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 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 USD 382 (enrollment approximately 1400 students) comprised of Southwest Elementary School, Haskins Elementary, Liberty Middle School and Pratt High School; Sacred Heart Catholic Elementary is a private school within the city limits and has an approximate enrollment of 80 students.
USD 471 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 1275.
Medical and 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, and Religious Facilities:
Theatre, Skating Rink, Bowling Alley, 3 Golf courses, Pool, Parks, Tennis Complex, Walking Paths, Frisbie Golf Course, Pratt County Lake, Softball/Baseball Complex, Pratt Recreation activities, Community Concert, Music Theatre productions, Historical Museum, Pratt Public Library; Teen Center and 20 plus churches of all denominations.
List of Attractions:
- Green Sports Complex
- Ellis Kinney Municipal Pool
- Pratt County Historical Museum
- Kansas Department of Wildlife and ParksNature Education Center/Fish Hatchery
- Parks/Wood Sculptures/Nature Trail/Frisbie Golf Course
- B-29 All Veterans Memorial
- Delmar Riney Art Gallery at Pratt Community College
- 3 Golf Courses-Park Hills Country Club; Green Valley Golf Course; Seidel’s Golf Course
- Pratt County Lake/Abundant fishing and hunting/wildlife viewing