Wichita, KS
65
How we calculate the Wichita ParkScore® Rating

The ranking for Wichita is based on five characteristics of an effective park system: access, investment, acreage, amenities, and equity.

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Access
29
Acreage
60
Investment
34
Amenities
41
Equity
68
53% of Wichita residents live within a 10-minute walk of a park. National Average 55%

We’re working to ensure that every person, in every neighborhood, in every city across America has a quality park within a 10-minute walk of home.

How are the parks distributed?
Wichita residents who live within a 10-minute walk of a park
By Age (%)
Children (0 - 19)
54
Adults (20 - 64)
53
Seniors (65+)
52
By Income (%)
High Income
44
Middle Income
56
Low Income
63
Race/Ethnicity (%)
American Indian*
56
Asian*
42
Black*
65
Hispanic
65
Pacific Islander*
51
White*
48
2 or More Races*
56
Other*
55
*Excludes those that report Hispanic origin (which is captured separately from race by the U.S. Census).
Park Space per Person by Race/Ethnicity Reactive to City Median
Residents in neighborhoods where most people identify as a person of color have access to 58% more park space per person than those in predominantly white neighborhoods. Any Census-designated race/ethnicity not shown above does not meet the minimum threshold to be displayed.
How do park amenities measure up?
We compared Wichita against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita.
Basketball Hoops
16
1.7 per 10,000 people
Playgrounds
26
2.2 per 10,000 people
Rec & Senior Centers
23
0.4 per 20,000 people
Dog Parks
44
1.2 per 100,000 people
Bathrooms
63
2 per 10,000 people
Splashpads
74
2 per 100,000 people
How much is Wichita investing in parks?
We compared Wichita against the others to determine where it falls for spending per capita
Park Spending per Capita
  • City agency
    $74 (94%)
  • Other public agencies
    $0 (%)
  • Private organizations
    $1 (1%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours
    $4 (5%)
$79
Total Spending Per Capita
  • National Averages, Spending Per Capita:
  • City agency: $83 (85%)
  • Other public agencies: $7 (7%)
  • Private organizations: $5 (5%)
  • Monetized volunteer hours: $3 (3%)
  • TOTAL: $98