Located in the western KC suburb of Olathe, the Ernie Nature Center Trail offers hiking in a family-friendly setting. The park has four circular trails three of which have paving. This park has been the only one where I have seen parents with small children on the trails.
There were several open fields with Wildflowers
The Park is a great place for a hike especially if your family with you. The trails are short and circular. Three of the trails are almost entirely flat and you will definitely see several deer and there is a pond that is full of turtles.
PROS: Very well maintained trails, A fun educational center with some birds of prey on display. The trees offer great cover in the summer.
CONS: Long distance from the city center, Somewhat hard to locate, There have been copperheads and timber rattlesnakes spotted. (although they usually aren’t aggressive)