Heritage Park is a 1,238-acre park is located at 159th
and Pflumm Road. Purchased in 1979 through voter-approved bonds, the
park was dedicated on July 4, 1981. Recreational facilities include
10 picnic shelters (two large capacity), a 40 acre lake, marina, a 30
acre dog off-leash area, concessions, shelters and picnic areas, play
areas, athletic fields for softball, football, soccer, and the 18-hole
Park Golf Course and driving range. Located adjacent to Heritage
Park is our excellent full-care boarding, horse training and private
training facility, White Fox Manor Stables.
Recent Playground Improvements
Thanks to a Waste Tire Products Grant through the Kansas Department
of Health and Environment, improvements were recently made to Playground
#1 at Heritage Park. The 50/50 matching grant of $15,000 allowed
JCPRD to redo the surface of the playground with interlocking SofTiles
from SofSurfaces Inc. In the process, over 600 tires were diverted
from Kansas landfills or other unsightly areas around the state.
SofTiles contain 74-93% post-consumer recycled content, with each tile
utilizing a minimum of one passenger tire. Along with the new
surface, an ADA sidewalk was added around the perimeter of the playground.
Heritage Park Shelters
To ensure the use of a shelter, reservations are recommended.
Heritage Park is equipped with 10
multi-functional shelters available throughout the year for gatherings
including weddings. For details about all
JCPRD shelters 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 or contact us Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at (913)
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.
Heritage Park Lake Fishing
Heritage Park Lake is a great place to enjoy your favorite
hobby or sport individually or with the family. For fishing conditions
at Heritage Park Lake and other JCPRD lakes, please view our on-line
weekly Fishing Report.
license are NOT required for youth 15 and under or seniors 75 and
older who are Kansas residents. 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
A District Trout Permit is required for EVERYONE, regardless of age
or residency, who fishes for trout (whether they keep the trout or practice
catch and release).
For prices and other information view our
permits and fees page or
contact the John
Barkley Visitor Center at (913) 888-4713.
Heritage Park Dog Off-Leash Area
The Heritage Park Dog Off-Leash Area is a great spot for your canine
to enjoy! It is a 30-acre area with a fenced open space and a small
pond. The off-leash area is accessible from all entrances of the park
but is closest to the entrance at 16240 Lackman Road (see Heritage
Park Map). Please note that for the enjoyment of all patrons and
pets, all JCPRD Off-Leash
Area Code of Conduct/Rules apply.
Please note that weekly maintenance closures are in effect. Maintenance
will be scheduled for Tuesdays from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Closures
are intended to allow for a higher level of maintenance to the area
without compromising dog and patron safety. Trespassing is prohibited
when the gate is locked.
JCPRD has a total of four dog parks. The other off-leash areas are
located in Shawnee Mission Park,
Thomas S. Stoll Memorial
Park and Kill Creek Streamway (at
the 95th Street access point). Each off-leash area is an enclosed,
Heritage Park Soccer Programs & Fields
Heritage Park soccer programs are offered via Heartland Soccer. The
Johnson County Park and Recreation District provides the community
with recreational soccer fields and programs at various locations,
for children age 4 through 8th grade. For more information please
visit our Youth Soccer page or contact
Jamie Kempfe at (913) 826-2853. For information about renting a soccer
field please visit our rentals
and reservation page or call (913) 826-2900.
Heritage Park Disc Golf Course
The Heritage Park Disc Golf Course is an 18 hole, 54 par course, available
for public use. Players throw from tee to pin attempting the lowest
number of throws as the course winds through wooded and prairie grass
areas. Varying levels of terrain and obstacles will challenge beginners
and experienced players alike while enjoying a scenic view of JCPRD's
Heritage Park. For a temporary image of our disc golf course, please
view our preliminary aerial view of the disc
golf course layout.
Heritage Park Football Programs & Fields
The football programs, offered via FCCJC, offers a wide range of leagues
for a wide range of ages. The program includes flag football for kindergarten
and 1st graders and tackle football for 2nd through 8th graders. Participants
in the tackle program must register at Heritage Football Complex on
one of the designated registration days. In 2007 and 2008, a football
camp was presented by FCCJC and the KC Brigade for children entering
grades 4 through high school. It was a great success. For more information
about leagues, please contact the Johnson
County Football and Cheerleading Club Inc. at (913) 831-6000.
Heritage Park Cheerleading Programs
The cheerleading programs, offered via FCCJC, are geared toward youth
in kindergarten through 8th grade. Squads are formed by high school
boundries and cheer for fall football teams at Heritage Park. Some
squads cheer for winter basketball teams in GABL or PABL. Registration
days are generally held one or two Saturdays in March. A Junior Cheerleading
Program is available to youth who will be in kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
or 3rd grade in the coming school year. They are divided into squads
according to high school boundaries whenever possible and will cheer
for 6 to 8 football games played on weekends beginning in September.
For more information about leagues, please contact the Johnson
County Football and Cheerleading Club Inc. at (913) 831-6000.
Annual Heritage Park Christmas Tree Recycling
Starts Dec. 26
Recycling helps the environment and JCPRD will help you do
your part - for free. Each year JCPRD collects natural Christmas trees
from late December through mid-January. The drop-off sites are the
parking lots of the The
Theatre in the Park , Heritage Park
Marina and Kill Creek Park Marina.
Only natural Christmas trees, please, and no yard waste is allowed.
There is no charge for the recycling. For more information call (913)
To view and download JCPRD sport leagues at Heritage Park and other
JCPRD parks, please visit our PDF page by clicking on the Download
Forms button below:
"Thank you for making the off leash area available to so many of us, it is such a great natural habitat for dogs in this area."
|JCPRD Park Police and Park Safety
If safety issues arise, please contact the JCPRD
at (913) 782-0720.