|First Overnight Fishing Opportunity at Heritage Park is June 22|
The first of two overnight fishing opportunities planned at Heritage Park Lake during 2002 will take place on June 22.
This will be the first time overnight fishing has been offered at Heritage Park, 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe, and follows the successful introduction of a similar program at Shawnee Mission Park in 2001.
As with the Shawnee Mission Park program, Heritage Park will be open strictly for fishing only and park rangers will be on duty throughout the night. Patrons should use the park's northern entrances.
Fishing will be allowed from the bank or from watercraft. Park safety officials noted that state law requires a while light be on at all times on boats on the water after sunset. Before fishing, area anglers ages 16 to 64 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. District fishing permits are available at: the JCPRD Registration Office, Building C, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam; Tomahawk Recreation Complex, 17501 Midland Drive, Shawnee; the John Barkley Visitor Center at Shawnee Mission Park; and at numerous local bait and tackle shops.
Another overnight fishing opportunity at Heritage Park will take place on Aug. 10. Remaining overnight fishing dates at Shawnee Mission Park for 2002 are: July 6, Aug. 3 and Aug. 31.
For more information about the overnight fishing program, call Mike Ray, Superintendent of Park Safety & Interpretation, at (913) 438-7275 Voice, or (913) 831-3342 TDD.