Wichita is one of Kansas’ centers of trade and culture, making it an attractive destination for visitors who are passing through or making a visit out of Kansas. The city’s Parks Management section oversees around 127 parks, while the Wichita Parks Foundation helps maintain the recreation system available. This includes upkeep, maintenance, ongoing and scheduled overhauls, and general care.
One of the parks managed by both organizations is the O.J. Watson Park, which was dedicated in 1965 and remains one of the city’s largest parks. This 119-acre site has a large lake for fishing and boating, a train ride, miniature golf, a campfire circle, and other amenities. Take the whole family – including the canine members – out for a day in the sun, and enjoy the fresh air. The Meridian Dog Park is a great gathering place for dogs in Wichita. Located along the Arkansas River, this park has three separate fenced-in sections, two of which are always open. One is for larger dogs, and the other is for smaller pups that may feel more comfortable with dogs their own size.
If you’re looking to get some exercise in with your dog over the weekend, stop by the Sedgwick County Park. An 8.9 mile trail loops through the park, providing a scenic walk past lakes, meadows, and a creek. Grab your dog’s leash, and head on out to make the most of your day.