|Heritage & Shawnee Mission Park Trout Stocking Set for Oct. 24|
The public is invited to come watch as rainbow trout are stocked in Shawnee Mission Park and Heritage Park Lakes on Oct. 24. In all, 2,100 pounds of fish will be stocked, including 700 pounds at Heritage Park and 1,400 pounds at Shawnee Mission Park.
Because of a lake drawdown which has reduced the water level by more than eight feet from normal and ongoing construction projects at Shawnee Mission Park Lake, the fall stocking at this location is tentatively planned on or near the dam rather than at its regular location near the boat ramp. Parking on the dam is prohibited and nearby parking will be limited, therefore officials recommend that those wishing to attend fall stocking should go to the Heritage Park event.
The Heritage Park stocking will take place near that park's dam starting at approximately 2:30 p.m. The stocking at Shawnee Mission Park Lake will follow beginning at approximately 3:45 p.m.
Following the stockings, the two lakes will be closed to fishing until the parks' opening at 5 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.
Search for the keywords "fish stocking" to find this program in the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's Activities Catalog and online listings.
Before fishing in the lakes, area anglers ages 16 to 64 will need to have a Kansas fishing permit, a Johnson County Park and Recreation District fishing permit and a JCPRD trout fishing permit. District fishing and trout permits are available at: the JCPRD Registration Office, Building C, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam; the John Barkley Visitor Center at Shawnee Mission Park; and at numerous local bait and tackle shops.
Shawnee Mission Park is located at 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, and Heritage Park is located at 16050 Pflumm, Olathe. Both facilities are owned and operated by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. For more information, call (913) 888-4713.