April Third Thursday – Celebrating Families

May Third Thursday – Active Living

Play in the Park – June and July

Kitchen Hero Academy

June Third Thursday – Smallville

July Third Thursday – Arts & Eats

August – Foodie Fest

August Third Thursday – Dog Days of Summer

September Third Thursday – Celebrate Kansas

October Third Thursday – Salt City Music Showcase

Celebrating 75 Years of Hutch Rec, “From T-Ball Stars to Community Superheroes”

…and recognizing the ways Hutchinson does healthy living and community spirit through public programs and spaces. 

Community Spirit Parks promote awareness of youth-centered activities and education in Reno County, and works to connect locals with their healthy-living community resources and organizations.

Standard programming provides resources and information and host activities, demonstrations, etc. for community members at events in Hutchinson parks and public spaces, engage other community wellness and quality of life leaders in an event and program format.
  • Family activities and community information in the park at various Hutchinson events
  • Facilitated by youth-serving, quality of life, and community-driven organizations
  • Connecting the public to its healthy living, community spirit resources
  • “Play in the Park” with…

    • Kitchen Hero Academy
    • Family Community Theatre
    • Superhero Slackline
    • Hutch Rec Fitness
    • Hutch Art Center
    • Dillon Nature Center / Foodie Fest

    …and other local youth and community-serving organizations

    Connect with your healthy living community resources

    • Resources and information from Hutchinson-Reno County Arts & Humanities, Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative 
    • and other local wellness and quality of life leaders



    Ave A

    Ave B to A, Ave A Gazebo – Info, music, food trucks

    Community Building – Youth arts activity

    Park – Superhero Slackline, youth arts activity


    Color My City Mural

    Info, Music, Food Trucks



    Camp Sessions

    • Rotating ArtStart, Smallville Stage: visual arts, dance, music, theatre
    • Nature related experiences and crafts, science experiments, farming, food, animal, etc. related activities and learning experiences
    • Sports and recreational activities, outdoor playtime and team-oriented games, Superhero Slackline


    Final Performance Day / Community Spirit Park Day

    Family and caregivers are invited to attend the final “Play in the Park” performance and visit with local youth-centered and healthy living local organizations.