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Posted on: May 9, 2018

“A Day in the Park” special event returns to JCPRD parks on June 2

A Day in the Park

A day-long celebration of our community’s trails, parks, and recreational spaces first introduced in 2010 is returning in early June.

On June 2, the Johnson County Park & Recreation District will present A Day In the Park by offering free admission to park beaches, free boat rentals of all rentable watercraft, including pedal boats, canoes, paddleboards, and kayaks at Shawnee Mission and Kill Creek park marinas, and by waiving JCPRD fishing permits at Shawnee Mission, Kill Creek, and other parks where fishing is allowed. A number of other free activities are also planned at Shawnee Mission Park.

The June 2 date ties into both the JCPRD’s annual free fishing weekend when both Kansas and district fishing and boating permits are waived, as well as National Trails Day. It should be noted that JCPRD trout permits are still required on this day for those fishing for trout.

Marina hours on June 2 are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Shawnee Mission Park and Noon to 6 p.m. at Kill Creek Park. Because of the volume of visitors on this day, free rentals are limited to 30 minutes per boat. Beach hours are noon to 6 p.m. at both parks.

Note that the Shawnee Mission Park Beach was closed for the 2017 season for the construction of a new beach house. Along with the beach, that structure opened this year on Aril 26, and participants can check out the new beach house and its bold and award-winning design called "The Wave."  

Several other activities are planned at Shawnee Mission Park for A Day In the Park. A JCPRD booth adjacent to the marina parking lot will be the source of information on activities planned at Shawnee Mission Park throughout the day. The Johnson County Sailing Society will be giving free sailboat rides and demonstrations on Shawnee Mission Park Lake.

Shawnee Mission Park is located at 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa. Kill Creek Park is located at 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe.

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