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BLUE SPRINGS LAKE (FLEMING PARK)    71
        
From I-70 exit South on Highway 291
Blue Springs, MO
816-795-8200
The marina is located 1 mile East on Bowlin Road
SEASON: Park year around, 8am-Sunset; Fishing always open

The newest of the Jackson County Lakes, Blue Springs Lake offers the fisherman a variety of well stocked fish plus boating and water skiing enjoyment. Other exciting features include a full service marina, public swimming beach, campsite and picnic shelters all guaranteed for your "Fun In The Sun"!

ENGLISH LANDING PARK    72         
Main Street & The Missouri River
Parkville, MO
816-587-2700
HOURS: 5am-Midnight

The attractive Riverfront English Landing Park has grown to become a favorite regional attraction, with shelters, softball and soccer fields, a boat ramp, playground equipment, and the paved Scenic River Trail following the Missouri River. The park has a Waddell A-Truss bridge that was built in 1898 to carry trains across a waterway and is now a foot bridge over Rush Creek. It is one of only two bridges of its type still in existence. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

HERITAGE LAKE AND PARK    73         
16050 Pflumn Road
Overland Park, KS
913-831-3355
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: March-October, 5am-11pm
November-February, 7:30am-8pm

This 1160 acre park offers a 45 acre lake, marina, fishing, wind surfing, paddleboats and a unique special-use shelter on an island. Park facilities include: horseback riding (by permit), picnic shelters, lighted softball fields, nine football/soccer fields and a jogging trail.

HILLSDALE LAKE AND PARK     74         
169 Highway
Hillsdale , KS
913-783-4507
ADMISSION: $4.00 per
HOURS: Open year-round car (park entrance fee)

The 4,500 acre lake offers fishing and no restrictions on the size of boat or motor. The 12,500 acre park has a 30 miles of walking and bridle paths and allows the hunting of deer, wild turkey, rabbit, squirrel, raccoon and quail. You must have the proper Kansas Hunting licenses. Drive 4 miles west of the intersection of 255th Street and 169 Highway.

JAMES A. REED MEMORIAL WILDLIFE AREA    75         
East of Lee's Summit with it's entrance at 13101 Ranson Road,
between highways U.S. 50 and M-150
Lee's Summit, MO
816-622-0900
HOURS: 7 days a week, 6am-10pm
October-March, 6am-7pm
April-September, 6am-10pm

The James A. Reed Wildlife area includes hiking and nature trails, 12 fishing lakes and a variety of wildlife habitats. Activities include hunting, fishing, horseback riding (your horse), auto touring, archery, field and dog training and hiking. John boat rentals available.

JACOMO LAKE AND MARINA    76         
Blue Springs, MO
816-795-8888
Take I-70 to I-470 South; exit Woods Chapel
Road; go East 2 miles to park entrance; turn right
HOURS: Year-round, 7 days a week,
April-October, 7am 8:30pm; November-March 7am-3pm

Jackson County Parks and recreations 970 acre lake is a haven for the fisherman and sailor. The lake offers a full service marina providing boat rental, concessions and three boat ramps for easy access. Fleming park has nature trails, Native Hoofed Animal Enclosure, Missouri Town 1855, Kemper Outdoor Education Center, picnic shelters and a campground. Model airplane flying field
(ARC) Call for flying schedule . Park hours 8am-Sunset
816-769-2699 year-round

LONGVIEW LAKE & MARINA    77         
Kansas City, MO
816-966-8976
South on Raytown road from I-470 to
Longview Road. - Turn Left
HOURS: Year around, 7 days a week
April-October, 7am until Sunset; November-March, 7am-3pm

This 930 acre lake operated by Jackson County Parks and Recreation offers hours of water recreation, fishing, skiing and sailing, all with the convenience of a full service marina. Longview Lake Park also offers its guests a variety of amenities which include a campground, public swimming beach, bike trail, picnic shelters, golf course and more.

LOOSE PARK    78         
51st & Wornall
Kansas City, MO
816-784-5300

This beautiful 73 acre park is famous for two unbelievably opposite reasons. In 1989, a two and a half acre rose garden containing over 6,000 roses of some 125 varieties won the A.A.R.S. (All American Rose Selection) award as the "Most Outstanding Rose Garden in the United States of America. On Sunday, October 23, 1864 just north of this area the bloodiest segment of the Battle of Westport occurred leaving about 1000 casualties on both sides.

MILL CREEK STREAMWAY PARK    79         
114th to 119th Street W. of Redge Road
Olathe, KS
913-831-3355
HOURS: April-September, 5am-11pm
October-November, 7:30am-8pm
December-March, 7:30am-6pm

Mill Creek has miles of pedestrian and bicycle trails and four miles of horseback riding trails available for public use. Mill Creek Streamway Park consist of 600 acres stretching 17 miles from the stream's headwaters in Olathe, north through the cities of Lenexa and Shawnee, to the Kansas River on the county's northern border.

OLATHE LAKE    80         
West on Prairie Center Road
Olathe, KS
913-764-6163
HOURS: April -October , 6am-10pm
November -March, 9am-9pm

Olathe Lake is a fishing lake. Residents and non-resident fishing licenses available. Pontoon boats and house boats are allowed. The Lake has a 5 miles per hour speed limit.

PIONEER PARK    81         
Westport Road & Broadway
Kansas City, MO

Pioneer Park is Kansas City's smallest Park, about 1/2 acre. This unique park represents realistic historical symbolism of the early west at the exact spot where it happened. Three bronze statues in the park memorialize three of the city's founders. A 12x18 foot terrazzo map gives a geographic picture of the three trails during the opening of the west from 1845 to 1860.

SHAWNEE MISSION PARK & LAKE    82         
79th & Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
913-831-3355
HOURS: April-September, 5am-11pm
October-November, 7:30am-8pm
December-March, 7:30am-6pm

Shawnee Mission Park is a multi-use 1,250 acre park. The park has a 150 acre lake for fishing, sailing. canoeing, and pedal boating. Rentals are available at the marina during the summer season. Special recreational facilities include six tennis courts, two softball diamonds, a remote-control flying area, an archery range, a swimming beach and a observation tower.

SMITH'S FORK PARK    83         
Below Smithville Lake Dam
Smithville, MO
816-532-1023
HOURS: Mid-April - Mid-September

The park is a 250-acre recreation and camping area near the Smithville Dam and is operated by the Smithville Parks Department. Facilities include a baseball diamond, soccer fields and spillway fishing. Independence day is celebrated with a free fireworks.

SMITHVILLE LAKE & PARK     84         
Highway 92 E. of U.S. 169
Smithville, MO
816-532-0174
ADMISSION: Auto entrance
SEASON: Year around fee $3.00 per day,
$15.00 per year; Boat entrance fee
$7.00 per day $35.00 per year

The 7,200 acre lake with 175 miles of shoreline offers excellent boating opportunities. Two full service marinas offer boat and slip rental. There are five multi-lane boat ramps, and a special sailboat launching area for easy access to the lake. There are two swimming beaches with showers and changing rooms. You can also fish for Tiger Musky, Walleye, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, and several species of Catfish.

SWOPE PARK    85         
Meyer Blvd. & Swope Parkway
Kansas City, MO
ADMISSION: Free
816-513-7500
HOURS: Sun-up to 10pm

Swope park is one of the largest municipal parks in the United States, containing 1,769 acres of natural beauty. Swope Park was donated to the people of Kansas City by real estate tycoon Thomas H. Swope in 1896. The park offers two 18-hole golf courses, Lake of the Woods, where you can catch sun perch, bass, crappie and catfish, the nursery and greenhouse that supplies most of Kansas City's parks and boulevards, Olympic-sized pool, Athletic Fields, one of the nation's top-rated 18-hole Frisby golf course, Tennis courts, and more. You can picnic just about anywhere in Swope Park, which has hundreds of cooking ovens and public tables.

WATKINS MILL STATE PARK & LAKE    86         
Highway 92 Off US 69
Lawson, MO
816-580-3387
ADMISSION: Free
SEASON: Year around
HOURS: 8am to one hour before sunset

A 1000 acre park with a 100 acre fishing lake and launching boat area, a swimming beach, 100 campsites, hiking, and picnicking areas.

WYANDOTTE COUNTY LAKE & PARK    87         
91st & Leavenworth Road
Kansas City, KS
913-299-0550
ADMISSION: Free
HOURS: February-November, 4am-12pm
December-January, Dawn-dusk

It is a 1,500 acre wooded area with a 400 acre lake. Privately owned boats can be moored there, or boats can be rented at the marina. Fantastic fishing from March to December, fisherman can expect to catch Rainbow Trout, Crappie, Walleye, Bass, Catfish, Northern Pike, Carp and Bluegill. Wyandotte County Lake is a Wildlife Game Preserve. Throughout the year visitors can observe Deer, Red and Grey Fox, Badger, Woodchucks, coyote and occasionally Bobcat.




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