Construction for Big Bull Creek Park began in the spring of 2017. The park totals 2,060 acres and will be the largest park in the Johnson County Park & Recreation District (JCPRD) park system. The first phase of development will focus on three areas: the Sunflower Road access point, the combined Park Police and Park Maintenance facility, and a group camp area.
Phase I: Three Areas of Focus
Sunflower Road North of 207th Street
A Discovery Nature Playground
Three quarters of a mile of looping paved trails
Picnic shelters, a restroom, kiosk and parking lot
Prairie restoration area
Connection to Edgerton's nearby Martin Creek Park
199th & Four Corners Road
Combined Park Police and maintenance compound
Parking lot with access to nearby disc golf course
213th Street East of Spoon Creek Road
Group camp area
Restroom, shelters and parking lot
Master Plan & Design
Both a master plan (PDF) and designs for Big Bull Creek were completed in 2016. The vision for the park is to be a destination like no other, focused on nature-based learning, play, and restoration.
A bid for Phase I development was awarded in late February 2017 to National Streetscape Inc., of Blue Springs, Missouri. Completion of the park is anticipated spring of 2018. The estimated project cost is $6 million.