Black Hoof Park – Lake Lenexa

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Black Hoof Park is a 231-acre park featuring 35-acre, deep-water Lake Lenexa. The park offers a unique dam and spillway, several miles of trails through open grass and wooded areas and fun natural play areas for children. You’ll be able to experience beautiful nature and observe a wide variety of wildlife.

Shelter rental

There are two shelters you can rent at Black Hoof Park: The Oak Shelter and the Stone Wall Shelter.

Rental fees and policies

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Oak Shelter

The Oak Shelter is located on the northwest side of the park. It is 68’x80’ with a capacity of 250/192 seated. There are 20 8-foot tables, electricity, lights, six grills and restrooms, a playground and fire pit nearby. A RideKC Bike hub is in the parking lot.

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Stone Wall Shelter

The Stone Wall Shelter is located on the southwest side of the park near the boat ramp. It is 20’x30’ (split level) and has a capacity of 55/48 seated. It has eight 8-foot tables, electricity, lighting, one grill and restrooms and a playground nearby. A RideKC Bike hub is in the parking lot.

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Playground near Oak Shelter

This destination playground is nestled in Becker's Woodland. A special attraction is the natural play area including a play stream (runs daily for an eight-hour period from May–mid-October), sandbox, natural hide-and-seek area, log stepping and boulder climbing. Three different play sets are available. One play set for ages 2–5 includes slides, monkey bars, tot swings and bridges. Two different play areas are available for ages 5–12 that have slides, climbing areas, spinners, bridges, hanging zip line, swings, monkey bars and rings. All of the playground surfaces are wood mulch except for sandbox.

Accessible and inclusive equipment

Interactive panels, ages 2–5 and 5–12 swing with safety harness

Playground near Stone Wall Shelter

This playground offers beautiful views of Lake Lenexa. The play equipment is primarily for ages 5–12 and has naturalized boulder climbing with slides. There are two tot swings and two school-age swings. The surface for this play area is wood mulch.

Boating and fishing

Boating: We allow non-gas-powered boating at Lake Lenexa. Your boat must be class 1 (26 feet in length) or smaller. The public boat ramp is located next to the Stone Wall Shelter. Hours are:

  • November through February: 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

  • March, April, September and October: 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • May through August: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Kayak rental: Four single kayaks are available to rent May 1–Oct. 15, including paddles and life jackets. Self-serve rental lockers are located near the boat ramp. A sign will guide you through using a mobile app to unlock and pay for a kayak. Must be 18 years or older to use equipment. Weight limit is 300 pounds. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.  

Need assistance with a kayak rental? More information on how the kayak rental process works can be found at To contact Rent.Fun directly call 386-200-1385 or email [email protected].

Fishing: Lake Lenexa is stocked with channel catfish, black crappie, bluegill, sunfish and largemouth bass. You must have a state fishing license if you are between 16 and 74 years old. Hours coincide with park hours: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Boating and fishing policies

Hours and parking

Park hours: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Parking: Parking lots on the west side of park, off of Monticello Road.


  • RideKC Bike hubs (near Oak Shelter and Stone Wall Shelter)
  • Disc golf courses (18 hole, 9 hole)
  • Boating
  • Kayak rental
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Lake
  • Playgrounds: Five playground areas, geared toward ages 2 to 12
  • Play stream: Runs daily from noon to 8 p.m. (May through October)
  • Restrooms
  • Shelters (two)
  • Fire pit
  • Trails