National Parks / Natural World
OJ Watson Park Wichita
Where is it at?
OJ Watson Park
3022 S. McLean Blvd.
Tel: 316 529 9940
Where are we going today?
Pedal boats...fishing...pony rides...cycling...yes please!
The OJ Watson Park is a beautiful 119 acre park filled with fun, relaxing and entertaining activities for the whole family.
Any train fanatics? Choo choo! Here comes the miniature train! There is also a really fun miniature golf course, as well as pony rides on really cute ponies!
If you love cycling there is a great rive bike path for the whole family to enjoy.
If you prefer the water, there is a 40 acre lake (yes - 40 acres!) where you can rent pedal boats, or spend some time family fishing. The fishing supplies are available at the concession stand.
If you are feeling REALLY brave, there is the Isle of Screams haunted walk! There is also a monster version adjacent. We're told it's not too scary, but that depends on how brave you are!
There are three children's playgrounds of varying sizes and surfaces, and a Moonwalk Castle which is great if you want some birthday party ideas.
If you want to make an afternoon of your lunch, there you can use one of the picnic shelters (and one enclosed shelter) - there are over 100 tables - first come, first served!
Hurry up! Nature's waiting!
How much does it cost?
- AdultsAdmission to the park is free, but a fee is charged for some activities.
When can we go?
Opens 8am daily all year around. Closing times vary on season. Rides shut Nov - March.
Summer March - Sept. Fall October. Winter November - March.
Feel free to bring your own food! There are lovely designated picnic areas with 100 picnic tables and BBQ facilities available. .
Any Top Tips?
If you want to spend some time fishing, make sure you get a state licence. Unfortunately you can't obtain these at the park. Bait can be purchased from the Concessions building. .
What people are saying?
by Monica Bates
Even though it says they are not open. They are open Saturdays and Sundays. I had to call to make sure they were. I love going to the O J Watson Park. It's very nice the people working there are nice. I love the paddle boats
by Sarah Hill
Great place for anyone. Family picnics, fishing, or events. My kids love the place.
by Joe Ratliff
Watson Park is the place to be when you have free time and want to have Fun!! Come by and have a awesome time at O.J. Watson Park..
WE WANT YOU!!
by A Google User
been around for a while. they have a lake where you can fish, a train ride, covered shelters, many picnic areas, and nice well maintained playgrounds
by A Google User
Great park love the paddle boats