The Shawnee Mission Park Marina will begin weekend operations on May 5 and 6, and opens daily for the summer season beginning May 26 and continuing through Aug. 12.
May 26 is also the date of a grand opening
for the new Shawnee Mission Park Beach House, as well as opening day for the summer season, not only for this beach, but the marina and beach house at Kill Creek Park as well. Watch for more details about the beach house's grand opening coming soon.
Weekend hours at the Shawnee Mission Park Marina
are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with the last rentals each day at 6 p.m. The marina offers boat rentals
, including canoes, pedal boats, kayaks, and paddleboards. Fishing permits
are also available at the marina. The Shawnee Mission Park Marina accepts credit cards, but not checks.
A reconstruction project at the marina's loop drive is now complete. The existing pavement was removed and replaced, and traffic flow should be improved. Curbside parallel parking around the loop has been replaced with 22 parking spaces within the previous median strip in the center of the loop, including four accessible spaces. The pedestrian walkway from the marina to the boat ramp have also been replaced and now comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
After May 26, Kill Creek Park Marina
will be open from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays, also through Aug. 12. The Kill Creek Park Marina rents the same watercraft listed above, and accepts cash only.
Shawnee Mission and Kill Creek park beaches also open for their summer season on May 26, and both are offering weekly opportunities for open water swim training. Regular beach hours at Shawnee Mission Park
are noon to 6 p.m. on every day of week except Tuesday, when the hours are noon to 5 p.m. Open water swim training at SMP is offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. At Kill Creek Park
, beach hours are noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The KCP beach is closed on Monday, and open water swim training is offered there from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday.
For both beaches, regular daily beach admission rates for children 12 and under is $4 for Johnson County residents or $4.50 for nonresidents. Admission for adults 13 to 59 is $6 for Johnson County residents or $6.50 for nonresidents and ages 60 and older are $5 for Johnson County residents or $5.50 for nonresidents. Kill Creek Park Beach accepts cash only. Season passes are also available. For open water swim training, the cost is $7 per person.
Shawnee Mission Park is located at 7900 Renner Road in Shawnee and Lenexa. Kill Creek Park is located at 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe.
For more information about JCPRD aquatics facilities, which are also available for rental, call (913) 831-3359. During operating hours after May 26, call (913) 888-1990 for the Shawnee Mission Park Marina, or (913) 585-3652 for the Kill Creek Park Beach or Marina.