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SHOCKER ROWING

Little Arkansas River

Shocker Rowing is fortunate in that the Frostbite Regatta takes place on the Little Arkansas in Wichita. This scenic river runs through the historic and lovely Riverside neighborhood. The course has many curves and requires sharp navigation through bridges making it one of the most difficult regattas to steer, but great training for Wichita State University coxswains and scullers who can easily navigate other courses after time on the Little Ark.

Shocker Rowing uses the location to train for the Frostbite or when other occasions require the longer waterway. The Little Arkansas has been home to Shocker Rowing and Wichita Rowing in the past. In fact, Wichitans have been rowing since 1898 on the Little Arkansas when the Murdock Boat House and Riverside Boat Company were one of the town’s premier entertainments.

Little Arkansas Rowing launches near the parking lot to the Ralph Wulz Tennis Center.

Address: 551 Nims

Directions from campus:

  • Take 135 South to central street exit.
  • Go West on Central thru downtown.
  • At Waco Street, Central begins to curve, first to the left, then right, stay on Central.
  • After an apartment complex, turn right at Nims.
  • Take first left into park at Ralph Wulz, Riverside Tennis Center.
  • Follow park road to parking lot, team is usually at east end of White Bubble Covered Tennis Court.

Directions from Kellogg/54:

  • Take Seneca exit.
  • Go North on Seneca.
  • After crossing the Arkansas River, Seneca will curve to the right, follow.
  • Cross the Little Arkansas River, the tennis center will be on the left.
  • Turn left at Nims.
  • Take first left into park at Ralph Wulz, Riverside Tennis Center.
  • Follow park road to parking lot, team is usually at east end of White Bubble Covered Tennis Court.
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Sign off Central. Driveway off Nims into parking lot for Tennis Center.
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From Central, this is the view towards the Riverside Tennis Center. The Rowing team parks to the right of the Covered Tennis Court.