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Shawnee Mission Park
7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66219
1,236 Acres / (913) 888-4713

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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, 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 insure 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 Registration Office 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 form available.


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 you.

The John Barkley Visitor Center
The John Barkley Visitor Center is located at the entrance of Shawnee Mission Park. It was named after the JCPRD's first park superintendent and World War I Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, John Barkley. Inside the Visitor Center you can view a unique exhibit of the history of national and local parks as well as obtain copies of all JCPRD park maps and trail guides. The Visitor Center also has a selection of local interest books and orienteering course packets for sale. It is also a purchasing location for Kansas State fishing licenses, JCPRD park permits for metal detecting, model rocketry, remote controlled vehicles, fishing, boating, and archery.

Shawnee Mission Park Lake Fishing
For fishing conditions at Shawnee Mission Park Lake and other JCPRD lakes, please see our weekly Fishing Report.

State license are NOT required for youth 15 and under or seniors 75 and older who are Kansas residents. 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 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 John Barkley Visitor Center at (913) 888-4713.

Shawnee Mission Park Beach
The Shawnee Mission Park Beach is now closed for the 2014 season. For information on times, daily admission fees and season passes, visit our Admission and Rental Fees page or call our Beaches & Marinas information line at (913) 312-8847.

Shawnee Mission Park Marina - Last Day: Sept. 1
Labor Day weekend: The Shawnee Mission Park Marina will be open from 10am to 7pm on Saturday and Sunday and 10am - 5:30pm on Labor Day. The marina will then be closed for the 2014 season.

Boat rentals at the marina include; canoes, pedal boats, paddleboards, kayaks, and fishing boats. 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 line at (913) 312-8847.

Shawnee Mission Park Dog Off-Leash Area
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 Tuesdays from 5:00 am to 9:00 am for routine maintenance. To view the location of the off-leash area in the park please see the Shawnee Mission Park Map. For the enjoyment of all patrons and pets all JCPRD Dog Off-Leash Area Code of Conduct/Rules apply.

Maintenance will be scheduled for Tuesdays from 5:00 am to 9:00 am periodically throughout the year. 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 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 Shawnee Mission Park 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 (913) 826-3438.

Johnson County residents: $15 per day
Nonresidents: $25 per day
Refundable security deposit for key
(residents & nonresidents): $20
All campground fees are non-refundable.


Christmas Tree Recycling at Theatre in the Park
Starts December 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.


Downloadables
  • Park Shelter Info Chart [30KB]
  • Fishing Report [32KB]
  • Disc Golf Map [490KB]
  • Dog Off-Leash Area Code of Conduct/Rules [32KB]
  • Memorial Program [210KB]
  • Picnic Program Brochure [coming soon]
  • Campground, Rose Garden & Fire Circle Info [25KB]
  • Shawnee Mission Park Model Rocket Areas [1MB]
  • To check for possible park or trail
    closings please call the 24-Hour Park Information Line at (913) 312-8833.

    "The trails are the BEST thing you have done to the park. I feel safer not walking on the road and I'm really enjoying the beauty of the park. Great job!"

    Johnson County Park and Recreation District - JCPRD - Shawnee Mission Park photo

    Johnson County Park and Recreation District - JCPRD - Shawnee Mission Park photo

    Johnson County Park and Recreation District - JCPRD - Shawnee Mission Park photo

    Johnson County Park and Recreation District - JCPRD - Shawnee Mission Park photo

    Johnson County Park and Recreation District - JCPRD - Shawnee Mission Park photo

    Johnson County Park and Recreation District - JCPRD - Shawnee Mission Park photo

    Johnson County Park and Recreation District - JCPRD - Shawnee Mission Park photo

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