Kansas Jellystone Park Holds Delayed Grand Opening
The Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in Lawrence, Kan., will celebrate an official grand opening from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday (June 11) with games, hay rides and other activities, according to a news release.
“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” said park manager Nancee Morris, adding that the public is invited to attend. “We’re also going to have a ribbon cutting ceremony, a Boy Scouts’ flag ceremony with Yogi Bear, Boo Boo, Cindy Bear and Ranger Smith as well as a parade of newly inducted Rangers and Rangerettes who will be riding on hayrides and on a firetruck through the park. The Lazer Radio will also be here with a live remote broadcast.”
Hot dogs, chips and drinks will also be provided in the park pavilion.
The 85-site campground, located at 1473 N. 1800 Road / Highway 40, joined the Jellystone Park chain last year after the owners invested about $750,000 in improvements.
But construction work on Exit 204 off Interstate 70 made it difficult for people to access the park until construction was completed. ”Due to the construction and transition last year it was difficult to properly showcase our park to the public, so that’s why we’re having the grand opening now,” Morris said.
Jellystone Parks are known for having unique activities and special themed weekends. This year, the park has planned nearly 30 themed weekends, including a Hawaiian Luau and Swashbuckling Pirate Adventure weeks as well as a Fantastically Fun Food Week and a Christmas in July celebration with campsite decorating contests, free cookies and lots of fun activities.
The park also operates a corn maze in the fall and this year will have a pumpkin patch in advance of Halloween.