Construction for Big Bull Creek Park began in the spring of 2017. The park totals 2,060 acres and is the largest park in the Johnson County Park & Recreation District (JCPRD) park system. The first phase of development focused on three areas: the Sunflower Road access point, the combined Park Police and Park Maintenance facility, and a group camp area. For more details regarding amenities at Big Bull Creek Park visit the Big Bull Creek Park page.
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
- Roughly three miles of soft trails, currently under construction.
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 summer of 2018. The estimated project cost is $6 million.