Shawnee Mission Park South Loop Trail

About the project

This project includes construction of a roundabout at Ridgeview Road & Barkley Drive, two miles of paved pedestrian trail adjacent to John Barkley Drive, grading, and stormwater culverts. The trail will connect the Gary L. Haller Trail near Shelter 8 to the Walnut Grove Trail and Parkhurst Trail near Shelter 10 on the south side of Shawnee Mission Park Lake.

The project is occurring

  • To increase access to scenic areas of the park
  • To connect existing trails in the park
  • To improve safety for all park and trail users

Timeline and park access impacts

Phase 1 of the project will begin in March 2024, it involves closing the 87th St. park entrance to Shawnee Mission Park to improve the intersection where John Barkley Drive meets Ridgeview Road.

Phase 2 of the project will begin in June 2024 and will include the grading and paving for two miles of new pedestrian trail. This project will be completed in late 2024.

During periods of construction, the loop road around the park will be closed intermittently. Access to the dog Off-Leash Area will be maintained via the Renner Rd. and Ogg Rd. entrances to park. The RC Flying Field will be accessible throughout the project, follow posted detour signage at park entrances.