#65 Chautauqua Park – 352 N Chautauqua
Background: According to the city’s website: Chautauqua Park was dedicated September 15, 1999, and the Uptown Neighborhood Association helped develop this park. After some research I found out that Chautuqua was a 19th century adult education and social movement. Chautauqua assemblies brought entertainment and culture to cities. The meetings had speakers, musicians, teachers, showmen and preachers.
What we did: This is another one of Wichita’s smaller parks. But the landscaping really separates it from many other parks.
There is a fence that protects the park from a canal and a bike path. This would be a nice spot for a family picnic.