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Map of the Arkansas River Path

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Arkansas River Path

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Arkansas River Path

LENGTH:

12 miles

SURFACE:

paved

COMMUNITIES:

Wichita

HIGHLIGHTS:

natural areas and parks along the Arkansas River, Downtown Wichita, museums, sports venues

NEARBY TRAILS:

Zoo Boulevard Trail

Turnpike Drive Trail

RELATED LINKS:

Wichita

The Arkansas River Path is a 12-mile long system of paved pathways that travel alongside the Arkansas River through the heart of in South Central Wichita. The route of the path spans from Big Arkansas River Park on W. 21st Street and adjacent to Interstate 235 to Southeast Boulevard and E. MacArthur Road. The trail travels through the natural areas and parks along the river, going past residential neighborhoods, commercial centers, schools and the area around Downtown Wichita.

The pathway is located on one side of the river or the other, and on both banks in some locations. There are several locations where trail users can cross to the other side.

Conditions

The Arkansas River Path is paved for the entire route. The trail is open for bike riding, running and walking. Most of the route is located away from traffic and there are relatively few road crossings. There are several locations to cross the river, either on a pedestrian bridge or by using the pedestrian lanes on the various bridges for the roads.

Communities

The Arkansas River Path goes past the following communities: Wichita.

Points of Interest

The Arkansas River Path goes past the following points of interest:

Big Arkansas River Park
Indian Hills Greenway
W. 13th Street N Bridge
Arthur B. Sim Golf Course
Pedestrian Bridge at W. Central Avenue
Botanica Gardens
Old Cowtown Museum
N. Seneca Street Bridge
Pedestrian Bridge at the Keeper of the Plains
Wichita Art Museum
Westside Athletic Field
Exploration Place
Boeing Dome Theater and Planetarium
Exploration Park
W. 1st Street N Bridge
Veterans Memorial Park
Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center
Lawrence Dumont Stadium
W. Lewis Street Bridge
Kansas Sports Hall of Fame
Wichita Ice Center
West High School
W. Lincoln Street Bridge
W. Harry Street Bridge
W. Pawnee Street Bridge
Wichita Water Center
Herman Hill Park
S. Broadway Street Bridge
OJ Waterson Park
Garvey Park
S. Hydraulic Ave Bridge
Chapin Park
Nearby Trails

Turnpike Road Trail: the two trails meet at the south end of the Arkansas River Path at the intersection of Southeast Boulevard and E. MacArthur Boulevard.


End Points

The northwest end of the Arkansas River Path is located Big Arkansas River Park on W. 21st Street N.

The southeast end of the trail is located at the intersection of Southeast Boulevard and E. MacArthur Boulevard.


Resources

Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the Arkansas River Path in Wichita, Kansas.

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