Best of Kansas City 2017: Kids & Play

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  Best Park

  Shawnee Mission Park

   At 1,236 acres, Shawnee Mission Park is Johnson County’s largest park, which means the sky’s the limit for adventure seekers. Fantastic amenities include boating, fishing and sail boating along the 120-acre lake; spacious shelters and numerous picnic areas; an archery range; a disc golf course; and Theatre in the Park during the summer. Pooches can get in on the fun, too, with a 53-acre off-leash dog park featuring a lake to practice their doggy paddle. 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, Kan., (913) 888-4713,

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