Chisholm Creek Park

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Chisholm Creek Park is one of the largest parks in Wichita. Its habitats represent most of 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 these trails are accessible.

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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!

Park Regulations

In order to preserve the natural features of the area, certain regulations are in place. Please respect the park and keep it a good home for wildlife in Wichita.

  • 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 or capture 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.

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Picnic Shelters

Picnic amenities include: Charcoal Grills | Open Shelter | Picnic Tables | Restroom Facilities | Parking Lots

The City of Wichita manages the park facilities and picnic shelters. More information.

Fishing - Channel Catfish

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.

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