Slide the City™ Celebrates Independence Day in Wichita

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This gigantic slippery surface promises participants the “slide of their lives”

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Imagine yourself sliding down a 1,000 ft slip and slide on Independence Day!

Summer is heating up and on July, 4, Slide the City™ is bringing their thousand-foot slide to Wichita. Families and friends alike can celebrate American independence as they slip, slide and splash down this king sized urban slide. This event encourages the community to get outside and stay active during the warm summer months.

“What’s more American than a slip and slide?” said event organizer TR Gourley, “Imagine yourself sliding down a 1,000 ft slip and slide on Independence Day!”

Maple Street will be transformed into a water-lover’s oasis as participants ride inflatables down this giant slide, which spans three city blocks. Sliding starts at 1pm and continues until 8pm. With music, local vendors, and giveaways, this family-friendly event promises to be a highlight of the summer.

A portion of the event proceeds will be donated to the Wichita Parks Foundation. This organization strives to enhance the quality and maintain the heritage of Wichita’s park system by assembling necessary resources through developing partnerships and fostering relationships.

“We want to make a difference while we’re making memories,” Gourley said. “We are happy to be working with Wichita Parks Foundation for this event.”

Participants can purchase a one, three or unlimited slide pass, and are encouraged to sign up before July 4 to take advantage of the current discount. Pricing starts at $25.

Those over 5 years of age and 46 inches tall are welcome to slide! Visit for more information about dates and locations or checkout what fans have to say on the Slide the City™ Facebook page at

About Slide the City™
The first event of its kind, Slide the City™ has seen massive growth since it started in 2014. This original concept went viral when the video was released, and this year promises to be bigger, better, and wetter. Slide the City™ is on track to produce more than 100 in the US and Canada and has entered various other countries around the world. Slide the City™ is a family-friendly event bringing 1,000 feet of padded vinyl onto city streets. This giant three-lane slide travels around the country so people from coast-to-coast can have the slide of their lives!

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