Shawnee Mission Park, a multi-use, 1,600-acre park
is located at 79th and Renner Road in Shawnee, Kansas. The land was
purchased through the District's initial bond issue in 1956 and officially
dedicated on May 30, 1964. It is the largest park in the county and
the most visited park in the entire state of Kansas.
Shawnee Mission Park is home to a number of fantastic amenities as
well as a beautiful 120-acre lake. Our beautiful scenic lake is a
very popular spot for boating, fishing, sail boarding, and much more.
The park also has twelve spacious shelters, numerous picnic areas,
nature trails, play areas, an archery range, a 53-acre dog off-leash
area, a disc golf course, and is a great place to enjoy mountain biking
and horseback riding. The park is also home to The
Theatre in the Park, Shawnee Mission Park Beach,
and Shawnee Mission Park Marina. In season, there are canoes, pedal
boats, and fishing boats available for rent at the marina.
Shawnee Mission Park Shelters
To insure the use of a shelter, reservations are recommended. Shawnee
Mission Park is equipped with 12
multi-functional shelters available throughout the year for gatherings
including weddings, graduations and birthdays.
For details about all JCPRD shelters, including Shawnee Mission 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
or contact us Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4 pm at (913) 831-3359.
Note: During your event, please have a copy of your Shelter Reservation
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 Shelter Reservation Form with
The John Barkley Visitor Center
Barkley Visitor Center is located at the entrance of
Shawnee Mission Park. It was named after the JCPRD's first park superintendent
and World War I Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, John Barkley.
Inside the Visitor Center you can view a unique exhibit of the history
of national and local parks as well as obtain copies of all JCPRD
park maps and trail guides. The Visitor
Center also has a selection of local interest books and orienteering
course packets for sale. It is also a purchasing location for Kansas
State fishing licenses, JCPRD park permits
for metal detecting, model rocketry, remote controlled vehicles, fishing,
boating, and archery.
Shawnee Mission Park Lake Fishing
For fishing conditions at Shawnee Mission Park Lake and other JCPRD
lakes, please see our weekly Fishing
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 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)
Shawnee Mission Park Beach
The Shawnee Mission Park Beach opens for the 2013 season on May 25.
The beach is open daily from May 25 to August 4. For information on
times, 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 May 28 through August 1, every Tuesday
and Thursday, 6 pm to 7:30 pm for triathletes and others interested
in open water training. Visit our Admission
and Rental Fees page for details.
The Shawnee Mission Park Marina opens for the 2013 season on a weekends-only
schedule May 11 & 12 and May 18 & 19. The marina will be open
daily May 25 through August 4 from 10 am to 7 pm. After August 4,
the marina resumes a weekends-only schedule through Labor Day. Boat
rentals at the marina include; canoes, pedal boats, kayaks, and fishing
boats. Fishing permits are
also available at the marina. For rental rates and additional information,
visit our Admission and Rentals
Fees page or call our Beaches & Marinas information line at
Shawnee Mission Park Dog Off-Leash Area
A fun place for your canine family member to run and play! Located
east of the observation tower on John Barkley Drive, the 53-acre off-leash
area features a dog swim area along with wood chip and natural surface
trails through grassland and wooded areas. Our off-leash area also
includes paved parking and portable toilets. The area is open year-round
during regular park hours except
Tuesdays from 5:00 am to 9:00 am for routine maintenance. To view
the location of the off-leash area in the park please see the Shawnee
Mission Park Map. For the enjoyment of all patrons and pets all
JCPRD Dog Off-Leash
Area Code of Conduct/Rules apply.
Maintenance will be scheduled for Tuesdays from 5:00 am to 9:00 am
periodically throughout the year. 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 off-leash areas. Our off-leash areas
are located in Heritage
Park, Thomas S. Stoll
Memorial Park and Kill Creek Streamway
Park (at the 95th Street access point). Each off-leash area offers
an enclosed, fenced area.
Shawnee Mission Park Disc Golf Course
The Shawnee Mission 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 leads through wooded and
prairie grass areas. Varying levels of terrain and obstacles will
challenge both beginners and experienced players alike on the way
through a scenic view of JCPRD's Shawnee Mission Park. For regulations
and more details about our disc golf course, view our Shawnee
Mission Park Disc Golf Course map.
Shawnee Mission Campground Reservations
Shawnee Mission Park campground areas are available
for reservation by Not-For-Profit Youth Organizations only, per time
segment, from 12 pm to 12 pm the following day. For details, call
|Johnson County residents: $15 per day
|Nonresidents: $25 per day
|Refundable security deposit for key
(residents & nonresidents): $20
|All campground fees are non-refundable.
Annual Natural Christmas Tree Recycling Begins 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 Shawnee Mission Park Marina, 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)
Park Shelter Info Chart [30KB]
Fishing Report [32KB]
Disc Golf Map [490KB]
Area Code of Conduct/Rules [32KB]
Program Brochure [570KB]
Rose Garden & Fire Circle Info [25KB]
Mission Park Model Rocket Areas [1MB]
To check for possible
park or trail
"Love the Park (Shawnee Mission Park)..."
closings please call the 24-Hour Park Information Line at (913) 312-8833.