Dock should be good for quality of life

The agenda for today’s Wichita City Council meeting includes the donation of a floating boat dock to be installed on the Arkansas River behind the Gander Mountain store. The improvements, in the works since late 2010 in consultation with Wichita State University’s rowing staff, will be funded by Gander Mountain, WaterWalk and the GreenWay Alliance; the Arkansas River Coalition will install the dock, which will have four stalls for kayaks. The dock, which the proposed agreement with the city calls a “valuable recreational amenity for the community,” stands to help citizens better access, use and appreciate the river. May this welcome partnership lead to others that will similarly benefit Wichita’s quality of life.