|Shawnee Mission & Heritage Park Trout Stocking set for Oct. 24|
The public is invited to come watch as rainbow trout are stocked in Shawnee Mission Park and Heritage Park Lakes in late October.
Up to 2,100 pounds of rainbow trout will be stocked in the two lakes on Wednesday, Oct. 24. This will include up to 700 pounds of fish to be stocked near the Heritage Park Dam starting at approximately 2:30 p.m. and up to 1,400 pounds of fish to be stocked near the Shawnee Mission Park Lake boat ramp beginning at approximately 3:45 p.m.
Following the stockings, the two lakes will be closed to fishing until the parks' opening at 5 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.
To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under fun for all and then under special events. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “bingo.”
Before fishing in the lakes, area anglers ages 16 to 64 will need to have a Kansas fishing permit, a Johnson County Park & Recreation District fishing permit and a JCPRD trout fishing permit. District fishing and trout permits are available at: the JCPRD Registration Office, Building D, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam; the John Barkley Visitors Center at Shawnee Mission Park; and at numerous local retail outlets.
Shawnee Mission Park is located at 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, and Heritage Park is located at 16050 Pflumm, Olathe. Both facilities are owned and operated by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. For more information, call (913) 831-3359.