Ogg Road Prairie
Johnson County Park and Recreation District
This large park straddles Shawnee and Lenexa, Kansas and contains a small but floristically diverse native prairie. Coneflowers, blazing stars, rattlesnake master, prairie clover, coreopsis, ladies’ tress orchid, several sunflower species and many others are found on this remnant of a natural community which once covered most of Johnson County. This little prairie jewel is threatened by encroaching woody vegetation and has been the subject of several KCWL volunteer workdays. It contains among the highest diversity of native flora among all of KCWL current sites.
Hours: 5:00 AM -11:00 PM
Pets: On leash only
From the western loop of I-435 (Lenexa) take 87th Street exit. Go west on 87th to Renner Road. (100 yds). Go north on Renner to the Shawnee Mission Park entrance (7900 Renner Road.). Enter the park’s north entrance, turn right and follow the main road (79th Street). At the only T-intersection, turn right following 79th Street to Ogg Road. The prairie is located NW of the 79th street and Ogg Road intersection and is visible from this intersection.
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