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Founded: 1869, Population (2000): 40,238, Elevation: 860 ft.

Lenexa is located in Johnson County off I-35 at Exit 225A near Shawnee Mission Lake. Lenexa is part of the Kansas City, Missouri-Kansas metro area. The railroad company, St. Louis & San Francisco R. R., bought the town site and had it platted in 1869.

Lenexa has over 30 parks to offer its citizens and the metropolitan area. Several parks, including Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, offer extensive amenities, such as a swimming pools, picnic areas, bike/hike or jogging walking trails, volleyball courts and reservable shelters.

The Great Lenexa Barbeque Battle started in 1982 with twelve contestants and twelve judges. On April 27, 1984, Governor John Carlin, declared the contest the official Kansas State Championship. The contest has grown to its current size of 165 contestants and 240 judges. The contest is always held on the fourth Saturday of June each year.

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07/04 Coming to The area
Heart of America Shakespeare Festival Kansas City MO June18-July7 The Heart of America Shakespeare Festival is set under the stars in South Moreland Park near Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. It is a perfect way to spend a summer evening with family and friends. They have several programs to study and explore such as Speaker's Bureau and Poster and Sonnet Contest. The faculty includes theatre professionals, actors, and educators experienced in performing and teaching Shakespeare. Many of the instructors are veterans of festival productions.

Greater Kansas Citry Japan Festival Kansas City MO October6 Cekebrating the cultural of Japan.