“With public input…” said John Knight, SCP+R director, “we have rebranded and repurposed the beach area of Lake Shawnee into an attraction that meets today’s recreational standards.”

That new attraction is the Lake Shawnee Adventure Cove, opening July 26.The Adventure Cove features themed paddle boats, canoe and kayak rentals, water trikes and paddle boards. All available for rental by the half-hour.

The Adventure Cove is located in the former Lake Shawnee Swim Beach, just south of 29th on Croco and fits the SCP+R Master Plan’s “Land Use” objective by incorporating additional attractions to improve a diversity of opportunity and productivity of use. As respondents to a public survey desired a beach at the Adventure Cove, so the Lake Shawnee Swim Beach area will remain open. No swimming will be allowed in 2018, but swimming will be allowed in 2019 after water quality improvements are made.

“We are excited to bring Shawnee County residents and visitors an exciting, new attraction,” said Knight.

MON – WED: 11am – 7pm
THU + FRI: 9am – 7pm
SAT + SUN: 8am – 7pm

RENTAL RATES (per 1/2 hour)
Rates listed is for weekdays. Add $2 per 1/2 hour for weekend rates.
Paddle Boat (2-person) $8
Paddle Boat (4-person) $10
Water Trikes $10
Paddle Boards $8
Canoes $10
Kayaks $8

Patrons will still enter through the bathhouse building where they may change clothes, choose a watercraft to rent and purchase concessions. Patrons will then walk down a pathway to the docks where the various watercrafts will be stationed.

[written from press released provided on July 20, 2018]

Shawnee County Parks + Recreation includes nearly 60 miles of trails, 2,625 acres of parks and 320 annual days of sporting activities. In addition, the department offers recreation programs, educational programs and golf. A combination of tax dollars, user fees and private donations enables Shawnee County Parks and Recreation to offer parks, sporting and aquatic facilities with state-of-the-art features, and beautiful, nationally recognized gardens.

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