Explore with Kids: Andover Central Park

Andover Central ParkAndover Central Park | Andover, KS

Completely rebuilt in 2022, there is a reason Andover Central Park is named in our favorite parks in the Wichita Area resource! Andover Central Park is a “hub” for Wichita and surrounding area families. Located in East Andover, this recreational area is so much more than a park. With walking paths, gazebos and picnic shelters, the Capitol Federal Amphitheater, and adjacent to the Andover Public Library, this is a go-to for so many families.

Andover Public Library


1607 E. Central, Andover, KS


This playground is handicap accessible and great for kids of all ages. It’s one of the few parks that also has baby swings, climbing structures, playhouses for the little ones, double swings, a four person teeter totter, and a turf surface (making it easy on little falls and tumbles). 

Andover Public Library

We love our local libraries, and Andover is a true gem! They have wonderful story times with crafts and activities, puzzle & activity bags, family board games to check out, big family events, and you can even check out cake pans and American Girl Dolls! It’s such a special place. 

Walking Path + Fishing Lake

Andover Central Park has over 80 acres complete with a 1.25 mile waking path and nature trail, surrounding Lake George.

The lake is stocked with fish by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism. The lake has six handicap accessible fishing docks, and don’t forget a state issued fishing license is required.

Capitol Federal Amphitheater 

This is an open-air venue that hosts concerts, dance recitals, music theater and performances, and more! Of course we love the FREE outdoor movie nights the City of Andover hosts in the summer and the fall. Andover Central Park Nature Trail

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Angela Green
Angela is the founder of Wichita Mom, the premier parenting website and digital guide for families as they navigate life in Wichita, KS. She is a wife, business owner, avid reader, proud gymnastics & dance mom, Peloton lover, and is always planning her next trip.