Development of the first phase of Lexington Lake Park started in August 2016 with the park opening July 2017. This 465-acre property is located west of De Soto north of Kansas 10 Highway.
Phase I: Park Amenities
A boat ramp and lake access courtesy dock
Playground, picnic shelter with grills and a water fountain
27-acre lake with 2.5 kilometer (1.55 miles) paved trail
60 acres converted to tallgrass prairie
1.5 mile dirt-surfaced hiking and biking trail
Newly renovated dam and refined shoreline
The lake was originally constructed in the 1950s
More than 300 acres of oak and hickory forest
About a half mile southwest of the Kansas River
100-year-old structures and stone walls
Nine acres of virgin prairie
120 prairie species, including threatened Mead's milkweed
The Lexington Lake Park Master Plan identifies amenities that could be included in future development phases. Features include athletic practice fields, additional parking, marina, natural amphitheater, disc golf course, camping sites, cross country course, picnic shelters and park maintenance facility. Additional information can be found in the Lexington (previously Reike) Lake Park Master Plan (PDF).