Located north of K-96 on Woodlawn
Background: There are two Chisholm Creek Parks, they are separated by a highway. This side of the park is in a more natural state. There are no bike trails or sidewalks, just mowed down areas of land.
The major attraction in the park is a 23 acre fishing pond that the city stocks with largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish, walleye and wipers.
The park is named after Jesse Chisholm (1806-1868) an Indian trader, guide and interpreter in Wichita. We covered his story in a previous post. Fun side note: I went to Jesse Chisholm Elementary School. The building is there but it is called the Dunlap Transition Campus @ Chisholm. It’s a school for differently-abled students to transition from high school to adulthood.
What we did: We had intended to have a picnic in the park. But this is not one of those types of parks, so like the settlers before us, we ate in the car. In our defense, we did turn off the AC and rolled down the windows.
After lunch we took a short stroll to the lake. We could see a few people fishing, but it was pretty cold and windy. So like the settlers before us, we walked back to the car and drove to the next park.