Shawnee Mission Park Master Plan

Shawnee Mission Park, a multi-use, 1,600-acre park with a beautiful 120-acre lake is located at 79th and Renner Road in Shawnee, Kansas. It is the largest park in Johnson County and is the most visited park in the entire state of Kansas.

The park offers a lake, beach, beach house, marina, dock, boating, fishing, sail boarding, eleven shelters, numerous picnic areas, nature and bike trails, play areas, an archery range, a 53-acre dog off-leash area, a disc golf course, and is the home of The Theatre in the Park.

The master plans for Shawnee Mission Park, Ernie Miller Park and Heritage Park, were developed, proposed and completed by the consulting team Landplan Engineering, submitting a plan titled "3 Plans for 3 Parks" (PDF). The plan was approved by the JCPRD’s Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners on December 17, 2003.

Master Plan Highlights

  • 120-acre lake
  • Accessible entrance walkway
  • Accessible Fishing Pier
  • Accessible restroom
  • Amphitheater and terraced seating
  • Approximately 1,600 acres
  • Archery range
  • Constructed Wetlands Area
  • Disc golf course
  • Drinking fountain
  • Hillside prairie
  • Large and Small shelters
  • Marina and pier improvements
  • Multi-use trails system
  • Nature Play area
  • Off-leash dog area
  • Open Play area
  • Playgrounds
  • Renovated woodland trail
  • Restroom facilities
  • Sertoma Trail
  • Softball fields
  • Theater in the Park

Future Improvements

  • Beach house
  • Enlarged and accessible shelter / parking improvements
  • New Roundabout Entry at Renner and 79th Street
  • Observation tower
  • Parking
  • Trailhead improvements
  • Wildlife viewing area

Initial Phase Imagery

Park Map (PDF)

Shawnee Mission Park location map

Master Plan Rendering (PDF)

Shawnee Mission Park Master Plan Rendering