The public will have an opportunity to explore and fish at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Mildale Farm property during a Mildale Farm Spring Community Day set for Saturday, April 24.
This annual event runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and gives participants access to the approximately 90-acre rental property in southwest Johnson County which is actually part Big Bull Creek Park, but is accessible only by reservation and for two public special events each year, including the Spring Community Day.
No organized activities are planned for this year’s Mildale Farm Spring Community day, but visitors can still explore and picnic on the grounds. No advance registration is required for this event. Visitors will be directed to park in the large lot near Mildale Farm’s main barn.
The public can also bring their own bait and tackle and practice catch-and-release fishing in any or all of seven ponds within the 158-acre area. While district fishing permits have been waived for this event, Kansas residents ages 16 to 74 and nonresidents 16 and older need to have a Kansas state fishing license, which will not be sold on-site.
The centerpiece of the Mildale Farm property, the high-quality equestrian-style barn featuring peg construction and a hand-laid brick floor, will be open. Restrooms will be available, but the property’s two homes and other outbuildings will not be open during this event.
Rules for this event will be posted and will be the same as at other district properties. Among them: no alcohol, pets must be on-leash, and vehicles must remain on roadways. Park Police will be on hand to enforce these as well as the catch-and-release fishing provision.
Mildale Farm is located at 35250 W. 199th St., Edgerton.
For more information about this event, call (913) 826-2957.