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Park and Recreation

Phone: 913-438-7275

7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66219

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For more than 50 years, the Johnson County Park & Recreation District has provided high-quality parks, park services and recreational programs in more than 6,000 acres of parkland and open green space. Each year, the District records more than 7 million park visitors and nearly 1.5 million recreation participations in over 4,000 programs. The District's contributions to the personal lives of Johnson County's citizens have earned the District local appreciation and national acclaim.

Department News

Fall Trout Stockings planned at two JCPRD lakes on Oct. 23
September 18, 2019

Come watch as 3,000 pounds of rainbow trout are stocked in two Johnson County Park and Recreation District lakes in late October.

The fall stockings  will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at each lake’s boat ramp. Stocking of about 1,000 pounds of trout at Kill Creek Park will begin at approximately 2:30 p.m., and stocking of about 2,000 pounds of trout at Shawnee Mission Park will begin at approximately 3:45 p.m. Following the stockings, both lakes will be closed to fishing until 5 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26.

The district’s rainbow trout program is totally funded by fees collected through JCPRD fishing and trout permits. Purchasing a permit allows anglers to collect a daily limit of four trout. 

Before fishing for trout in district waters, anglers age 16 and older will need to have a valid Kansas fishing license, a Johnson County Park and Recreation District fishing permit, and all appropriate boat tags, if applicable. All persons, regardless of age or residency, must also possess a JCPRD trout permit. Trout permits are required whether you plan to keep your catch (up to a daily limit of  four) or release the trout you catch. District fishing permits are available at: the JCPRD Registration Office, Building D, 6501 Antioch Road, at the Visitor Services counter in the JCPRD Administration Building in Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa; and at local sporting goods outlets.

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 keywords “fishing.” 

Kill Creek Park is located at 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe; and Shawnee Mission Park is located at 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa. For more information on this program, please contact Visitor Services in the JCPRD Administration Building in Shawnee Mission Park at (913) 888-4713. 

Additional trout stockings in both lakes will take place in late February and mid-March, 2020. 


Next Kids' Day Out programs at Johnson County Museum set for Oct. 11 & 25
September 18, 2019

Youth ages five to 10 are invited to come have fun at the Johnson County Museum during two days in October when school is not in session. 

During these Kids' Day Out programs, participants can choose from a variety of activities each day, including exploring history though crafts and projects, visiting the museum's  KidScape area and the history exhibits, playing games, and enjoying down time. The museum provides one snack, but be sure to bring a lunch and a water bottle, and dress for the weather - we will go outside if we can. Preregistration  is required. 

October Kids' Day Out programs are set for Oct. 11and 25, and run from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day. Parents can drop off and pick up their children at any time within that timeframe. To find these programs in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under youth and then under heritage & history. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search,  look for the keyword “museum.”

Kids’ Day Out takes place at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, located at 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. The cost for each ten-hour session is $35 per participant. For more information, call (913) 715-2570. To register by phone, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at www.jcprd.com, click on “Register for Activities,” and complete a course ID search for  21923 for the Oct. 11 session or 25417 for the Oct. 25 session.

Other upcoming Kids’ Day Out Session this season are set for: Nov. 25 (21924); Nov. 26 (21925); Nov. 27 (21926); Dec. 23 (21930); Dec. 24 (21923); Dec. 26 (21933); Dec. 27 (21934); Dec. 30 (21935); Dec. 31 (21936); Jan. 2 (21938); and Jan. 3 (21939); and Jan. 6.

The Johnson County Museum is a department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. The My JCPRD Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.