|Sept 17 - Nov 20
Fall Group Hayrides at Shawnee Mission Park
Enjoy the outdoors by scheduling your group for a hayride through Heritage Park or the beautiful Oak Ridge Parklands in Shawnee Mission Park. Our hayrides conclude with a warm campfire where marshmallows and apple cider await you. The one-hour hayride and one-hour campfire are just $7 per person, and groups will need to reach an $80 minimum for their ride. Hayrides are available at Shawnee Mission Park seven days a week and Heritage Park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call to reserve a date and time for your group. Hayrides are available from September 17 through November 20. Two weeks advance registration is required.
Address: Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park 7460 Ogg Road, Shawnee, KS 66219, Heritage Park 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe, KS 66602
Phone Number: (913) 831-3359
50 Plus Country Dance at the Lenexa Community Center
Strap on your boots to Line Dance, Two Step, and boogie! It’s going to be a boot scootin’ good time at this country homecoming dance. Mike Riley will keep us rockin’ and groovin’ all night long. Starting at 7:30, an instructor will be teaching country line dancing, this will be a perfect time to learn new steps. Don’t miss out on a chance for door prizes. Refreshments included. This knee slappin’ good time is just $10 per person. Register today by going to our Online Registration page. Please register by Oct. 17.
Time: 07:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Address: Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak, Lenexa, Kansas, 66215
Phone Number: (913) 826-2859
Haunted Kansas at Ernie Miller Park
As darkness falls, walk through the trails of Ernie Miller Park and listen to the stories of long ago. Characters from the past will share legends around the campfire. Expect a shiver down the spine and a mild case of goose bumps for those who dare enter the forest on this autumn evening. Group sessions begin every 15 minutes and program is approximately one hour long. This spooky story time is just $5 per person, including adults, paid in advance or $7 on site day of event. This is an outdoor event, so dress appropriately. Advance registration is required. Register today by going to our Online Registration page. This program is recommended for ages 8 and up, and all children must be accompanied by Parent/Guardian or one adult chaperone per group of 5.
Time: 06:30 PM To 08:00 PM
Address: Ernie Miller Park, 909 N. K-7 Highway, Olathe, Kansas, 66061
Phone Number: (913) 764-7759
Trick or Treat So Others Can Eat - Three (3) JCPRD Locations
Students enrolled in JCPRD’s 29 Out of School Time Programs and Early Childhood Centers will Trick-or-Treat for canned goods instead of candy. Around Halloween they will go door to door, escorted by staff, in the neighborhoods around their schools to solicit donations for area food pantries. Assistance from the public is also sought as collection boxes will be placed at three JCPRD office locations from Oct. 24-28. Those sites are: Building A, Antioch Park; the Administration Building at Shawnee Mission Park; and New Century Fieldhouse. Among the most-needed food items are: canned soup, vegetables, fruit, and meats, boxed meals, peanut butter and jelly and hot and cold cereal. Donations will be distributed to local food pantries. Help us Trick-or-Treat and fill the shelves of our area food pantries.
Address: Shawnee Mission Park / Antioch Park / New Century Fieldhouse
Phone Number: (913) 831-3355
Fall Trout Stocking at Shawnee Mission Park Lake
Bring the kids and join us for this exciting annual fall event as 2,000 pounds of trout is stocked in Shawnee Mission Park Lake. The lake will be closed to fishing until the park opens at 5 am, Saturday, Oct. 29. For information on fishing and trout permits please call.
Time: 03:45 PM
Address: Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, Kansas, 66219
Phone Number: (913) 888-4713
Fall Trout Program at Kill Creek Park
Bring the kids and join us for this exciting annual fall event as 1,000 pounds of trout is stocked in Kill Creek Park Lake. The lake will be closed to fishing until the park opens at 5 am, Saturday, Oct. 29. For information on fishing and trout permits please call.
Time: 02:30 PM
Address: Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe, Kansas, 66061
Phone Number: (913) 888-4713
The Rockin’ Rob Show at Mill Creek Activity Center
The Rockin’ Rob show is a completely interactive and educational musical kids show geared for ages 2-10 and families. This program promotes the benefits of music and movement. This awesome event is just $3 per person and museum members are free. Advance reservations are required by phone.
Time: 10:00 AM To 10:45 AM
Address: Mill Creek Activity Center, 6518 Vista Dr., Shawnee, Kansas, 66218
Phone Number: (913) 715-2575
Mildale Farm Fall Fest at Mildale Farm
Bring the family and spend the day exploring the Mildale Farm property and enjoy a number of fall activities during this free public event. Visitors can explore and picnic on the 158-acre site including the 22-acre rental property as well as about 136 acres of adjacent agricultural property, Park near Mildale Farm’s main barn which features peg construction and a hand-laid brick floor. Nearby, they’ll find cider and hot cocoa and a large pumpkin patch. A tractor-drawn hayride will take visitors to a fire circle in the south-central portion of the Mildale site, where they can roast marshmallows and enjoy storytelling. Catch-and-release fishing in any or all seven ponds within the 158-acre area will also be offered, so bring your own bait and tackle. While district fishing permits have been waived for this event, Kansas residents ages 16 to 74 and nonresidents 16 and older need to have a Kansas state fishing license. Restrooms will be available in the large equestrian barn, but the property’s two homes and other outbuildings will not be open during this event. Remember, no alcohol is allowed, pets must be on-leash, and vehicles must remain on roadways. For more information, contact Sarah Vogelsberg or visit our Mildale Farm Fall Fest page.
Time: 09:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Address: Mildale Farm, 35250 W. 199th St., Edgerton, Kansas, 66021
Phone Number: (913) 826-2957
Healthy Halloween Spooktacular! at the Roeland Park Community Center
Start your family’s Halloween off with a healthy morning that will keep your kids energized throughout the busy day. Come in costume and visit the freaky photo booth, make creepy crafts, enjoy a healthy snack, and enter the haunted classroom. At 10 a.m. the whole family is invited out to the dance floor for a real treat! A personal trainer from Sweat Studio will lead dances and Zumba to your favorite Halloween beats. This fun-filled family event is FREE. Space is limited; please call to reserve your family’s spot early so you don’t miss out on this one-of-a-kind Healthy Halloween Spooktacular! Register today by going to our Online Registration page.
Time: 09:00 AM To 11:00 AM
Address: Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park, Kansas, 66205
Phone Number: (913) 826-3160