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Shawnee Mission Park


Shawnee Mission Park Disc Golf Course Map (PDF)

Shawnee Mission Park Model Rocket Areas (PDF)

Shawnee Mission Park South Shore Trail Map

Fishing Report (PDF)

Off-Leash Area Code of Conduct Rules (PDF)

Shawnee Mission Park Map (PDF)


  1. Disc Golf Course
  2. Dog Park
  3. Fire Circle
  4. Fishing
  5. Hiking Trails
  6. Marina
  7. Mountain Bike Trails
  8. Multi-Functional Shelter
  9. Playground
  10. Softball Fields
Shawnee Mission Park

Shawnee Mission Park features a 120-acre lake with swimming beach and marina, twelve shelters, numerous picnic areas, nature trails, play areas, an archery range, a 44-acre dog off-leash area, a disc golf course, mountain biking and hiking trails, equestrian trails, and is home to The Theatre in the Park

The park land was purchased through the District's initial bond issue in 1956 and officially dedicated on May 30, 1964. It is the second largest park in the county and the most visited park in the entire state of Kansas.


Park Shelters

Shawnee Mission Park has eleven varied sized shelters. The shelters are perfect for parties, family reunions, corporate events, and weddings! To ensure the use of a shelter, reservations are recommended. For individual shelter details, view the Subfacilities section below.

To check availability or to reserve a shelter, call (913) 831-3359, Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. or visit our Registration Office
in Antioch Park.

For additional information about renting a shelter visit our reservation and rentals page.


The 120-acre lake is a popular spot for boating, fishing, sailing, paddle boarding, and much more. The lake is stocked with channel catfish, large and small mouth bass, wipers, and crappie. Rainbow trout are released into the lake in February, March, and October. JCPRD fishing and boating permits and state fishing licenses (per state regulations) are required before fishing. See below for requirements.


Fishing Permits, Licenses, Requirements and Report

JCPRD fishing permits and state fishing licenses (per state regulations) are required before fishing. For details about requirements pertaining to permits, licenses and our fishing report, visit our General Permits page.

Shawnee Mission Park Beach and Marina

For information, hours, and prices on the beach and marina visit the Shawnee Mission Park beach and marina pages.

Dog Off-Leash Area

A fun place for your canine family member to run and play! Located east of the observation tower on John Barkley Drive, the 44-acre off-leash area features a dog swim area along with a new paved trail to the lake and wood chip and natural surface trails through grassland and wooded areas. Our off-leash area also includes paved parking and portable toilets.

Maintenance closures are scheduled every Tuesday and Thursday from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m.

The off-leash area is open year-round during regular park hours except during weekly routine maintenance closures. Our maintenance closures are conducted to provide a high level of maintenance to the area without compromising dog, patron, and staff safety. Trespassing is prohibited when the gate is locked.

For the enjoyment of all patrons and pets all JCPRD Dog Off-Leash Area Code of Conduct/Rules (PDF) apply.

JCPRD has a total of four dog off-leash areas. Other off-leash areas are located in Heritage Park, Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park and Kill Creek Streamway Park (at the 95th Street access point). Each off-leash area offers an enclosed, fenced area.

Visitor Services

The JCPRD Visitor Services should be one of your first stops when visiting Shawnee Mission Park. Here you can obtain park maps, trail guides, booklets, a current My JCPRD Activities catalog, and much more.

You can also obtain tips and other information beyond those available on our website such as various area services including lodging, dining and other attractions, and even hiking, biking and safety tips from our always helpful and friendly staff.

Our Visitors Services offerings are:

  • Restrooms
  • Water fountains
  • Shelter information
  • Park maps
  • Trail guides
  • My JCPRD Activities catalog (classes and programs)
  • Obtain JCPRD park permits (fishing, boating, archery, and metal detecting)
  • Purchase Kansas State fishing licenses
  • Orienteering course packets
  • Purchase Model rocket permits
  • Purchase Remote controlled vehicle permits

March 1 - October 31 November 1 - February 28
Monday - Friday: 8 am - 6 pm Monday - Friday: 8 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am - 6 pm Saturday & Sunday: 9 am - 4 pm

Shawnee Mission Park Disc Golf Course

The Shawnee Mission Park Disc Golf Course is an 18 hole, 54 par wooded and prairie grass course. Varying levels of terrain and obstacles will challenge both beginners and experienced players alike on the way through a scenic view of JCPRD's Shawnee Mission Park. For regulations and more details about our disc golf course, view our Shawnee Mission Park Disc Golf Course map (PDF).

Shawnee Mission Campground Reservations

Campground areas are available for reservation by Not-For-Profit Youth Organizations only. For details, visit the reservation and rentals page, or call (913) 826-3438.

Observation Tower - Closed

The observation tower is currently closed to the public. .

Park Police & Safety

For emergency situations dial 911. To reach the Park Police dispatch, call (913) 782-0720.
For additional information and safety tips, visit JCPRD's Park Police page.


  1. Shawnee Mission Park Beach

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  2. Shawnee Mission Park Marina

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  3. Shawnee Mission Park Shelter 1

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  4. Shawnee Mission Park Shelter 10

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  5. Shawnee Mission Park Shelter 11

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  6. Shawnee Mission Park Shelter 12

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  7. Shawnee Mission Park Shelter 2

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  8. Shawnee Mission Park Shelter 3

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  9. Shawnee Mission Park Shelter 4

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  10. Shawnee Mission Park Shelter 5

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  11. Shawnee Mission Park Shelter 6

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  12. Shawnee Mission Park Shelter 7

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  13. Shawnee Mission Park Shelter 8

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