Park Entrance Rerouted for Upgrade: Oct. 20 to Early Dec 2017
Observation Tower and Beach House - both closed for 2017
Marina's West Portion of Parking Lot Closed: Oct. 16 to Mid-Nov 2017
Shawnee Mission Park, a multi-use, 1,600-acre park
is located at 79th and Renner Road in Shawnee, Kansas. The land was
purchased through the District's initial bond issue in 1956 and officially
dedicated on May 30, 1964. It is the largest park in the county and
the most visited park in the entire state of Kansas.
Shawnee Mission Park is home to a number of fantastic amenities as
well as a beautiful 120-acre lake. Our beautiful scenic lake is a
very popular spot for boating, fishing, sail boarding, and much more.
The park also has eleven spacious shelters, numerous picnic areas,
nature trails, play areas, an archery range, a 53-acre dog off-leash
area, a disc golf course, and is a great place to enjoy mountain biking
and horseback riding. The park is also home to The
Theatre in the Park, Shawnee Mission Park Beach (closed for 2017),
and Shawnee Mission Park Marina. In season, there are canoes, pedal
boats, and fishing boats available for rent at the marina.
Shawnee Mission Park Shelters
To ensure the use of a shelter, reservations are recommended. Shawnee
Mission Park is equipped with 11 multi-functional shelters available
throughout the year for gatherings including weddings,
graduations and birthdays.
For details about all JCPRD shelters, including Shawnee Mission Park,
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
or contact us Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4 pm at (913) 831-3359.
Note: During your event, please have a copy of your Shelter Reservation
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 Shelter Reservation Form with
Shawnee Mission Park Marina
Boat rentals at the marina include; canoes, pedal boats, paddleboards,
and kayaks. Fishing permits are also available at the marina. For rental rates and additional
information, visit our Admission
and Rentals Fees page or call our Beaches & Marinas information
Shawnee Mission Park Beach - Closed for 2017- Opening in May 2018
Located inside the JCPRD Administration Building, near the front entrance of Shawnee Mission Park, you'll find our Visitor Services. Here you can obtain copies of park maps, trail guides and Activities Catalogs. You can purchase Kansas State fishing licenses, JCPRD park permits for fishing, boating, archery, and metal detecting, as well as Shawnee Mission Park orienteering course packets. You can also pick up your free model rocket and remote controlled vehicle and boat permits. Questions? Please call (913) 888-4713.
Shawnee Mission Park Lake Fishing
For fishing conditions at Shawnee Mission Park Lake and other JCPRD
lakes, please see our weekly Fishing
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
A JCPRD 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 Visitor Center at (913)
Shawnee Mission Park Beach - Closed for 2017
The previous Shawnee Mission Park Beach House was demolished in September 2016 due to age and structural concerns. It is anticipated the new structure will be complete in time for the 2018 summer season. For additional information please view the Beach House information page.
The Shawnee Mission Park observation tower was closed to public access in January of this year. The tower has significant structural deficiencies and has unfortunately reached a point where repair is not practical. The existing tower will not be re-opened.
The tower has been a popular destination at Shawnee Mission Park since it was constructed in 1964. JCPRD is looking at options to construct a new observation tower in Shawnee Mission Park, and part of this process will include opportunities for public input and comment.
Shawnee Mission Park Dog Off-Leash Area - Open Daily
|During Regular Park Hours* - Sun to Sat
*Closed: Every Tue & Thur 5 am to 9 am
A fun place for your canine family member to run and play! Located
east of the observation tower on John Barkley Drive, the 53-acre off-leash
area features a dog swim area along with wood chip and natural surface
trails through grassland and wooded areas. Our off-leash area also
includes paved parking and portable toilets.
The area is open year-round during regular park
hours except EVERY Tuesday and Thursday from
5:00 am to 9:00 am, when the off leash area will be closed for routine
During maintenance closures (EVERY Tuesday and Thursday
from 5:00 am to 9:00 am) , our intention is to conduct a higher level
of maintenance to the area without compromising dog and patron safety.
Trespassing is prohibited when the gate is locked.
To view the location of the off-leash area in the park please see
Mission Park Map. For the enjoyment of all patrons and pets all
JCPRD Dog Off-Leash
Area Code of Conduct/Rules apply.
JCPRD has a total of four dog off-leash areas. Our off-leash areas
are located in Heritage
Park, Thomas S. Stoll
Memorial Park and Kill Creek Streamway
Park (at the 95th Street access point). Each off-leash area offers
an enclosed, fenced area.
Shawnee Mission Park Disc Golf Course
The Shawnee Mission 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 leads through wooded and
prairie grass areas. Varying levels of terrain and obstacles will
challenge both beginners and experienced players alike on the way
through a scenic view of JCPRD's Shawnee Mission Park. For regulations
and more details about our disc golf course, view our Disc Golf Course map.
Shawnee Mission Campground Reservations
Shawnee Mission Park campground areas are available
for reservation by Not-For-Profit Youth Organizations only, per time
segment, from 12 pm to 12 pm the following day. For details, call
|Johnson County residents: $15 per day
|Nonresidents: $25 per day
|Refundable security deposit for key
(residents & nonresidents): $20
|All campground fees are non-refundable.
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 Available At:
|Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park: Sun-Sat
|Heritage Park: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
|Schedule/Info (913) 831-3359
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]
Christmas Tree Recycling at Theatre in the Park - December 26
Park Shelter Info Chart [30KB]
Fishing Report [32KB]
Area Code of Conduct/Rules [32KB]
Rose Garden & Fire Circle Info [25KB]
Mission Park Model Rocket Areas [1MB]
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.
check for possible park
or trail closings please call the
Information Line Directory.
"My wife and I were on vacation in Kansas and fell in love with Shawnee Mission Park. We had a great time swimming at the beach and the lifeguards were super friendly and informative about the park. Your disc golf course is one of the nicest kept, well laid out and enjoyable to play!"