Johnson County Parks Switch to Summer Hours March 1

Summer hours of  5 a.m. to 11 p.m. go into effect March 1 for many Johnson County (Kansas) Park and Recreation District parks. These summer hours will stay in effect through Oct. 31.

District parks impacted by the change in hours are:

  • Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa
  • Heritage Park, 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe
  • Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe
  • Lexington Lake  Park, 8850 Sunflower Road, De Soto
  • Big Bull Creek Park, 20425 Sunflower Road, Edgerton

Summer hours for Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam, are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Other District parks with year-round dawn to dusk hours include:

  • Ernie Miller Park, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe
  • Sunflower Nature Park, 103rd St. and Edgerton Road, rural De Soto
  • Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park, 12500 W. 119th Street, Overland Park
  • Camp Branch Glade, 175th & Mission Road in Aubry Township
  • Stilwell Community Park, 207th and Metcalf, Stilwell
  • All of the Streamway Parks System access points

Park hours are reduced each winter to reduce costs and to allow for the reallocation of staff time to other activities at a time when fewer people typically visit the parks because of colder weather and earlier nightfall.

For more information, visit the district’s website at or call 913-888-4713.

Photo courtesy Johnson County Parks and Recreation District