|Shawnee Mission & Heritage Park Trout Stockings Set for Feb. 21|
The public is invited to come watch as rainbow trout are stocked in Shawnee Mission Park and Heritage Park Lakes in late February.
Approximately 4,000 pounds of rainbow trout will be stocked in the two lakes on Wednesday, Feb. 21. This will include 1,000 pounds of fish to be stocked near the Heritage Park Dam starting at approximately 2:30 p.m. and 3,000 pounds of fish to be stocked near the Shawnee Mission Park Lake boat ramp beginning at 3:45 p.m.
Following the stockings, the two lakes will be closed to fishing until the official beginning of the 2006 trout season with a siren start at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 24 at both lakes.
Before fishing in the lakes, area anglers ages 16 to 64 will need to have a Kansas fishing permit, a Johnson County Park and Recreation District fishing permit and a JCPRD trout fishing permit. District fishing and trout permits are available at: the JCPRD Registration Office, Building C, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam; the John Barkley Visitor Center at Shawnee Mission Park; and at numerous local bait and tackle shops.
A second Spring stocking is planned for Friday, March 16.
Search for the keyword “fishing” to find these programs in the JCPRD’s Activities Catalog and online listings.
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 and Recreation District. For more information, call (913) 888-4713 or (913) 831-3342 TDD Only.