Westar Energy

Hutchinson Energy Center



Hutchinson Energy Center | Hutchinson, Kansas | 476 MW | Natural Gas


Prairie Ridge Park Cross Country Course

Hutchinson Energy Center is home to the new Westar Prairie Ridge Park Cross Country Course.

  • 5-kilometer (3.1 mile) course

  • Westar donated 200 acres of land between Prairie Hills Middle School and Dillon Nature Center

  • Collaboration to build the course between Westar and Buhler/Hutchinson School Districts and Hutchinson Community College

  • Land maintained integrity and natural beauty throughout construction

  • Course is lined by wild prairie grass and natural inclines

  • Course has the potential to become one of the premier running venues in the state