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First Overnight Fishing Opportunity at Heritage Park is June 11
POSTED: 05/20/2011
Other June overnight fishing opportunities are being planned for June 18 at Kill Creek park and June 25 at Shawnee Mission Park.

After 11 p.m. on these dates, the specific park will be open strictly for fishing only and park police officers will be on duty throughout the night. Perform a catalog search for the keyword “fishing” to find this program in the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Activities Catalog and online listings.

Fishing will be allowed from the bank or from watercraft. Park safety officials noted state law requires a white 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 & 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, in the John Barkley Visitor Center at Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa; and at numerous local bait and tackle shops.

This year’s other overnight fishing opportunity at Heritage Park will take place on July 16. Other overnight fishing opportunities at Shawnee Mission Park are planned for July 23, and Aug. 27 and at Kill Creek Park on Aug. 20.

Heritage Park is located at 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe, Kill Creek park is located at 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe, and Shawnee Mission park is located at 7900 Renner Road.

For more information about the overnight fishing program, call Shawnee Mission Park's John Barkley Visitor's Center at (913) 888-4713.

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