OLATHE — The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) Prairie Center, 26325 W. 135th St. in Olathe, has opened a new family-friendly archery range, and to celebrate the facility, the center will hold an Archery Awareness Day on Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The range is free for public use and open from dawn to dusk seven days a week. It was developed to provide shooting opportunities for youth and their families, and to provide a practice range for local hunters.
The range boasts an ADA accessible static range and one walk-back range. Future improvements will include an elevated shooting stand and a second walk-back range. An ADA portable toilet and picnic tables are available, but there is no running water.
Range staff will be available to provide the public with archery equipment and to answer questions. Those who are interested but can’t make it to this event are encouraged to come out as time permits and use this free outdoor range.
For more information, phone the Prairie Center office at (913) 856-7669.