Encompassing 175 picturesque miles of shoreline, this 7,200–acre lake features two swimming beaches, full-service marinas, multi-lane boat ramps, a sailboat launch area, a dockside restaurant and some of the best catfish, walleye, crappie, tiger musky and largemouth bass fishing in the region.
Admission to the beach is $7 for Olathe Residents, $9 for non-residents, and $3 for individuals 62 and older. Admission is free for children two and under. Rentals at the marina are $5 per 30 minutes and admission to the Aqua Park is $10 per hour.Jun 28, 2019
Olathe is the site of the Kansas State School for the Deaf (founded in 1861 and moved to Olathe in 1866) and MidAmerica Nazarene University (1966). The city’s 19th-century heritage is preserved at the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm. War memorabilia is displayed at Old Olathe Naval Air Museum.Aug 15, 2021
Based on a range of variables, including crime rates, employment growth, educational attainment, and housing affordability, 24/7 Wall St. identified America’s 50 Best Cities to Live. Olathe, the only city in Kansas to make the list, was ranked 23rd on the list, earning high praise for local economy.
The town’s name has been pronounced “BEW-na Vista” instead of the Spanish “BWAY-na Vista” ever since it was founded. Two names were proposed by attendees: Collegiate Peaks, after the mountains in the area, and Buena Vista, which means “beautiful view” in Spanish, certainly an appropriate description.
Lake Olathe Park features a 170-acre lake surrounded by a 258-acre community park. The Swim Beach features locker rooms, outdoor showers, vending machines and a floating obstacle course – The Aqua Park. Coolers with food and non-alcoholic beverages are welcome along with beach chairs and umbrellas.