Lone Elm Park

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Address
21151 W. 167th St. - Rendezvous Shelter Area
20921 W. 167th St. - Soccer Complex
16901 S. Lone Elm Rd. - Outdoor Softball Complex

Location

The park is located on the southeast corner of Lone Elm Road and 167th Street.

Hours
Gates open at 6 a.m.
Gates close at 10 p.m.

Rendezvous Shelter
Condition for use is first come, first served or reservations are available.
View the Park Shelter Guide or call 913-971-8563 for additional information.
Reserve this shelter online

  • Nine tables with seating for 72
  • Two charcoal grills
  • Lights & electricity
  • Water fountain
  • Fire place
  • Portable restrooms nearby
  • Accessible parking     

Additional Park Amenities

  • Historical interpretation kiosks
  • Interpretive sculpture
  • Restored natural prairie
  • 0.7 mile walking trail
  • Six unlighted soccer fields
  • Two lighted soccer fields
  • Five lighted softball fields

History
Lone Elm Park is a 155 acre community park dedicated in 2004.  The park is built on land that was once known as the Lone Elm Campground.  For several decades, starting in 1821, this site served as a campground and rendezvous point for travelers along the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California Trails.

During construction of the ball fields, project archaeologists discovered several historical artifacts that dated back to pioneer travelers.  

Visitors can enjoy a quiet walking trail that winds through native trees and prairie lands, past three original water wells. Visitors can use their imagination to journey back in time and walk where thousands of pioneers went before. The wagon swale can still be seen at one point along the trail where it crosses the creek.

This park is a great place to bring the kids to reminisce about the past, visit the prairie, have a picnic, go for a hike, play soccer or softball, or participate in other outdoor activities.

 

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