The Johnson County Parks and Recreation District has begun the development of Big Bull Creek Park. The park totals 2,060 acres and is bound by US Highway 56 on the northern edge and 215th Street on the southern edge. The east and west boundaries are marked by Sunflower Road and Homestead Lane. The park will be the largest JCPRD park and is anticipated to open by the end of 2017.
With the opening of phase one, visitors can expect to see a nature playground, a three-quarter mile multi- use trail, two picnic shelters, restroom facilities, a group camp area and a combined Park Police and Maintenance facility. Currently, the parking lot and multi-use trail are poured and the grading for the restroom and shelters has been completed. The shell for the Park Police and Park Maintenance facility can be seen driving by 199th and Four Corners Road. The internal framing of the facility is beginning to take place as well.
Once complete, the vision of this park is to be a destination park like no other—focused on nature- based learning, play and restoration, enhancing its neighboring communities. For more information related to the Big Bull Creek Park Master Plan and Phase I developments, please visit the Johnson County Park and Recreation District webpage at jcprd.com.
—City of Edgerton