Our New Quest

We just couldn’t sit still! We have decided that we are going to visit a park in EVERY county in Kansas!! We are Kansas Explorers – inspired by the amazing Kansas Sampler Foundation. They have come out with some great Kansas guide books. We snagged our new version at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum gift … More Our New Quest

The End is Near

We have just a few more parks our list! This has been such a wonderful adventure ! We’ve met some great people, found some hidden Wichita gems and most importantly, spent time together! I hope the boys look back at this summer with fond memories… I know I will! Sunday we’re celebrating our final park: … More The End is Near

#74. Planeview Park

Planeview Park is a spacious park (108 acres!!!!) in southeast Wichita that has something for everyone. This park has one of the two cricket fields in Wichita. How cool is that?! We drove by a game in progress one afternoon and had to do a double take. Features: Playground Base: Sand Slides Shelters Picnic Tables … More #74. Planeview Park

#69. Friendship Park

For our 69th park, we visited Friendship Park in the Hilltop Neighborhood, between Bluffview and Terrace (near Oliver and Harry).  We parked in the Head Start parking lot off of Terrace Drive and began our visit.  Unfortunately, first things we noticed were the amount of trash in the park and a small pack of little … More #69. Friendship Park

On the Road: OKC Botanical Gardens – Children’s Garden

We traveled to Oklahoma City this weekend and were told we just HAD to visit their acclaimed Children's Garden and playground. We are so glad we did!  They have a children's garden with a playground, amphitheater, botanical garden (which is FREE), a tropical rain-forest (Crystal Bridge – admission fee does apply to this), a dog … More On the Road: OKC Botanical Gardens – Children’s Garden

#62. Schweiter Park

Schweiter Park, located at Lincoln and Hillside, is a perfect little park in southeast Wichita.   It has newer basketball and tennis courts, a great playground and lots of room to run. Plus the park is on a nice, walkable square. We noticed a bunch of power walkers and dog walkers here taking advantage of … More #62. Schweiter Park

#61. Hellers Park

Hellers Park is a Wichita Wild Habitat Area in north Wichita. It’s located south of Earhart Elementary at 4401 Arkansas.   There’s a nature trail through the park, and it’s nicely mowed.  On our original visit, we were unaware of the trail, so we came back out to check it out.  This time we set … More #61. Hellers Park