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Posted on: May 20, 2020

Annual Free Fishing Weekend in JCPRD parks is June 6 & 7

Free Fishing, Boating Weekend

The Johnson County Park and Recreation District has established the weekend of Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7, as the 2020 Annual Free Fishing Weekend in district parks. This coincides with the state of Kansas’ “Free Fishing Days” in state parks.  The Saturday portion of the event also coincides with the first Overnight Fishing Opportunity of the year at Heritage Park where the park will be open after 11 p.m. for fishing only.

To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under fun for all and then under nature & outdoors. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “fishing.”

Fishing, boating, and archery permits will be waived on these days in the district parks where these activities are normally allowed as follows:

Park and Permits Waived

  • Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam - Fishing
  • Heritage Park, 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe - Fishing & Boating
  • Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe - Fishing & Boating
  • Lexington Lake Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee Mission - Fishing, Boating & Archery
  • Meadowbrook Park, 9101 Nall Ave., Prairie Village - Fishing
  • Streamway Parks, various access points - Fishing & Boating
  • Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park, 12500 W. 119th St., Overland Park - Fishing

Fishing licenses have also been waived by the state of Kansas for this weekend, allowing fishing without a state license as well. However, JCPRD trout permits are still required on this day for those fishing for trout in Shawnee Mission and Kill Creek parks. Regular park hours for most parks for these days are 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Exceptions are Antioch Park, which closes at 10 p.m., and the Streamway and Stoll parks, which are open from dawn to dusk. This event is the only time each year license and permit requirements are waived for all parks with fishing lakes. For more information, call (913) 888-4713.

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