Lone Elm Park

Shelter house at Lone Elm Park
by Breanne

June 17, 2021

Lone Elm Park in Olathe, Kansas is off 167th and Lone Elm Road. This park was originally a campground in 1821 for travelers along the Santa Fe, Oregon, and California Trails. There are 155 acres total with this park.

status historical lone elm

Park Features

historical signs at Olathe park

Lone Elm Park has two shelters both with grills, lighting, and electricity. One also has a brick fireplace inside. There are also information pictures near the playground structure. Also with a walking trail, soccer fields, and softball fields, some which are lighted. The walking trail still has original water wells and wagon swale near the creek. It also has beautiful natural plants and wildflowers. There are also restrooms near the play area with benches too.

other shelter with fire place

Lone Elm Playground Features

roller slide and rock stairs playground

This park is uniquely built into a hill shape and there are tunnels to climb through. The backside of the hill features a large spider web net to climb up. There are rocks and tree stairs on either side of the slide which is a roller slide. There is also some green space to run around and just play.

spider web hill play Olathe


The next entrance is the one for the fields with lighted soccer and baseball.

field complex sign

Check out other Olathe City Parks or explore in another city!

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