Parks and Recreation
Halstead Kansas Parks and Recreation
Riverside Park is one of the most beautiful parks in central Kansas and is located at the north edge of the city, on the banks of the Little Arkansas River and Black Kettle Creek. Halstead is proud of its city parks, one of which has a Hollywood connection. The famous 1955 Academy Award-winning movie Picnic (Columbia Pictures) starring Kim Novak, William Holden and Cliff Robertson, was filmed primarily in Halstead’s Riverside Park, located at the river confluence that marks the city’s earliest beginnings. The Old Settlers Picnic, held in Riverside Park is the oldest continuous celebration in Harvey County and has been held every August, rain or shine, since 1887.
Scout Park is a well-developed one-block square park located in the heart of Halstead. Named because of the actual Scout Cabin (girls & boys) that sits on the southeast corner, Scout Park has been upgraded into a beautiful place to gather for Halstead residents and their visiting family and friends.
Wedgewood Golf Course
Wedgewood Golf Course is operated by the city and is an excellent nine-hole, grass golf course just north of town.
Halstead Swimming Pool
The Halstead Swimming Pool has been renovated in the late 1990s and provides youngsters and adults alike with hours of relief from the hot summer sun!