Overnight Fishing Saturdays during July are being planned by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District for July 11 at Lexington Lake Park, July 18 at Heritage Park, and July 25 at Shawnee Mission Park.
After 11 p.m. on these respective dates, each park will be open only for fishing and park police officers will be on duty throughout the night. Fishing will be allowed from the bank or from watercraft. Park safety officials note state law requires a white light be on at all times on boats on the water after sunset.
Before fishing in district waters, anglers age 16 and older will need to have a valid Kansas fishing license, a Johnson County Park and Recreation District fishing permit, and all appropriate boat tags, if applicable. All persons, regardless of age or residency, must also possess a JCPRD trout permit if fishing for trout. Trout permits are required whether you plan to keep your catch (up to a daily limit of four) or release the trout you catch. District fishing permits are available at: the JCPRD Registration Office, Building D, 6501 Antioch Road, at the Visitor Services counter in the JCPRD Administration Building in Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa; and at local sporting goods outlets.
Additional Overnight Fishing Saturdays this year are planned for Aug. 8 at Kill Creek Park, Aug. 15 at Shawnee Mission Park, and Sept. 12 at Lexington Lake Park.
Shawnee Mission Park is located at 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa. Heritage Park is located at 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe. Kill Creek Park is located at 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe. Lexington Lake Park is located at 8850 Sunflower Road, north of Kansas 10 Highway near the Lexington Avenue exit in De Soto.
To find the overnight fishing events in the My JCPRD Activities catalog, browse first under fun for all and then under nature & outdoors. In the catalog, the keyword for this program is “fishing.”
For more information about the overnight fishing program, call Visitor Services at (913) 888-4713.