Future of Wichita’s Clapp Golf course discussed

May 28, 2019 - 12:00 pm
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The Wichita City Council held a workshop during their weekly meeting on Tuesday.

Leading the workshop was a presentation on the future of Clapp Golf Course in southeast Wichita.

A transformation committee engaged the community for their ideas, which included walk and bike trails, educational facilities, retail and other amenities for the 93-acre site.

Mayor Jeff Longwell admitted that closing the course would be painful, but given the financial losses and the community's input, it has become necessary.

"It's a tough situation but, you know, at the end of the day we're going to listen to the community," the Mayor said.
 
The park board plans to put a master plan together in 2020.  No potential closing date for the course has been reached.

In related news, the Golf Board plans to change their annual golf passes.  The 12 passes that are currently sold will be consolidated to five.  The city plans to roll out these changes in the fall.

In other council news, the Wichita Planning Department presented ideas that may guide decision-making for the city into the next 20 years.

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