The City of Pratt was founded in 1884 and became a city of the second class in 1908. The City of Pratt operates under a Commission-Manager form of government. The City Manager is appointed by the City Commission and is charged with the administration of the city.
The City of Pratt is the county seat of Pratt County, KS and is located 78 miles west of Wichita.
Agriculture and oil production along with wholesale and retail merchandising are important to the community.
Educational Institutions serving our citizens include Unified School District (USD) 382 (enrollment approximately 1,400 students) comprised of Southwest Elementary School, Liberty Middle School and Pratt High School. USD 438, Skyline, serves the outlying areas of Pratt. Pratt Community College is located within the city limits providing a 2-year curriculum of higher education with an approximate enrollment of 1,275.
Medical & Health Facilities
Pratt Regional Medical Center serves the community along with a number of medical professionals including several doctors, dentists, chiropractors, and optometrists.
Recreation, Cultural & Religious Facilities
- 2 Golf Courses
- Community Concert
- Disc Golf Course
- Historical Museum
- More than 20 churches of all denominations
- Music theatre productions
- Pratt County Lake
- Pratt Public Library
- Pratt Recreation activities
- Skating Rink
- Softball/Baseball Complex
- Teen Center
- Tennis Complex
- Walking Paths
List of Attractions
- 2 Golf Courses - Park Hills Country Club and Seidel's Golf Course
- B-29 All Veterans Memorial
- Delmar Riney Art Gallery at Pratt Community College
- Ellis Kinney Municipal Pool
- Green Sports Complex
- Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Nature Education Center/Fish Hatchery
- Parks/Wood Sculptures/Nature Trail/Frisbie Golf Course
- Pratt County Historical Museum
- Pratt County Lake/Abundant fishing and hunting/wildlife viewing