Kill Creek Park, opened in 2001, the park is easily
accessible, and yet secluded. The park is located in western Johnson
County between De Soto and Olathe.
Nestled within the park's beautiful natural setting are four picnic shelters, a swimming beach, a marina, and over 12 miles of hiking, mountain bike and equestrian trails. The park also includes one and one half miles of paved, shared use trails for walking, running and bicycling.
Located adjacent to Kill Creek Park, the TimberRidge Adventure Center includes a welcome center, large picnic shelter, climbing tower and challenge course for business meetings and retreats, supervised team-building exercises, and District-sponsored youth camps and interpretive programs. Access to TimberRidge is by registration or reservation only. For TimberRidge Adventure Center information call (913) 856-8849.
Kill Creek Park Entrance
The Kill Creek entrance is located near 116th and Homestead Lane. To get to the park, get off of Kansas Highway 10 at the Kill Creek exit and proceed south to 115th Street. Turn right and go to Homestead Lane. Take a left onto Homestead and the park entrance is on the right near the crest of the first hill.
Kill Creek Park Shelters
To insure the use of a shelter, reservations are recommended. Kill Creek is equipped with four multi-functional shelters available throughout the year for gatherings including weddings, graduations and birthdays. For details about all Kill Creek shelters view our 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.
Kill Creek Park Lake Fishing
For fishing conditions at Kill Creek Park Lake and other Johnson County Park and Recreation District lakes, please see our 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 JCPRD 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.
Kill Creek Park Beach - Opening Soon
The beach is open 12 pm to 6 pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through August 2. For information on daily admission fees and season passes, visit our Admission and Rental Fees page or call our Beaches & Marinas information line at (913) 312-8847.
Open water swimming is available June 1 to September 7, every Monday, 6 pm to 7:30 p.m. for triathletes and others interested in open water training. Visit Admission and Rental Fees page for details.
Kill Creek Park Marina - Open for the Season!
The marina will be open from 1 pm to 5 pm on Saturdays and Sundays only until August 2. In addition to pedal boat, kayak and canoe rentals, fishing permits may be purchased at the marina. For rental rates, visit our Admission and Rental Fees page or call our Beaches & Marinas information line at (913) 312-8847. Fishing permits are also available at the John Barkley Visitor Center at Shawnee Mission Park.
State license and District permits are NOT required for youth 15 and under or seniors 65 and older. A Kansas state fishing license and a Johnson County Park and Recreation District permit are required for Johnson County residents 16-64 years of age and ALL non-residents 16 years of age and older.
Kill Creek Dog Off-Leash Area at Kill Creek Streamway Park
The 16-acre off-leash area is located at the Kill Creek Streamway Park access point at 33460 W. 95th Street. For rules and regulations concerning our off-leash area, please view the JCPRD Dog Off-Leash Area Code of Conduct/Rules document.
Annual Natural Christmas Tree Recycling Starts December 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) 888-4713.
To check on possible beach, marina or trail closures due to summer storms, please refer to our 24-Hour Information Line Directory.