Creating a better marina and lake experience for patrons and staff are goals of renovations going on now at the Shawnee Mission Park Marina.
Work on this project began in November, and officials are anticipating a Memorial Day Weekend opening, although the project is dependent upon favorable weather.
Renovations to the existing marina building include:
- Addition of a new ticketing area
- Construction of a new boat storage facility to the west of the marina building that will store boats in the off-season, as well as life jackets and paddles for easy access to patrons
- Accessible upgrades to the marina’s current dock
- Upgrades and relocation of the observation-deck-level restrooms.
Although it is located east of the marina, installation of a new accessible kayak and canoe launch which will allow patrons of all abilities to launch their vessels by themselves is also part of this project.
Located on the north side of Shawnee Mission Park Lake, the marina is typically open daily from Memorial Day weekend through early August. The marina rents kayaks, tandem kayaks, stand- up paddle boards, four-person pedal boats, and canoes.