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The warm weather is finally approaching! Being cooped up inside during the winter is frustrating for little ones so we wanted to give you some ideas of things to do in or around Wichita with your little ones on these beautiful Spring days.
Sedgwick County Zoo is our first pick of places to check out with your family. There are so many animals to see and things to see, you could spend all day there! It has over 2,500 different animals and 500 different species, not to mention the arrival of 6 new elephants just last week! That is reason enough to go check it out whether you have been before or it will be your first time.
There are many lakes around Wichita that are great for fishing, camping, boating or swimming. In addition to the small lake on base, there is El Dorado Lake which is just a 25 minute drive from Wichita and has 98 miles of shoreline to explore. It has primitive and electric camping, cabins you can rent and a marina. If you love fishing, El Dorado Lake is one of the best places for fishing. Cheney Lake is west of Wichita and is also good for camping and sailing. Cheney Lake also has a 5 mile walking/ biking trail that is a great place to take kids to see some of the beautiful nature here in Kansas.
The Keeper of the Plains is a great stop for the family to take in the downtown views of Wichita. If you like photography, some of the most beautiful pictures taken on the river were at the Keeper of the Plains. At night, the fire pits light up the area and it is breathtaking. The fire pits, which are known as the Rings of Fire, are lit manually for public safety and run in 15-minute increments. They are generally lit once a night around 7 pm during the summer and at sunset during the winter.
April is Month of the Military Child. During this month, we take time to recognize the sacrifices of our military children, and celebrate their strength, courage and resiliency. Our youngest heroes serve by adapting to frequent moves, change of schools, parental deployments, and life transitions.
In conjunction with Month of the Military Child, Purple Up! is an initiative calling the community to show support for children in military families. You can do this by wearing the color purple on April 15th. Why purple? Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is a combination of Army green, Marine red, and Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard blue.
Stop by the Community Office during the month of April and you can receive a certificate for a free ice cream cone in honor of the month of the military child!
Corvias Military Living would like to salute our military children and show appreciation for all that they do!
Spouses of active-duty service members are eligible to apply for $5,000 Educational Grants for college. Applications are due May 5 and are available at corviasfoundation.org.
In an effort to keep our communities looking beautiful for you and your neighbors to enjoy, we need your help! On trash day please ensure that all trash containers and bulk trash items are placed at the curb by 6:30 a.m. the day of pick-up and promptly stored after trash has been collected. Please refer to the Resident Responsibility Guide for more information. For more information about trash or curbside recycling program, please contact your Community Office.
As the weather gets warmer, more people will begin to use barbecue grills. While many of the safety tips are similar to indoor cooking, there are additional concerns to consider when grilling outdoors.
- Only use outdoors.
- Position the grill 25 feet away from your home and do not use underneath an overhang.
- Keep children and animals away from the grill.
- Periodically remove grease and fat buildup.
- Use the proper starter fluid on charcoal grills.
- Never add starter fluid when coals have already been ignited.
- Allow coals to cool before properly disposing.
- Do not discard coals in the garbage or in the grass.
- When using a propane grill, check the hoses for leaks prior to starting.
- Never store propane cylinders in buildings or garages.
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