Shawnee Mission Park, a multi-use, 1,600-acre park is located at 79th and Renner Road in Shawnee, Kansas. The land was purchased through the district's initial bond issue in 1956 and officially dedicated on May 30, 1964. It is the largest park in the county and the most visited park in the entire state of Kansas.
Shawnee Mission Park is home to a number of fantastic amenities as well as a beautiful 120-acre lake. Our beautiful scenic lake is a very popular spot for boating, fishing, sail boarding, and much more. The park also has eleven spacious shelters, numerous picnic areas, nature trails, play areas, an archery range, a 53-acre dog off-leash area, a disc golf course, and is a great place to enjoy mountain biking and horseback riding. The park is also home to The Theatre in the Park, Shawnee Mission Park Beach, and Shawnee Mission Park Marina. In season, there are canoes, pedal boats, and fishing boats available for rent at the marina.
Before heading out to explore Shawnee Mission Park, be sure to visit the Visitor Services Center, located inside the JCPRD Administration Building at the front entrance of the park, here you can obtain JCPRD information such as: park maps, trail guides, the My JCPRD Activities catalog, purchase JCPRD park permits (fishing, boating, archery, and metal detecting), Kansas State fishing licenses, orienteering course packets, model rocket permits, and remote controlled vehicle permits.