|JCPRD beach and marinas to end their summer seasons on Aug. 6|
Time is quickly winding down to take advantage of the summer season for one beach and two marinas operated by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The facilities include: the Shawnee Mission Park Marina, located in Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa; and Kill Creek Park Beach and Marina, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe. The Shawnee Mission Park Beach did not open this year, as a new beachhouse is under construction and will reopen for the 2018 season.
All three facilities will close for their regular summer seasons on Aug, 6. Until then, Kill Creek Park Beach will be open from noon to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday; noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesday; noon to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, and noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Daily rates for children 12 and under adults over 60 are $3 for Johnson County residents or $3.50 for nonresidents. Admission for adults is $5 for Johnson County residents or $5.50 for nonresidents. The beach accepts cash only.
Even though the beach is closing, special weekly opportunities for triathletes to practice open water swimming will continue at Kill Creek Park Beach through Aug. 28. Open water swimming is offered from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. The cost is $4 per person for Johnson County residents or $4.50 per person for nonresidents.
Also ending their summer operating hours on Aug. 6 are the marinas at both parks. Until then, Shawnee Mission Park Marina will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily (last rentals at 6 p.m) and the Kill Creek Park Marina will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
Both marinas offer boat rentals, including canoes, kayaks, pedal boats, and paddleboards, which have a weight limit of 220 pounds. Rental rates are listed in the May through August Activities catalog, and on the district's website at www.jcprd.com. Fishing permits are also available at the marinas. Patrons should be aware that while the Shawnee Mission Park Marina now accepts credit cards, the Kill Creek Park Marina does not and neither facility accepts checks.
Following the close of the summer season, the Shawnee Mission Park Marina will continue to be open on weekends on Aug. 12 and 13, Aug. 19 and 20, Aug. 26 and 27, and Sept. 2 through 4. The marina will close at 4 p.m. on Sept. 4.
For more information during operating hours, call (913) 888-1990 for the Shawnee Mission Park Marina or (913) 583-3661 for Kill Creek Park Beach and Marina. In case of inclement weather, call the beaches and marina 24-hour information line at (913) 312-8847.