Security policy and guidelines
If you are serving alcohol, you are required to have an off-duty Lenexa police officer on duty. You must contact us and turn in your Facility Alcohol Permit Form at least 60 days before your event to book the officer.
The fee is $40 per hour, paid in cash directly to the officer at the beginning of your rental. Officers must arrive 30 minutes before serving alcohol and remain onsite until 30 minutes after your last call.
The Lackman-Thompson estate was once home to Margaretha and William Lackman, German immigrants who came to America in 1885. The Lackmans sold their estate to Kansas City horse and mule dealer Frank Thompson in 1908.
In 1932, the farm’s original barn burned down, which gave Thompson the opportunity to build a new brick barn – the barn that still stands today. The Thompsons’ son, Hugh, sold much of their estate to be developed into Southlake Business Park and bequeathed the remaining land to the Johnson County Community College Foundation.
The Lackman-Thompson Estate was placed on the Register for Historic Kansas Places – the only structure in Lenexa to receive the honor. In 1996, The JCCC Foundation offered the property to the City of Lenexa to preserve it and put it to good public use. We worked with many partners, including the Kansas State Historical Society, to honor the agreement.
The original Lackman house now serves as the home of the Lenexa Chamber of Commerce, Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and Economic Development Office. We restored the barn, preserving its historical character and blending it into a new era.