Beautiful Backdrops for Recreation
One of Shawnee’s strengths and sources of pride is its outstanding parks and recreation facilities. Whether it’s a leisurely stroll on a walking trail, sailing on Shawnee Mission Park Lake, playing softball, baseball, basketball, hockey, or volleyball in a recreational league – these resources play a major role in making Shawnee one of the few remaining “livable” communities nationwide.
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Few youth sports facilities can compare with the offerings of 3&2 Baseball. In 2000, 3&2 opened its new 10-field complex at 83rd and K-7 Highway in Shawnee, two miles west of its original complex. The west complex has continued to grow and there are now 17 fields which gives 3&2 26 age-appropriate sized fields for kindergartners on up to high school players.
The original 3&2 complex is located on 25 acres west of I-435 on 87th Street in Lenexa. It features nine fields with lights. Both facilities have restrooms and concession stands. The 3&2 office is located in the house near the east side entrance to the facility.
Mid-America Sports Complex is regarded as one of the finest softball complexes in the Midwest. This 70-acre facility frequently hosts nightly leagues, baseball camps, and national and regional tournaments. The complex is also complemented by the nearby Mid-America West Sports Complex (MAWSC) located at 20200 Johnson Drive.
The complex includes 10 lighted softball fields (four with artificial turf infields), two multipurpose fields (soccer, football & rugby), a 10-stall batting cage, concessions & Dinger’s Restaurant, a pro shop and clubhouse.
Mid-America West Sports Complex (MAWSC) is the name the Johnson County Park and Recreation District established in mid-2004 for the facility at 20200 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, previously known as the Johnson County Girls Athletic Complex. The name change reflects that the facility provides recreational opportunities for girls, boys, adults and other users groups, and is also located in close proximity to the Mid-America Sports Complex. The 12 outdoor youth softball fields with related amenities were built in 1989 and is the host facility to many youth softball leagues, tournaments and camps.
The Okun Fieldhouse is JCPRD's 56,500-square-foot addition within MAWSC. The complex houses four basketball courts and eight volleyball courts. The Okun Fieldhouse was constructed in 1999 and is the host to many youth basketball leagues, volleyball leagues, tournaments and camps.
Kansas City's most affordable 27-hole Championship Golf Course.
Features: PGA Golf professional on staff, 27-Hole Championship Golf Course, designed by Lyndy Lindsey, with bentgrass greens, zoysia fairways and tees, and bluegrass/rye roughs. Four sets of tee boxes offering challenge and pleasure to golfers of all ability levels. Aqua driving range and other practice facilities; large patio areas with beautiful view of golf course; luxurious 10,200 sq. ft. clubhouse; 19th Hole Grill for hot sandwiches and drinks; fully-stocked pro shop for clothing and equipment needs; men's and ladies' locker rooms and showers; men's and ladies' golf associations; junior golf programs; AND...The Lindsey Golf Gold Card for complimentary golf privileges at all Lindsey courses.
Tomahawk Hills Golf Course in northwest Johnson County, built in 1910, is the oldest golf course in the metropolitan area and ranks as one of the area's most challenging public courses.
Set among the picturesque rolling hills adjacent to Shawnee Mission Park and the lowland area of Little Mill Creek, Tomahawk Hills offers patrons a challenging 18-hole championship course of over 6,000 yards which plays to a par 70. The recently renovated course consists of cart paths that run throughout the irrigated course. Tomahawk Hills Golf Course is accessible from Midland Drive off I-435.
KC Ice Center is recognized as the amateur ice sports hot spot in Kansas City! The facility hosts youth and adult hockey leagues and tournaments, figure skating competitions, public skating, skill camps and learn-to-skate opportunities. It's the perfect venue for birthday parties, school activities, company picnics, fundraising and group events. The center features food and beverage, Wi-Fi, pro shop and spirit wear store. Open year-round.
As the largest sand volleyball facility in the Kansas City area, Shawnee Mission Beach Volleyball (SMBV) is home to 18-lighted courts, a full-service bar and grill and a two-tier courtside deck. The eight-acre facility hosts league matches for players of all skill levels as well as professional tournaments. SMBV has ample room for corporate outings, private parties, and gatherings of any kind. Call SMBV with inquiries or to book your party year round. Located across the street from the Mid-America Sports Complex.
Features at The Soetaert Aquatic Center include: 457,000 gallons in the competition and diving area is home to Shawnee Swim and Dive Team competitions; 2 one-meter diving boards and 1 three-meter board; lap lanes during open swim times (this area does not have a heater). Two water slides and the lazy river surrounds a vortex area and bubble bench zone with two misting rainbow features and 2 sets of dump buckets that roll around to a waterfall and spray tube. The concession area features plenty of seating along with maximum shade for your convenience.
Located off Johnson Drive in the downtown corridor of Shawnee, Splash Cove at the Jim Allen Aquatic Center has become a favorite site for summer family fun. Season memberships and daily fees available. Features include: 134,000 gallons of fun in store for all; a playground structure with interactive water features for kids of all ages that includes 3 flume slides and a 350 gallon conch shell; a 125 foot body slide; 4 foot instructional/play area; 24” deep mini-wave pool; party pavilion for parties of 24-30; full concession stand; Wi-Fi Access; gift/sunscreen purchasing area at control desk; 2 family changing rooms; men's and women's locker rooms and on-site parking.
Park Lanes is your home for family FUN and entertainment in Shawnee. This is a great place to have fun times with family and friends, and at prices that won’t break your budget. Our bumper bowling lanes for kids keep the bowling balls out of the gutters and smiles on the faces of your small children.
We also have our COOL Cosmic Bowling where you bowl with great music and awesome special effects lighting. When looking for family fun in Shawnee look no further than Park Lanes. Park Lanes is 100% smoke free, too.
We provide top notch a bowling center, quality activities, and events along with exceptional service and personal attention to our guests. Thunder Beach Volleyball is also featured at this location. Click here for more details.