Prairie Sites to Visit
Leadplant Prairie Open House
Saturday, June 5, 2021
9 AM to 1 PM
Celebrate National Prairie Day with GHF at Leadplant Prairie, one of our three protected properties. 
Stop by at anytime during 9 AM to 1 PM to enjoy this 17 acre diverse, remnant prairie. GHF staff and board members will be there to guide you though the site if you wish, but feel free to enjoy the site at your pace. We'll be there help you identify plants and talk about why prairie conservation is so important here in Eastern Kansas.
The prairie should be magnificent in early June. We may even be able to spot the federally threatened Mead's milkweed in bloom!
This is a rugged and wild prairie site without access to water or restrooms. While the site is fairly accessible and easy to walk through, there are no paths. Come prepared for spending time outdoors, including wearing long pants and sturdy, closed-toed shoes. Be sure to bring water, a hat, sunscreen and bug spray.
We invite you to pack a lunch for a picnic on the prairie or you can stop by the prairie before spending a day exploring the Prairie Spirit Trail!
Leadplant Prairie is located outside of Welda, Kansas and sits between Highway 169 and the Prairie Spirit Trail.
Please use the following link for the exact location of the prairie:
Click here for more information about the Prairie Spirit Trail!
List of Prairies to Visit

Douglas County, Kansas
Akin Prairie
Private prairie open for respectful visitation
On N 1150 Rd west of E 1900 Rd/County Road 1057
East of Lawrence, KS
Prairie Park Nature Center
2730 SW Harper St.
Lawrence, KS 66046

Johnson County, Kansas
The Prairie Center
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
Santa Fe (135th St.) & Cedar Niles Road in Olathe, KS
Kill Creek Prairie
Johnson County Parks and Recreation
115th & Homestead Road near DeSoto, KS in Kill Creek Park
Ogg Road Prairie
Johnson County Parks and Recreation
79th & Ogg Road in Shawnee Mission Park


Shawnee County, Kansas
Grant Bradbury Park
SW 65th & Baker Drive
Topeka, KS

Jackson County, Kansas
Snyder Prairie
Grassland Heritage Foundation
Mayetta, KS

Riley County, Kansas
Konza Prairie Biological Station
Kansas State University Division of Biology
Konza Prairie Lane

Manhattan, KS
McDowell Creek Road 4 ½ miles north of I-70

Chase County, Kansas
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
National Park Service
2 miles north of Strong City, KS on K-1777
Ellsworth County, Kansas

Kanopolis State Park
Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
200 Horsethief Road
Marquette, KS 67464

Kansas City, Missouri
Jerry Smith Park
Kansas City Parks and Recreation and MO Dept. of Conservation
139th St. east of Holmes Rd. in Kansas City, MO

Other Missouri prairies
Prairie State Park
Missouri Department of Conservation
128 NW 150th Lane
Mindenmines, MO 


PO Box 394, Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66201

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