The hub of Wildlife and Parks Management for the state of Kansas is located near Pratt. The first fish hatchery in Pratt County was built in 1903 and the Kansas Fish and Game Department was established in 1905. The present hatchery facilities were built in 1960.

The hatchery ponds surround the department properties, producing fish for impoundments across the state. Its natural setting also promotes the mission of department employees to educate, manage and protect the natural resources for the people of Kansas and the kids fishing pond is always a hit.