Heritage Park is a 1,238-acre park is located at 159th and Pflumm Road. Purchased in 1979 through voter-approved bonds, the park was dedicated on July 4, 1981. Recreational facilities include 10 picnic shelters (two large capacity), a 40 acre lake, marina, a 30 acre dog off-leash area, shelters and picnic areas, play areas, outdoor exercise equipment, athletic fields for softball, football, soccer with concessions, and the 18-hole championship Heritage Park Golf Course and driving range. Located adjacent to Heritage Park is our excellent full-care boarding, horse training and private training facility, White Fox Manor Stables.
Recent Playground Improvements
Thanks to a Waste Tire Products Grant through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, improvements were recently made to Playground #1 at Heritage Park. The 50/50 matching grant of $15,000 allowed JCPRD to redo the surface of the playground with interlocking SofTiles from SofSurfaces Inc. In the process, over 600 tires were diverted from Kansas landfills or other unsightly areas around the state. SofTiles contain 74-93% post-consumer recycled content, with each tile utilizing a minimum of one passenger tire. Along with the new surface, an ADA sidewalk was added around the perimeter of the playground.
Heritage Park Shelters
To ensure the use of a shelter, reservations are recommended. Heritage Park is equipped with 10 multi-functional shelters available throughout the year for gatherings including weddings. For details about all JCPRD shelters view our JCPRD Park Shelter Info Chart. Patrons can reserve shelters by walk-in or by phone. For additional details visit our reservation and rentals page. To inquire or to reserve a shelter, visit our Registration Office or contact us Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at (913) 831-3359.
JCPRD Park Police and Park Safety
If safety issues arise, contact the JCPRD Park Police by calling (913) 782-0720. If you’re contacting the Park Police to resolve a conflict related to a shelter reservation, please be sure to have your copy of the reservation with you.
Dogs, all alcoholic beverages, and all cereal malt beverages are prohibited (NOT ALLOWED) in the complex (including parking lot). Coolers are allowed in the parking lot of the complex only.
Heritage Park Lake Fishing
Heritage Park Lake is a great place to enjoy your favorite hobby or sport individually or with the family. For fishing conditions at Heritage Park Lake and other JCPRD lakes, please view our on-line weekly Fishing Report.
State license are NOT required for youth 15 and under or seniors 75 and older who are Kansas residents. A state license is required for Kansas state residents ages 16-74. State licenses are required for ANYONE 16 and older who is not a resident of the State of Kansas.
District fishing permits are not required for Johnson County residents 15 years of age or younger or seniors 65 years of age or older. District fishing permits are required by ALL residents of Johnson County 16-64 years of age and ALL non-residents of Johnson County 16 years of age and older
A District Trout Permit is required for EVERYONE, regardless of age or residency, who fishes for trout (whether they keep the trout or practice catch and release).
For prices and other information view our permits and fees page or contact the John Barkley Visitor Center at (913) 888-4713.
Heritage Park Dog Off-Leash Area
The Heritage Park Dog Off-Leash Area is a great spot for your canine to enjoy! It is a 30-acre area with a fenced open space and a small pond. The off-leash area is accessible from all entrances of the park but is closest to the entrance at 16240 Lackman Road (see Heritage Park Map). Please note that for the enjoyment of all patrons and pets, all JCPRD Off-Leash Area Code of Conduct/Rules apply.
Please note that weekly maintenance closures are in effect. Maintenance will be scheduled for Tuesdays from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Closures are intended to allow for a higher level of maintenance to the area without compromising dog and patron safety. Trespassing is prohibited when the gate is locked.
JCPRD has a total of four dog parks. The other off-leash areas are located in Shawnee Mission Park, Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park and Kill Creek Streamway (at the 95th Street access point). Each off-leash area is an enclosed, fenced area.
Heritage Park Soccer Programs & Fields
Heritage Park soccer programs are offered via Heartland Soccer. The Johnson County Park and Recreation District provides the community with recreational soccer fields and programs at various locations, for children age 4 through 8th grade. For more information please visit our Youth Soccer page or contact Jamie Kempfe at (913) 826-2853. For information about renting a soccer field please visit our rentals and reservation page or call (913) 826-2900.
Heritage Park Disc Golf Course
The Heritage Park Disc Golf Course is an 18 hole, 54 par course, available for public use. Players throw from tee to pin attempting the lowest number of throws as the course winds through wooded and prairie grass areas. Varying levels of terrain and obstacles will challenge beginners and experienced players alike while enjoying a scenic view of JCPRD's Heritage Park. View our Heritage Park golf course map.
Heritage Park Football Programs & Fields
The football programs, offered via FCCJC, offers a wide range of leagues for a wide range of ages. The program includes flag football for kindergarten and 1st graders and tackle football for 2nd through 8th graders. Participants in the tackle program must register at Heritage Football Complex on one of the designated registration days. In 2007 and 2008, a football camp was presented by FCCJC and the KC Brigade for children entering grades 4 through high school. It was a great success. For more information about leagues, please contact the Johnson County Football and Cheerleading Club Inc. at (913) 831-6000.
Heritage Park Cheerleading Programs
The cheerleading programs, offered via FCCJC, are geared toward youth in kindergarten through 8th grade. Squads are formed by high school boundries and cheer for fall football teams at Heritage Park. Some squads cheer for winter basketball teams in GABL or PABL. Registration days are generally held one or two Saturdays in March. A Junior Cheerleading Program is available to youth who will be in kindergarten, 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade in the coming school year. They are divided into squads according to high school boundaries whenever possible and will cheer for 6 to 8 football games played on weekends beginning in September. For more information about leagues, please contact the Johnson County Football and Cheerleading Club Inc. at (913) 831-6000.
Fall Group Hayrides
Enjoy the outdoors by scheduling your group for a hayride through Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park or Heritage Park. Your 45-minute to one-hour hayride concludes with a one-hour campfire where marshmallows and apple cider await.
Hayrides can be scheduled for dates between the third weekend of September to the Sunday before Thanksgiving, and two weeks advance registration is required. Hayrides detailed information. [pdf]
Annual Heritage Park Christmas Tree Recycling
Starts Dec. 26
Recycling helps the environment and JCPRD will help you do your part - for free. Each year JCPRD collects natural Christmas trees from late December through mid-January. The drop-off sites are the parking lots of the The Theatre in the Park , Heritage Park Marina and Kill Creek Park Marina. Only natural Christmas trees, please, and no yard waste is allowed. There is no charge for the recycling. For more information call (913) 888-4713.
"Thank you for making the off leash area available to so many of us, it is such a great natural habitat for dogs in this area."