Parks in Kansas City

Kansas City parks give rise to an unlimited selection of outdoor activities. These parks are a great option to get some exercise in or just relax and enjoy the fresh air. A number of dog parks and hiking trails are also available at some parks. Take a break from work or school and enjoy the great outdoors the right way.

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Antioch Park 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.
6501 Antioch Road Merriam, KS Phone: (913) 312-8833
Ernie Miller Park and Nature Center Ernie Miller Park and Nature Center
JCPRD’s 116-acre park, consists of a diverse range of habitats such as tall grass prairie, upland meadows, bottomland forest and a beautiful stream to explore. It also provides a variety of exhibits as you discover more about the park’s wildlife and history. The 116-acre park has been preserved in much of its natural state and features an outdoor amphitheater with seating for 80 persons, picnic shelter, three miles of nature trails, including a self-guided 1/4 mile accessible nature trail.
909 N. Highway 7
Leawood, KS
Phone: (913) 764-7759
Heritage Park Heritage Park
Heritage Park is a 1,238-acre park is located at 159th and Pflumm Road. Purchased in 1979 through voter-approved bonds, the park was dedicated on July 4, 1981. Recreational facilities include 10 picnic shelters (two large capacity), a 40 acre lake, marina with pedal boat rentals, a 30 acre dog off-leash area, concessions, shelters and picnic areas, play areas, athletic fields for softball, football, soccer, and the 18-hole championship Heritage Park Golf Course and driving range. Located adjacent to Heritage Park is our excellent full-care boarding, horse training and private training facility, White Fox Manor Stables
16050 Pflumm
Leawood, KS
Phone: (913) 312-8833
Kill Creek Park Kill Creek Park
The newest regional park in the District’s system. Opened in 2001, the par is easily accessible, and yet secluded. The park consists of is located in western Johnson County between De Soto and Leawood. Nestled within the park’s beautiful natural setting are four picnic shelters, a swimming beach, a marina, and over 12 miles of hiking, mountain bike and equestrian trails. The park also includes one and one half miles of paved, shared use trails for walking, running and bicycling.
11670 Homestead Lane
Leawood, KS
Phone: (913) 312-8833
Kill Creak Streamway Park Kill Creek Streamway Park
Part of the District’s ongoing efforts to create linear parks along major streams in Johnson County. In addition to conserving drainage systems, assisting in flood control, and reducing property damage, the Streamway Parks System provides trails and open spaces for such leisure pursuits as biking, jogging, picnicking, and nature hiking.
33460 W 95th Street
De Soto
Mill Creek Streamway Park Mill Creek Streamway Park
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A beautiful linear park with over 17 miles of pedestrian and bicycle trails. It also consists of three miles of equestrian trails and open spaces for leisure pursuits like jogging, picnicking, and nature hiking. The trail extends from Nelson Island on the Kansas River, south through the cities of Shawnee and Leawood, and ending in the City of Leawood.
-19425 Wilder Drive,
Shawnee, KS
– 5946 Barker Road,
Shawnee, KS
– 19405 Midland Drive,
Shawnee Mission Parkway & Midland Drive, Shawnee, KS
– Shawnee Mission Park (near Shelter 8 and north end of dam),
Leawood, KS
– 19803 W 87th Lane,
Leawood, KS
– 18459 Prairie Star Parkway,
Leawood, KS
– 11344 S Millview Road (west of Ridgeview Road),
Leawood, KS
– 1700 Northgate Street (east of Woodland Avenue),
Leawood, KS
Shawnee Mission Park Shawnee Mission Park
A multi-use, 1,250-acre park is located at 79th and Renner Road in Shawnee, Kansas. 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 twelve 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. 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.
7900 Renner Road,
Shawnee, KS 66219
Phone: (913) 888-4713
Stanley Mission Park Stanley Nature Park
This 40-acre undeveloped park is located behind Blue Valley High School. Access to the park is via an easement road west of the high school. The park is open to the public and features a naturalistic area with trails for hiking and bird watching. The park also is used for many area and regional high school cross-country meets.
6295 W. 159th St.,
Stilwell, KS
Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park
JCPRD’s 79-acre park located in Leawood, Kansas. The park’s maintenance and development is fee supported through adult softball and youth soccer leagues. The park consists of seven athletic playing fields that require reservations, a small fishing lake, a seven acre dog off-leash area, picnic shelter, playground and a picturesque walking trail. The park was dedicated in 1981 and named in honor of Thomas S. Stoll who was instrumental in the park’s development and had died the previous year while serving as chairman of the District’s Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners
12500 W. 119th Street,
Leawood, KS
Phone: (913) 312-8833
The Sunflower Nature Park The Sunflower Nature Park
A 60-acre park featuring an accessible nature trail, picnic shelter and fishing pond. The game fields located on the west side of the park are operated by the City of De Soto
103rd Street & Edgerton Road,
De Soto, KS
Phone: (913) 312-8833