Park & Trail Projects

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Meadow Lane Trail

A portion of the Meadow Lane Trail from the Gary L. Haller Trail to Ridgeview along 106th Street will be closed for construction. Trail construction is anticipated to be complete in early June 2019.

The City of Olathe Parks and Recreation Department was awarded 2016-2017 Kansas Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funds through the Active Transportation Programming Committee of the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) in July 2014. Funding in the amount of $1,038,000 provided 80% of the construction cost of Meadow Lane Trail.

The trail is a 10’ wide asphalt trail that connects to the Johnson County Gary Haller Trail system in two different areas.  One section of the trail begins south of the Stratton Oaks Subdivision in western Olathe, just south of College Blvd. and east of K-7 Hwy.  It continues north to the K-State Bioscience Center, up to Prairie Trail Middle School, east along the power line north of Northwest High school connecting to the Woodland road bike lanes.  The trail ties into the existing sidewalk and bike lanes on Woodland Road and continues south to College Blvd.  It then heads east on the wide concrete sidewalk along College to the Gary Haller Trail below College.  The other segment of the trail is along 106th Street, from Ridgeview to the Gary Haller Trail System.  The total length of the project is approximately 3.2 miles.  Construction of the trail is complete, and is open for use by the public.   

Lake Olathe Park Phase I

Phase I construction at Lake Olathe is currently underway. During construction, the east side of the park will be closed to the public due to safety and security measures while improvements are being made. The west side will remain open and can be accessed along Lake Shore Drive. Completion of Phase I park improvements is anticipated in Summer 2019.

Planned 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

Take a look at the Lake Olathe Phase I construction progress in the flyover video below.


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

Land acquisition completed during Phase I brought the total acreage of the park to 258 acres. The following properties were purchased as part of the acquisition: 

  • 0.93 acres at 24125 W. 135th Street
  • 21.62 acres just east of 24125 W. 135th Street
  • 0.767 acres at 2400 W. Golf Course Road
  • 1.69 acres at 2350 W. Golf Course Road
  • 2.04 acres at 2402 W. Dennis Avenue
  • 1.50 acres at 2400 W. Dennis Avenue
  • 9.79 acres at 143rd Street and Lakeshore Drive

The City is in the process of determining future use for these properties.

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  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

Cedar Lake Park Phase I

The master plan for Cedar Lake Park was approved by City Council in September 2016.

Cedar Lake Park improvements are pending due to dam replacement and are anticipated to take place in 2021. Park improvements will follow. The City's construction crew will be performing repairs to the park in 2019-2020 including: 

  • Refurbishment of shelters
  • Removal of unnecessary gravel roads
  • Installation of trail following lake edge

Planned future improvements include:

  • 1.75 miles of hard surface trail
  • Cedar Creek Trail connection
  • Forebay construction for improved water quality
  • Shoreline restoration
  • Utility extensions (sewer, water, and electrical)
  • Roadway and parking lot improvements
  • Gateway entrance

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.

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 is being installed by certified playground installers. Construction is anticipated to be complete in Summer 2019.

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.

Playground Renovations

Several playgrounds are anticipated to be upgraded in 2019-2020. These include playgrounds at Fairview Park and Mill Creek Park.

Playground surfacing upgrades are anticipated at several additional parks in 2019-2020, which may include Raven Ridge Park. Upgrades to the surfacing at Frontier Park, Quaillwood Park and Mill Creek Park are complete.

Lone Elm Park Phase II

Phase II Improvements at Lone Elm Park are currently underway. During construction, the Rendezvous area will remain closed to the public due to safety and security measures while improvements are being made. Soccer and softball complexes will remain open for use. Construction is anticipated to be complete in Spring 2019.

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 following areas identified in the site plan:

  • 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

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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