GreenWay Alliance of Wichita

GreenWay Alliance of Wichita Our mission is to promote and sustain a living network of parks, paths and greenways that serve as a valued community treasure in South Central Kansas.


Alliance Meeting this Thursday January 23 at Botanica at 6:30pm
Guests welcome!


GreenWay Alliance Board of Directors meeting at Botanica Thursday August 22, 6:30pm. Put it on your calendars! Lots to cover.


150th Celebrations planning for 2020. Working with Visit Wichita, local historical museums, Sedgwick County, Wichita, Delano and Kansas historians to support and plan 2020 events every month. A self guided tour map (both paper and cell phone app) is planned, articles in several high visibility publications. Major 150th events will be posted on Visit Wichita website. Since much of GreenWay is involved, no meeting is planned for May, 2019.


GreenWay Board will have lots to discuss at the next Board meeting. Guests are welcome. 6:30pm March 28 in the Fireside room at Botanica in Wichita.


GreenWay and Local Historians meet this Thursday Feb 28th 1:30pm at Cowtown to develop plans for the 150th Anniversary of Wichita.
Pizza and refreshments !!! Bring your ideas.


GreenWay meeting at Cowtown visitor Center February 7th at 6:30pm. Public Welcome. Planning 2019 and 2020 events with Cowtown.

lots of Birthdays today!

lots of Birthdays today!


Many projects and activities ahead of us for 2019, so a special meeting will be held at the Cowtown Visitors Center at 6:30pm on February 7th. The public is always invited to our open meetings.


GreenWay Board meets at Botanica on January 24th at 6:30pm Guests welcome!


At GreenWay's Board we will expand the 2019 goals and plan Spring dedication events. Plan on it January 24, 6:30pm at Botanica.


January 24 Board Meeting at Botanica 6:30pm
Guests welcome.


GreenWay donated funds to establish Wichita's Bike/Walk Alliance become a non-profit. They have become another one of our successes. If you know of a business that would support them, let them know.

Bike Walk Wichita supporters care deeply about our mission and they shop and connect with local businesses and organizations that share our values and goals. Our events and programs attract a variety of audiences and earned media attention. Put your brand next to ours and demonstrate your commitment to health, safety, and livability.


GreenWay is having a Christmas Party December 16th at Spears at 6pm. Be there!! Help us plan for 2019.


Our next Board meeting at Botanica is October 25th at 6:30pm


Glad to have Debra Shepard and Keith Wondra join our Board of Directors! Three new historical plaques in the works to be placed on Wichita Park land and efforts to recognize Billy the Kid and his Mom while they lived in Wichita (planned for next year).

Wichita Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cook-off

Wichita Wagonmasters Downtown Chili Cook-off

It's official, less than 1 month before the 2018 Chili Cookoff! We can hardly contain our excitement, can you?

Of course you can't... what a silly question.

September 22. High Noon. In front of Century II along Douglas. BE THERE!


Next Board Meeting is at Botanica in the Fireplace Room 6:30pm. Lots to talk about.


The GreenWay's 501.c.3 non-profit investment in the Kansas Chisholm Trail this year paid off with significant regional visibility, over 40 different events in communities up and down the trail, a Cover and feature story in Kansas magazine, state-wide increased tourism and better understanding that a big part of our history and commerce was built up by the longhorns and the cowboys that brought them into our state. Kansas is better for it. Projects for 2018 will be discussed at out January Board meeting so if you want to be a part of the process lets us know. Thanks!


GreenWay needs to have a Board Meeting in November. I'd like to do it before Thanksgiving. Suggestions? the 16th?

Path development along the Chisholm Trail needs your help

Path development along the Chisholm Trail needs your help

Bikers - Walkers, LETS HEAR YOUR VOICE on how Downtown Wichita delvelops Open House - Delano Sites Finalists

You have an opportunity to provide feedback on proposed development projects for the Delano Catalyst Sites. The sites are located between Douglas Avenue and 1st Street near McLean Boulevard, and includes a portion of the former railroad corridor. The open house is scheduled from 6-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct.19 at the Central Library, 223 S. Main Street.


OK, lots to discuss at this Thursday's Board meeting.
Meet at Mary Lou's at 6;30pm.
River projects are coming together too, so framing and concrete planned in the next two weeks. Volunteers are always needed. Call me if you would like to help 686-7105 Thanks!


4 of us worked on the toe of the Kayak ramp at Cowtown Saturday and today. Got lots done. When the Big Ark drops a bit over the next two weeks we will finish the form and pour the toe. It cleaned up nice! Let me know when you would like to help. We need plywood and 2x4s for framing. Heavy mesh and rebar. Trying to get the concrete donated. Ideas? Materials? Volunteers? This will be a totally open public use dock 24/7.


Saturday August 13th, 7 or 8am Big Ark River ramp at Cowtown workday. We have a lot of cleanup to do before we pour a bit of concrete into the toe of the ramp. Shovels, mud shoes an extra wheel barrow would be nice. Water and snacks provided. Thanks!!

Happy Birthday Wichita July 21, 1870

Happy Birthday Wichita July 21, 1870

Wichita was incorporated 146 years ago today. According to our records, this photo was taken that year, making it one of the oldest known photos of our city. #tbt


Board Topics to discuss this Thursday night 6:30PM Botanica.

May 14 visit by Sunflower Foundation -
Who, where, when after Sunset Trail dedication and driving tour of proposed trail. Getting endorsements from as many local authorities as possible. Breaking Trail Project into more chew-able pieces? Prep for meeting with City and Fdn.

Updates on Chisholm Trail celebrations prep -
Meeting with Jay Price and accurate Wichita history text for web sites and literature. Additional events and fleshing out existing events. Helping event holders finish their event applications with interesting text.
259 Chisholm Trail history curriculum plans and assistance

Park trails, connectivity and river access projects -

Ambassador reports and other opportunities.


Please meet at the River bank in Riverside Park on Stackman Drive across the street from the Art Museum. The event will take place from 9:30 to Noon on Sunday April 24th - Come any time during this time!! Bring rakes. You are welcome to join us for lunch afterwards at Riverlawn Church 4243 N Meridian - Hope to see you at ROCK The ARK Saturday's river cleanup downtown 9-12. Meet in the open lot north of the Broadview Drury at 9am.

Saturday St Pat's Parade noon in Delano

Saturday St Pat's Parade noon in Delano


RIVERSIDE WILDFLOWERS and geese control.
Saturday, March 19th 9am - noon
Riverside volunteers will meet to revitalize the wildflower strip on the Little Ark river on the north bank across from the Tennis Center. We have 50 lbs of assorted short wild flower seed, compost and additional signage to apply to the half mile strip from the bridge on the east to the Art Museum on the west. Bring plastic buckets and pitch forks. Cold water, cups and snacks provided.


Thursday, February 29th at 6:30pm the GreenWay Board will meet at Botanica in the Fireplace Room. Spring projects include Pathway development, River access and Wildflower planting in Riverside Park.


Conflicts of Board members and weather are canceling our January Board meeting. Stay warm. See you in February.


GreenWay board meeting 6:30p Thursday, Jan 21 at Botanica


Wichita Chisholm Trail Celebration Planning meeting at
Cowtown - 6:30pm Tuesday - January 19th at the visitor center.

There will be a 3 state meeting of the Chisholm Trail Celebration 150 in Fort Worth TX on Friday the 19th of February. Several locals are going. Let us know if you are interested..


GreenWay is meeting jointly with Bike Walk Wichita for a Christmas Celebration Party December 17th 5-9pm at 131 South Laura in Wichita. It's a BYOB affair with food and pop provided. Come meet the group we helped become a non-profit and see their new offices.


November 19 10am-Noon is the next Chisholm Trail meeting at the City Hall in Newton. Question? Does the GreenWay Board want to meet again that evening at Botanica? We have some small items to attend to and plans to make for our Christmas Party. Let me know your views.


Seed swap went fine. We also planted a lot of Milkweed!
Also planted grass seed in porous boat ramp.
No Board Meeting in October.
November Board is 3rd Thursday Botanica Fireplace room
Let's plan on a nice Christmas Party in December.


Native Seed Swap & Planting • Sedgwick County
Botanica • 701 N Amidon St • Wichita, KS • Map
Sun, Sep 20th @ 1-5pm
Botanica is located in the heart of Wichita near the Ark river, the Art Museum and Riverside Park.
We will have 320 live plugs to plant and other donated native seed. Bring your Fall native seed collection to swap and plant.
They have a large plot prepared behind the Children's garden with water available.

We will also have access to Park shoreline along the Big and Little Arkansas Rivers for planting.
Bring seed, swap bags, shovels, gloves.

Contact: Hoyt Hllman [email protected] 316-686-7105
Sponsor: Kansas Native Plant Society

The GreenWay Board meeting is this Thursday at 7pm in the Fireplace room at Botanica...30 minutes later than usual. We a...

The GreenWay Board meeting is this Thursday at 7pm in the Fireplace room at Botanica...30 minutes later than usual. We are accommodating the Botanica Volunteer dinner earlier.
Topics are concerns for Parks, paths, trails, river access and plantings.


Cowtown Kayak Ramp Volunteer UPDATE - Wichita
The main ramp deck is done thanks to volunteers!
We have some clearing to do at the bottom in the river so tall boots would be good, or old tennis shoes for wading.
We will work 7AM - 9AM in the cool of the day so you can still have your Saturday to Play !!! Bring gloves and shovels.


Board Members and Guests,
The GreenWay Board meets this Thursday in the Botanica Fireplace room at 6:30pm

Lots to visit about: Updated Non-Profit status, Chisholm Trail update, Parks update, Bike/Walk Alliance update, Sunflower Rail/Trail update, Cowtown boat ramp update, Financial update
and your concerns. Visitors welcome.


The Float below- meet at 5:30pm in Woodland Park

ARC Kayak 6/17/15 Twilight Float CHANGE NOTICE!Instead of floating on the Big Arkansas River from Garvey Park  to the 47...
Ark River Coalition

ARC Kayak 6/17/15 Twilight Float CHANGE NOTICE!

Instead of floating on the Big Arkansas River from Garvey Park to the 47th Street bridge on June 17th, we will float the Little Arkansas River from Woodland Park (20th & Shelton, near 21st & Arkansas) to the South Riverside Park.

There is high water and a very fast current flow on the Big Arkansas River making it unsafe. The Little Arkansas River is running at a 'controlled' high level and with a fairly fast current, but is reasonably safe and will be an interesting float under these conditions.

Again, no beginning paddlers but persons with some paddling experience should enjoy this float.

More information? . . . Contact Vince at 680-9669.

The Arkansas River Coalition is much more than just a paddle club. If you are not a member of ARC, please consider joining to support its mission to protect, restore and improve the entire watershed and enhance the well-being of all life it sustains. Membership forms may be downloaded from our web site, .

Arkansas River Coalition


The Wichita Parks Foundation along with Wichita Park & Recreation, cordially invites you to join us for a proclamation and presentation of a $100,000 donation to benefit the Kansas Wildlife Exhibit in Riverside Park, located at 720 N. Nims. This celebration is scheduled for Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 10:00 am in front of the Kansas Wildlife Exhibit.

This Saturday - OK Kids Day - Watson Park

This Saturday - OK Kids Day - Watson Park


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