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Top Kansas City Parks

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Loose Park

Loose Park Garden Center, Japanese Tea Room, Loose Lake, reservable shelter house, four tennis courts and practice boards, sprayground, playground, 1.48-mile and 1.04-mile walking trails, picnic areas, rain garden, Stanley R. McLane Arboretum and the Laura Conyers Smith Rose Garden.

Shawnee Mission Park

Shawnee Mission Park is the premier park of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District (JCPRD), located in Shawnee Kansas - in the county of Johnson County, Kansas a multi-use, 1,250-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 of our beautiful 120-acre scenic lake, a very popular spot for boating, fishing & sail boarding. The park also has twelve (12) spacious shelters, numerous picnic areas, nature trails, play areas, an archery range, a 53-acre dog off-leash area and is a great place to enjoy horseback riding. It is also the home of the Shawnee Mission Park Beach, The Theatre in the Park and the Shawnee Mission Park Marina. Our marina is equipped with canoes, pedal boats, and fishing boats with boats rentals available to the public. The Shawnee Mission Park also has tennis courts, small airplane runway, a tower, an 18-hole disc golf course and numotous trails.

Heritage Park

Heritage Park is a premier park of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District (JCPRD), located in Overland Park, Kansas - in the county of Johnson County, Kansas. Heritage Park is a multi-use 1,238-acre park located at 159th and Pflumm Road. Heritage Park includes 10 picnic shelters, a 40 acre lake, marina with pedal boat rentals, a 30 acre dog off-leash area, concessions, picnic areas, play areas, athletic fields for softball, football, soccer and the 18-hole championship Heritage Park Golf Course and driving range. Its a great family park.

Lake Jacomo

Set sail on Jackson County Parks + Rec's Lake Jacomo where windsurfers and sailors abound.

This breathtaking 970-acre lake is located in the heart of Fleming Park, one of Jackson County Parks + Rec's premier recreational areas. Enjoy colorful sailboat regattas, while pontoon boaters take a leisurely cruise across the lake! Lake Jacomo's limited-horsepower regulation affords a relaxing outing for the water enthusiast.

Wyandotte County Lake

This is a country lake located at the northwest edge of Kansas City, Kansas. The 1,500 acres are positioned in a setting of hillside oak-hickory woodlands and lakeside sycamores.

The 456-acre lake with marina was constructed in the 1930’s by the Works Progress Administration. The lake park includes a Kids Fishing Lake, picnic shelters with playgrounds and restrooms, largest outdoor playground in Wyandotte County, boat rentals, fishing, abundance of wildlife, Davis Hall, Bridle Trail, off-leash dog arena, archery range, and Mr. & Mrs. .F.L. Schlagle Library and Environmental Center.

Lake hours: 6 a.m. to midnight. Admission: free.

Smithville Lake

Smithville Lake is a 7,200 acre lake and has more than 175 miles of shoreline. Located just 20 miles from downtown Kansas City, there are several recreational opportunities available to the outdoor enthusiast that include: 2 swim beaches, 777 campsites, reservable shelters, 2 full service marinas including boat rentals, 1 sailboat only marina, dockside restaurant, 2 public 18-hole golf courses within the Paradise Pointe Golf Complex, 4 disc golf courses, great fishing whether from shore or by boat, 25 miles of walking/biking trails, 11 miles of single-track mountain biking trails, 26 miles of equestrian trails, home to Kansas City Trapshooters Association, public hunting that includes managed goose hunts as well as youth and ADA white-tail deer and wild turkey hunts, and an aggressive 2,300 acre native grassland revitalization project.

Hillsdale Lake

Big variety of outdoor recreation experiences close to metropolitan Kansas City sets this park apart from others. Great lake access and fishing opportunities along with a new marina facility, attract water-goers. RV camping, and extensive equestrian and hiking trails are for the land-inclined. A soon-to-be shooting range, and radio-controlled airplane field are among the facilities for specialists.

Antioch Park

Antioch Park is Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s oldest park. Purchased in 1956 and opened in 1958, the park was rededicated in 2005 following infrastructure improvements, facility upgrades and lake and wetland enhancements. The forty four acre park features new or updated amenities such as two fishing lakes, walking path, tennis courts, picnic shelters, basketball courts, restrooms, playground, paved parking, and cook out grills. Antioch Park has remained one of JCPRD’s most popular park, attracting up to 700,000 visitors each year.