Cedar Niles Park, Johnson County’s newest park, dedicated with ribbon cutting ceremony

Board of County Commissioners and county staff cut a ribbon at Cedar Niles Park with playground equipment behind them

Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s newest park, Cedar Niles Park, was officially dedicated with a ribbon cutting on Saturday, April 9. At the event, the Board of County Commissioners recognized this new outdoor leisure space.

Cedar Niles Park fully opened to the public in January. It is located west of K-7 in Olathe, from approximately 119th Street to just past 135th Street, encompassing more than a thousand acres of natural beauty in the heart of Johnson County – from streams to wildflowers.

The park primarily features trails, following input from the public during the feedback process. There are four miles of multi-use paved trails and 4.5 miles of single-track trails for mountain biking and hiking in the park. Other park amenities include:

  • Playground
  • Shelter
  • Restrooms
  • Bike fix-it stations
  • Water fountains
  • Paved parking lots

You can reserve a shelter online, by calling 913-831-3359, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. or visit the Registration Office in Antioch Park.

The master plan for Cedar Niles Park was first developed in 2008, and the design concept was presented to the board in 2019. Construction took place throughout 2020 and 2021. The project cost approximately $5.6 million.

An additional phase of construction is anticipated in the future, with amenities including an off-leash dog area, practice fields and an archery range.

Learn more about Cedar Niles Park, and enjoy this new outdoor destination as spring continues to bloom.

Board of County Commissioners
Park and Recreation