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Autumn activities to try in Lenexa parks

Autumn activities to try in Lenexa parks
Posted on 09/09/2020
pickleball, disc golf, paddling in lake, bird watching, community garden, geocachingDuring a time when many places are closed or have limited access due to the COVID-19 pandemic, public parks and green spaces have become more valuable than ever.

Get outside and energize your mind and body this fall! Explore Lenexa’s 33 beautiful parks with diverse amenities, including more than 32 miles of trails for biking and hiking, and dozens of playgrounds. The varied scenery — from wooded areas and open prairies to lakes and ponds — offers something for everyone to enjoy.

Outdoor recreation opportunities are a priority for our community, and the City of Lenexa continues to invest in these assets. In fact, more than 75% of our residential properties are located within ½ mile of a public park. 

Six ideas for enjoying Lenexa parks 

  1. Discover new sport courts. We recently opened new tennis courts and a roller hockey rink at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, as well as a state-of-the-art pickleball complex at Bois D’Arc Park.

  2. Play disc golf. Try your hand at our nine-hole course at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park near the basketball court. It’s perfect for families starting out or experienced players wanting to fine-tune their short-game skills. Bring your own disc.

  3. Paddle at Lake Lenexa. Canoe or kayak around 35-acre, deep-water Lake Lenexa at scenic Black Hoof Park. Bring your own boat and launch from the public boat ramp at the Stone Wall Shelter near the south park entrance off of Monticello Road.

  4. Go birdwatching. Lenexa’s varied parks are great places to practice birdwatching skills and pay closer attention to nature.

  5. See what folks are growing. Visit our community gardens at Electric Park, Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park and Scouting Park to marvel at the individual plots and get inspiration for your own home garden.

  6. Search for geocaches. Go on an outdoor treasure hunt in Lenexa by navigating to a set of GPS coordinates and then attempting to find the geocache hidden at that location. Get started at

Published Sept. 11, 2020