Family-friendly activities at O.J. Watson, High and Plagens parks on Saturday

Train rides will be available at O.J. Watson Park.
Train rides will be available at O.J. Watson Park. The Wichita Eagle

Family-friendly activities in the park

Update: Haysville date postponed because of forecast. Check before you go with the others.

Saturday is great day to check out some area parks for family-friendly activities. Here are three ideas.

O.K. Kids’ Day at Watson Park

At O.J. Watson Park, 3022 S. McLean, it’s O.K. Kids’ Day. Kids can enjoy fishing and water-safety clinics, archery, kayaks, train rides, crafts and more. The free event for families with kids ages 5-12 takes place 9 a.m.-noon. Free hotdogs and T-shirts while supplies last. At noon, paid concessions start, along with (for a fee) miniature golf, pony rides and pedal boats. More information: wichita.gov/parkandrec

Derby Kite Festival

Over in Derby, the family-friendly fun continues at the Kite Festival in High Park, 2801 E. James. From 1 to 4 p.m., there will be megakites and demos, kite-making, a candy drop (2:30 p.m.), remote-controlled airplanes and helicopters, face painting, clowns, food trucks, kite vendors and more. Admission is free. More information: www.derbyrec.com

Kids to Parks Day in Haysville

Kids can have a fun morning full of activities including bocce ball, pony rides, a scavenger hunt, basketball and jump rope at Kids to Parks Day at Plagens-Carpenter Sports Complex at Plagens Park, 6501 S. Mabel in Haysville. The event takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. Admission is free; snow cones will be for sale. More information: www.facebook.com/HaysvilleRecreation

Ardua Harris