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Fishing & Boating

At this time during the COVID-19 pandemic, Lenexa playgrounds are closed, but parks and trails remain open. Please practice social distancing guidelines (especially staying at least 6 feet away from others), proper hygiene, and stay home if you feel ill.

Lenexa Parks & Recreation Reopening Plan Overview (PDF)
Provides a view of the current phase and status of amenities.

Lenexa Parks & Recreation Reopening Full Plan (PDF)
Offers details about restrictions and safety precautions for amenities in each phase.

You can fish and use non-gas-powered boats at several of our lakes and ponds during park hours, as long as you possess the appropriate licenses.

For full regulations, see the Lenexa City Code on Boating and Water Activities.


Vehicle unloading a boat at a dock.We allow non-gas-powered boating only at Lake Lenexa within Black Hoof Park, 9053 Monticello Road. Acceptable boats include those that are class 1 (26 feet in length) or smaller.


  • November through February: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • March, April, September and October: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • May through August: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.


  • You must use personal flotation devices.

  • The entire lake is a no wake zone.

  • We follow all Kansas boating regulations.

  • You must launch all watercraft from a public boat ramp (located near the south entrance off Monticello Road).

  • We reserve the right to limit or cease boating operations at any time. 



Families fishingWe have partnered with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) to provide fishing opportunities through the Community Fisheries Assistance Program. Through this program, KDWPT stocks the fish and provides management practices at some Lenexa lakes and ponds.

You may fish at the following locations:


You may fish during posted park hours, 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.


  • If you are between 16 and 74 years old, you must have a state fishing license.

  • We enforce state creel limits.

  • Ice fishing is not allowed.

  • You are not allowed to fish in areas posted with “No Fishing” signs.

  • If you have appropriate wading gear, you may enter the cove areas of lakes.