|Overnight fishing opportunities set for July 15 and 22 at JCPRD lakes|
The second of two Overnight Fishing Saturdays planned this summer at Heritage Park, and the third of four at Shawnee Mission Park are planned in July. This year's Overnight Fishing Saturdays began in mid-May and involve nine dates at four Johnson County Park & Recreation District parks.
The next Heritage Park overnight fishing opportunity is July 15, while the opportunity at Shawnee Mission Park is July 22. After 11 p.m. on these respective dates, the specific park will be open strictly for fishing only and park police officers will be on duty throughout the night. 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.
To find the overnight fishing events in the My JCPRD Activities catalog, browse first under fun for all and then under special events. In the catalog the keyword for this program is “fishing.”
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, at the Visitor’s Service Counter at the JCPRD Administration Building in Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa; and at local sporting goods outlets.
This year’s remaining Overnight Fishing Saturdays at are planned for Aug. 19 at Shawnee Mission Park, Aug. 12 at Kill Creek Park, and Sept. 16 at the new Lexington Lake Park, which will open this summer.
Heritage Park is located at 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe. Shawnee Mission Park is located at 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa. Kill Creek Park is located at 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe. Lexington Lake Park is located at 8850 Sunflower Rd., north of Kansas 10 Highway near the Lexington Avenue exit in De Soto.
For more information about the overnight fishing program, call Visitor Services at (913) 888-4713.