A new 3.4-mile trail will open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 14 in Olathe, Kansas. The Coffee Creek Streamway Park Trail stretches from Heritage Park east to Switzer Road, passing through open fields, pasture lands and woodlands alongside a stream.
The streamway trail, which has been under construction for nearly a year, will help expand the greenspace available to those living in southeast Johnson County, according to Johnson County Park & Recreation District Manager Bill Leek. JCPRD will celebrate the project with snacks and giveaways at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, near Shelters 9 and 10 in Heritage Park.
Coffee Creek Streamway Trail is connected to surrounding residential neighborhoods, though no parking is provided for trail access at those points. This phase of the trail development ends near the Coffee Creek Crossing Development, where it connects to a sidewalk. A future phase will take the paved trail approximately 2 miles southeast where Coffee Creek converges with the Blue River, just west of 69 Highway and northeast of the Overland Park Arboretum. No timeframe or funding has been established for the future phase. Other agencies are planning trails along Blue River as well.
Heritage Park is located at 11650 Pflumm Rd., Olathe, KS. For more information about the new streamway trail, visit jcprd.com.