Chisholm Creek Park is one of the largest parks in Wichita. Its features represent the major habitat types in the Great Plains. Managed by Wichita Park & Recreation as a Wichita Wild Habitat Area to optimize the diversity and quality of the habitat, it complements the educational mission of the GPNC.
In its 282 acres are 2 1/2 miles of paved trails that cross native and restored prairies, wetlands, ponds, and woodlands. All the trails are ADA accessible.
Pets, bicycles, skateboards, motorized vehicles, rollerblades
Bikes and dogs must stay on the bicycle path that goes around the outside of the park. There is a convenient entrance to this path off Oliver St.
Harassment, capture, or feeding of animals
Looking for a more hands-on experience with wildlife? Attend our free programs!
Collection of plants, seeds, or flowers
This protects resources for wildlife and guarantees a healthy reservoir of seeds for next year's crop of wildflowers.
Chisholm Creek Park is home to at least...
- 125 species of wildflowers
- 38 species of trees and shrubs
- 20 species of mammals
- 160 species of birds
- 21 species of reptiles and amphibians
- 13 species of fish
Regular sightings include turkey, white-tailed deer, egrets and herons, kites and hawks, ducks (mallards, teal, gadwall, wigeon), muskrat, mink, box turtles, aquatic turtles, snakes, songbirds, swallows, and many more!
Fishing is allowed at...
1. Island Pond
Artificial lures only, all fish caught must be released.There is no fishing allowed on bridges or other wetland areas of Chisholm Creek Park.
2. Chisholm Lake
Located on the north side of K-96. Please observe posted regulations.
A valid Kansas fishing license is required for all anglers age 16 and up.
Picnic amenities include: Charcoal Grills | Open Shelter | Picnic Tables | Restroom Facilities | Parking Lots
The City of Wichita manages the park facilities and picnic shelters. Click for more information.