Kill Creek Prairie

Johnson County Parks and Recreation District

Located within Kill Creek Park near De Soto, this beautiful 20 acre prairie remnant contains a small population of one of the rarest plants of the tallgrass prairie – the federally threatened Mead’s milkweed. Kill Creek prairie is managed on a rotating basis by haying and prescribed burning. Native invasive woody species like sumac threaten this prairie.


Hours: Dawn to dusk
Pets: On leash only


Take Kansas Highway 10 west to Kill Creek Road. Turn left and follow Kill Creek Road for 2.8 miles, then turn right onto 115th Street. Continue on 115th for about 1.2 miles, then turn left onto Homestead Road. Continue for 0.25 miles to park entrance.

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