City of Shawnee

Picnic in the Park

Picnic Reschedule

EVENT UPDATE: The Picnic in the Park has been rescheduled for Friday, July 30th.

Bring your lawn games and pack a picnic, we're kicking off National Parks & Recreation month with a picnic in the park at Stump Park, 4751 Woodland Dr! Polar Oasis, 3 Lemon Bros, Jack's Kettle Corn and The Heartland-Santa Fe Cosmos (with funnel cakes!) will be on site selling sweet treats and drinks while the Glow Lady lights up the night with light up toys for sale!  One field will be reserved for sprinklers, so bring a towel! Grab your neighbors and enjoy an evening in the park with fireworks to wrap up the night! Fireworks begin at 9:00pm.

Looking for a COVID-19 Vaccine? The Johnson County Department of Health & Environment will be on hand with their mobile unit offering free COVID vaccinations from 6:00-8:00pm for all people ages 12 and over.

Sponsored By:
Bratton Bros      TMobile    Veilhauer Plumbing
First Student

Frequently Asked Questions:
Where should we park?
Parking is available in the Stump Park parking lot, on Woodland Drive and on the street in surrounding neighborhoods. Please be respectful of our neighbors when parking on the street.
Will there be food?
Unlike our typical PARKED event, limited food trucks will be available. We recommend you bring your own picnic dinner! You can also purchase drinks and desserts from our food trucks in the parking lot. Enjoy shaved ice from Polar Oasis, Lemonade from 3 Lemon Bros, kettle corn and cotton candy from Jack's Kettle Corn, Funnel Cakes from the Santa Fe Cosmos or Fresh Fruit & Churros from the Grub Wagon.
Is there anything for the kids to do?
YES! In the parking lot, you can check out the Shawnee Fire and Police Departments. Additionally our sponsor, First Student, will have a bus on site to climb on and check out.

On the soccer fields Shawnee Town 1929 will be set up with a craft activity, and the sprinklers will be running on one of our soccer fields to cool off! 
When do the fireworks start?
Fireworks begin at 9:00pm. Please plan to clear the playground prior to the fireworks show.
How long is the fireworks show?
The show will last approximately 20 minutes.
Will there be a band?
We will not have a band this year, instead, spread out on the lawn with your picnic dinner and enjoy music from our DJ!
Will there be any other vendors?
This year's event is limited to a small group of vendors. You can visit The Shawnee Police Department, the Shawnee Fire Department, Shawnee Town 1929 and our sponsors, T-Mobile and First Student. You can also grab a light up toy from the Glow Lady on the soccer fields.
Can I be a vendor?
We are not accepting any additional vendors for this event. If you are interested in sponsoring next year's PARKED event, please contact Matt Mann.
What if it rains?
We will make every attempt possible to hold the event regardless of weather. We will update our social media pages and website with any changes or cancellations to the event.