Visitors to Central Park will soon be able to utilize a new addition to the park with the Andover Amphitheater. The design process for the municipal Amphitheater is nearing completion as the Andover Amphitheater Design Committee has been working closely with LK Architecture to finalize the plans. The design will be made public in April 2017 and the groundbreaking for the Amphitheater is set for June 17, 2017, at the 5th annual Concert in the Park. The project is estimated to take under 1 year to finish, with completion to be before the 6th annual Concert in the park in 2018. Funding for the project came from four sources; 1) Tower rental from cell phone companies 2) Fireworks tent rental fees 3) Liquor tax and 4) Hotel bed tax. Once completed, the amphitheater will provide a versatile venue and a beautiful landmark for the Andover community.
The design includes aspects of the surrounding buildings and use of the natural features in the park. The goal was to blend the Amphitheater’s aesthetics, function, and size seamlessly into the park without altering the park’s natural beauty. The Amphitheater design will balance the use of smaller performances with the needs of larger events.
Members on the design committee represent Andover from a variety of backgrounds, including members from City Council, City Hall, CVB, and the Andover community. The committee is working closely to shape the design and location of the Amphitheater with design consultants from LK Architecture.
The City of Andover is organized as a Mayor-Council form of government. Residents who are registered voters elect the Mayor and City Council by popular vote. The Mayor and Council are responsible for hiring an Administrator. The Council/Administrator style of government combines the strong political leadership of an elected governing body to make policies and laws that will enhance or sustain quality of life in Andover, with the managerial expertise of the City Administrator to administer these policies and oversee the daily operation of the City.
City Administrator is Mark Detter
For more information about the Mayor, City Council and departments of the City, visit their website at www.andoverks.com.
Andover Public Schools is an award winning district receiving the Governor's Achievement Award (which is given to top 5% of schools in Kansas) for Andover Central Middle School 2010-2013, Wheatland Elementary School 2013 and Robert M. Martin Elementary School 2012.
Niche.com named Andover the best school district in the Wichita Metro Area in 2015.
Andover Central High School received a bronze medal ranking in US News & World Reports Best High Schools of 2014.
Enrollment - 5872
Staff - 577
Two High Schools
Two Middle Schools
Six Elementary Schools
20-1 Pupil to Teacher Ratio (average for all grade levels)
Kansas Medical Center LLC
The Kansas Medical Center is a fully physician owned hospital with a state of the art facility. This facility was awarded Outstanding Patient Excellence in 2012 and is in the top 5% nationwide according to study by HealthGrades.
This full service, general acute care 58-bed facility offers a full range of services such as cardiovascular, orthepedics, gynocology and more. They have a 24/7 emergency room.