The coming Memorial Day holiday signals the end of the school year, opening of community pools and summer hours at Johnson County Park & Recreation District facilities. Here are the summer hours for two beaches and two marinas operated by JCPRD. The extended hours begin May 30 and remain in effect through Aug. 7.
Shawnee Mission Park Beach and Shawnee Mission Park Marina (located in Shawnee Mission Park at 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa)
- The beach will be open from noon to 4 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
- The marina will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily (last rentals at 6 p.m.); it will also be open on weekends through Labor Day (Sept. 5)
Kill Creek Park Beach and Marina at 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe
- The beach will only be open on weekends with Friday, Saturday and Sunday hours of noon to 6 p.m.
- The marina will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays
Both marinas offer boat rentals, including pedal boat, canoe and kayak rentals. Shawnee Mission Park also offers paddleboards, which have a weight limit of 220 pounds. Patrons should be aware that while the Shawnee Mission Park Marina accepts credit cards, the Kill Creek Park Marina does not and neither facility accepts checks. Rental rates are listed in the Spring-Summer Activities catalog, available now, and on the district’s website at jcprd.com. Fishing permits are also available at both marinas. The marina at Heritage Park in Olathe will not be operating this year.
For more information during operating hours, call 913-888-1990 for the Shawnee Mission Park Marina, 913-492-2157 for Shawnee Mission Park Beach, or 913-583-3661 for Kill Creek Park Beach and Marina. In case of inclement weather, call the beaches and marina 24-hour information line at 913-312-8847.