|Annual Free Fishing Weekend in JCPRD parks is June 4 & 5|
The Johnson County Park & Recreation District has established the weekend of Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5, as the 2016 annual Free Fishing Weekend in district parks. This will coincide with the state of Kansas' "Free Fishing Days" in State Parks. The Saturday portion of the event also coincides with the JCPRD's Day in the Park event at Shawnee Mission, and Kill Creek parks, as well as the first Overnight Fishing Opportunity of the year at Heritage Park.
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 "fishing."
Fishing, boating, and archery permits will be waived on these days in the district parks where these activities are normally allowed as follows:
Park Permits Waived
Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam Fishing
Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe Fishing & Boating
Heritage Park, 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe Fishing & Boating
Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee/Lenexa Fishing, Boating & Archery
Streamway Parks, various Access Points Fishing & Boating
Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park, 12500 W. 119th St., Overland Park Fishing
Fishing licenses have also been waived by the state of Kansas for this weekend, allowing fishing without a state license as well. However, JCPRD trout permits are still required on this day for those fishing for trout in Shawnee Mission and Kill Creek parks. Regular park hours for most parks for these days are 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Exceptions are Antioch Park, which closes at 10 p.m., and the Streamway and Stoll parks, which are open from dawn to dusk. This event is the only time each year license and permit requirements are waived. For more information, call (913) 888-4713.