Time is quickly winding down to take advantage of the summer season for two beaches, two marinas, and an aquatic center operated by JCPRD.
Sunday, Aug. 12, will be the last day of regular summer operations for the Shawnee Mission Park Beach
, and the Kill Creek Park Beach and Marina
Until then, regular beach hours at Shawnee Mission Park are noon to 6 p.m. on every day of week except Tuesday, when the hours are noon to 5 p.m. Open water swim training at SMP is offered from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. At Kill Creek Park, beach hours are noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The KCP beach is closed on Monday, and open water swim training is offered there from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday.
Also ending their summer operating hours on Aug. 12 are the marinas at both parks. Until then, Shawnee Mission Park Marina will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the last rental at 6 p.m., and the Kill Creek Park Marina is open from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, noon to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays
Both marinas offer boat rentals, including canoes, kayaks, pedal boats, and paddleboards, which have a weight limit of 220 pounds. Rental rates are listed in the May through August Activities catalog, and at www.jcprd.com. Fishing permits are also available at the marinas. Patrons should be aware that while the Shawnee Mission Park Marina now accepts credit cards, the Kill Creek Park Marina does not, and neither facility accepts checks.
Following the close of the summer season, the Shawnee Mission Park Marina will continue to be open on weekends on Aug. 18 and 19, Aug. 25 and 26, and Sept. 1 through 3. Hours on Monday, Sept. 3, will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with the last rental at 3 p.m.
Daily pool operations for the Roeland Park Aquatic Center
will end on Aug. 12, but the season will continue on a weekends-only schedule on Aug. 18 and 19, Aug. 25 and 26, and Sept. 1 and 2, and will also be open on Monday, Sept. 3 from noon to 4 p.m. Open Recreation swimming will be from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and noon - 4 p.m. on Sundays. Lap swimming will continue through Sept. 30, visit jcprd.com for dates and hours.
Shawnee Mission Park is located at 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa, Kill Creek Park is located at 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe, and Roeland Park Aquatic Center is located at 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park.