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JCPRD beaches & marinas opening soon
POSTED: 05/21/2008
Two beaches and three marinas operated by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District are scheduled to open for summer use beginning in late May. The facilities include: The Shawnee Mission Park Beach and Shawnee Mission Park Marina, both located in Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa; Kill Creek Park Beach and Marina, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe; and Heritage Park Marina, located in Heritage Park, 16050 Pflumm, Olathe.

The marinas at Shawnee Mission and Kill Creek parks will open May 24 through 26 for Memorial Day weekend and then open for the regular season on May 31. The Heritage Park Marina will also open on May 31. Shawnee Mission Park Marina will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily Monday through Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday through Aug. 10. Kill Creek Park Marina will be open from noon to 6 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, also through Aug. 10. The Heritage Park Marina will be open from Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday through Aug. 3. All three marinas offer boat rentals, including canoes, pedal boats, two-person sailboats, and fishing boats. Rentals rates are listed in the Summer Activities catalog, available now, and on the District's website at Fishing permits are also available at the marinas.

When it opens this year, the Shawnee Mission Park marina will feature recently-installed new docks with a mix of concrete and plastic decking, additional storage space for canoes and sailboats, a larger launching and loading zone, and a dual covered slip for patrol and maintenance boats. The dock retains generally the same configuration as before.

Shawnee Mission Park Beach opens May 31 and Kill Creek Park opens May 30 and will be open through Aug. 10. Shawnee Mission Park Beach will be open daily with Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday hours of Noon to 6 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday hours of Noon to 7:30 p.m. Kill Creek Park Beach will be open only on weekends with Friday, Saturday, and Sunday hours of noon to 6 p.m. Daily rates at either facility for children 12 and under adults over 50 are $3 for Johnson County residents and $3.50 for nonresidents. Admission for adults is $5 for Johnson County residents and $5.50 for nonresidents. Season passes or combined season passes are also available.

For more information about the beaches and marinas, call (913) 312-8847.

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