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 insure 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) 831-3359.
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.
State 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 and older
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.
"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."