The Wellington Parks and Recreation system consists of a total of 314.52 acres. Included in that is a couple of community parks, several small neighborhood parks, a watershed park area, and sports fields. The Parks Department is a sub-department under Public Works. Parks staffing consists of a Supervisor and two personnel. There are also seasonal positions in the summer.
Several Parks facilities may be reserved. The facilities are the following:
- Candy Cane City
- Melody Bowl Shelter House (located West of 218 S. High in Woods Park)
- Woods Park large shelter house (centrally located in the park)
Please contact the Parks Department at 620-326-5041 or the Public Works Department at 620-326-7831 to make reservations.
Please see our Park Donation Policy for details concerning opportunities to make contributions for improvements within the City's Park System.
Parks and Recreation Areas
Aquatic Center 1100 W. Harvey Ave (1.92 acres)
Waterslides, Spray Features, Diving Well, Tot Pool, Concessions, and Shower Facilities.
Visit the WRC Aquatic Center site for additional information, hours and fees.
Candy Cane City 1100 W. Harvey Ave (.87 acres)
Children’s Playground - ADA accessible, Public Restroom.
Candy Cane City may be reserved in advance. Please contact the Parks Department at 620-326-5041 or the Public Works Department at 620-326-7831 to make reservations.
Century Park 500 N. G. St. (4.73 acres)
Walking Path (lighted), Shelter House.
Hargis Creek Watershed Park 1500 N. Keyes St (182.5 acres)
Children’s Playground – ADA accessible (east side), Fishing, Boat Ramps (east and west sides), Public Restroom (east side).
Jefferson Park 1110 S. Jefferson Ave (2.0 acres)
Children’s Play Structure, Shelter House, Basketball Court, Parent Pitch/T-Ball Field.
Madison Park 1000 E. Lincoln Ave (1.4 acres)
Children’s Playground – ADA accessible, Basketball Court, and Backstop.
McKinley Park 701 W. 10th St (1.0 acre)
Children’s Playground, Basketball Court, 2 Sand Volleyball Pits.
Rock Island Ball Fields 1000 W. 4th St (6.4 acres)
2 Softball Fields, Public Restroom.
Sellers Park 601 E. Harvey Ave (13.5 acres)
6 Tennis Courts, Hibbs-Hooten Baseball Stadium, High School Football Field, Skateboard Park, Steam Engine on display, Panhandle Railroad Museum.
Wellington Lake Recreation Area 452 W. 50th St South
Visit the Wellington Lake and Recreation Area page for more information.
Woods Park 1110 W. 4th St
Disc Golf Course, Shelter Houses, Swings, Melody Bowl Sand Volleyball Pit, Public Restrooms, Fishing.
The Melody Bowl Shelter House (located just west of 218 S. High in Woods Park) and the large shelter house in the Park (centrally located in the Park) may be reserved in advance. Please contact the Parks Department at 620-326-5041 or the Public Works Department at 620-326-7831 to make reservations.
Worden Park 800 W. Hillside Ave (60.8 acres)
Softball fields, soccer fields, football fields, Walking Path (lighted), Children’s Playground – ADA accessible, Karting Association racetrack.