|6501 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS
Antioch Park is Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s oldest park. Purchased in 1956 and opened in 1958, the park was rededicated in 2005 following infrastructure improvements, facility upgrades and lake and wetland enhancements. The forty four acre park features new or updated amenities such as two fishing lakes, walking path, tennis courts, picnic shelters, basketball courts, restrooms, playground, paved parking, and cook out grills. Antioch Park has remained one of JCPRD’s most popular parks, attracting up to 700,000 visitors each year.
To ensure the use of a shelter, reservations are recommended. Antioch Park is equipped with 5 multi-functional shelters available throughout the year for gatherings including weddings, graduations, corporate events, and birthdays. For details about all JCPRD shelters, including Antioch Park, view our JCPRD Park Shelter Info. Chart.
Patrons can reserve shelters by walk-in or by phone. For additional details visit our Reservation and Rentals page. To inquire or to reserve a shelter, visit our Registration Office in Antioch Park or contact us Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at (913) 831-3359.
Note: During your event, please have a copy of your reservation form available.
JCPRD Park Police and Park Safety
If safety issues arise, contact the JCPRD Park Police by calling (913) 782-0720. If you’re contacting the Park Police to resolve a conflict related to a shelter reservation, please be sure to have your copy of the reservation with you.
North and South Fishing Lakes
Antioch Park offers two beautiful fishing lakes for your fishing enjoyment.
State license are NOT required for youth 15 and under or seniors 75 and older who are Kansas residents. A state license is required for Kansas state residents ages 16-74. State licenses are required for ANYONE 16 and older who is not a resident of the State of Kansas.
District fishing permits are not required for Johnson County residents 15 years of age or younger or seniors 65 years of age or older. District fishing permits are required by ALL residents of Johnson County 16-64 years of age and ALL non-residents of Johnson County 16 years of age and older
Historic Dodge Town Play Area
For generations Dodge Town in Antioch Park has been one of the most popular play areas in Johnson County. Dodge Town and its two adjoining playground areas are accessible and have recently been fully renovated and updated.
Helen S. Cuddy Rose Garden
This is a lovely site for almost any wedding. If you need an alternate site, you may also reserve a shelter for your wedding. All reservations are non-refundable. For more information about the Helen S. Cuddy Rose garden visit our Gardens and Habitats page. Please use birdseed or bubbles on your special day. Rice is harmful to the wildlife.
The memorial arboretum borders the Helen S. Cuddy Rose Garden. Its walkways allow a quiet place for thoughtful and leisurely strolls. In memory of loved ones, relatives and friends can make contributions for plantings of trees to the arboretum. It is not available for weddings.
Basketball and Tennis Courts
Antioch Parks features two tennis courts and one full length basketball court. The courts are located near the south entrance at 67th and Antioch Road.
The Memorial honors Johnson County men and women who gave their lives or are still reported Missing In Action. It is the first memorial in the metro constructed to honor those who served in the Vietnam war.