South Lake Park

Park Overview

South Lake Park is a 14-acre community park with plenty of space for outdoor activities, including fishing, a playground, a loop-trail and areas to relax in the shade.


7601 W. 86th St.
Overland Park, Kansas 66212




5 a.m.-10 p.m.

Harmful Algae Bloom

On August 10, 2022, City staff reported a likely harmful algae bloom at South Lake. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment included South Lake under a “watch” status, meaning a harmful algal bloom is possible and may be present.

Avoid areas of algae accumulation, avoid contact with the water and do not let people or pets eat or drink from the lake.

Learn more about harmful algae blooms on the Kansas Department of Health and Environment website.

Floating Wetlands at South Lake

In 2018, Overland Park installed its first floating wetland project to improve the water quality of South Lake and eliminate harmful algal blooms.

Floating wetlands are buoyant structures that allow natural wetland plants to grow on the lake surface, absorbing excess nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus.

These floating wetlands will create a cleaner and safer South Lake that will improve fishing and recreational opportunities. Keep watch at South Lake Park as this project continues to grow.

Park Amenities

Basketball court

The outdoor courts are first-come-first-serve. There is no fee to use them.

To find more outdoor courts, see a list of allĀ parks with basketball courts.

Drinking fountain


Fitness equipment


Loop trail

Open area/multi-use field


Picnic tables



Restrooms at this part are open year-round.

Small shelter