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Lake Olathe Park Phase I

The park is now open to the public. For more information, visit the Lake Olathe Park page.

Phase I improvements include:

  • Gateway entrances off of Santa Fe Street and Dennis Avenue
  • Beaver Shelter improvements with restroom facilities
  • Destination nature playground near Beaver Shelter
  • Swimming beach
  • Marina and aquatics learning area
  • 4 miles of accessible hard and soft surface trails
  • Eagles Landing (a 6,500 square foot rentable building located along the east side of the lake)
  • Amphitheater
  • Sprayground
  • Pond and waterfall
  • Special events plaza
  • Dock and fishing pavilion
  • Roadway and parking lot improvements
  • Utility extensions (sewer, water, and electrical)
  • Forebay construction to improve water quality
  • Disc golf course renovations
  • Restrooms in several key areas of the park

Phase I construction for Lake Olathe is anticipated to cost just under $15 million dollars.

The master plan for Lake Olathe Park was approved by City Council in September 2016. A local landscape architecture firm was hired to prepare these plans. 

For questions regarding event rentals at Eagles Landing, please contact Lorna Daganaar at 913-971-5501 or LHDaganaar@olatheks.org.  Please visit the Eagles Landing at Lake Olathe page for additional information.

For questions or comments regarding construction, please contact Michael Latka, Park Project Coordinator, at 913-971-8659 or mlatka@olatheks.org.

Cedar Creek Trail

The master plan for Cedar Creek Trail was approved by City Council in September 2016. McAfee Henderson Solutions, Inc. was hired to complete the design and construction documents for the trail. It is anticipated that trail construction will start in late fall of 2019. Construction is expected to be complete in late summer 2020.

Plans for Cedar Creek Trail include:

  • 2.34 miles of ten foot wide hard surface trail
  • Connections to Cedar Lake and Lake Olathe Parks
  • Several creek crossings
  • Railway underpass
  • Highway underpass

Construction for the Cedar Creek Trail is anticipated to cost $2.6 million dollars.

Indian Creek Library Park

At Indian Creek Library Park, directly adjacent to the new Indian Creek Library building at 16100 W. 135th Street, construction is underway. Indigo Design was hired in Fall 2018 to assist with design and construction document preparations for the park, and the park is being built by the City’s construction crew. The playground will be installed by certified playground installers. Construction is anticipated to be complete in late 2019-2020.

Woodland Hills Park

Construction is underway at Woodland Hills Park, formerly Settlers Park, at 11795 S. Langley Street. The park was designed in house by the City’s landscape architects and is being built by the City’s construction crew. The playground was installed by certified playground installers. Construction is anticipated to be complete in 2020.

Eastbrooke Trail

Portions of the Eastbrooke Trail include a detour near 133rd St. for safety at the construction site. This work is anticipated to be complete by Spring 2020.

Lone Elm Park Phase II

Phase II Improvements at Lone Elm Park are complete and all areas of the park are open to the public. These improvements include:

  • Rendezvous Area: New restroom, playground, and shelter
  • Soccer Area: New restroom and review of parking configuration
  • Softball Area: Tie into existing sewer and abandon existing septic system, new shade structure/shelter, and new playground

In 2016, the City completed a new site plan for Lone Elm Park. SWT Design was hired in Fall 2017 to assist with design and construction document preparations for the park.

    Phase II construction is anticipated to cost just under $3 million dollars.

    Outdoor Fitness Equipment

    Options are currently being evaluated for renovations to the outdoor fitness equipment at Frisco Lake Park in 2019-2020. Renovations at other park locations may take place in subsequent years.

     

    Additional Resource

    Parks & Recreation Master Plan 

    Contact Parks – Trails Projects at OlatheConnect or call Michael Latka at 913-971-8659 for additional information.

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