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JCPRD begins summer park hours

Summer hours of 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. began on March 1 for many Johnson County Park and Recreation District parks. The summer hours will stay in effect through Oct. 31.

District parks impacted by the change in hours are:

  • Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Rd., Shawnee and Lenexa;
  • Heritage Park, 16050 Pflumm Rd., Olathe; 
  • Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe;
  • Lexington Lake  Park, 8850 Sunflower Rd., De Soto; and,
  • Big Bull Creek Park, 20425 Sunflower Rd., Edgerton.

Summer hours for Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Rd., Merriam, are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Other JCPRD parks with year-round dawn to dusk hours include Ernie Miller Park, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe; Sunflower Nature Park, 103rd Street and Edgerton Road, rural De Soto; Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park, 12500 W. 119th St., Overland Park; Camp Branch Glade, 175th Street and Mission Road in Aubry Township; Stilwell Community Park, 207th Street and Metcalf Avenue, Stilwell; and all of the Streamway Parks System access points. 

Park hours are reduced each winter to reduce costs and to allow for the reallocation of staff time to other activities at a time when fewer people typically visit the parks because of colder weather and earlier nightfall.

For more information, visit the district’s website at www.jcprd.com or call (913) 888-4713.

 

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