Summer is finally here and the City of Wichita is offering FREE pool days, meals & more to help add to your summer fun.  

Wichita Transit:

Transit is offering residents the opportunity to ride the Route 11 bus for free through Aug. 10. The route was recently revised to provide new service to the Sedgwick County Zoo and Sedgwick County Park. No ID is required and riders can get on or off the bus at any point on the route. The basic route leaves downtown going West on Maple to Ridge, then North to 21st and Zoo Blvd. Other stops on the route include the Delano area, Friends University and Towne West Mall.

Transit is also offering free and unlimited bus rides to students who can show an ID. Youth may ride any of Wichita’s 18 bus routes for no cost, Monday through Saturday, through Aug. 31. Students without a school ID can obtain a free ID card at the Wichita Transit Center, 214 S. Topeka. Route information can be found at

If a child has never taken the bus before, Wichita Transit is also offering no-cost travel training. Please call 316-352-4868 and ask to speak to the travel trainer.

Park & Recreation:

The City’s Park & Recreation Department is offering a number of free pool days for community members of all ages to enjoy on days when day care programs and camps are traditionally are not open. Open hours are 1-6 p.m. as follows:

Sun., June16 Aley

Sat., July 6 Evergreen

Sun., July 14 Minisa

Sat., July 20 Linwood

Sat., July 27 Orchard

Four community recreation centers are providing a free summer youth program for kids 6 – 18 years of age to have fun, play as well as enjoy a free meal. These are the centers and dates of the programs. See the graphic this page for date, time and locations.

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