|Overnight Fishing Opportunities planned on June 4, 11, and 25|
The first of two overnight fishing opportunities planned at Heritage Park during 2016 will take place on June 4. Also in the June, the first of two overnight opportunities at Kill Creek Park will take place on June 11, and the second of four overnight fishing opportunities at Shawnee Mission Park will take place on June 25.
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. 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.”
The June 4 Overnight Fishing opportunity at Heritage Park coincides with our “Free Fishing, Boating & Archery Weekend” as well as the State of Kansas’ “Free Fishing and Park Entrance Days” at state parks whereby state fishing permits are also waived for this weekend only.
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. No additional fees are charged for participating in overnight events, but before fishing in district waters, Kansas residents ages 16 to 74 and nonresidents 16 and older need to have a Kansas state fishing license, and all appropriate boat tags, if applicable. Additionally, Johnson County residents ages 16 to 64 and non-county residents age 16 and older must have a JCPRD fishing permit. Permits are available at the JCPRD Registration Office, Building D, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam; the John Barkley Visitor Center at Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road; and at numerous local retail outlets.
Other upcoming overnight fishing opportunities for 2016 are planned on July 16 at Heritage Park, July 23 at Shawnee Mission Park, Aug. 13 at Kill Creek Park, and Aug. 27 at Shawnee Mission Park.
Heritage Park is located at 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe, Shawnee Mission Park is located at 7900 Renner Road, and Kill Creek Park is located at 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe
For more information about the overnight fishing program, call Shawnee Mission Park's John Barkley Visitor Center at (913) 888-4713.