Twin Lakes Master Plan

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Setting the stage for a new chapter of a vital Shawnee resource.

Thank you to everyone who attended the Public Open House on September 27, 2022!  The consultant team gained valuable information  that will help formulate initial planning and design ideas.  They will work with city staff and an advisory team consisting of lake residents and public officials to refine ideas over the next 3-4 months, at which time we will hold a second public meeting to share initial design ideas. In the meantime, please feel free to take part in the online survey below.

The online survey for the Twin Lakes Master Plan is now available at the following link:

The survey is short and easy to share with friends.  It will provide our team with additional information on possible uses that would take place in the area as the master plan is developed.

The Shawnee Twin Lakes Master Plan is an opportunity for the community to collaborate on how to best establish new development around the twin lakes area, promote recreational offerings, and enhance the overall protection of the lakes.

The Shawnee Twin Lakes are a vital water supply for the community, as well as an important residential area and recreational amenity for those in the vicinity of Shawnee.

The master plan is a continuation of the discussion that concluded in January 2022 about how to provide additional services, amenities, and resource protection for the lake area.  The master plan, with assistance from Halff and Associates, will focus on how to balance development around and resource protection of the lake area.  The study is scheduled to take approximately 9 months.

The consultant team is currently in Phase 1 of the project, and initiating Phase 2.  You can see the roadmap of the project below.
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As part of the project, the consultant will facilitate a survey to gain input regarding the future of the lake area, public town hall meetings, and focus groups.  The first public town hall will take place on September 27, 2022 at the Gordon Cooper Public Safety building in Shawnee.

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Additionally, the public input survey will be coming soon.  It will be another chance for the public to share ideas on how to best utilize this long standing Shawnee resource. Finally, a series of focus groups for various stakeholder groups will take place to begin soliciting information on lake area needs and possibilities.

The project is slated to be ready for final presentation and review in the Spring of 2023.

Questions about this project can be directed to Rian Harkins, Community Development Director, at 405-878-1666 or