Shawnee Mission Park
7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66219
1,236 Acres / (913) 888-4713


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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 eleven 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 (closed for 2017), 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 ensure the use of a shelter, reservations are recommended. Shawnee Mission Park is equipped with 11 multi-functional shelters for gatherings including corporate, weddings, graduations and birthdays.

For details about all JCPRD shelters, view our JCPRD park shelter info. chart.

To reserve a shelter at any park, walk-in are welcome at our Registration Office located in Antioch Park or call the Registration Office Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4 pm at (913) 831-3359.

For all park shelter and other JCPRD facility rental options, visit our reservation and rentals page.

Note: During your event, please have a copy of your Shelter 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 Shelter Reservation Form with you.

Shawnee Mission Park Marina

Boat rentals at the marina include; canoes, pedal boats, paddleboards, and kayaks. 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.

Shawnee Mission Park Beach - Closed for 2017- Opening in May 2018

Visitor Services
Located inside the JCPRD Administration Building, near the front entrance of Shawnee Mission Park, you'll find our Visitor Services. Here you can obtain copies of park maps, trail guides and Activities Catalogs. You can purchase Kansas State fishing licenses, JCPRD park permits for fishing, boating, archery, and metal detecting, as well as Shawnee Mission Park orienteering course packets. You can also pick up your free model rocket and remote controlled vehicle and boat permits. Questions? Please call (913) 888-4713.

Shawnee Mission Park Lake Fishing
For fishing conditions at Shawnee Mission Park Lake and other JCPRD 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. 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.

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 Visitor Center at (913) 888-4713.

Shawnee Mission Park Beach - Closed for 2017
The previous Shawnee Mission Park Beach House was demolished in September 2016 due to age and structural concerns. It is anticipated the new structure will be complete in time for the 2018 summer season. For additional information please view the Beach House information page.

Observation Tower
The Shawnee Mission Park observation tower was closed to public access in January of this year. The tower has significant structural deficiencies and has unfortunately reached a point where repair is not practical. The existing tower will not be re-opened.

The tower has been a popular destination at Shawnee Mission Park since it was constructed in 1964. JCPRD is looking at options to construct a new observation tower in Shawnee Mission Park, and part of this process will include opportunities for public input and comment.

Shawnee Mission Park Dog Off-Leash Area - Open Daily

Off-Leash Hours*:
During Regular Park Hours* - Sun to Sat

*Closed: Every Tue & Thur 5 am to 9 am
(for maintenance)

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 EVERY Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00 am to 9:00 am, when the off leash area will be closed for routine maintenance.

During maintenance closures (EVERY Tuesday and Thursday from 5:00 am to 9:00 am) , our intention is to conduct a higher level of maintenance to the area without compromising dog and patron safety. Trespassing is prohibited when the gate is locked.

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.

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 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 (913) 826-3438.

Johnson County residents: $15 per day
Nonresidents: $25 per day
Refundable security deposit for key
(residents & nonresidents): $20
All campground fees are non-refundable.

Fall Group Hayrides
Enjoy the outdoors by scheduling your group for a hayride through Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park or Heritage Park. Your 45-minute to one-hour hayride concludes with a one-hour campfire where marshmallows and apple cider await.

Hayrides Available At:
Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park: Sun-Sat
Heritage Park: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
Schedule/Info (913) 831-3359

Hayrides can be scheduled for dates between the third weekend of September to the Sunday before Thanksgiving, and two weeks advance registration is required. Hayrides detailed information. [pdf]

Christmas Tree Recycling at Theatre in the Park - 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.


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  • Fishing Report [32KB]
  • Dog Off-Leash Area Code of Conduct/Rules [32KB]
  • Memorial Program [210KB]
  • Campground, Rose Garden & Fire Circle Info [25KB]
  • Shawnee Mission Park Model Rocket Areas [1MB]
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