Riney Gallery at Pratt Community College is host to
several exhibits each year. Guest artists display their work
in the gallery and give lectures to art students and community
members. Student and faculty work are also displayed in the
gallery during two exhibits each year.
The gallery is open 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday. For more
information contact the Pratt Community College Art Department
at (620) 672-5641 ext. 228.
Public Library has a sculpture of jumping fish
and pelican by Bruce Moore and paintings and prints by noted
Lindsburg artist Berger Sandzen.
Fishing & Wildlife
The Pratt area and surrounding counties offer some of the richest
hunting opportunities in the state.
Bird hunting opportunities include prairie chicken, duck, turkey,
canada goose, and sandhill crane. Turkey and deer are considered
big game and require the purchase of a game tag in addition
to a hunting license.
Sport fishing species include small and largemouth bass, crappie,
catfish, striper, wiper and walleye. Fishing regulations on
Department of Wildlife and Parks Fishing website.
Viewing: Wildlife in the Pratt area is abundant. There
is easy access to world class bird watching, peaking during
spring and fall migrations at nearby state and federal wildlife
Bottoms, Quivira National Wildlife Refuge, Pratt Sandhills and
Texas Lake are all located within a short distance. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism is an excellent resource.
Sandhills & Texas Lake: These wildlife areas have
unique sand prairie habitats and are the eastern most range
of the lesser prairie chicken in Kansas. The birds gather at
their booming grounds from late March to early May.
To observe the behavior of these birds you'll have to get there
before sunrise. The marshy areas and draws attract waterfowl
and shorebirds, while a variety of mammals and reptiles can
be found area wide.
Barron Theater is an art-deco twin screen theater located
in the downtown that shows first run movies. Call (620) 672-3031
or 1 (800) 794-5003 for show times and what is showing.
Community College Theater presents a fall drama and
spring musical production. Both students and community members
contribute to these productions in a variety of ways. For more
information call Pratt Community College at (620) 672- 5641.
Music Theatre presents lively as well as dramatic performances
throughout the year. For more information call Pratt Music Theatre
at (620) 672- 7740.
Adelines International perform traditional barbershop
harmony. The group of twenty women delight audiences with their
vocal talents. For more information call the Chamber at (620)
672- 5501 or Toll Free at 1 (888) 886-1164.
proud of its 270 acres of parks. Once a tallgrass prairie, Pratt
is now known as "A tree city" and the parks system continues
to be developed for all and future generations.
Park is approximately 117 acres, the largest of the
parks in Pratt. Park features include a nature trail, wood sculptures,
ball diamonds, sand volleyball courts, pond, play equipment,
picnic tables, shelter houses, gazebo and lighted walking path.
The park is named after George Lemon who took a personal interest
in landscaping, introducing a variety of non-native trees to
the area. About 80 varieties of trees survive today. These trees
are the city's natural treasures and the park is used extensively
for walking, roller blading, ball games, picnicking and enjoying
nature. Several wood sculptures by artist Clayton Coss are located
in the park.
of Flags marks the entrance to Pratt's 270 acre park
system. In the backdrop of the flags you will notice a welcoming
Lady Liberty. The park is located near the intersection of Stout
and Highway 54.
Park & Walter Blake Tennis Complex: The park and
lighted tennis courts, located just south of the Kinney Memorial
Swimming Pool on South Rochester, contain ten tennis courts
plus handball courts.
Main Street Park is located near the heart of Pratt
and offers basketball courts, picnic and playground areas, and
a skate park.
Pool: The Ellis D. Kinney Swimming Pool, just north
of the tennis courts, is the state's second largest municipal
swimming pool complete with water slide.
Park is located in the 100 block of South Thompson
Street and Highway 54. A summertime wading pool is open to toddlers
from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. A stone picnic shelter welcomes the weary
traveler or a family get together. New playground equipment
includes a handicap accessible swing.
Park at Third Street and Thompson is ideal for family
reunions or large groups. The picnic area has a concrete stage
for live entertainment, and the tree shaded area lends itself
to public events.
Street Park is located between School, Curtis and Cherry
Streets. In the summer the small ball diamond draws a neighborhood
baseball game, while a winter snow attracts sledders to the
gentle but fun slope on the east side.
Street Park offers a sheltered picnic area, playground
equipment and restroom facilities.
Park is a favorite play site for small children because
of its equipment and sheltered picnic area. The park is located
at Hamilton and Second Streets. The summer time wading pool
is open from 1:00pm - 4:00 pm.
- May Dennis Park, at Mound and Logan Streets, is a large
open-area park with recreational soccer, flag football fields,
playground equipment and a frisbee golf course.
Recreation Department offers youth and adults a
variety of sporting interests year round. Adult activities include
basketball, indoor/outdoor volleyball, softball, tennis and
activities include softball, baseball, T-ball, tennis, basketball,
soccer, flag football, roller hockey, swimming lessons, swim
team, gymnastics, wrestling and karate.
A summer youth program begins the 2nd week in June and runs
through mid July.
Sports Complex: A four-diamond baseball and softball
complex. Used extensively to host baseball, softball and other
events. For additional information call the Recreation Department
Ninnescah Valley Archers is an outdoor bow range located on Country
Club Road, one-half miles south of Highway 54. Archers hold scheduled
shoots during the spring, summer and fall.
Hills Golf & Supper Club is an 18-hole course
with clubhouse, pro shop, cart rental, swimming and fine dining.
Numerous tournaments for members and guests are held annually
at the Park Hills Country Club. Call (620) 672-7541 for golf
and dining information.
Valley is a nine-hole golf course with clubhouse,
located three miles north on Highway 61 and two miles east.
Call (620) 672-3990.
is a nine-hole public golf course located three miles north
on Highway 61 and 3- 3/4 miles east. Call (620) 672-6263.
Rolla-Rena skating rink offers indoor skating for the public,
private parties, roller hockey and skating equipment. Call (620)
672-6384 for hours.
at Pratt Community College: The Jayhawk Conference
is known as being one of the toughest in the country. Beaver
fans enjoy watching quality athletes participate in basketball,
women's volleyball, golf, track, cross country, baseball,
softball, cheerleading and rodeo.
Pratt Community College also hosts the National Intercollegiate
Rodeo Association's (NIRA) opening each year.