TimberRidge Adventure Park
12300 S. Homestead Ln. Olathe, KS
200 acres, (913) 856-8849


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TimberRidge Adventure Center (TRAC), one of Johnson County Park and Recreation District's premier facilities for teamwork and team building, offers a wide range of opportunities for families, friends and work groups to challenge themselves, learn to communicate better, solve problems and work together.

Groups ranging from boy scouts to executive boards can experience fun and excitement in a noncompetitive, safe and supportive atmosphere. The main venue for these activities is the Center's professionally certified challenge and ropes course featuring 28 low elements, a 300-foot zip line and a climbing tower with 3 other high elements. With firsthand experience and group discussion, TimberRidge participants explore and create problem-solving methods that are readily adaptable to the challenges of day-to-day life. In addition to the Challenge Course, TimberRidge offers other outdoor activities including hiking, fishing, archery, canoes, and paddleboats. View the JCPRD TimberRidge YouTube Video/Slideshow

The TRAC Master Plan
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Great Outdoor Setting
Located approximately five miles south of DeSoto in Olathe, Kansas, TimberRidge Adventure Center encompasses over 200 acres of diverse landscapes divided by a series of ponds. The rugged southern half includes a box canyon and provides opportunities for exploration and discovery among the limestone outcroppings and heavily wooded slopes. The more open northern half, composed of upland prairie and scattered woodlands, is perfect for large group events and activities.

In addition to being available for facilitated programs, TimberRidge is also used by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District as the setting for a growing number of programs, including summer camps, weekend adventure programs, wellness retreats, the mother daughter hike, the annual open house, and other special events.

Adventure and Challenge Course Opportunities
Come soar to new heights with us! The Challenge Course is located atop the rugged southern ridge of the TimberRidge Adventure Center property and consists of a dynamic series of elements, each with its own team building or problem solving objective. Our trained staff are Level I or Level II certified challenge course facilitators with majority of staff as Level II. The course is run by a certified Challenge Course manager. Our staff are certified by Challenge Options a Professional Vendor Member for the Association of Challenge Course Technology. Activities can be customized to meet specific personal growth and team-building needs. TimberRidge experiences leave a lasting and meaningful impression.

Objectives For Our Challenge Course Program

  • Build team trust
  • Improve communication skills
  • Enhance self-confidence
  • Expand leadership skills
  • Enjoy the great outdoors

The challenge-by-choice activities incorporate elements of fun and excitement in a noncompetitive, safe, and supportive atmosphere.

Access to TimberRidge Adventure Center by Reservation Only
Access to TimberRidge Adventure Center is by reservation or registration only.
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Birthday Parties
Choose from one of our adventurous party packages or create your own fun by renting one of our beautiful facility spaces. Either way, TimberRidge is the perfect place to have your next birthday party. Party packages include archery, BB guns, boating, fishing, climbing or zip lining. All parties are held on Saturdays. Some age limits and other restrictions apply. For more information on any of our options or facilities, please see our birthday flyer or call (913) 856-8849.

Park Police and Park Safety
If difficulties arise contact the JCPRD Park Police through at 913-782-0720 and please have your copy of the shelter reservation with you.

Challenge Course
During a challenge course session, teams will have the opportunity to participate in several different challenges that will test the group both physically and mentally. They may swing across a raging river, build a bridge across an archeological site or find their way out of a dark cave. Other exciting team-building activities might include escaping from a giant spider’s web, exploring the rain forest, or testing balance while crossing a volcano. New in Spring 2006, is the Hawks’ Nest Climbing Tower. Come and see the view of TimberRidge from the perspective of a hawk high atop the trees. In addition to the climbing tower, we have also added several high elements to the challenge course.

Welcome Center
Registered groups and campers are greeted at the Welcome Center upon arrival at TimberRidge. The Welcome Center includes a kitchen and restroom facilities, and a meeting room that accommodates up to 80 people, and a large outdoor deck which wraps around the building, overlooking one of the ponds recently completed in 2006.

Outdoor Shelter Rental
Looking for a place to have a family reunion, corporate picnic, or group get together? TimberRidge Adventure Center is the place. Your group can have a more private event in a beautiful park with a view overlooking a pond from the outdoor shelter or the Welcome Center. Access is limited to those who have reservations or programs.

Weddings - Two Locations
TimberRidge Adventure Center is an exceptional place to plan a rehearsal dinner, wedding, and reception. The site offers two locations to plan your event. The Welcome Center is an indoor facility with a beautiful wrap around deck, full size kitchen and can accommodate up to 80 people inside. The Whispering Pine Shelter is outdoors, has a limestone fireplace, attached restrooms, and can accommodate up to 200 people. We also have two gorgeous ponds for pictures and a wonderful view. Start the adventure of a new life together with us. Temporary alcohol permits are available. For more information or to reserve your date at TimberRidge Adventure center, contact Lysa Holladay at (913) 856-8849.

Reservation Rate Contact Numbers
TimberRidge Adventure Center at (913) 856-8849
Ernie Miller Nature Center (913) 764-7759 (ask for Cindy or Bill)

Other Amenities
Programming available at TimberRidge Adventure Center includes an archery range, BB gun range, canoes, paddles boats, hiking trails, and catch-and-release fishing ponds. Specialized age and group-specific activities can be designed for each of these areas. TimberRidge is situated adjacent to Kill Creek Park, an 875-acre regional park that features magnificent prairie and lowland vistas, a 26-acre lake with beach and marina, shelter houses, and over three miles of developed trails for walking, hiking, biking, and horseback riding.

Future Development
The first phase of development at the TimberRidge Adventure Center was completed in Spring 2002. Future phased development will include a multipurpose lodge, youth camping villages and adult sleeping accommodations.

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TimberRidge Corporate Challenge Course [475KB]
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TimberRidge Birthday Party Info [2MB]
TimberRidge Adventure Center Camping Pricing [130KB]
Map with Directions to TimberRidge [480KB]
Park Shelter Info Chart [30KB]
TimberRidge Welcome Center & Whispering Pine Shelter Images [182KB]

"The day gave me a positive boost to challenge myself more...Thanks I needed that!... (Timberridge Adventure Center)"

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