Watery Ways to Stay Cool

When the weather heats up, there’s no better way to have fun and stay cool than being in the water. Whether it’s the neighborhood swimming pool, the nearby lake or beach, or a thrilling waterpark, our community can keep its cool all summer long. Be sure to bring towels and plenty of sunscreens to enjoy endless hours of splashing and relaxing by the water.

  1. Photo By: Donna Daugherty.

    Shawnee Mission Lake

    There are countless ways to enjoy Shawnee Mission Lake during hot summer days from fishing to renting a paddle board to enjoying the sand beach.

  2. Photo By: City of Overland Park

    Splash pad at Roe Park

    Cool off from the heat and enjoy the Splash pad at Roe Park. 

  3. Photo By: City of Overland Park

    Sapling Grove Park

    Check out the splash pad at Sapling Grove Park after enjoying the gorgeous walking trail. 

  4. Heritage Park Lake

    Enjoy a day at the park and paddle boats this 40-acre lake right in town at Heritage Park Lake. 

  5. Leawood Aquatic Center

    The Leawood Aquatic Center is an outdoor swimming facility that also features slides and zero depth and baby pool areas.

  6. Hillsdale Lake

    Hillsdale Lake offers outdoor recreation that includes camping, fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, horseback riding and more. 

  7. Longview Lake - Sand Cinema

    Take a break from the heat at one of the most popular swimming beaches at Longview Lake or come for a Sand Cinema movie night. 

  8. Clinton Lake

    Clinton Lake, nestled on the outskirts of Lawrence, boasts a pristine sand beach, camp grounds and hiking trails. 

  9. Loose Park Sprayground

    Let the kids cool off at the Loose Park Sprayground after a day of enjoying the many amenities this park offers. 

  10. Photo By: City of Olathe

    Lake Olathe Park


    Enjoy the swim beach at Lake Olathe that features locker rooms, outdoor showers, vending machines and a floating obstacle course – The Aqua Park.

  11. Lake Jacomo

    Lake Jacomo is a 970-acre lake that is located just a short distance from Johnson County and offers boat rentals, camping, swimming and sailing.