|Peddleboats Available for Rental on Weekends This Summer at Antioch Park|
Peddleboats will be available for rental on weekends and holidays this summer at Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam.
Through Labor Day, a total of six peddleboats will be available for rental from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays at the park's South Lake. The rental fee is $5 per half hour and an attendant can be found near Shelter No. 4 on the north side of the South lake.
Boat rentals at Antioch Park are being offered this year on a trial basis. In the past, peddleboats have only been offered at the park during the Turkey Creek Festival on the third Saturday in May, but boat rentals proved so popular during that event that park officials have decided to offer rentals throughout the summer this year.
The Johnson County Park and Recreation District also offers summer boat rentals through Aug. 11 at three other facilities. These include: The Shawnee Mission Park Marina, located in Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee; the Heritage Park Marina, located in Heritage Park, 16050 Pflumm, Olathe; and the Kill Creek Park Marina, located in the new Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe. The Shawnee Mission park marina is open daily, while the other two marinas are open only on weekends. Please note that no fishing is allowed at Kill Creek Park this year in order to allow fish populations to become established.
For more information call (913) 888-1990 or (913) 831-3355 ext. 1266.