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Shawnee Mission Park Beach closed until July 18

The Shawnee Mission Park Beach is closing effective immediately after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19, Johnson County Park and Recreation District officials announced.

The staff member was involved in training with other beach staff, and no patrons were present at the time. Due to this situation, the agency is required by the Johnson County Health Department to close beach operations immediately through July 17. 

All patrons who had reservations for the beach during this period have been notified and full refunds are being issued. 

During the closure, the facility will undergo deep cleaning and disinfection to mitigate exposure to the COVID-19 virus and protect the health and safety of patrons and staff, which is also a top priority for JCPRD.

Park officials hope to reopen the beach on July 18. This year’s beach operations opened June 12 with modified operations which require advance online reservations in two-hour time frames.  When it resumes operations later this month, the beach will be open Thursday through Sunday, and visitors can choose from one of two time blocks offered from noon to 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Space is limited per time block to allow for physical distancing. 

Regular daily beach admission rates for children 12 and under is $4 for Johnson County residents or $4.50 for nonresidents. Admission for adults 13 to 59 is $6 for Johnson County residents or $6.50 for nonresidents and ages 60 and older are $4 for Johnson County residents or $4.50 for nonresidents. 

This does not impact operations at the Shawnee Mission Park Marina.

Shawnee Mission Park is located at 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa.

JCPRD’s other beach at Kill Creek Park is not operating this year.

Beach admissions can be booked 7 days prior to the start time for that day.

Shawnee Mission Park Beach was named the best beach in Kansas by Money Magazine. The new beach house was constructed and opened for the summer of 2018. Amenities include large lake front beach swim area, sand volleyball court, large shaded concession area and restroom facilities. 

In response to COVID-19, the Shawnee Mission Park Marina has modified operations for the 2020 season to encourage social distancing and a safe environment for our visitors and staff. 

  • Number of people allowed entry to the beach will be limited to ensure physical distancing can be maintained. We ask all visitors to be respectful to those around them and maintain proper distance in and out of the water.
  • All gate admissions reservations must be completed online, Reservations close one hour prior to the actual open time.
  • Two 2-hour time slots will be available each day of operation.  Visitors to the beach will chose time slot to come and all patrons will be asked to leave the facility when session is concluded. 
  • Gate will be set-up with one-way walkways to enter and exit gate.
  • Please help our staff keep a safe and fun environment for all and maintain proper physical distancing.
  • Before swim sessions, facility’s hard surfaces will be disinfected.

How to and what to expect when arriving to the beach.

  1. Reserve your admission online here. Every person attending must be included on your reservation for beach. 
  2. When arriving please present your digital or printed receipt to the beach office.
  3. Signage will be posted to provide separation for those entering and exiting the facility. 
  4. Once on the beach or in the lake please maintain proper physical distancing from others.
  5. When swim session is completed please gather all your belongings and exit through the main gate. This allows staff to clean for the next session.
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