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Black Hoof Park – Lake Lenexa

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Black Hoof Park is a 231-acre park featuring 35-acre, deep-water Lake Lenexa. The park offers a unique dam and spillway, several miles of trails through open grass and wooded areas and fun natural play areas for children. You’ll be able to experience beautiful nature and observe a wide variety of wildlife.

Shelter rental

There are two shelters you can rent at Black Hoof Park: The Oak Shelter and the Stone Wall Shelter.

Rental fees and policies

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Oak Shelter

The Oak Shelter is located on the northwest side of the park. It is 68’x80’ with a capacity of 250/192 seated. There are 20 8-foot tables, electricity, lights, six grills and restrooms, a playground and fire pit nearby. A RideKC Bike hub is in the parking lot.

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Stone Wall Shelter

The Stone Wall Shelter is located on the southwest side of the park near the boat ramp. It is 20’x30’ (split level) and has a capacity of 55/48 seated. It has eight 8-foot tables, electricity, lighting, one grill and restrooms and a playground nearby. A RideKC Bike hub is in the parking lot.

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Boating and fishing

Boating: We allow non-gas-powered boating at Lake Lenexa. Your boat must be class 1 (26 feet in length) or smaller. The public boat ramp is located next to the Stone Wall Shelter. Hours are:

  • 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.

Fishing: Lake Lenexa is stocked with channel catfish, black crappie, bluegill, sunfish and largemouth bass. You must have a state fishing license if you are between 16 and 74 years old. Hours coincide with park hours: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Boating and fishing policies

  • Park hours: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

  • Parking: Parking lots on the west side of park, off of Monticello Road.


  • RideKC Bike hubs (near Oak Shelter and Stone Wall Shelter)
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Lake
  • Playgrounds: Five playground areas, geared toward ages 2 to 12
  • Play stream: Runs daily from noon to 8 p.m. May–mid-October
  • Restrooms
  • Shelters (two)
  • Fire pit
  • Trails