Shawnee Mission Park Beach

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Beach admissions can be booked 7 days prior to the day you wish to visit and must be completed 1 hour prior to the start time for that day.

Shawnee Mission Park Beach was named the best beach in Kansas by Money Magazine. The new beach house was constructed and opened for the summer of 2018. Amenities include large lake front beach swim area, sand volleyball court, large shaded concession area and restroom facilities. 

In response to COVID-19, the Shawnee Mission Park Beach has modified operations for the 2021 season to encourage social distancing and a safe environment for our visitors and staff. 

  • Number of people allowed entry to the beach will be limited to ensure physical distancing can be maintained. We ask all visitors to be respectful to those around them and maintain proper distance in and out of the water.
  • All gate admissions reservations must be completed online, Reservations close one hour prior to the actual open time.
  • Two 2-hour time slots will be available each day of operation.  Visitors to the beach will chose time slot to come and all patrons will be asked to leave the facility when session is concluded. 
  • Gate will be set-up with one-way walkways to enter and exit gate.
  • Please help our staff keep a safe and fun environment for all and maintain proper physical distancing.
  • Before swim sessions, facility’s hard surfaces will be disinfected.

How to and what to expect when arriving to the beach.

Beach admissions can be booked 7 days prior to the day you wish to visit and must be completed 1 hour prior to the start time for that day.

  1. Reserve your admission online here. Every person attending must be included on your reservation for beach. 
  2. When arriving please present your digital or printed receipt to the beach office.
  3. Signage will be posted to provide separation for those entering and exiting the facility. 
  4. Once on the beach or in the lake please maintain proper physical distancing from others.
  5. When swim session is completed please gather all your belongings and exit through the main gate. This allows staff to clean for the next session.

Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation
June 12 - August 23
Thursday - Sunday
Closed: Monday - Wednesday
August 24 - September 13
Saturday - Sunday
Open Labor Day: Monday, September 7th
Closed Monday - Friday

Available Swim Times
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Schedule subject to change without notice. 


AgeJohnson County ResidentNon-Resident
12 & Under
13 - 59
60 & Older
  • Season Passes will not be available for 2020 season.

Shawnee Mission Park Beach Rules & Regulations

We want to ensure you have a fun and safe experience, please ensure you are following all Shawnee Mission Park Beach rules and regulations.

  • No refunds for admission, unless the facility is closed by JCPRD staff.
  • Please obey lifeguards and JCPRD staff at all times. Staff reserves the right to ask any patron who is not following the rules and regulations to leave the facility without refund.
  • Must be 12 years old or older to enter the facility without an adult .
  • No alcohol, tobacco or drugs are allowed.
  • Pets are not allowed at the Shawnee Mission Park Beach. Please visit the Shawnee Mission Park Park Dog Park where there is a pet-friendly beach.
  • JCPRD is not responsible for accidents or damage to personal property.
  • Concessions are available but you may bring your own food and drink - no glass or alcohol.
  •  You may bring chairs and shade structures, such as umbrellas.
  • All floatation devices must be US Coast Guard approved. Please check your floatation device as all US Coast Guard approved items are marked. No rafts or inflatables are allowed.