Westlink, Wichita, Kansas
|Elevation||1,336 ft (407 m)|
Westlink is located at  It consists of the area between 13th Street in the north, Tyler Road in the east, Maple Street in the south, and Maize Road in the west. The Amarado Estates and Northwest Village West neighborhoods lie to the north, Northwest Village lies to the northeast, Country Acres II and Country Acres lie to the east, Woodchuck lies to the southeast, Callahan and Dell lie to the south, Cambridge-Lexington lies to the southwest, West and Arlington Place lie to the west, and North Lark Lane lies to the northwest.(37.696389, - 97.455833) at an elevation of 1,336 ft (407 m).
Cowskin Creek, a tributary of the Arkansas River, flows southeast through the southwestern part of Westlink. A small tributary of the Cowskin flows windingly south through the neighborhood, joining the creek at Maple Street.
Built in 1958, Westlink Shopping Center is a large strip mall located on the southwest corner of Central and Tyler Road. As of 2019, its anchor tenants include Ace Hardware, Dollar General, and Play It Again Sports.
For the purposes of representation on the Wichita City Council, Westlink is in Council District 5.
Wichita Public Schools operates two schools in the neighborhood:
- McCollom Elementary School
- Peterson Elementary School
Parks and recreation
The city’s Department of Park and Recreation maintains three parks in the neighborhood. Buffalo Park spans 38.17 acres (15.45 ha) at the corner of Hardtner Avenue and Maize Road, and it includes a baseball diamond, basketball court, children’s playground, two softball diamonds, tennis courts, and a water playground. Harvest Park is a 9.34-acre (3.78 ha) neighborhood park at Provincial Lane and North Westlink Avenue with a basketball court, swimming pool, and tennis courts. Westlink Park is a small, 3.5-acre (1.4 ha) park at North Caddy Lane and West Delano Street. It includes a children’s playground and a fitness trail.
Central Avenue, which runs east-west, is the primary route through Westlink. Other arterial roads in the neighborhood are those that form its perimeter: 13th Street, which runs east-west, along the north side; Tyler Road, which runs north-south, along the east side; Maple Street, which runs east-west along the south side; Maize Road, which runs north-south, along the west side.
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