Who does Naftzger Park belong to?

In anticipation of Wichita’s opportunity to host the first and second rounds of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament next year, the City Council voted on Tuesday to dedicate funds from the Center City South Redevelopment District toward the redesign and reconstruction of M.C. Naftzger Memorial Park, a key public space in the heart of downtown Wichita. As The Wichita Eagle reported on Tuesday, “city and tourism officials who want to put Wichita’s best face forward” during the tournament are troubled by the current state of Naftzger Park, which “is now heavily used as a gathering site by homeless people.”

This week's circulars

Videos

Vanderbilt's opens in new west-side space

Vanderbilt's manager Debi Adlehardt shows off the chain's new west-side space. Carrie Rengers/The Wichita Eagle
crengers@wichitaeagle.com
Vanderbilt's opens in new west-side space 0:43

Vanderbilt's opens in new west-side space

The best things to do this weekend? These are the Keeper's 1:33

The best things to do this weekend? These are the Keeper's

Holy Fire arrives in Kansas 1:56

Holy Fire arrives in Kansas

Great Planes Air Expo 2017 1:29

Great Planes Air Expo 2017