The Cedar Niles Park is a 900-acre future park site located west of K-7 Highway. This mixed woodland and open space area is near Lake Olathe and the 300-acre preserve and education site - The Prairie Center.
The master plan for Cedar Niles Park was designed in April 2008 by consulting team Bowman Bowman Novick, Inc., of Kansas City, Missouri. Two public planning opportunities were scheduled for future park features and amenities. The public workshops were held in June and August that year, where plans were reviewed, suggestions were made, and development proposals were submitted.
Board Approval & Fund Availability
The Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners considered and accepted the revised master plan at the Committee of the Whole meeting on October 22, 2008.
Implementation of a master plan for the Cedar Niles property is subject to fund availability and board approval in 2018, with projected ground breaking for this site in 2019.
Master Plan Future Highlights
- 10 feet paved multi-use trail (9.6 miles)
- 12 feet gravel multi-use trail (11.3 miles)
- 4 sports practice fields
- Equestrian trailer parking lot
- Mountain bike trail (5 miles)
- Nature trail with interpretive displays (1.6 miles)
- Observation tower
- Off-leash area (20 acres)
- Olympic archery range
- One mile nature trail
- Planetary themed display garden
- Restored natural prairie
- Restored seasonal pond with pier
- Sand volleyball court
- Small dog off-leash area (3 acres)
- Trail access to the adjoining Prairie Center site