Kill Creek Prairie - Located within Kill Creek Park near De Soto, this beautiful 20 acre prairie remnant contains a population of the rarest plants of the tallgrass prairie including the threatened Mead’s Milkweed. Kill Creek Prairie is managed on a rotating basis by haying and prescribed fire.
Ernie Miller Prairie - A small prairie remnant has been restored over the last decade through a combination of cedar tree removal and aggressive planting and seeding by Kansas City Wildlands volunteers. Visit the Ernie Miller Park prairie in late summer for a bouquet of prairie wildflowers blooming.
Ogg Prairie - Tucked inside Shawnee Mission Park is a small diverse five acre prairie that holds amazing floristic diversity. Coneflowers, blazing stars, rattlesnake master, prairie clover, ladies’ tress orchids, and several sunflower species are just a few of the wildflowers found on this remnant site. This jewel is threatened by encroaching woody vegetation and exotic plant growth.
Cedar Niles Prairie - This 45 acre remnant prairie
was recently identified on the Cedar Niles future park site. A team
of JCPRD staff and volunteer botanists are currently conducting an
inventory of prairie species present on the site. This site is not
open to the public at this time.