If you’re looking for more ways to enjoy the outdoors with the family, going for a picnic is a great idea! There are many beautiful spots in Wichita where you can enjoy nature, kids can run around (away from technology), and have a very special time. Check out our top picks for places to enjoy a picnic with kids in Wichita!
Sedgwick County Park
Where: 6501 W 21st St, Wichita, KS 67205
Hours: Daily, 6 AM- 10 PM
At Sedgwick County Park, kids will have a blast playing in the amazing playground, and families will love enjoying a picnic and going for a walk down the numerous trails afterward!
You will want to return to this park every week ‘cause there’s always a new part to explore!
Where: 34 Willowbrook Rd, Eastborough, KS 67207
Hours: Daily, 6 AM- 12 AM
After enjoying a nice picnic with the family, you can go for a walk around the lake or explore the wildlife!
Eastborough Park features a great playground and covered patio for the whole family to have a blast.
Botanica, The Wichita Gardens
Where: 701 Amidon St, Wichita, KS 67203
Hours: Monday- Saturday 9 AM- 5 PM | Sunday 1 PM- 5 PM
Have lunch surrounded by beautiful gardens of flowers and statues!
You will get to explore the different gardens after you enjoy a nice picnic on the benches or the terrace! Visit the Downing Children’s Garden, grab a coffee, or just enjoy the colorful views!
O J Watson Park
Where: 3022 S McLean Blvd, Wichita, KS 67217
Hours: Daily, 8 AM- 10 PM
At first, you might visit this park for a picnic, but once you’re here you’ll spend the day enjoying different fun activities such as pony rides, miniature train rides, mini-golf, and more!
Kids can enjoy the amazing playground and play in the green space.
Where: Buffalo Park, 10201 W. Hardtner
Have a picnic under the shade of a tree while you spend a nice family time!
Kids can have a blast in the splash pad and run away from the summer heat, or the whole family can enjoy a tennis match and a nice walk!
Chisholm Creek Park
Where: Chisholm Creek Park, Wichita, KS 67220
Chisholm Creek Park is one of the largest parks in Wichita!
You can enjoy a picnic with the family in the open shelter, picnic areas, or charcoal grills, and then explore the 1.6-mile nature trail, wetlands area, and more!
Central Riverside Park
Where: 720 Nims N, Wichita, KS 67203
Hours: Daily, 10 AM- 8 PM
The Central Riverside Park features large open areas where you can enjoy a picnic surrounded by trees and green spaces!
The central section houses the Kansas Wildlife Exhibit with Kansas native animals, the Celebration Plaza, an interactive fountain, and more!
Pawnee Prairie Park
Where: 2625 S Tyler Rd, Wichita, KS 67209
Hours: Daily, 7 AM- 8 PM
Explore over 400 acres of natural space and find the best spot for your family picnic!
You can do some walking and explore the trails, the butterfly garden, and wildlife habitat. There’s also a playground for the little ones!
College Hill Park
Where: 304 Circle Dr, Wichita, KS 67218
Hours: Daily, 5 AM- 12 AM
In this park, you will find the perfect shade to enjoy a nice family lunch in the outdoors!
Kids will love the playground, and the family can enjoy the multiuse court, tennis courts, and if you visit in the summer, a swimming pool!
The Keeper of the Plains Plaza
Where: 339 Veterans Pkwy, Wichita, KS 67203
Hours: : 5 AM- 12 PM
This is one of the best picnic spots in Wichita!
Enjoy a nice lunch as you behold the beautiful and famous sculpture on the waterfront and some nice views of the water. A great place to spend some family time!