Parks & Plazas
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A. Price Woodard Park
401 W. Douglas Avenue
The park is named after the late A. Price Woodard, Jr., former Mayor of Wichita. It is a multi-level park, accentuated by waterfalls, fountains, pool and an amphitheater. The landscape design for the area ranges from semi-formal in the main plaza adjacent to Douglas Avenue and the Century II Performing Arts & Convention Center, to naturalistic in those areas adjoining the river. Land for this park was acquired in 1972 from the Urban Renewal Agency.
500 E. Waterman Street
Cessna Plaza is located directly in front of and surrounding INTRUST Bank Arena. The landscaped plaza welcomes guests to arena events.
Farm & Art Market Plaza
835 E. First N. Street
The Farm & Art Market Plaza is located in the heart of the Old Town Entertainment District. The plaza is located directly in front of The Museum of World Treasures on First Street between Mosley and Rock Island Streets. The Old Town Farmers’ Market takes place on this plaza every Saturday from 7 a.m. until noon from April through October. Visitors will find locally grown products as well as meat and poultry products raised right here in Kansas. The market also features handmade Artisan goods and prepared food vendors specializing in healthy, high quality products. Learn more at oldtownfarmersmarket.com.
Finlay Ross Park
121 W. Douglas Avenue
Complete with benches, pools, waterfalls and fountains, this well landscaped mini-park is a relaxing environment for visitors and workers in the Downtown area. This small half-acre multi-level park was acquired in 1970 from the Urban Renewal Agency. The park is named in memory of one of Wichita's early pioneers who played an important role in the history of the City, Finlay Ross. He served as Mayor of the City of Wichita for three 1-year terms at the turn of the century and was instrumental in obtaining land and river frontage for the Riverside Parks and the park boulevard system.
Heritage Square Park
115 E. William Street
Heritage Square Park was conveyed to the Board of Park Commissioners in May 1978. Located in Downtown directly east of the Wichita Sedgwick County Historical Museum, the small park consists of many plantings of trees, shrubberies and flowers. A gazebo, free-form rock fountain pool and statue add to the turn-of-the-century atmosphere of the park. The Ernest Trova sculpture "Gox #4" was placed in the park and dedicated November 20, 1987. In 2014 the Historical Museum took over as caretaker of the park, and hosts a multitude of museum programming in it.
ICT Pop-Up Urban Park
121 E. Douglas Avenue
"The Hole" on Douglas Ave in Downtown Wichita has transformed into a temporary Pop-Up Urban Park thanks to a grant from the Knight Foundation fund of the Wichita Community Foundation. The park is activated with food truck vendors during the week and provides a space for community engagement.
225 W. Douglas Avenue
Kennedy Plaza is located in front of Century II and serves as event space. Events that take place on the plaza include the Wichita Mayor’s Tree Lighting and concerts during the Wichita Riverfestival.
Mayor's Pine Grove Park
300 N. Water
A small park located in the Downtown area near the Epic Center office building, which serves as a relaxing area for Downtown workers. The park off of Second Street, nestled between Wichita Street and Water Street.
Old Town Square
353 N. Mead Street
Among the brick-lined streets, historic lampposts and converted brick warehouses dating back to the mid-1800s is Old Town Square. The square is a place to relax and enjoy the Downtown, including green space, benches, lighting and fountains. Local retailers and restaurants surround the square. In the summer families can enjoy the splash fountains.
Reflection Square Park
205 E. Douglas Avenue
This pocket park on Douglas Avenue between Market and Broadway contains ornamental paving, lighting, an interactive water fountain, bronze sculptures, and seating.
Union Station Plaza
701 E. Douglas Avenue
The historic Union Station Plaza has been restored and now serves as a welcoming entry to the terminal building. The plaza can be used for outdoor events and activities, and also features kiosks with full kitchens available for food and drink service.
Wichita Skate Park
645 S. St. Francis Street
The world-renowned skate park designer, Wally Hollyday, designed Wichita’s first public skate park. The park is open from dawn to dusk and is located underneath the Kellogg overpass, directly south of the Commerce Street Arts District.