Final two Overnight Fishing opportunities of the summer are Aug. 17 & 24.

The second of two overnight fishing opportunities planned this summer at Kill Creek Park Lake and the fourth of four at Shawnee Mission Park Lake are planned in mid and late August.

Both Shawnee Mission Park and Kill Creek Park and owned and operated by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Kill Creek Park is located at 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe, while Shawnee Mission Park is located at 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa.

The Kill Creek Park overnight fishing opportunity is Aug. 17 while the Shawnee Mission Park fishing opportunity is Aug. 24. After 11 p.m. on these respective dates, the parks will be open strictly for fishing only and park police officers will be on duty throughout the night. Fishing will be allowed from the bank or from watercraft. Park safety officials noted state law requires a white light be on at all times on boats on the water after sunset.

To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under fun for all and then under special events. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “fishing.”

Before fishing in district waters, Kansas residents ages 16 to 74 and nonresidents 16 and older need to have a Kansas state fishing license, and all appropriate boat tags, if applicable. Additionally, Johnson County residents ages 16 to 64 and non-county residents age 16 and older must have a JCPRD fishing permit. Permits are available at the JCPRD Registration Office, Building D, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam; the John Barkley Visitor Center (cash and check only) at Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road; and at numerous local retail outlets.

For more information about the overnight fishing program, call Shawnee Mission Park's John Barkley Visitor's Center at (913) 888-4713.

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