The Stilwell Community Park
Community Park is Johnson County
Park & Recreation District's newest park.
The 55-acre park opened on June 20, 2015,
and is located 1/2 mile east of Metcalf
Avenue in Stilwell, Kansas.
The park is being developed through a unique
partnership between JCPRD and the
Stilwell Community Organization. JCPRD
funded the acquisition and first phase
development of the park, and the community
organization has launched a capital campaign
to fund future improvements.
The primary feature of the park’s phase one
development is a one-mile looping trail. The
asphalt trail crosses over Camp Branch Creek
and traverses a wetland, grassland and
riparian woodland. Other features of the
park include picnic table sites, an
information kiosk, a portable restroom,
charcoal grills, and a paved parking lot.
Plans for future development
include a playground, multi-use sports
fields, a gazebo picnic shelter, and
restroom building. The paved trail loop will
ultimately serve as the southern access
point to the future Camp Branch Streamway
Trail, which is planned to connect to the
Blue River Trail.
Camp Branch Glade
Glade is a minimally developed
58-acre park that features a unique
ecosystem. Opened in November 2014, the
park's forested areas and rare limestone
glade habitat make it unlike any other park
in the JCPRD system. Located west of Mission
Road on 175th street, Camp Branch Glade will
eventually be connected to two other
district park properties once they are
developed - the adjacent 300-acre Camp
Branch Park site and the future Camp Branch