About Shawnee Mission Park
This multi-use, 1,250-acre park was purchased through the District's initial bond issue in 1956 and officially dedicated in 1964. It is the largest park in the county and the most-visited park in the entire state of Kansas.
Developed facilities include a 120-acre lake popular for boating, fishing, and sailboarding; twelve shelters; numerous picnic areas; horseback and nature trails; play areas; an archery range; a swimming beach with bathhouse concession; and marina.
Shawnee Mission Park is home to The Theatre in the Park, renowned for its summer theatre productions, and the John Barkley Visitor Center, which has an exhibit of the history of parks in Johnson County.