Stilwell Community Park is
Johnson County Park & Recreation District's newest park. The 55-acre
park opened on June 20, 2015, and is located 1/2 mile east of Metcalf
Avenue in Stilwell, Kansas.
The park is being developed through a unique partnership between JCPRD
and the Stilwell
Community Organization. JCPRD funded the acquisition and first
phase development of the park, and the community organization has
launched a capital campaign to fund future improvements.
The primary feature of the park’s phase one development is a
one-mile looping trail. The asphalt trail crosses over Camp Branch
Creek and traverses a wetland, grassland and riparian woodland. Other
features of the park include picnic table sites, an information kiosk,
a portable restroom, charcoal grills, and a paved parking lot.
Plans for future development include a playground, multi-use
sports fields, a gazebo picnic shelter, and restroom building. The
paved trail loop will ultimately serve as the southern access point
to the future Camp Branch Streamway Trail, which is planned to connect
to the Blue River Trail.
Park Police and Park Safety
If safety issues arise, contact the JCPRD Park Police by calling (913)
Open dawn to dusk daily.
1-mile of paved multi-use trails (closed to motorized vehicles)
4 picnic tables on concrete pads with grills (1 ADA accessible)
Paved parking lot
No potable water
Information kiosk with park map
To help ensure a sustainable future for the trails and natural systems
of the park, it is strongly recommended that trail users adhere to
the following guidelines.
Leave no trace. Do not hike or ride on unpaved trails when conditions
may cause you to leave evidence of your passing. Using trails during
wet conditions will accelerate erosion and maintenance costs.
Stay on existing trails. Creating new trails or shortcuts negatively
affects future users.
Pack out what you pack in. Litter along the trail decreases the enjoyment
Be courteous of wildlife and other users.
Leave nature where you find it. Please leave the wildflowers for
others to enjoy.
To check for possible park or trail
closings please call the 24-Hour Park Information Line at (913) 312-8833.