Wichita Sports and Recreation

Wichita Sports and RecreationWhether you are a big fan of a professional or college sports team and consider yourself a veteran spectator, or would rather participate in the recreational activity of your choice, Wichita offers you plenty of opportunities to do both; no matter what time of season it is or what the weather is doing. So line up, sports fans, and enjoy everything that Wichita has to offer.

 

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Pro Sports

Wichita Wingnuts
Grab a bag of peanuts and a drink and get ready to enjoy an afternoon's worth of America's favorite pastime as the Wichita Wingnuts take to the baseball field. The "Nuts," as they are affectionately referred to, are members of the North Division of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball. The sports team makes its home at the Lawrence-Dumont Stadium.

Address: 300 South Sycamore, Wichita, KS 67213 - MAP
Phone: (316) 264-6887
Web: www.wichitawingnuts.com

Wichita Thunder
The Wichita Thunder is the city's minor league hockey team and a franchise of the Central Hockey League. The sports team's home turf is the newly built Intrust Bank Arena, where the action is always non-stop. The team enjoys an enthusiastic, devoted following who make their games an always lively, spirited experience.

Address: 500 East Waterman Street, Wichita, KS 67202 - MAP
Phone: (316) 755-SEAT (7328)
Web: www.wichitathunder.com

 

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Hiking, Biking & Trails

Downtown Bikeway
If you're in Wichita and want to bike around town, the best place to begin your recreation adventure is the Downtown Bikeway. This is a demonstration commuter bike way that extends one mile into the central business district and connects with a more scenic (and relaxing) Arkansas River Path at Seneca. Don't forget your helmet!

Address: : 455 North Main, Wichita KS 67202 - MAP
Phone: (316) 268-4361
Web: www.wichita.gov

Canal Hike and Bike
The Canal Hike and Bike trails offer you a chance to sprint alongside bike riders on a clean, comfortable asphalt surface. The recreation trail provides a scenic trek whether you are on your feet or behind the handlebars, and it runs underneath and alongside the I-35 Calan Route, beginning at 17th Street North and ending at Stafford Street.

Address: Starting At 17th Street North And Ending At Stafford Street
Web: www.traillink.com

 

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Watersports

Cheney Reservoir
If dropping your net or line into the nearest body of water helps you cast off the day's pressures, then you need to grab your tackle box and head to the Cheney Reservoir. It's 42 feet of great fishing, water recreation and nice scenery that will be the perfect remedy from all the things you have to do and for a little while, you can enjoy what you want to do...which is catch plenty of fish!

Address: 16000 NE 50th, Cheney, KS 67025 - MAP
Phone: (316) 542-3664
Web: www.kdwp.state.ks.us

Cowley State Fishing Lake
The Cowley State Fishing Lake is the largest fishing recreation area and is located a quick 13 miles east of Arkansas City. Populated with channel and flathead catfish, among others, this is a great fishing getaway for a day or the entire week!

Address: 20467 US Hwy 166, Dexter, KS 67038 - MAP
Phone: (620) 876-5730
Web: www.naturalkansas.org

Harrison Lake
Since Wichita is so far removed from any coast, local area lakes offer the most promising results for area anglers out for the big catch of the day. A great option is Harrison Lake, which is populated with bluegill, channel catfish and large mouth bass. This community lake is a nice little getaway and isn't overcrowded but offers good fishing and nice amenities like a sizable area to clean and pack away the fish you've caught.

Address: 1300 S. Webb Road, Wichita, KS - MAP
Phone: (316) 219-9777
Web: www.kdwp.state.ks.us

 

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Plenty Of Thrills

All Star Wichita
All Star Wichita proves to be the perfect destination when you have a carload of kids who can't agree on what they want to do. All Star saves the day by offering a great selection of recreation activities like go-karts, bumper cars, bumper boats, miniature golf and a whole lot more.

Address: 1010 North Webb Road, Wichita, KS 67206 - MAP
Phone: (316) 682-3700
Web: www.allstarwichita.com

Air Capital Drop Zone
If skydiving is on your "bucket list" of adventures to go on, Wichita's Air Capital Drop Zone is where you can make it happen. Whether you want to do a tandem or solo jump, the extreme sports professionals at Air Capital will ensure your safety on the descent and landing.

Address: 7015 S 143rd Street East, Derby, KS 67037 - MAP
Phone: (316) 776-1700
Web: www.aircapitaldropzone.com

 

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Leisure

Riverside Park
If you want a quick break from all of your hectic errands and work commitments, head on over to Riverside Park for a breath of fresh air or some outdoor recreation. Not only is it a beautifully landscaped gem in the middle of town, it also gains a deeper character because of its location by the Arkansas River, one of the few places in the area where water can be found!

Address: 720 Nims, Wichita, KS, 67201 - MAP
Phone: (316) 268-4361
Web: www.wichita.gov

O.J. Watson Park
O.J. Watson Park is a beautiful, expansive 119-acre park with a 40-acre fishing lake. The area was once a pit that has been meticulously landscaped and transformed into the lush, scenic area that welcomes visitors to enjoy some quality family time and recreation in the great outdoors. Boating, picnicking and playground areas are all available, and don't forget to bring your fishing gear, as the lake is stocked with plenty of catfish!

Address: 3022 South McLean Boulevard, Wichita, KS - MAP
Phone: (361) 529-9940
Web: www.wichita.gov