City of Shawnee

Park Progress

Shawnee Parks & Recreation is in a constant state of growth. From routine maintenance to new facilities, programs and events. Due to current supply chain issues, many projects are taking longer than usual. We will provide updates on projects and facility closures here and on our social media channels. 

Gum Springs Park Renovations
Scheduled for June 2023 -Spring 2024

Gum Springs Park will be closed beginning June 12, 2023. The park renovations will include a new playground, replacement of the backstops and fencing on all four baseball fields, and replacement of the asphalt trail with an eight foot wide concrete trail. The new playground will feature the first of its kind in North America from Berliner Play Equipment. The highlight will be the Lunia, a hot air balloon that will stand over 30 feet tall.  The safety surfacing will be a bonded rubber. All renovations are estimated to be complete by the end of the year. The entire park including the parking lot and restrooms will remain closed during renovations.

For more information on the project, please visit the construction project website.

Parks Pipes and Pavement  Funding from the Parks & Pipes sales tax made this project possible. 

Park Maintenance Facility
Completed Fall 2023

The Parks and Recreation Maintenance Facility, located next to the Public Works Service Center on Johnson Drive, is scheduled to be completed this fall. The building will feature 5,000 square feet of finished office space with break area and two conference rooms. The remaining 25,000 square feet of warehouse/shop space will consolidate park maintenance operations from four locations to one.
Current Projects
  • Gum Springs Park Renovations (June 2023-Spring 2024)
Upcoming Projects
  • Garrett Park Renovations (Scheduled to be begin in 2024)
Completed Projects
  • Herman Laird Restroom Replacement (Completed Spring 2024)
  • Parks Maintenance Facility (Completed Fall 2023)
  • Safety surfacing replaced on the playground at Stump Park (Completed in June 2023)
  • Restroom Replacement at Gum Springs Park (Completed September 2022)
  • Restroom Replacement at Swarner Park (Completed October 2022)
  • Restroom partition replacement at Erfurt Park (Completed August 2022)
  • Garrett Park Playground Surfacing Renovations (Completed July 2022)
  • Stump Park Playground Surfacing Repairs (Completed May 2022)
  • Quivira Glenn Park Restrooms Repair ( Completed May 2022)
  • West Flanders Playground Repair (Completed May 2022)
  • Erfurt Park Playground Repair (Completed January 2022)
  • Tennis Court Renovations at Herman Laird and Listowel Park (Completed August 2021)
  • Wilder Bluff Park (Completed July 2021)
  • Splash pad renovations at Erfurt Park (Completed June 2021)
  • Median landscaping along Shawnee Mission Parkway from Pflumm to Mastin (Completed May 2021)
  • Playground Resurfacing at Gamblin Park (Completed April 2021)
  • Sandbox relocation at Erfurt Park (Completed February 2021)
  • Playground resurfacing at Pflumm/Bichelmeyer Park (Completed October 2020)