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We will begin performing regularly scheduled maintenance on our websites on the evening of Saturday, May 30th, starting at 7:00 p.m. As a result, the website will be unavailable for a short time. Thank you for your patience.
The Heritage Park trail pedestrian access point located at the intersection of 159th and Pflumm will be closed as the city of Overland Park installs a new roundabout.
The trail closure is expected to run from Monday, May 18 through Tuesday, Aug. 11, and is dependent upon favorable weather. Barricades will be placed on the trail north and south of 159th Street.
Heritage Park is located at 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe.
The Johnson County Park and Recreation District has established the weekend of Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7, as the 2020 Annual Free Fishing Weekend in district parks. This coincides with the state of Kansas’ “Free Fishing Days” in state parks. The Saturday portion of the event also coincides with the first Overnight Fishing Opportunity of the year at Heritage Park where the park will be open after 11 p.m. for fishing only.
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 keyword “fishing.”
Fishing, boating, and archery permits will be waived on these days in the district parks where these activities are normally allowed as follows:
Park and Permits Waived
Fishing licenses have also been waived by the state of Kansas for this weekend, allowing fishing without a state license as well. However, JCPRD trout permits are still required on this day for those fishing for trout in Shawnee Mission and Kill Creek parks. Regular park hours for most parks for these days are 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Exceptions are Antioch Park, which closes at 10 p.m., and the Streamway and Stoll parks, which are open from dawn to dusk. This event is the only time each year license and permit requirements are waived for all parks with fishing lakes. For more information, call (913) 888-4713.
How much do you know about Johnson County? Come test your trivia skills with our Spin-to-Win wheel at Johnson County Old Settlers in downtown Olathe! We will have a booth at this event today, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day. In addition to learning about the county, you’ll find experts on the upcoming 2020 Census who can answer your questions about what to expect next year, why participation is so important and how you can become a census worker.
Our booth is located just to the north of the Johnson County Administration Building (111 S. Cherry St., Olathe). Other county entities represented at this event include the Johnson County Election Office, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Management and Communications department. For more information on this event, please visit the Old Settlers website.