seasons, creating a welcoming environment for locals, residents and visitors to experience as they explore our downtown. Flowers on Douglas 4 9 D O W N T O W N