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Lake Olathe Park

The disc golf course is open for play. Maps and signage will be installed in the near future.. 

South Wardcliff Drive is currently closed for road repairs. The east side of the park is accessible from Santa Fe Street, and is open south to the disc golf parking lot. It is anticipated that the road will re-open in early July.

The fishing pavilion is anticipated to begin construction in late fall 2020 through winter 2021.

For more information, visit the Lake Olathe Park page.

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

Indian Creek Library Park

Construction has begun at Indian Creek Library Park, directly adjacent to the new Indian Creek Library building at 16100 W. 135th Street. 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 City’s first inclusive playground is being installed by certified playground installers. Construction is anticipated to be complete in summer 2020.

Indian Creek Library Park Master Plan

Boulder Creek Trail

Trail construction is underway on the Boulder Creek Trail. This is a 10-foot wide, 0.3 mile section of paved asphalt trail with future extensions planned to follow Coffee Creek west and connect with Heritage Park to the east.

Indian Creek Trail

Resurfacing of Indian Creek Trail between Mur-Len and Black Bob is scheduled to begin in late June. Once the project starts, construction is anticipated to last 1-2 weeks dependent on weather.

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 Fall 2020. Construction is expected to be complete in Summer 2021.

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.

The City of Olathe Parks and Recreation Department was awarded 2019-2020 Kansas Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funds through the Active Transportation Programming Committee of the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) in the amount of $500,000 for the construction of Cedar Creek Trail.

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 completed in 2020.

Water Works Park Sidewalk Connection

Design for a sidewalk connection from Keeler Street to Water Works Park is in progress. The City is working with the landscape architecture firm Stantec to design the trail, with construction anticipated to begin in fall 2020 and be completed before the end of the year.

The City of Olathe Parks and Recreation Department was awarded 2020 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds in the amount of $100,000 for the construction of this neighborhood sidewalk connection to Water Works Park.

Playground Resurfacing

Several playgrounds are scheduled for resurfacing in 2020-2021, and the City has received grant funding to assist in the cost of the renovations. Grant funding was acquired for playgrounds at Raven Ridge Park and Cory Circle Park. Renovations at other park locations may take place in subsequent years.

Outdoor Fitness Equipment

Options are currently being evaluated for renovations to the outdoor fitness equipment at Frisco Lake Park in 2020-2021. Renovations at other park locations may take place in subsequent years.

Park Planning

Several park projects are currently in the planning stages, including the following:

  • Ensor Park & Museum Site Plan
  • Feasibility Study for a connector trail between Indian Creek Trail and Indian Creek Library
  • Master plans for properties on Dennis Avenue that were purchased as part of the Lake Olathe project
  • Gold Star Memorial at Veterans Park

In many cases the Park Planning Division is working with on-call local landscape architecture firms through the design process. There is not yet an anticipated construction start date for these projects.

Additional Resources

Parks & Recreation Master Plan 

Contact Parks – Trails Projects at OlatheConnect or call Lisa Donnelly at 913-971-8613 for additional information.

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