Johnson County Parks and Recreation
Whether you need a low-cost native Christmas tree, or a place to dispose of a natural holiday tree after the holidays, JCPRD has you covered.      
Mildale Farm is owned and operated by JCPRD, which is a charter member of Kansas City WildLands, a conservation coalition initiated in 2001. The Mildale site, which is usually accessible only by reservation, is one of the region’s premier venues for weddings, reunions, retreats and other special occasions.
Mildale Farm is located at 35250 W. 199th St. From the north, take Interstate 35 south to Exit 205, Homestead Lane. Turn right onto Homestead Lane. Turn left on 199th and follow to Mildale Farm, which will be on your right. From the south, take Interstate 35 north to Exit 205, Homestead Lane. Turn left onto Homestead Lane. Turn left on 199th and follow to Mildale Farm, which will be on your right.
The newest holiday tree collection site is located at 20425 Sunflower Road in Edgerton in the Sunflower access point of the new Big Bull Creek Park, which opened in late September. This location also has a nature-themed playground, a three-quarter-mile paved loop trail, a prairie restoration area, and restrooms. Other tree collection sites are: the parking lot at The Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park, with a separate entrance at 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, the Heritage Park Marina parking lot, 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe, and the north side of the parking lot at the marina at Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe. 
Trees will be collected during regular winter park hours, which are 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., except at Shawnee Mission Park, which opens at 6 a.m. in the winter. 
There is no charge for the disposal of trees, and this program is open to anyone regardless of residency. For additional information, call Visitor Services at Shawnee Mission Park at (913) 888-4713. No yard waste will be accepted – only Christmas trees. Wrappers should be removed from the discarded trees as well as any remaining decorations; particularly “icicles” and decorations made from Mylar, shiny plastic, or aluminum.
In 2018, between 4,000 and 5,000 trees were “recycled.” Some of the trees are mulched for use on trails and in landscaping while others are used to improve fish habitat in district lakes.