Summer hours of 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. go into effect March 1 for many Johnson County Park and Recreation District parks. These summer hours will stay in effect through Oct. 31.
District parks impacted by the change in hours are: Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee & Lenexa; Heritage Park, 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe; Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe; Lexington Lake Park, 8850 Sunflower Road, De Soto; Big Bull Creek Park, 20425 Sunflower Road, Edgerton; and Meadowbrook Park, 9101 Nall Ave., Prairie Village. Summer hours for Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam, are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Other JCPRD parks with year-round dawn to dusk hours include: Ernie Miller Park, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe; Sunflower Nature Park, 103rd St. and Edgerton Road, rural De Soto; Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park, 12500 W. 119th Street, Overland Park; Camp Branch Glade, 175th & Mission Road in Aubry Township; Stilwell Community Park, 207th and Metcalf, Stilwell; Arthur and Betty Verhaeghe Park, 11401 W 167th St., Overland Park; and all of the Streamway Park System access points.
Park hours are reduced each winter to reduce costs and to allow for the reallocation of staff time to other activities at a time when fewer people typically visit the parks because of colder weather and earlier nightfall.
For more information, visit the district’s website at JCPRD.com or call (913) 888-4713.