City of Shawnee

Park Progress

Shawnee Parks & Recreation is in a constant state of growth. From routine maintenance to new facilities, programs and events. 2021 will include a number of upgrades to Shawnee parks and facilities. 

Herman Laird and Listowel Park Tennis Courts
Completed August 2021

Both the Herman Laird and Listowel Park Tennis Courts are receiving a complete renovation in the Spring of 2021. Contractors will remove and replace the current surfacing, fencing, nets and lighting. The new nets and lines will be multi-use allowing each court to be used for both pickleball and tennis. The new Musco LED lighting will increase energy efficiency and control spill light and glare. The tennis courts at both locations are currently closed. The courts will re-open this summer. 

Listowel Park is completed and open for daytime play. We are currently waiting for the final electrical hookup for the new lighting to allow nighttime play. Herman Laird is nearly complete, but needs some fencing work to protect the new surfacing prior to unlocking the gates. We do not have a final timeline, but we we are working closely with the contractor and hope to have it open for daytime play ASAP!

Wilder Bluff Park
Now Open!

This new park opened on July 6, 2021. For progress photos, videos and updates visit the Wilder Bluff Website.

Wilder Bluff is dedicated to the citizens of Shawnee who by vote approved the Parks and Pipes sales tax. The Parks and Pipes sales tax fully funded this project. Your continued support of park and recreation initiatives has allowed the city to create opportunities for the community to Explore, Engage and Connect.

Erfurt Park Water Feature
Completed June 2021

The water feature at Erfurt Park is underwent renovations for the 2021 summer season. The renovated feature will have a larger concrete pad and additional spray nozzles. The feature will be controlled via a touch-point sensor. The renovated splash pad opened on June 23, 2021. In the process of completing this project, the sand play area of Erfurt was relocated to the Northwest corner of the nature play area. The space was expanded and new sand was added. 

Shawnee Mission Parkway Median Landscaping
Completed May 2021

Contractors updated the median landscaping on Shawnee Mission Parkway from Pflumm to Mastin. The new landscaping provides a welcoming entrance to Shawnee along a widely traveled corridor. 

Gamblin Park
Completed April 2021!

Prior to this project, Gamblin Park had pour-and-place safety surfacing under the playground. This surfacing was deteriorating and in need of replacement. The swing set still had loose, wood mulch as a safety surface. Following the completion of the re-surfacing, both play features will have updated pour-and-place rubber surfacing. This project is scheduled to be completed in early April. The playground will remain closed until completion.

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