JCPRD Office: (913) 831-3355 or online at www.jcprd.com.
Kansas Wildlife & Parks, KC District Office: 14639 W. 95th St., (913) 894-9113.
Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam, (913) 831-3355; 44 acres with two fishing lakes, arboretum and rose garden, Old Dodge Town wheelchair-accessible playground, shelters, picnic areas and restrooms, tennis and basketball courts.
Ernie Miller Park, 909 N. 7 Highway, Olathe, (913) 764-7759; 114 acres of bottomland forest, meadows and tallgrass prairie, outdoor amphitheater, Ernie Miller Nature Center and wheelchair-accessible nature trails.
Heritage Park, 159th and Pflumm Road, Olathe (913) 831-3355; 1,160 acres with 45-acre lake, marina for paddleboat and sailboard rentals (913-764-4037), walking and hiking trails, shelters, playgrounds, softball, soccer and football fields, golf course and driving range.
Kill Creek Park under development, 127th Street and Homestead Road, south of K-10 near DeSoto; 870 acres to include boating, fishing, marina, trails, picnic areas, shelters, camping, refreshments and restrooms.
Mid-America Sports Complex, 20000 Johnson Drive, Shawnee (913) 441-2244; 70 acres with lighted softball and baseball fields, batting cage, play areas, concessions, pro shop and clubhouse.
Mill Creek Streamway, paved 14-mile trail link between Nelson Island on the Kansas River on the north, through Shawnee Mission Park to Olathe; for walking, biking, strolling or skateboarding. (Other paved trails line creeks in Overland Park, Lenexa, Shawnee and Leawood; call the cities for information.)
Overland Park Community Park, 138th and Switzer Road, Overland Park (913) 895-6000; 129 acres including Deanna Rose Children’s Farmstead (913-897-2360), ball diamonds, tennis courts, football and soccer fields for league play, ecological preserve, three picnic shelters, shelter house and restrooms.
Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, 8909 W. 179th St., Overland Park (913) 685-3604; 300 acres including wood-chip trails, themed gardens such as the Erickson Water Garden, forest, prairie, limestone bluffs and visitors’ center.
Prairie Center, 26325 W. 135th St., Olathe (913) 856-7669; 300 acres of native tallgrass prairie and woodlands, trails, lake and picnic areas; Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks.
Roe Park, 104th and Roe Avenue, Overland Park (913) 895-6300; 43 acres including swimming pool and concession stand, soccer and softball fields for league play, tennis courts, bicycle trail, wheelchair-accessible nature trail, picnicking and shelter house.
Shawnee Mission Park, 79th Street and Renner Road, Lenexa (913) 888-4713; 1,250 acres including 150-acre lake with public beach and marina, concessions and boating, horseback trails, organized camping, outdoor theater, nature trails, tennis courts, softball diamonds, archery range, wheelchair-accessible fishing pier and trail, observation tower, model airplane field, picnic shelters and restrooms.
Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park, 12500 W. 119th St., Overland Park (913) 831-3355; 80 acres with small fishing lake, soccer and softball fields, playground and jogging trail.
Sunflower Nature Park, 103rd and Edgerton Road near DeSoto (913) 831-3355; 60 acres of naturalized park with wheelchair-accessible nature trails, picnic shelter, fishing pond and game fields.
Tomahawk Recreation Complex, 17501 Midland Drive, Shawnee (913) 631-7050; golf course and driving range with pro shop and snack bar, swimming pool and meeting rooms. Tomahawk Dome is used for year-round athletic activities.