#71 Swanson Park – 1011 N Maize
Background: This tract of land, acquired in 1975, has been designated a Wichita Wild Habitat area. The park is named after Simon Swanson (1886-1974) a conservationist.
Simon’s father, Nels, homesteaded 160 acres of land in 1874. Swanson Park sits on part of that land.
What we did: What a great day for a walk in the park. Beautiful little spot right in the middle of Wichita. We followed the path around and got some great views of the Cowskin Creek and a cool little bridge spanning the water.