Fun Activities for Visitors
Wichita Falls has many activities for visitors that are fun and exciting. Links are provided below for some of the activities that are available to visitors. Here you will find information on the following:
- Castaway Cove
- Museums, Galleries and Historic Sites
- Tribute Horses
- Convention and Visitors Bureau: events, restaurants, shopping, nightlife, fairs, festivals.
- Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation
Circle Trail Connections Available to Businesses
The City is offering Circle Trail connections to businesses that can enhance the enjoyment of the trail. Businesses that could qualify include services for biking, walking/running, dining, boating, picnicking, fishing, and nature appreciation. Engineering Construction Details
|Parks and Recreation
Welcome to the Wichita Falls Parks & Recreation Department. The dedicated professionals who serve in this department are proud to provide the citizens of Wichita Falls with exemplary programs and services. The department is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and beauty of the city for all citizens and visitors.
The Parks Division works diligently to add to the quality of life in Wichita Falls by providing the public with colorfully landscaped medians, aesthetically pleasing parks, an extensive trail system used for running, walking, biking and rollerblading and many other beautification and activity projects.
Recreation programs cover a wide range of activities including softball, volleyball, kickball, flag football, disk golf, basketball, dance, fitness, special events, senior activities and more.
The Cemetery Division maintains four city-owned cemeteries with services including opening and closing of graves and facility maintenance. For those who appreciate the history and beauty of cemeteries Friends of Riverside Cemetery encourages you to obtain a self guided tour booklet for Riverside Cemetery and enjoy this picturesque and important place of rest.
The Vacant Lot Mowing program is a cooperative effort between the Parks Department, Property Administration and Code Enforcement. The program ensures that City and privately owned lots are well maintained for the benefit of surrounding property and business owners.
The Parks Division maintains and supports 37 parks throughout the City. The parks range in size from small neighborhood facilities to the 258 acres of Weeks Park featuring the Champions Course at Weeks Park, an 18 hole golf course. Many parks have spacious picnic shelters, barbeque grills, playgrounds, walking trails and more.
Outdoor Sport Activities
Parks supports some exciting outdoor activities with facilities for basketball, tennis, swimming, volleyball, disc golf, softball, rollerblading, walking, jogging, fishing, biking and horseshoes.
In addition to facilities the City also has organized sporting activities including very active softball and basketball leagues. [Learn More...]
|Enjoy the Outdoors
The Parks Division is very proud of the beautiful parks they support and encourages everyone to enjoy them to the fullest.
Gather up the kids and have a picnic. Take your four-legged family members for a nice walk on the City's 15 miles of hiking, biking and walking trails. Spend some time at Lucy Park and you just might spot some white-tail deer, bobcats, racoons, squirrels, ducks, geese, turtles, butterflies or a Mississippi Kite.
Lake Wichita Park is a large 234 acre park located on the north shore of Lake Wichita. Within the park itself is a 2.6 mile concrete hike and bike trail that runs from the southern tip of the park at Fairway Avenue to the dam on the lake. The trail continues northward all the way to Lucy Park. There are public restrooms, a modular playground, basketball goals, drinking fountains, and many picnic areas.
The park has a large reservable picnic shelter with 10 picnic tables that will seat approximately 60 people. There are also 2 lighted baseball fields, 2 lighted softball fields, 3 lighted football fields, and an 18 hole disc golf course. Lake Wichita Park has the only model airplane landing strip in the park system. The park is also the location of the new Off-Leash Dog Park.
Hamilton Park is a large 64 acre park located along Holliday Creek just north of Midwestern Parkway. It has a tennis center with 12 lighted courts and a pro shop. There is also a reservable picnic shelter with 6 tables, a public restroom, and 5 small picnic shelters. Hamilton park has the only area designated for golf practice in the park system.