|Shawnee Mission Park Marina open weekends beginning April 25 & 26|
The marina's weekend hours will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The marina offers boat rentals, including canoes, pedal boats, kayaks, and fishing boats. Rental rates are listed on the District's website at www.jcprd.com Fishing permits are also available at the marina.
Officials anticpate the marina will have its first full season this year since 2006. The 2007 season was shortened because the lake was drawn down in late July for a wetlands project on the lake's southeast end to improve the lake's water quality and fishery. Last, year, the marina was not able to open on weekends prior to opening daily because of installation of a new dock at the marina.
Shawnee Mission Park is located at 7900 Renner Road in Shawnee and Lenexa. For more information call (913) 422-5599.
The Johnson County Park and Recreation District's other two marina operations, Kill Creek Park and Heritage Park, will open for their summer seasons on May 30. Kill Creek Park and Heritage Park, will close their summer seasons on Aug. 9 and Aug. 2, respectively.