|2003 Overnight Fishing Dates Set for Shawnee Mission Park|
Four overnight fishing dates at Shawnee Mission Park Lake have been set for 2003.
The Johnson County Park and Recreation District Board recently approved the following overnight fishing dates for 2003: May 24, June 28, July 26, and Aug. 23.
Shawnee Mission Park is located at 7700 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa. On overnight fishing nights, the park will be open strictly for fishing only and park rangers will be on duty throughout the night. Fishing will be allowed from the bank or from watercraft. 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.
The overnight fishing program at Shawnee Mission Park was initiated in 2001 in response to requests from local fishermen and is considered very successful. No overnight fishing opportunities are planned for 2003 at Heritage Park, 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe, where a trial program was offered during 2002 but drew little interest.
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.
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