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“Ambassador of Americana” Charles Phoenix brings his “Addicted to Americana” show to the Johnson County Museum for one show only on Sunday, Nov. 12
11/08/2017
The Johnson County Museum is pleased to host author Charles Phoenix for his “Addicted to Americana” live comedy performance celebrating classic and kitschy American life and style.

Presented by...
 
Johnson County Museum offers Free Day on Nov. 22
11/01/2017
Do you have family coming into town for Thanksgiving, or just want a fun outing for this holiday week? The Johnson County Museum is offering a Free Day on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.
 
JCPRD winter park hours begin Nov. 1
10/25/2017
Winter hours of 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. go into effect Nov. 1 for many Johnson County Park & Recreation District parks. These winter hours will stay in effect through Feb. 28.
 
Tellabration 2017 Set for Nov. 18 At Ernie Miller Nature Center
10/25/2017
Want to hear a good story? Come celebrate the International Day of Storytelling at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. This event, called Tellabration, will take place on Saturday, Nov. 18.
 
Next Wednesday Walk for 50 Plus takes participants to Cedar Crest on Nov. 20
10/25/2017
Beautiful trails near the Kansas Governor's Mansion are the next destination in the fall series of monthly Wednesday Walks being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
"Fowl Play" is subject of Jo Ho Storyteller program on Nov. 15 at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
10/25/2017
The next session of entertaining and educational stories involving nature, history, culture, and art being presented by local Storyteller Jo Ho as part of a storytelling series being offered by the Johnson County Museum is set for mid-November.
 
Next Kids' Day Out sessions at Johnson County Museum set for Thanksgiving week
10/25/2017
Youth ages five to 12 are invited to come have fun at the Johnson County Museum on three days in late November when school is out this fall and early winter!
 
Second of two Public Hayrides offered on Nov. 5 in Shawnee Mission Park
10/20/2017
The second of two public hayrides being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District this fall at the Oak Ridge Parklands in Shawnee Mission Park will take place on Nov. 5.

In addit...
 
Biologist to make presentation about “The Bees of Johnson County” during program on Nov. 8
10/20/2017
Join the Johnson County Park & Recreation District and the Burroughs Audubon Society of Greater Kansas City for a multimedia presentation called “The Bees of Johnson County” on Wednesday, Nov. 8, at ...
 
50 Plus plans Lunch & Learn program at the Johnson County Museum on Nov. 8
10/20/2017
Pack a lunch and get ready to dig deeper into our community’s history during a Lunch & Learn program being planned at the Johnson County Museum in early November.

Participants will help celebra...
 
50 Plus plans fall Adventure Walk at Missouri's Arrow Rock Historic Site on Nov. 8
10/20/2017
Explore town and country in Arrow Rock, Mo., during an early November Adventure Walk being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

This walk is call...
 
Celebrate Veterans Day with breakfast event on Nov. 9
10/20/2017
Commemorate Veterans’ Day with A Veterans Breakfast being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

During this annual event at the Matt Ross Community...
 
Don’t miss one-of-a-kind free Healthy Halloween Spooktacular event for all ages on Oct. 28
10/16/2017
Start your family’s Halloween off with a healthy morning that will keep your kids energized throughout the busy day during a special event being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
History of Dixieland Music program for all ages is Nov. 2 at Roeland Park Community Center
10/16/2017
Experience an oral and visual presentation on the history of Dixieland music, performed by a live band, during an early November special event being planned for all ages by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on Nov. 1 & 15 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
10/16/2017
Fall and turkeys are the themes of November Animal Tales Storytime sessions being planned at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe.
 
Fall Trout Stockings planned at two JCPRD lakes on Oct. 25
10/04/2017
Come watch as 3,000 pounds of squirming rainbow trout are stocked in two Johnson County Park & Recreation District lakes in late October.

The fall stockings will take place on Wednesday, Oct....
 
Weston Bend State Park is next destination for 50 Plus Fall Strolling program on Oct. 25
10/04/2017
Enjoy an easy stroll along the Missouri River during a late October Adventure Walk being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

Also called Fall ...
 
Johnson County Museum plans new adults only Halloween party on Oct. 26
10/04/2017
Adults are invited to release their inner child at the Johnson County Museum and KidScape, during a new after-hours Halloween party for adults only in late October!

This event is called KidSca...
 
New Family Overnight Camping program planned at TimberRidge Adventure Center on Oct. 27
10/04/2017
Looking for some unplugged time with your kids? Come enjoy an overnight experience together in the great outdoors at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s TimberRidge Adventure Center.
 
Travel to southeast Missouri during 50 Plus Day Trip on Oct. 27
10/04/2017
Travel down Old Highway 71 to visit the W. F. Norman Corporation in Nevada, Mo., and tour a turn-of-the-century factory during an late October day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the J...
 
Take part in International Observe the Moon Night on Oct. 28 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
10/04/2017
Join us for a lunar astronomy program at Ernie Miller Nature Center and observe the moon in this internationally-coordinated event during a special event planned in late October at the Johnson County...
 
This year’s Mildale Farm Fall Fest set for Oct. 28
10/04/2017
Bring the family and spend the day exploring the Mildale Farm property and enjoying a number of activities during the annual free Mildale Farm Fall Fest being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recr...
 
Dino O'Dell concert on Oct. 25 is next in series of Kid-Friendly Musical Performances at Johnson County Museum
10/04/2017
Fun, music, and movement are in store when the Johnson County Museum presents the next in a series of Kid Friendly Musical Performances in late October. These programs all take place at the museum, wh...
 
"Let's Celebrate - Johnson County Museum is 50" temporary exhibit opens Oct. 6
09/28/2017
The Johnson County Museum is 50 years old this year, and is opening a new temporary exhibit to help celebrate.

The exhibit, titled “Let’s Celebrate: Johnson County Museum is 50!” opens on Oct....
 
Live Well Age Well event is Oct. 19 at Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
09/28/2017
Spend the day enjoying educational sessions and panel discussion on topics relevant to aging well in Johnson County when the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s 50 Plus Department presents a s...
 
Trick-or-Cache offered three times on Oct. 20 in Antioch Park
09/28/2017
Experience Trick-or-Cache this Halloween through a program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in late October.

Trick-or-Cache is the name of the Halloween-themed pro...
 
Take a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Johnson County Museum on Oct. 21
09/28/2017
Join us for a behind the scenes tour of the Johnson County Museum’s collections storage facility at the new Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center (JCAHC) during a special event offered in late October...
 
Haunted Kansas program returns to Ernie Miller Park on Oct. 21
09/28/2017


As darkness falls, walk through the trails of Ernie Miller Park and listen to the stories of long ago during a special event being offered in late October by the Johnson County Park & Recrea...
 
Orienteering workshop for ages 16 and older offered on Oct. 21
09/28/2017
Do you enjoy hiking cross-country, but fear losing your way? If so, join the Johnson County Park & Recreation District for a Map and Compass Orienteering Workshop beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct....
 
JCPRD Children's Services Department conducting Halloween-themed canned goods drive Oct. 23-27
09/28/2017
Students enrolled in the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 29 Out of School Time Programs will Trick-or-Treat for canned goods instead of candy again this year. On the Friday before Hallowe...
 
Pool Instead of School event planned for Oct. 13 at Roeland Park Aquatic Center
09/27/2017
A themed pool party is the perfect antidote to bored kids on a teacher in-service day, and that's exactly why this mid-October special event is being planned at the Roeland Park Aquatic Center.
 
JCPRD Children's Services Department conducting Halloween-themed canned goods drive Oct. 23-27
09/27/2017
Students enrolled in the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 29 Out of School Time Programs will Trick-or-Treat for canned goods instead of candy again this year.
 
JCPRD wins prestigious National Gold Medal Award!
09/26/2017
It’s official: the Johnson County Park & Recreation District is one of the top park and recreation agencies in the nation!

This was confirmed on Sept. 26 when the agency was selected for the Na...
 
Free Tree Planting Workshop set for Oct. 4 in Stoll Park
09/20/2017
Are you looking to beautify your yard, create shade or privacy and don’t know how to get started? A free workshop being presented in early October can help.
 
Museum Exhibit Speaker to talk about the Hallmark Cards Archives on Oct. 12
09/20/2017
Hallmark Cards Historian Samantha Bradbeer will share stories from the Hallmark Cards Archives when she is the speaker for a special event at the Johnson County Museum in mid-October.
 
Ribbon cutting for new Coffee Creek Streamway Trail set for Oct. 14
09/20/2017
After nearly a year of construction, a mid-October ribbon cutting is planned for the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s newest streamway park trail.
 
50 Plus Plans Adventure Hike to visit Missouri's Rock Bridge Park on Oct. 14
09/20/2017
Missouri's Rock Bridge Memorial State Park is the destination for an adventure hike being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District on Saturday, Oct. 14.
 
Free New Horizons Band Concert set for Oct. 17 at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
09/20/2017
A free concert by the New Horizons Band is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, located in the former King Louie Building at 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park.
 
"Country Hoedown" is subject of Jo Ho Storyteller program on Oct. 18 at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
09/20/2017
The next session of entertaining and educational stories involving nature, history, culture, and art being presented by local Storyteller Jo Ho as part of a storytelling series being offered by the Johnson County Museum is set for mid-October.
 
Learn about upcoming travel destinations when JCPRD presents two 50 Plus Travel Shows on Oct. 3
09/13/2017
Join fellow travelers in search of new destinations to explore and trips to take when the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District presents two Travel Shows on Oct. 3 at the new Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center.
 
Explore past fashion trends during Johnson County Museum's next Homeschool History Adventures! session on Oct. 4 & 5
09/13/2017
Would you wear suspenders? Carry a parasol? Wear feed-sack underwear? Past fashion trends are the focus when the next Homeschool History Adventures! program takes place on Oct. 4 and 5 at the Johnson County Museum.
 
New Evening Kayak Excursion offered for adults on Oct. 7 & 14 in Shawnee Mission Park
09/13/2017
Enjoy an evening on the water in Shawnee Mission Park through a new program being offered twice in October for adults by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Johnson County Museum celebrates 50th anniversary with two Family Fun Day events on Oct. 7
09/13/2017
Happy Anniversary to the Johnson County Museum! Bring the whole family to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the museum during two special events for all ages being planned on Oct. 7.
 
Whimsical Woods program returns to Ernie Miller Park on Oct. 7
09/13/2017
There's nothing scary about a Halloween special event being offered at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park in early October. The program is called Whimsical Woods and is for ages 11 and younger accompanied by a parent or guardian.
 
Learn about the 1800s during 50 Plus Day Trip to Nebraska City, Neb., on Oct. 7
09/13/2017
Experience what life was like in the Civil War era during an early October day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Waste Management, Inc. donates $25,000 to the Johnson County Museum
09/13/2017
The Johnson County Museum Foundation is pleased to announce Waste Management, Inc.’s, donation of $25,000 to the Johnson County Museum Foundation.
 
Help plan the future of the Ernie Miller Nature Center during Park Palooza on Sept. 17
09/13/2017
The Johnson County Park & Recreation District (JCPRD) is hosting Park Palooza, a free family event with live music and activities, on Sunday, Sept. 17, and will seek feedback on future improvements to...
 
Johnson County Museum to participate in Smithsonian Magazine's 13th annual Museum Day Live on Sept. 23
09/06/2017
The Johnson County Museum will offer free admission on Saturday, Sept.23, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 13th annual Museum Day Live! The museum, located at the new Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center,8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, will offer all museum visitors free admission. Guests may tour the new signature exhibitions, Becoming Johnson County, and the popular KidScape experience.
 
JCPRD’s Katy Renner to receive Open Option Opie Award for efforts on Triathlon & Duathlon
09/06/2017
A Johnson County Park & Recreation District staff member was among persons and organizations who will receive three external awards later this year from Open Options, a Kansas City-area nonprofit serving adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
 
Explore a cave, winery, and mansion ruins during 50 Plus Day Trip on Sept. 26
09/06/2017
Spend the day exploring the exquisite Bridal Cave in Missouri, during a late September day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Janie Next Door concert on Sept. 27 is first in new series of Kid-Friendly Musical Performances at the Johnson County Museum
09/06/2017
Fun, music, and movement are in store when the Johnson County Museum presents a series of four Kid-Friendly Musical Performances beginning in late September.
 
Sept. 27 Adventure Walk at Missouri's Prairie State Park planned for 50 Plus
09/06/2017
Home to bison, coyotes and the endangered regal fritillary butterflies, Prairie State Park in southwestern Missouri is the destination for a late September Adventure Walk being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New Plants of the Prairie program for 50 Plus Sept. 29 at Kill Creek Park
09/06/2017
Gain appreciation for the plants that inhabit the beautiful prairie at Kill Creek Park during a late September special event being planned by 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Cars in the Park event on Sept. 30 benefits Special Olympians
09/06/2017
About 200 vehicles and 1,000 spectators are anticipated for the annual Cars in the Park car show on Saturday, Sept. 30, at The Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park.
 
Cub Scouts Bear Adventure event is Sept. 30 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
09/06/2017
Fur, Feathers and Ferns is a Cub Scout Bear program which lets scouts explore the outdoor world of mammals, birds, and plants and learn about creatures and how we affect our environment.
 
JCPRD TO BUILD INCLUSIVE PLAYGROUNDS IN STILWELL COMMUNITY PARK & SHAWNEE MISSION PARK CONSTRUCTION ANTICIPATED TO BEGIN THIS FALL
08/29/2017
The Johnson County Park and Recreation District (JCPRD) is excited to announce that we are developing our first inclusive playgrounds.
 
BBQ, Bingo, and Boot Scootin’ for 50 Plus is Sept. 15 at Johnson County Fairgrounds
08/23/2017
Join the cities of Edgerton, Gardner, and Spring Hill for a night of fun, food, and friends during a new special event being planned in mid-September by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Visit the Johnson County Museum and Lanesfield Historic Site during 50 Plus social outing on Sept. 15
08/23/2017
Travel through time in Johnson County during a mid-September social outing being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Overnight fishing opportunity at Lexington Lake Park set for Sept. 16
08/23/2017
The final Overnight Fishing Saturday being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in 2017 is also the first-ever at the recently-opened Lexington Lake Park.
 
Series of Museum Art Adventures for ages six to 12 begins on Sept. 16
08/23/2017
Join a practicing artist for art adventures as seen through history’s lens during a series of programs being presented this fall and early winter by the Johnson County Museum.
 
Moths in the Moonlight event is Sept. 8 in Ernie Miller Park
08/16/2017
Like a moth to a flame, you can be drawn into the secret lives of moths during a special event set for Friday, Sept. 8, at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
 
Strolling Strings event for 50 Plus set at Roeland Park Community Center on Sept. 8
08/16/2017
Celebrate the changing of the seasons during a special event being planned in early September by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Intergenerational Arts program offered on Sept. 9 at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
08/16/2017
Bond, teach, and encourage a child in creativity, during a class being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in early September.
 
First of two Yoga Adventures offered for adults at TimberRidge Adventure Center on Sept. 10
08/16/2017
Come spend a few hours outdoors with kindred souls and refresh your inner being during a program being offered for adults at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's TimberRidge Adventure Center.
 
"Incredible Inventions" is subject of next museum storytelling program on Sept. 13 at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
08/16/2017
A new season of entertaining and educational stories involving nature, history, culture, and art being presented by local Storyteller Jo Ho as part of a storytelling series being offered by the Johnson County Museum is set to begin in mid-September.
 
Johnson County Park & Recreation District employment opportunities available now!
08/10/2017
Are you looking for a part-time job with no evenings or weekends?
 
“The Little Red Hen,” is subject of next museum Retro Story and Art Fun program on Sept. 6 at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
08/09/2017
If you can remember “The Poky Little Puppy,” you and your preschoolers will love the stories and illustrations from long ago, read by a special guest from the 1950s All-Electric House during a series of programs being offered this fall by the Johnson County Museum.
 
New season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions begins Sept. 6 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
08/09/2017
A new season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions is beginning at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe.
 
Johnson County Museum presents new Homeschool History Adventures! series beginning Sept. 6
08/09/2017
Homeschoolers can unearth the treasure of our local history during a new series of programs being presented this fall by the Johnson County Museum.
 
JCPRD presents new Homeschool Art Adventures! program for ages 5 to 15
08/09/2017
Join your friends and go on an adventure into art during a new program being offered for two different age groups by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Smithville Lake is next destination for 50 Plus Fall Strolling program on Sept. 6
08/09/2017
A Sept. 6 outing to the Smithville Lake is the first in a series of Wednesday Walks being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District this fall.
 
Visit Amelia Earhart's childhood home during 50 Plus Day Trip on Sept. 7
08/09/2017
Visit the birthplace and home of Amelia Earhart during an early September day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Regional Pickleball Tournament set for Aug. 25-27 at New Century Fieldhouse
08/02/2017
Register by Aug. 17 to participate in the 2017 Regional Pickleball Tournament, set for Aug. 25 through 27 at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's New Century Fieldhouse, near Gardner.
 
Barbershop Harmonizers men's performing group begins a new season starting Aug. 31
08/02/2017
If you're a guy who loves hearing the perfect pitch and sweet harmonies of barbershop music, a performing vocal group being presented in late August by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District could be for you.
 
2017 Fall Hayrides offered for organized groups at two parks
08/02/2017
Enjoy the crisp autumn air by taking a hayride through Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park or in Heritage Park. Organized hayrides for groups are available through the Johnson County Park & Recreation District and conclude with a warm campfire where apple cider and marshmallows await!
 
Aug. 10 Public Meeting set to receive input on John Barkley Plaza area in Shawnee Mission Park
07/28/2017
Public input on development of the area near the front of Shawnee Mission Park where the John Barkley Visitors Center previously stood will be sought during a public meeting in early August.
 
Experience local talent at free Senior Follies on Aug. 19 at Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
07/27/2017
The 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District is bringing back the popular Senior Follies. This special event promises an exciting Saturday afternoon of great entertainment for the whole family in late August.
 
Solar eclipse viewing planned at Antioch, Shawnee Mission, and Heritage parks on Aug. 21!
07/27/2017
Local convention and visitor bureaus have teamed with the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.to make areas of three different parks great options for free observation of the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21.
 
Summer Sunflower Bingo event for 50 Plus is Aug. 23 in Antioch Park
07/27/2017
Celebrate the Kansas state flower with 12 games of bingo and lunch in the park during a special event being planned in late August by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Rockin' Rob concert on Aug. 23 is next Kid-Friendly Musical Performance at museum
07/27/2017
Fun, music, and movement are in store when the Johnson County Museum presents the next in a series of Kid-Friendly Musical Performance in late August.
 
JCPRD board approves potential name for Meadowbrook Park building
07/21/2017
At its regular meeting on July 21, the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners for the Johnson County Park and Recreation District approved the potential name of “Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse” for a ...
 
Overnight fishing opportunities set for Aug. 12 and 19 at JCPRD lakes
07/19/2017
The second of two Overnight Fishing Saturdays planned this summer at Kill Creek Park, and the fourth of four at Shawnee Mission Park are planned in August. This year's Overnight Fishing Saturdays bega...
 
50 Plus Bingo programs continue on Aug. 16
07/19/2017
"Back to School" is the theme of the final bingo session planned this summer by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Take a Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Johnson County Museum on Aug. 16 or 26
07/19/2017
Join us for a behind the scenes tour of the Johnson County Museum’s collections storage facility at the new Arts & Heritage Center during a new special event offered two times and mid and late August.
 
Mystery walk to round out 50 Plus Summer Strolling program on Aug. 16
07/19/2017
A location determined by participants themselves will be the final destination for the Summer Strolling program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Ernie Miller Nature Center presents new Be Our Guest parent and child dance on Aug. 18
07/19/2017
Dress to the nines in your finest frocks and ties for a fairytale night being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in mid-August at the Ernie Miller nature Center.
 
Enjoy a screening of “The Grapes of Wrath” at the Johnson County Museum on Aug. 5
07/12/2017
Celebrate Route 66 with a special viewing of “The Grapes of Wrath” at the Johnson County Museum in early August.
 
JCPRD beach and marinas to end their summer seasons on Aug. 6
07/12/2017
Time is quickly winding down to take advantage of the summer season for one beach and two marinas operated by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The facilities include: the Shawnee Mission Park Marina, located in Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa; and Kill Creek Park Beach and Marina, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe. The Shawnee Mission Park Beach did not open this year, as a new beachhouse is under construction and will reopen for the 2018 season.
 
Museum Art Adventures for ages six to 12 continue on Aug. 9 & 12
07/12/2017
Young artists can start with archive photos and create something new during art adventure programs being presented in August by the Johnson County Museum.
 
50 Plus plans Catalog Release Party on July 31 in Antioch Park
07/12/2017
Celebrate the arrival of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's September through December My JCPRD Activities catalog and get the scoop on the programs it contains during a special event being offered by the 50 Plus Department in late July.
 
September through December issue of JCPRD Activities Catalog available after July 31
07/12/2017
The next issue of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s My JCPRD Activities Catalog will be online at www.jcprd.com on July 28 and in print form the week of July 31. Registration for classes in the catalog begins at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, July 31. The free publication covers JCPRD programs and events offered between September and December.
 
2017 Movies in the Park presentations conclude Aug. 1 with “Finding Dory”
07/12/2017
The fourth and final presentation in the 2017 Movies in the Park program will take place in early August at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s The Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park.
 
Pee Wee Fall Soccer League deadlines coming up in early August
07/12/2017
Deadlines are quickly approaching for signing up for the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Pee Wee Soccer League at Thomas S. Stoll Park and New Century Fieldhouse.
 
Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater programs continue on July 7, 14, & 21
07/06/2017
Bring the family to the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater on Friday evenings during July for educational and entertaining programs.
 
Johnson County Park & Recreation District closes one of two slides at Roeland Park Aquatic Center
07/05/2017
Effective July 1, 2017, the swirl slide at the Roeland Park Aquatic Center will be closed to public use until further notice.

On June 29, 2017, Johnson County Park and Recreation District (JC...
 
Booths at VillageFest on July 4 to seek public input on playground design, new activity center name
06/30/2017
Kids will get a chance to help select what they like best for a new playground at the future Meadowbrook Park at 91st and Nall. This is in addition to JCPRD’s earlier call for public input on a name f...
 
Ribbon cutting for new Lexington Lake Park set for Saturday, July 8
06/30/2017
The ribbon cutting will take place beginning at 9 a.m. and will also be the park’s official public opening. Lexington Lake Park is located at 8850 Sunflower Road in De Soto north of Kansas 10 Highway....
 
Splash 4 Cash and Twilight Swim events planned in late July at Roeland Park Aquatic Center
06/28/2017
Two special events are being planned at the Roeland Park Aquatic Center in late July. These include Splash 4 Cash on July 23, and a Twilight Swim on July 25.
 
The Drum Safari Show concert on July 26 is next Kid Friendly Musical Performance at museum
06/28/2017
A high-energy, interactive percussion performance is in store when the Johnson County Museum presents the next in a series of Kid Friendly Musical Performance on July 26.
 
Overnight fishing opportunities set for July 15 and 22 at JCPRD lakes
06/22/2017
The second of two Overnight Fishing Saturdays planned this summer at Heritage Park, and the third of four at Shawnee Mission Park are planned in July.
 
Create a Route 66 Embossed Metal Encaustic during Art Workshop for adults planned on July 15
06/22/2017
Adults 18 and older can join a practicing artist for art adventures through history’s lens during a new art workshop being presented by the Johnson County Museum in mid-July.
 
New Christmas in July event for youth is July 17 at Roeland Park Aquatic Center
06/22/2017
Santa Claus is coming…to the pool for a new special event for youth being presented in mid-July by the Roeland Park Aquatic Center.
 
"Turtle Tales" is subject of next museum storytelling program on July 19 at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
06/22/2017
Visit all six continents for multi-cultural tortoise tales in late July when the Johnson County Museum presents the next in a series of entertaining and educational stories involving nature, history, culture, and art.
 
Movies in the Park continues on July 18 with “Pitch Perfect”
06/22/2017
A 2012 comedy hit about an all-girl college a cappella group is the next film planned for this summer’s Movies in the Park program at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s The Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park.
 
50 Plus Bingo programs continue on July 19 & 27
06/22/2017
"Baseball " and "Ice Cream Sundae" are the themes of bingo game sessions being offered in July by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Traffic will be restricted during Kansas City Corporate Challenge
06/16/2017
Traffic will be restricted at Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa, during the Kansas City Corporate Challenge Duathlon/Triathlon on Sunday, June 18.

In order to make this...
 
Art Expose event for 50 Plus is June 29 at The Atriums
06/07/2017
Amazing local artists will show off their talents and creations during a special event being planned in late June by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Johnson County Museum plans Family Fun Day, Doo Dads Concert on July 1
06/07/2017
Less than a month after reopening at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center (JCAHC) in the former King Louie building, the Johnson County Museum is planning a Family Fun Day, preceded by a Saturday morning concert by the Doo Dads!
 
Tenth annual Great American Family Campout is July 1& 2 in Shawnee Mission Park
06/07/2017
Come join us for the tenth annual Great American Family Campout and enjoy a rare opportunity to sleep under the stars in Shawnee Mission Park ...
 
Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on July 5 & 19 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
06/07/2017
Animal Tales Storytime sessions will continue during July at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn during sessions on July 5 and 19.
 
Submit your naming suggestion for new Meadowbrook Park structure by June 18   
06/01/2017
The public is invited to help the Johnson County Park & Recreation District name a new building currently under construction at the future Meadowbrook Park in Prairie Village.
 
Celebrate the opening of the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center on June 10
05/31/2017
The public is invited to take part in the highly-anticipated opening of the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center (JCAHC), located in the former King Louie building at 8788 Metcalf Ave. in Overland Park, on Saturday, June 10.
 
New intergenerational Pickleball Pals event is June 16 at New Century Fieldhouse
05/27/2017
Add pickleball as another family tradition through a new intergenerational special event being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Twilight Swim event planned at Roeland Park Aquatic Center on June 20
05/27/2017
Swim under the stars on a beautiful summer night during a special event at the Roeland Park Aquatic Center being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Dino O'Dell concert on June 20 is first in new series of Kid-Friendly Musical Performances at Johnson County Museum
05/26/2017
Fun, music, and movement are in store when the Johnson County Museum presents a series of four Kid Friendly Musical Performances beginning in late June. These programs all take place at the museum's new home in the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center in the former King Louie Building, 8788 Metcalf, Overland Park.
 
See a Royals game during "Senior Day at the K" 50 Plus social outing on June 21
05/26/2017
Join other senior groups around the Kansas City Metropolitan area at Kauffman Stadium to root for the Royals as they take on the Red Sox during a late June social outing being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New series of Museum Art Adventures for ages six to 12 begins on June 14 & 17
05/26/2017
Join a practicing artist for art adventures as seen through history’s lens during a new series of programs being presented this summer by the Johnson County Museum.
 
New Margarita Party Bingo event for 50 Plus is June 15 at Roeland Park Community Center
05/26/2017
If you can’t get away to the beach this summer, the Roeland Park Community Center will transform into a tropical oasis for a new mid-June special event being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
"This is Not a Box" is subject of next museum storytelling program on June 16 at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
05/26/2017
With the Johnson County Museum reopening at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center in the former King Louie Building, a new session of entertaining and educational stories involving nature, history, culture, and art is being presented by local Storyteller Jo Ho beginning in mid-June.
 
Overnight fishing opportunities set for June 3, 10, and 24 at JCPRD lakes
05/17/2017
The first of two Overnight Fishing Saturdays planned this summer at Heritage Park and Kill Creek Park, and the second of four at Shawnee Mission Park Lake are planned in June.
 
2017 season of Movies in the Park begins on June 6 with “Moana”   
05/17/2017
On June 6, a recent animated Disney favorite kicks off a schedule of films planned for the Movies in the Park program this summer at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s The Theatre in the Park.
 
Learn about upcoming travel destinations when JCPRD presents two 50 Plus Travel Shows on June 6   
05/17/2017
Join fellow travelers in search of new destinations to explore and trips to take when the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District presents two Travel Shows on June 6 at the new Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center.
 
Loose Park Rose Garden is next destination for 50 Plus Summer Strolling program on June 7
05/17/2017
Take a stroll in one of Kansas City’s most beautiful and historical parks during the next in a series of Wednesday Walks being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on June 7 & 21 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
05/17/2017
Animal Tales Storytime sessions will continue during June at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come ...
 
50 Plus Bingo programs continue on June 7 & 14
05/17/2017
"Fiesta" and "4th of July" are the themes of bingo game sessions being offered in June by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
50 Plus Plans June 10 Adventure Hike in Missouri's Van Meter State Park
05/17/2017
Visit Missouri's Van Meter State Park during an adventure hike being offered in early June by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Experience Miami, Oklahoma's, Coleman Theatre during 50 Plus Day Trip on June 11
05/17/2017
Tucked away in the small town of Miami, Okla., is the beautiful vaudeville-style Coleman Theatre and movie house, which opened in 1929 with a full house of 1,600.
 
Let "Howard and the Wompoopus" spark your imagination during mid-June special events
05/17/2017
“A little imagination may lead to big adventures. Join Howard and discover the Wompoopus!”
 
Johnson County Park & Recreation District named one of four finalists for prestigious national award
05/16/2017
Shawnee Mission, KS, May 15, 2017 - For the second consecutive year, JCPRD is a finalist for the National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management, the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), recently announced.
 
22nd Annual In Step and In Shape Walk is May 24 in Antioch Park
05/03/2017
For over two decades, an early summer special event presented by the 50 Plus department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District has given participants an opportunity to get outside, enjoy loc...
 
New Horizons Band rehearsals begin May 30
05/03/2017
Calling all music lovers! Dig out your old musical instrument or purchase a new one and join a group of fun-loving musicians ages 50 and beyond in the New Horizons Band. The group will begin band rehe...
 
New season of 50 Plus Bingo begins May 17
05/01/2017
A new season of themed bingo games is being kicked off in mid-May by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. In all, seven bingo sessions will be presented at five lo...
 
Check out The Artisan's Expo in Antioch Park on May 20
05/01/2017

Come find a one-of-a-kind gift for that new graduate or purchase a special work of art to add to your home while supporting area artists during The Artisan's Expo, which is set from 10 a.m. to 4 ...
 
Johnson County Sailing Society to conduct “Come Sail With Us” event on May 20
05/01/2017
All sailors and sailing enthusiasts are invited to join the Johnson County Sailing Society for a special event on Saturday, May 20, at Shawnee Mission Park Lake, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa.<...
 
Groundbreaking for future Big Bull Creek Park in southeastern Johnson County set for April 29
04/21/2017
A groundbreaking ceremony for Phase I development of the Master Plan for Big Bull Creek Park is being planned for 10 a.m. on April 29. The event will take place at the site of the future Sunflower ent...
 
Shawnee Mission Park Marina opens weekends beginning May 6 & 7
04/19/2017
The Shawnee Mission Park Marina is scheduled to operate on the weekends of May 6 and 7, May 13 and 14, and May 20 and 21, prior to opening daily for the summer season beginning May 27.

The...
 
Bingo Night Family Fun event planned on May 12
04/19/2017
An intergenerational special event being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in mid-May will provide a great opportunity for families to unplug and have fun together, just in time...
 
JCPRD Overnight Fishing Opportunities for 2017 begin May 13 at Shawnee Mission Park and include Sept. 16 session at Lexington Lake Park
04/19/2017
Nine Overnight Fishing Saturdays at four Johnson County Park & Recreation District lakes are being planned this year, beginning in mid-May. Among the parks which will host these events is Lexington La...
 
Visit the Rolling Hills Zoo near Salina, Kan., during 50 Plus day trip on May 16
04/19/2017
Journey to the Rolling Hills Zoo near Salina to view more than 100 species of animals during a amid-May day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation Distr...
 
New Mom & Me Camping Event at TimberRidge Adventure Center set for May 12
04/19/2017
If you are looking for some unplugged time with your kids, a new mid-May event at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's TimberRidge Adventure Center can help.

This program is called t...
 
Visit the decommissioned Missouri State Penitentiary during 50 Plus day trip on May 5
04/13/2017
Enter the Missouri State Penitentiary, as many inmates did between 1836 and 2004, during an early May day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District....
 
Enchanted Fairytale Forest event planned at Ernie Miller Park on May 6
04/13/2017
Celebrate the magic of nature and discover the hidden world of the wee folk and friends - both real and make believe - during a special event at the Ernie Miller Nature Center in early May.

...
 
First of three Yoga Adventure programs offered for adults at TimberRidge Adventure Center
04/13/2017
Come spend a few hours outdoors with kindred souls and refresh your inner being during a new program being offered for adults at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's TimberRidge Adventure C...
 
50 Plus plans May 10 Adventure Walk to visit Missouri's Katy Trail
04/13/2017


Enjoy a classic adventure walk on one of the most beautiful sections of Missouri's Katy trail during an adventure walk begin offered in early May be the 50 Plus Departmen...
 
Spring Fling Geocaching offered on April 29 in Nall Park
04/06/2017
Register by April 24 in order to geocache with the Johnson County Park & Recreation District during a late April special event
 
Public invited to TimberRidge Adventure Center Open House on April 29   
04/06/2017
If you haven't seen or experienced the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's TimberRidge Adventure Center, or even if you have, an open house scheduled for Saturday, April 29, is your next chance to do so.
 
Mildale Farm Community Day set for April 29   
04/06/2017
The public will have an opportunity to explore and fish at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Mildale Farm property during a Mildale Farm Community Day set for Saturday, April 29.
 
Free New Horizons Band Concert set for May 2 at St. Thomas More Parish in Kansas City   
04/06/2017
A free concert by the New Horizons Band is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, at the St. Thomas More Parish, 11822, Holmes Road, Kansas City, Mo.
 
New season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions begins May 3 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
04/06/2017
A new season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions is beginning at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn during any or all of the six sessions scheduled on Wednesdays between May 5 and July 19.
 
The Lawrence Levee Trail is next destination for 50 Plus Spring Strolling program on May 3
04/06/2017
A May 3 outing to the Lawrence Levee Trail is the first in a series of Wednesday Walks being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District this spring and summer.
 
Visit Chicken 'N Pickle for pickleball themed 50 Plus social outing on April 21
03/29/2017
Play pickleball and check out Kansas City’s newest outdoor/indoor entertainment venue and restaurant concept.
 
Ernie Miller Nature Center presents Earth Day event on April 22   
03/29/2017
Celebrate the 47th anniversary of Earth Day and tackle environmental awareness during a special event at the Ernie Miller Nature Center in late April.
 
Next deadline for HP3 event, including 5K, 10K, & 15K, is April 22   
03/29/2017
For more than 25 years, the Johnson County Park & Recreation District has sponsored an early-summer race event at Heritage Park.
 
Discover downtown Wamego, Kan., during social outing for 50 Plus on April 27
03/29/2017
We’re off to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of Wamego during a social outing being offered in late April by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Pool Instead of School event planned for April 14 at Roeland Park Aquatic Center
03/22/2017
A themed pool party is the perfect antidote for bored kids on a teacher in-service day, and that's the goal of a mid-April special event being planned at the Roeland Park Aquatic Center.
 
50 Plus Plans Adventure Walk to visit Nebraska's Indian Cave State Park on April 15
03/22/2017
Indian Cave State Park in southeastern Nebraska is the next Adventure Walk destination being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
50 Plus plans Catalog Release Party on April 7 at Mill Creek Activity Center
03/16/2017
Celebrate the arrival of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's May through August MY JCPRD Activities catalog and get the scoop on the programs it contains during a new special event being offered by the 50 Plus Department in early April.
 
Join the Easter Bunny’s Extreme Egg Hunt in Shawnee Mission Park on April 8!   
03/16/2017
The Easter Bunny has taken the traditional egg hunt to the extreme for a third annual special event for all ages being planned eight days before Easter by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Trucks and Big Rigs for Kids event returns to The Theatre in the Park on April 8   
03/16/2017
A popular special event which lets kids get an up-close look at big rigs, tractors, and all types of equipment will be returning to the Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park on April 8.
 
Visit Ernie Miller Nature Center to participate in Passport to Adventure 2017 beginning April 8   
03/16/2017
Gather your family and pick up your Passport to Adventure for the Interpretive Site Coalition of Kansas City’s annual event at the Ernie Miller Nature Center or at any of 19 other sites in the metro area beginning April 8.
 
Soup, Salad, and the Strolling Strings event set at Matt Ross Community Center on April 13
03/16/2017
Come enjoy a delicious lunch of soup, salad, bread, and dessert during a special event being planned in mid-April by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

Now...
 
Western parking lot at Shawnee Mission Park Off-Leash Area to be closed for removal and replacement beginning in March   
03/08/2017
The western parking lot at the Shawnee Mission Park Dog Off-Leash Area will be closed to the public beginning in mid-March as the lot is replaced and expanded, Johnson County Park & Recreation District officials announced.
 
Prairie Spirit Trail State Park is next destination for 50 Plus Spring Strolling program on April 5
03/08/2017
A portion of the Prairie Spirit Trail State Park is the next destination for the Wednesday Walks program being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District on Wednesday, April 5.
 
JCPRD's Roeland Park Early Childhood Development Center and Natureplay Preschool to conduct annual open houses on April 6   
03/08/2017
Open houses for the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Early Childhood Development Center at the Roeland Park Community Center and the Natureplay preschool at the Mill Creek Activity Center will take place on Thursday, April 6.
 
Prairie burn planned at Cedar Niles property on Thursday
03/08/2017
As part of prairie management efforts, Johnson County Park & Recreation District officials plan to conduct a controlled burn on the morning of Thursday, April 9, at a 60-acre prairie remnant located within the 900-acre Cedar Niles future park site west of Olathe.
 
Visit Lawrence's sports-related sites with 50 Plus day trip on March 21
03/06/2017
Enjoy the spirit and excitement of collegiate sports on an outing to Lawrence, Kan. during an late March day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
JCPRD Summer Job Fair set for March 22
03/06/2017
Start making plans for summer seasonal jobs when the Johnson County Park & Recreation District conducts a Summer Job Fair on March 22.
 
Celebrate Women's History Month with Daring American Women event at The Ernie Miller Nature Center on March 25
03/06/2017
Celebrating the rich history of American women and girls during Women's History Month is the goal of a special event planned in late March at the Ernie Miller Nature Center.
 
New History of Dixieland Music program for all ages is March 23 at Roeland Park Community Center
03/06/2017
Experience an oral and visual presentation on the history of Dixieland music, performed by a live band, during a late March special event being planned for all ages by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
May through August issue of JCPRD Activities catalog available after March 27
03/06/2017
The next issue of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Activities catalog will be online at www.jcprd.com on March 24 and in print form the week of March 27. Registration for classes in the catalog begins at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, March 27. The free publication covers JCPRD programs and events offered between May and August.
 
Free New Horizons Band Concert set for March 14 at Lakeview Village   
02/22/2017
A free concert by the New Horizons Band is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14, at Lakeview Village, 9100 Park St., Lenexa.
 
Additional vehicle could be added if enough interest shown for March 15 Adventure Walk in Missouri's Prairie State Park   
02/22/2017
A waiting list is now being taken for a mid-March Adventure Walk at Prairie State Park in southwestern Missouri being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.
 
New St. Patrick's Day Dance for 50 Plus is March 17 at Matt Ross Community Center
02/22/2017
Come celebrate St. Patrick’s Day during a new special event being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Johnson County Museum Foundation Secures Grant from Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area for New Signature Exhibition planned for the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
02/22/2017
Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area has awarded the Johnson County Museum Foundation a $5,000 grant for the for the exhibit “Becoming Johnson County,” scheduled to open at the Johnson County Museum’s new location in the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center in May 2017.
 
Jay Hinrichs steps into JCPRD’s new development director position
02/10/2017
A former Greeley, Colo., man with previous ties to the Kansas City Royals, University of Kansas athletics, and the Kansas City Corporate Challenge, has been tapped as the Johnson County Park & Recreat...
 
JCPRD summer park hours begin March 1
02/08/2017
Summer hours of 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. go into effect March 1 for many Johnson County Park & Recreation District parks. These summer hours will stay in effect through Oct. 31.

District parks impac...
 
Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on March 1 & 22 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
02/08/2017
The winter and spring season of Animals Tales Storytime sessions will continue during March at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and ...
 
Missouri's Wallace State Park is March 1 destination for 50 Plus Spring Strolling program
02/08/2017
Located just north of Kansas City, Missouri's Wallace State Park is the next destination for the Spring Strolling program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreati...
 
Discover Fulton, Mo., during 50 Plus day trip on March 2
02/08/2017
National treasures and delights of the small and vibrant town of Fulton in central Missouri are the destinations of an early March day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson Count...
 
JCPRD 50 Plus Bingo continues on Feb. 8 & 22
01/19/2017
Two themed bingo sessions at two locations are being planned during February by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

"Sweetheart" is the theme for a bingo se...
 
Valentine's Day Dinner and Bingo event planned on Feb. 11
01/19/2017
For Valentine's Day this year, the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District is offering a Valentine's Day Dinner and Bingo event at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850...
 
Learn about upcoming travel destinations when JCPRD presents a 50 Plus Travel Show on Feb. 14
01/19/2017
Join fellow travelers in search of new destinations to explore and trips to take when the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District presents a Travel Show in early February....
 
Gary L. Haller Trail is next destination for 50 Plus Fall Strolling program on Feb. 15
01/19/2017
A walk on the northernmost section of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Gary L. Haller Trail is the first outing for a Spring Wednesday Walks program being presented by JCPRD's 50 Plus ...
 
Johnson County Museum Foundation Secures Grant from
01/13/2017
Shawnee, Kan. – Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area has awarded the Johnson County Museum Foundation a $5,000 grant for the for the exhibit “Becoming Johnson County,” scheduled to open at the Jo...
 
JCPRD Summer Job Fair set for Jan. 11
01/06/2017
Mid-January is the perfect time to start making plans for summer seasonal jobs when the Johnson County Park & Recreation District conducts a Summer Job Fair on Jan. 11.

This event will take pla...
 
Roeland Park Aquatic Center to be closed until late January
01/06/2017

The main pool at the Roeland Park Aquatic Center has been closed and will remain closed until a new dome heater can be installed. Officials hope the new heater will arrive the week of Jan. 16, wi...
 
Discover Historic St. Joseph, Mo., during 50 Plus day trip on Jan. 12
01/06/2017
01/13/2017
 
Nelson-Atkins Museum is next destination for 50 Plus social walk on Jan. 18
01/06/2017
Come in from the cold and walk in the warmth and beauty of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art during a specially-priced mid-January social walk being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson Coun...
 
Visit the College Basketball Experience during 50 Plus Social Outing on Jan. 20
12/30/2016
Letting participants feel completely immersed in the game of basketball is the goal of a social outing being offered in mid-October by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New Visual Journal class for adults begins Jan. 21
12/30/2016
Learn a creative way to express and document personal experiences and feelings, all while building a source of artistic inspiration during a new adult class being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in late January.
 
Ernie Miller Nature Center offers live animal programs for groups
12/30/2016
Five nature programs featuring live birds or animals are being offered for groups by the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas-7 Highway, Olathe, or at your location in Kansas. The programs are called Wildlife Who's Who, Wildlife Webs, Snakes Alive, Birds of Prey, and Whooo Are The Owls, and are presented by Johnson County Park & Recreation District outdoor education staff members.
 
Sunday Family Series begins Jan. 8 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
12/14/2016
Bring the family to the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in January for Sunday Afternoon Nature Programs. Presentations begin at 2 p.m., last about 45 minutes, and are designed for all ages. A charge of $3 per person, payable at the site, helps cover the cost of the programs; children under two are free.
 
Free Coffee with the Birds program offered on Tuesday mornings beginning Jan. 3 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
12/14/2016
Come enjoy winter bird watching from the comfort of an indoor wildlife viewing room during an informal program being offered for ages 18 and older at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center.
 
New season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions begins Jan. 4 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
12/14/2016
A new season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions is beginning at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn during any or all of the eight sessions scheduled on Wednesdays between Jan. 4 and April 19.
 
Register on or before Jan. 31 to receive the lowest registration fee for the tenth annual JCPRD Women’s Triathlon & Duathlon in September 2017
12/09/2016
September 2017 may seem like a long ways off, but it's not too early to start planning your fitness goals for next year. Register on or before Jan. 31 to secure your spot in the 2017 JCPRD Women's Triathlon & Duathlon at 2016 prices. This tenth-annual event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe.
 
Doo Dad Mike on Dec. 28 is next in series of Kid-Friendly Musical Performances at Mill Creek Activity Center
12/09/2016
The next Kid-Friendly Musical Performance being presented by the Johnson County Museum will be Doo Dad Mike on Dec. 28. Because the Johnson County Museum is now closed until May 2017 in preparation for the opening of the new Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center in the former King Louie Building, this program will take place at the Mill Creek Activity Center, 6518 Vista Drive, Shawnee.
 
Noon Year's Eve event is Dec. 31 at Roeland Park Community Center
12/09/2016
Celebrate the New Year at noon during a special event being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
National Wildlife Federation certifies new Wildlife Habitat at JCPRD’s Natureplay Preschool site
12/05/2016
The National Wildlife Foundation (NWF) America’s largest wildlife conservation and education organization, is pleased to recognize that Natureplay Preschool in Shawnee has successfully created a Certified Wildlife Habitat© through its Garden for Wildlife program. NWF celebrates the efforts of Natureplay Preschool, which is a program of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District, to create a garden space that improves habitat for birds, butterflies, frogs, and other wildlife by providing essen
 
Letters From Santa offered through Dec. 16 by Overland Park 50 Plus program
12/05/2016
Personalized letters from Santa are available through a program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s 50 Plus Department.
 
New Cookies, Carols and Cocoa Holiday Party set at Matt Ross Community Center on Dec. 19
12/05/2016
Get in the holiday spirit while listening to traditional favorite holiday songs during a new special event being planned in mid-December by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
All ages invited for new Gingerbread Fun event on Dec. 23 at Roeland Park Community Center
12/05/2016
Take a morning break just two days before Christmas for a new special event which is sure to get the whole family into the holiday spirit being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Johnson County Park & Recreation District to recycle Christmas trees at three locations
12/05/2016
The Johnson County Park & Recreation District will be accepting post-holiday contributions of discarded natural Christmas trees at three locations from Dec. 26 through Jan. 31.
 
Winter Break Volleyball camp offered for grades 3-8 starting Dec. 27
12/05/2016
Providing boys and girls in grades three through eight with basic skills in the game of volleyball is the goal of a Winter Break Volleyball Camp being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
JCPRD January through April Catalog available after Nov. 21
11/17/2016
The next issue of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Activities catalog will be online at www.jcprd.com on Nov. 18 and in print form the week of Nov. 21. Registration for classes in the catalog begins at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 21. The free publication covers JCPRD programs and events offered between January and April
 
Dec. 3 KC WildLands Native Christmas Tree Event planned at Mildale Farm site
11/17/2016
Kansas City WildLands, in partnership with Johnson County Park & Recreation District, is again offering the public an opportunity to remove invasive red cedars and take them home to decorate for the holidays!
 
Kids can do their shopping at Holiday Marketplace at RPCC on Dec. 10
11/17/2016
A festive morning is planned at the Roeland Park Community Center on Dec. 10 when kids can do their Christmas shopping during a special event being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Breakfast With Santa for ages 3-5 offered at Ernie Miller Nature Center on Dec. 10
11/17/2016
Children three to five can bring a parent and enjoy a morning meal followed by a visit with Santa during a program called Breakfast With Santa being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
50 Plus plans new Christmas Around the World event on Dec. 12 at Cedar Lake Village
11/17/2016
Celebrate Christmas Around the World during a special event being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Get into holiday spirit with Songs of the Season Day Trip for 50 Plus day trip on Dec. 15
11/17/2016
Brunch, and entertainment are sure to get you in the holiday spirit during a mid-December day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Regnier Family Foundation announces lead gift towards new Johnson County Museum exhibit
11/10/2016

SHAWNEE, KANSAS - The Johnson County Museum Foundation is pleased to announce the Regnier Family Foundation’s support with the $300,000 lead gift to fund the museum’s new signature exhibition, “B...
 
Annual Squaw Creek Eagle Days trip offered on Dec. 3
11/09/2016
Visit the yearly celebration of "Eagle Days" at the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge through a birdwatching trip being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Visit Lawrence's Old Fashioned Christmas Parade with 50 Plus Social Outing on Dec. 3
11/09/2016
Visit the only horse-drawn parade in the Midwest during an early December social outing being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on Dec. 7 & 21 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
11/09/2016
The fall and early winter season of Animals Tales Storytime sessions will continue during December at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn on Dec. 7 and 21.
 
Johnson County Museum to present free One-Room Schoolhouse Christmas at Lanesfield Historic Site in late November and throughout December
10/27/2016
Drop in for an old-fashioned Christmas during a special event being presented 11 times this holiday season by the Johnson County Museum at the Lanesfield Historic Site.
 
Construction project expected to close northern portions of Gary L. Haller Trail into early 2017
10/21/2016
Two recent safety-related construction projects have closed adjacent and overlapping northern portions of the Gary L. Haller Trail.
 
JCPRD winter park hours begin Nov. 1
10/19/2016
Winter hours of 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. go into effect Nov. 1 for many Johnson County Park & Recreation District parks. These winter hours will stay in effect through Feb. 28.
 
50 Plus plans Adventure Walk at Burr Oak Woods on Nov. 16
10/19/2016
Trails near the Burr Oak Woods Nature Center in Blue Springs, Mo., are the next Adventure Walk destination for the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Em Chamas is destination for Foodie Fridays lunch outing for 50 Plus on Nov. 18
10/19/2016
Lunch at Em Chamas restaurant is the next destination for the Foodie Fridays program being presented this fall and early winter by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Tellabration 2016 Set for Nov. 19 At Ernie Miller Nature Center
10/19/2016
Want to hear a good story? Come celebrate the International Day of Storytelling at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. This year's event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 19. The cost for this one-hour event is $3 per person, including adults.
 
Country Dance for 50 Plus set for Oct. 22 at Lenexa Community Center
09/23/2016
Strap on your boots to line dance, two step, and boogie during a country homecoming dance being planned in late October by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Visit heritage cities in northeastern Missouri during 50 Plus day trip on Oct. 18
09/23/2016
Visit areas in northeastern Missouri recognized for their unique character and influence on American culture during a day trip being offered in mid-October by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Free New Horizons Band Concert set for Oct. 18 at Bishop Miege High School
09/23/2016
A free concert by the New Horizons Band is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Bishop Miege High School, 5041 Reinhardt Dr., Roeland Park.
 
Free Senior Fest event is Oct. 13 at the Ritz Charles
09/23/2016
Meet and explore the many businesses and services available to age 50 and older in and around Johnson County when the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s 50 Plus Department presents the sixth annual Senior Fest in mid-October.
 
Learn about upcoming travel destinations when JCPRD presents a free 50 Plus Travel Show on Oct. 4
09/19/2016
Join fellow travelers in search of new destinations to explore and trips to take when the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District presents a Travel Show in early October.
 
50 Plus plans Adventure Walk at local apple orchard on Oct. 5
09/19/2016
The Cider Hill Family Orchard in Kansas City, Kan., is the destination for the next adventure walk being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on Oct. 5 & 19 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
09/19/2016
The fall and early winter season of Animals Tales Storytime sessions will continue during October at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn on Oct. 5 and 19.
 
Take part in International Observe the Moon Night on Oct. 8 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
09/19/2016
Join us for a lunar astronomy program at Ernie Miller Nature Center and observe the moon in this internationally-coordinated event during a special event planned in early October at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center.
 
Whimsical Woods program returns to Ernie Miller Park on Oct. 8
09/19/2016
There's nothing scary about a Halloween special event being offered at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park in early October. The program is called Whimsical Woods and is for all ages with ages 11 and younger accompanied by a parent or guardian.
 
Irish Fest Day Trip for 50 Plus set for Oct. 8
09/19/2016
If you’re looking for a bit of "craic" (which is Irish for "fun") don’t miss a day trip being offered in early October by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Help Plan the Future of TimberRidge Adventure Center on Sept. 18
09/13/2016
The Johnson County Park & Recreation District (JCPRD) is hosting an Exploration Day at TimberRidge Adventure Center (TRAC) as part of its process to update the parks and facilities master plan for the facility.
 
Dino O'Dell concert on Sept. 28 is first in new series of Kid-Friendly Musical Performances at Johnson County Museum
09/13/2016
un, music, and movement are in store when the Johnson County Museum presents a series of four Kid-Friendly Musical Performances beginning in late September.
 
Scouts Fur, Feathers, and Ferns Adventure event is Oct. 1 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
09/13/2016
Fur, Feathers and Ferns is a Cub Scout Bear program which lets scouts explore the outdoor world of mammals, birds, and plants and learn about creatures and how we affect our environment.
 
Visit the Kansas City Japan Festival with 50 Plus Social Outing on Oct. 1
09/13/2016
Japanese cultural presentations, a Haiku contest, music, martial arts, shopping, a tea ceremony, anime, a candy artist, and more are among things participants can experience during an early October social outing being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
All ages invited for Fall Spaghetti Dinner and Bingo on Oct. 2 at Roeland Park Community Center
09/13/2016
The community is invited to come celebrate the change in seasons with friends old and new during a traditional spaghetti dinner being planned at the Roeland Park Community Center by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
2016 Fall Hayrides offered for organized groups at two parks beginning Sept. 17
09/13/2016
Enjoy the crisp autumn air by taking a hayride through Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park or in Heritage Park.
 
Enjoy An Evening Chorus new special event on Sept. 23 in Ernie Miller Park
09/13/2016
Animal communication is the theme of a new Friday night special event scheduled for late September at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
 
Join our adventure in the Little Apple during 50 Plus day trip on Sept. 23
09/13/2016
Experience the Flint Hills Discovery Center in Manhattan and learn about the biology, and cultural history of this unique region during a day trip being planned in late September by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Cars in the Park event on Sept. 24 benefits Special Olympians
09/13/2016
About 200 vehicles and 1,000 spectators are expected to attend the annual Cars in the Park car show on Saturday, Sept. 24, at The Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park.
 
Visitors center in Shawnee Mission Park will be closed on Wednesday, Aug. 31, for office relocation
08/30/2016
The John Barkley Visitors Center in Shawnee Mission Park will be closed on Wednesday, Aug. 31, as staff relocate to new office space located directly behind the existing location near the park entranc...
 
New Monarch Migration event for 50 Plus is Sept. 20 at Ernie Miller Park
08/24/2016
Celebrating the monarch butterfly's amazing annual migration is the aim of a special event being presented in late September by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Johnson County Museum to present series of storytelling programs beginning Sept. 14
08/24/2016
Local Storyteller Jo Ho dramatically engages with entertaining and educational stories involving nature, history, culture, and art during a series of storytelling programs set to begin in mid-September.
 
New Family Fishing Nights set for Sept. 16 & 30 at TimberRidge Adventure Center
08/24/2016
A new special event being offered twice during September offers Family Fishing Nights. These events are scheduled for Sept. 16 and 30, both Friday nights, at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's TimberRidge Adventure Center, 12300 S. Homestead Lane, Olathe.
 
New season of Foodie Fridays program for 50 Plus begins with Sept. 16 lunch outing
08/24/2016
The Blue Bird Bistro is the first destination for a new season of the Foodie Fridays program being presented this fall and early winter by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Flight of the Monarch event is Sept. 17 in Ernie Miller Park
08/24/2016
Celebrating the monarch butterfly's amazing annual migration is the aim of a special event set for Saturday, Sept. 17, in Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park, 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
 
Take part in Grape Harvest during 50 Plus day trip on Sept. 8
08/17/2016
Enjoy a day in the vineyards at the family-owned Somerset Ridge Winery near Louisburg during a day trip being planned in early September by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Moths in the Moonlight event is Sept. 9 in Ernie Miller Park
08/17/2016
Like a moth to a flame, you can be drawn into the secret lives of moths during a special event set for Friday, Sept. 9, at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park, 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
 
New Walking Bingo event for 50 Plus set for Sept. 9 in Antioch Park
08/17/2016
B-4 you sit down to play bingo, why not get N-2 in a more active version of the classic game during a special event being presented in early September by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Discover downtown Cole Camp, Mo., during social outing for 50 Plus on Sept. 13
08/17/2016
Explore the German town of Cole Camp, Mo., and find out what this quaint town has to offer during a social outing offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Patriot Golf Days are Sept. 2-5 at Heritage Park and Tomahawk Hills golf courses
08/10/2016
Those who come to Johnson County Park & Recreation District golf courses on the weekend of Sept. 2 through 5 will be asked to consider giving a donation to help ensure the future of families of wounded or fallen soldiers.
 
KC Symphony’s annual free community concert is Labor Day at The Theatre in the Park
08/10/2016
The Kansas City Symphony will present its annual "Pops in the Park" concert on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5, beginning at 7 p.m. at The Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park. The performance is free to audiences of all ages.
 
New season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions begins Sept. 7 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
08/10/2016
A new season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions is beginning at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn during any or all of the eight sessions scheduled on Wednesdays between Sept. 7 and Dec. 21.
 
Perry Lake is first destination for 50 Plus Fall Strolling program on Sept. 7
08/10/2016
Perry Lake State Park is the first destination for a new season of the Wednesday Walks program being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District on Wednesday, Sept. 7.
 
Discover Cold War Wonders during 50 Plus day trip on Aug. 23
08/03/2016
Local attractions which highlight aspects of the ocean and the Missouri River are the focus of a day trip being planned in mid-August by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Doo Dad Mike on Aug. 24 is next in series of Kid-Friendly Musical Performances at Johnson County Museum
08/03/2016
The next Kid-Friendly Musical Performance at the Johnson County Museum will be a concert by local favorite Doo Dad Mike on Aug. 24.
 
Registrations now being taken for JCPRD U Kids Triathlon on Aug. 27 at Kill Creek Park
08/03/2016
Youth ages six to 14 are invited to participate in the JCPRD U Kids Triathlon, which will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27, at Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe. Because of this event, the park will be closed to the general public until noon on this day.
 
Visit the Missouri State Fair during 50 Plus Social Outing on Aug. 15
08/03/2016
Competitions, craft vendors, food tents, livestock, performances, games, amusement rides and more are among things participants can experience during a mid-August social outing being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Register on or before Aug. 15 to receive the lowest registration fee for the ninth annual Olathe Medical Center Women’s Triathlon & Duathlon
08/03/2016
Register on or before Aug. 15 to secure your spot at the lowest registration price for the ninth-annual Olathe Medical Center Women’s Triathlon & Duathlon. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe, and features a new Micro-Distance option for 2016.
 
Roeland Park Aquatic Center to be closed for about four weeks beginning Aug. 15 for painting, maintenance, and dome installation
08/03/2016
Each year, the Roeland Park Aquatic Center closes for a few days for reinstallation of the air-supported dome which makes the facility's main pool usable during the winter months.
 
Next storytelling program at Johnson County Museum is Aug. 17
08/03/2016
The next session of entertaining and educational stories involving nature, history, culture, and art being presented by local Storyteller Jo Ho as part of a storytelling series being offered by the Johnson County Museum is set for late July.
 
Next Foodie Fridays program for 50 Plus set for Aug. 19
08/03/2016
Try a new restaurant with a fun and active group of friends during the next offering of a program being offered this spring and summer by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation Distric
 
Crossroads Art Cruise and Chocolates outing for adults planned for Aug. 20
08/03/2016
Explore Kansas City’s eclectic Crossroads District during a new adult outing being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in late August.
 
Mystery walk to round out 50 Plus Summer Strolling program on Aug. 10
07/20/2016
A location determined by participants themselves will be the final destination for the Summer Strolling program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Explore oceans and rivers during 50 Plus day trip on Aug. 11
07/20/2016
Local attractions which highlight aspects of the ocean and the Missouri River are the focus of a day trip being planned in mid-August by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Come watch Perseid Meteors during astronomy program planned at TimberRidge Adventure Center on Aug. 12
07/20/2016
The opportunity to see some of nature's fireworks streak through the sky is part of a special event planned in mid-August at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s TimberRidge Adventure Center.
 
50 Plus plans Catalog Release Party on Aug. 12 at Matt Ross Community Center
07/20/2016
Celebrate the arrival of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's September through December Activities catalog and get the scoop on the programs it contains during a special event being offere...
 
Last overnight Fishing Opportunities of 2016 planned on Aug. 13 and 27
07/20/2016
The second of two overnight fishing opportunities at Kill Creek Park and the last of four at Shawnee Mission Park are planned during August.
 
“E.T.” is the first of four August movies at The Theatre in the Park
07/18/2016
An Aug. 2 screening of “E.T.” is the first of four movies being shown during August as part of The Theatre in the Park’s summer Movies in the Park program.
 
Next Storybook Club session for ages two through six with a parent is Aug. 4 at RPCC
07/18/2016
The next meeting of a monthly storytime program which allows parents to share special times with their little one is being offered in early August by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
JCPRD beaches and marinas to end their summer seasons on Aug. 7
07/16/2016
Time is quickly winding down to take advantage of the summer season for two beaches and two marinas operated by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The facilities include: The Shawnee Mission Park Beach and Shawnee Mission Park Marina, both located in Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa; and Kill Creek Park Beach and Marina, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe.
 
Johnson County Museum Foundation receives grant from the Kansas Humanities Council
07/08/2016
TOPEKA – The Kansas Humanities Council (KHC) recently awarded the Johnson County Museum Foundation of Shawnee a $10,000 grant for the “Becoming Johnson County” exhibition. The museum is creating all-...
 
September through December issue of JCPRD Activities Catalog available after July 25
07/07/2016
The next issue of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Activities Catalog will be online at www.jcprd.com on July 22 and in print form the week of July 25.
 
Next Neighbor’s Place Potluck set for July 26 at Roeland Park Community Center
07/07/2016
The next Neighbor’s Place Potluck dinner at the Roeland Park Community Center is planned for late July.
 
Mid-Summer’s Night Cache is July 29 in Shawnee Mission Park
07/07/2016
Looking for a way to keep the kids busy this summer? Try a modern-day scavenger hunt during a late July special event being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
50 Plus plans Adventure Walk on Riverwalk Trail near Junction City on July 27
07/07/2016
Explore the north bank of the Republican River near Junction City during the next adventure walk being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Great American Family Campout is July 30 & 31 in Shawnee Mission Park
07/07/2016
What could be better than a family campout right here in Johnson County? Come join us for the ninth annual Great American Family Campout and enjoy a rare opportunity to sleep under the stars in Shawnee Mission Park and take part in other outdoor activities.
 
New intergenerational youth Fishing Clinic set for July 30 at TimberRidge Adventure Center
07/07/2016
Teaching your child how to handle fish, and all the other tasks associated with going fishing, can be a challenge, but a new program being offered by Johnson County Park & Recreation District in late July can help.
 
Traffic will be restricted during Open Options Shawnee Mission Triathlon & Duathlon on July 10
07/06/2016
Traffic will be restricted at Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa, during the 32nd annual Open Options Shawnee Mission Triathlon & Duathlon on Sunday, July 10.

In order t...
 
50 Plus presents Dinner and Ice Cream Social Event on July 21 at Cedar Lake Village
07/01/2016
Did you know there is a National Ice Cream Day? Celebrate this little-known holiday during a new special event being presented in late July by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recr...
 
New Music Under the Stars Community Concert and Bike Parade planned for July 22 at Roeland Park Community Center
07/01/2016
Pack your lawn chairs and a picnic dinner for a night of music and fun at a community gathering being presented in late July by the presented by the Roeland Park Arts Committee and the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
See The Theatre in the Park's production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" with 50 Plus Day Trip on July 22
07/01/2016
Enjoy a reserved seat at The Theatre in the Park's production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" during a July 22 day trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Please register for this trip by July 8, as space is limited.
 
Schlitterbahn Waterpark is destination for new teen trip on July 23
07/01/2016
Youth ages 12 to 16 can stay cool during a late July day trip to Schlitterbahn Waterpark being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Please register for this trip by July 18, as space is limited.
 
See a T-Bones game during Batter Up 50 Plus Social Outing on July 25
07/01/2016
Check out Sizzle the Bull and the speedy T-Bones during a late July social outing being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
FootGolf launches at Tomahawk Hills Golf Course with complimentary play on June 27 through July 3
06/24/2016
One of the metro area’s oldest golf courses has just added a new and unconventional reason to visit.

The Tomahawk Hills Golf Course has added a separate FootGolf course, and to help launch the ...
 
Grain Valley's Landahl Park is next destination for 50 Plus Summer Strolling program on July 13
06/22/2016
Escape from the hot summer sun with a hike through a forested area east of Kansas City during the next Wednesday Walk program being presented this spring and summer by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Next Foodie Fridays program for 50 Plus set for July 15
06/22/2016
Try a new restaurant with a fun and active group of friends during the next offering of a program being offered this spring and summer by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Overnight Fishing Opportunities planned on July 16 and 23
06/22/2016
The second of two overnight fishing opportunities at Heritage Park and the third of four at Shawnee Mission Park are planned during July.
 
Dive in Movie and Splash for Cash planned on July 16 at Roeland Park Aquatic Center
06/22/2016
The popular recent animated film "Minions" will be shown as a Dive-In Movie at the Roeland Park Aquatic Center during a mid-July family-friendly event which will also include an opportunity to Splash ...
 
Discover downtown Lawrence during social outing for 50 Plus on July 19
06/22/2016
Uncover the delights offered by the charming city centers of municipalities just outside the Kansas City metro area during the second of two social outings offered by the by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New Summer Sunflower Bingo and Cookout in the Park for 50 Plus is July 20
06/22/2016
Celebrate the Kansas state flower with bingo and lunch in the park during a new special event being presented in late July by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Next storytelling program at Johnson County Museum is July 20
06/22/2016
The next session of entertaining and educational stories involving nature, history, culture, and art being presented by local Storyteller Jo Ho as part of a storytelling series being offered by the Johnson County Museum is set for late July.
 
Learn about Southeast Kansas' mining history during 50 Plus day trip on July 12
06/16/2016
Discover how coal mining became the economic base of the towns in Crawford County in southeast Kansas, during a mid-July June day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Rock N' Roll Dinner on July 8 is next of JCPRD's Dementia Friendly programs
06/16/2016
A Rock N' Roll Dinner in early July is the next in an ongoing series of Dementia Friendly programs being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
“Minions” and “Inside Out,” to be shown at The Theatre in the Park during July
06/09/2016
Those pill-shaped gibberish-speaking yellow guys and a bevy of emotions inside the head of a young girl are the subjects of two recent animated movies which will be shown during July as The Theatre in the Park’s Movies in the Park program continues.
 
Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on July 6 & 20 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
06/09/2016
The Spring/Summer season of Animal Tales Storytime will continue during July at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn on July 6 and 20.
 
Hand and Foot card tournament planned for July 7 at New Century Fieldhouse
06/09/2016
Hand and Foot is an addictive card game similar to canasta, and those who have caught the bug are invited to an early July tournament being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Next Storybook Club session for ages two through five with a parent is July 7 at RPCC
06/09/2016
The next meeting of a monthly storytime program which allows parents to share special times with their little one is being offered in early July by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Ernie Miller Park Friday Night Amphitheater programs continue on July 8, 15, & 22
06/09/2016
ring the family to the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater on Friday evenings during July for educational and entertaining programs.
 
50 Plus Plans Kill Creek Park Social Walk and lunch on June 29
06/03/2016
A chance to experience Kill Creek Park followed by lunch, are the aims of a social outing being planned in late June by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.
 
New Diamonds and Dinosaurs Hunt set for June 29 at Santa Fe Commons Park
06/03/2016
Toy versions of twinkling jewels and prehistoric dinosaurs are the treasures to be discovered during a new geocaching special event being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in late June.
 
June 24 is initial deadline for 2016 Open Options Shawnee Mission Triathlon & Duathlon
06/03/2016
June 24 is the initial deadline for the 32nd Annual Open Options Shawnee Mission Triathlon & Duathlon. This will be the fourth year the event is sponsored by Open Options (formerly United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Kansas City) as our title sponsor.
 
Tour Kauffman Stadium and learn about Negro Leagues baseball during 50 Plus day trip on June 21
05/31/2016
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at Kauffman Stadium on a day when the Royals are not playing during a late June day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Rockin' Rob is next Kid-Friendly Musical Performance at Johnson County Museum on June 22
05/31/2016
Fun, music, and movement are in store when the Johnson County Museum presents a series of four Kid-Friendly Musical Performances beginning in late May.
 
New Hawaiian Luau event for 50 Plus is June 23 at Roeland Park Community Center
05/31/2016
Aloha! Let yourself escape to the islands of Hawaii during a social event being presented in late June by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
“A Day in the Park” special event returns to JCPRD parks on June 4
05/12/2016
A day-long celebration of our community’s trails, parks, and recreational spaces first introduced in 2010 is returning in early June.
 
23rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefitting Johnson County Feed the Need and JCPRD Special Olympics set for Friday, June 3, at Heritage Park Golf Course
05/12/2016
The 23rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefitting Johnson County Feed the Need and the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Special Olympics Program will take place on Friday, June 3, at the Heritage Park Golf Course, 16445 Lackman Road, Olathe.
 
Celebrate Scott Joplin's ragtime music during 50 Plus day trip on June 2
05/12/2016
Celebrate syncopated and popular music by visiting the annual Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival in Sedalia, Mo., during an early June day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater programs offered on June 3, 10, 17, & 24
05/12/2016
Bring the family to the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater on Friday evenings during June and July for educational and entertaining programs.
 
Annual Free Fishing Weekend in JCPRD parks is June 4 & 5
05/12/2016
The Johnson County Park & Recreation District has established the weekend of Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5, as the 2016 annual Free Fishing Weekend in district parks.
 
Overnight Fishing Opportunities planned on June 4, 11, and 25
05/12/2016
The first of two overnight fishing opportunities planned at Heritage Park during 2016 will take place on June 4. Also in the June, the first of two overnight opportunities at Kill Creek Park will take place on June 11, and the second of four overnight fishing opportunities at Shawnee Mission Park will take place on June 25.
 
2016 season of Movies in the Park begins on June 7 with sing-a-long version of “Frozen”
05/12/2016
On June 7, a “Sing-A-Long” version of a recent animated Disney favorite kicks off a schedule of family-friendly films planned for the Movies in the Park program this summer at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s The Theatre in the Park.
 
Learn about upcoming travel destinations when JCPRD presents a 50 Plus Travel Show on June 7
05/12/2016
Join fellow travelers in search of new trips to take when the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District presents a Travel Show in early June.
 
Love in the Afternoon programs for 50 Plus to feature great music and cuisine on June 7, 10, & 16
05/12/2016
A lunch program featuring fine cuisine and exceptional music is being offered three times in early to mid-June by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Discover downtown Lexington, Mo., during social outing for 50 Plus on June 8
05/12/2016
Uncover the delights offered by the charming city centers of municipalities just outside the Kansas City metro area during the first of two social outings offered by the by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Johnson County Park & Recreation District announced as one of four finalists for prestigious national award
05/10/2016
The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is pleased to announce the Johnson County Park & Recreation District as a finalist for the 2016 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.
 
50 Plus plans Adventure Walk on Southwind Trail on May 25
05/06/2016
Discover the wonders of the Tallgrass Prairie and Flint Hills near Cottonwood Falls, Kan., during the next adventure walk being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
JCPRD Beaches & Marinas open for summer seasons in late May
05/06/2016
Two beaches and two marinas operated by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District are scheduled to open for their summer seasons beginning in late May.
 
Next Neighbor’s Place Potluck set for May 31 at Roeland Park Community Center
05/06/2016
The next Neighbor’s Place Potluck dinner at the Roeland Park Community Center is planned for Tuesday, May 31.
 
21st Annual In Step and In Shape Walk is June 1 in Antioch Park
05/06/2016
For over two decades, an early summer special event has provided 50 Plus participants with an opportunity to get outside, enjoy local trails, and stay active.
 
Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on June 1 & 15 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
05/06/2016
The Spring/Summer season of Animal Tales Storytime will continue during June at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn on June 1 and 15.
 
Next Storybook Club session for ages two through five with a parent is June 2 at RPCC
05/06/2016
The next meeting of a monthly storytime program which allows parents to share special times with their little one is being offered in early June by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Bingo Night Family Fun event planned on May 6
04/20/2016
Plan on celebrating National Screen Free Week with a Bingo Family Fun Night being planned in early May by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New season of Foodie Fridays program for 50 Plus begins with May 6 outing
04/20/2016
Q39 Restaurant in Kansas City’s eclectic West 39th Street neighborhood is the first destination for a new season of the Foodie Fridays program being presented this spring and early summer by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Johnson County Museum to present free May Day program at Lanesfield Historic Site on May 7
04/20/2016
Welcome Spring with a free May Day celebration being presented by the Johnson County Museum at the Lanesfield Historic Site on Saturday, May 7.
 
Enchanted Fairytale Forest event planned at Ernie Miller Park on May 7
04/20/2016
Celebrate the magic of nature and discover the hidden world of the wee folk and friends - both real and make believe - during a special event at the Ernie Miller Nature Center in early May.
 
Learn about Kansas Icons during 50 Plus day trip on May 13
04/20/2016
Learn about the habits, history, and future of the official Kansas state animal by traveling to the Plumlee Buffalo Ranch near Alma during a mid-May day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Celebrate Grand Opening of Ernie Miller Nature Center's new Exhibit Gallery on May 14
04/20/2016
A Grand Opening for a new long-planned exhibit gallery at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center has been scheduled for the afternoon of Saturday, May 14.
 
First Overnight Fishing Opportunity of 2016 is May 14 at Shawnee Mission Park
04/20/2016
Eight overnight fishing opportunities at three Johnson County Park & Recreation District lakes are being planned this year, beginning in mid-May.
 
50 Plus Plans May 4 Adventure Walk to visit Missouri's Katy Trail
04/16/2016
An opportunity to hike on a portion of Missouri's Katy trail is being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in early May.
 
New season of Storybook Club for ages two through five with a parent begins May 5 at RPCC
04/16/2016
A new season of a monthly storytime program which allows parents to share special times with their little one is being offered beginning in early May by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Shawnee Mission Park Marina open weekends beginning April 30 and May 1
04/14/2016
The Shawnee Mission Park Marina is scheduled to operate on the weekends of April 30 and May 1, May 7 and 8, May 14 and 15, May 21 and 22, and May 28 and 29, prior to opening daily for the summer season beginning May 30.
 
Free New Horizons Band Concerts set for May 2 and 10
04/14/2016
Two free concerts by the New Horizons Band are scheduled for early May.
 
Roeland Park Aquatic Center to close May 3 through 6 for summer preparations
04/14/2016
The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will close to the public for portions of three weeks as annual preparations are made for the facility’s summer season.
 
Kansas City Strings and Stroud's are destinations for next social outing for 50 Plus on May 3
04/14/2016
Tour the largest full-service violin, viola, cello, and bass shop in the Midwest and then dine in a favorite local restaurant during an early May social outing being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions begins May 4 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
04/14/2016
A new season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions is beginning at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn during any or all of the six sessions scheduled on Wednesdays between May 4 and July 20.
 
Panzon's Restaurant to hold 20th annual fundraiser to benefit Special Olympians on April 24!
04/08/2016
For two decades now, the last Sunday in April has been the scheduled date for the annual fundraiser for the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Rangers Special Olympics Team at Panzon's Mexican Restaurant in Lenexa, and everyone's invited to the 20th annual event on April 24!
 
Late April social outing will take 50 Plus participants to Independence
04/08/2016
Travel to Independence, Mo., to visit a local attraction and to each lunch at a true dining destination during a late April social outing being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
White Cloud Flea Market is destination for 50 Plus day trip on April 29
04/08/2016
Board a bus for a day of treasure hunting and bargains galore during a late April day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Public invited to TimberRidge Adventure Center Open House on April 30
04/08/2016
If you haven't seen or experienced the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's TimberRidge Adventure Center, or even if you have, an open house scheduled for Saturday, April 30, is your next chance to do so. Also on the same day, a related Open House for the center's 40-foot-tall Hawk's Nest Climbing Tower will give interested parties 12 and older who register in advance a free opportunity to experience the tower's two climbing walls.
 
Mildale Farm Community Day set for April 30
04/08/2016
The public will have an opportunity to explore and fish at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Mildale Farm property during a Mildale Farm Community Day set for Saturday, April 30.
 
Don't miss free new Johnson County Track & Field Meet for youth on April 30
04/08/2016
April 20 is the registration deadline for a free new youth track and field meet being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in late April.
 
Johnson County Museum Foundation secures grant from Freedom’s Frontier NHA for Indian Creek Trail interpretative signage project
04/01/2016
Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area has awarded the Johnson County Museum Foundation a $5,000 grant for the Indian Creek Trail interpretive signage project, an innovative pilot public history un...
 
Soup, Salad, and the Strolling Strings event set at Matt Ross Community Center on April 21
03/30/2016
Come enjoy a delicious lunch of soup, salad, bread, and dessert during a special event being planned in late April by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Rock out with Next Kid-Friendly Musical Performances at Johnson County Museum on April 27
03/30/2016
The next Kid-Friendly Musical Performances at the Johnson County Museum is a performance by Doo-Dad Mike on Wednesday, April 27.
 
Young children can celebrate Earth Day with new program on April 22 at Antioch Park
03/30/2016
It is never too early to teach young children them the importance of keeping the Earth clean and preserving its natural resources and the Johnson County Park & Recreation District is planning a new Earth Day themed program on April 22 to do just that.
 
First deadline for HP3 event, including Duathlon, 5K and 10K, is April 22
03/30/2016
For more than 29 years the Johnson County Park & Recreation District has sponsored an early-summer duathlon at Heritage Park. Since 2013, 5K and 10K runs have also been part of this event and this year, a local youth running group has made the 5K their celebratory run.
 
New Zombie Apocalypse Party for teens set for April 22 at RPCC
03/30/2016
It’s the end of the world; will you join the undead, man-eating creatures or be one of the few survivors? Find out when the Johnson County Park & Recreation District presents a Zombie Apocalypse Party for teens in late April.
 
Ernie Miller Nature Center presents new Earth Day event on April 23
03/30/2016
Come help us celebrate the 46th anniversary of Earth Day during a new special event at the Ernie Miller Nature Center in late April.
 
May through August issue of JCPRD Activities catalog available after March 28
03/24/2016
The next issue of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Activities catalog will be online at www.jcprd.com on March 18 and in print form the week of March 28. Registration for classes in the catalog begins at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, March 28. The free publication covers JCPRD programs and events offered between May and August.
 
Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on April 6 & 20 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
03/24/2016
The winter / spring season of Animals Tales Storytime sessions will continue during April at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn on April 6 and 20.
 
Next Storybook Club session for ages two through five with a parent is April 7 at RPCC
03/24/2016
The next session of a monthly storytime program which allows parents to share special times with their little one is being offered beginning in early April by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
JCPRD's Roeland Park Early Childhood Development Center and Natureplay Preschool to conduct annual open houses on April 7
03/24/2016
Open houses for the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Early Childhood Development Center at the Roeland Park Community Center and the Natureplay preschool at the Mill Creek Activity Center w...
 
50 Plus plans Catalog Release Party on April 7 at Roeland Park Community Center
03/24/2016
Celebrate the arrival of the Johnson County Park & recreation District's May through August Activities catalog and get the scoop on the programs it contains during a new special event being offered by the 50 Plus Department in early April.
 
Sing-Along program on April 8 is next of JCPRD's Dementia Friendly programs
03/24/2016
A Sing-Along event in early April, which includes dinner, is the next in an ongoing series of Dementia Friendly programs being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Trucks and Big Rigs for Kids event returns to The Theatre in the Park on April 9
03/24/2016
A popular special event which lets kids get an up-close look at big rigs, tractors, and all types of equipment will be returning to the Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park on April 9.
 
WHAT’S GOING ON AT KING LOUIE? Find out at the Johnson County Museum’s latest exhibition
03/11/2016
The Johnson County Museum, 6305 Lackman Road, has opened a new exhibition, What’s Going on at King Louie? The exhibit’s focus is one of the most iconic buildings in Johnson County, the old King Louie West bowling alley and ice skating rink at 87th and Metcalf in Overland Park.
 
Next First Fridays for Kids program for ages 8-12 set for April 1 at RPCC
03/10/2016
Children ages eight to 12 are invited to make the first Friday of each month kids' night. This program is being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park.
 
Love in the Afternoon programs for 50 Plus to feature great music and cuisine on April 1, 5 & 7
03/10/2016
A lunch program featuring fine cuisine and exceptional music is being offered three times in early April by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Visit Ernie Miller Nature Center to participate in Passport to Adventure 2016 beginning April 2
03/10/2016
Gather your family and pick up your Passport to Adventure for the Interpretive Site Coalition of Kansas City’s annual event at the Ernie Miller Nature Center or at any of 16 other sites in the metro area beginning April 2.
 
Warehouse Weekend outing set for adults on April 2
03/10/2016
If you love the idea of old warehouses teeming with antique and vintage merchandise just waiting for you to discover, a Saturday outing being offered for adults by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District could be for you.
 
Northern section of streamway trail to close for construction
03/09/2016
The Gary L. Haller Trail in Mill Creek Streamway Park will be temporarily closed from the bridge near mile marker 2.0 to the bridge near mile marker 2 starting on March 21.
 
Next Foodie Fridays program for 50 Plus set for March 18
03/04/2016
Try a new restaurant with a fun and active group of friends during the next offering of a program being offered this winter and early spring by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Join the Easter Bunny’s Extreme Egg Hunt at Antioch Park on March 20!
03/04/2016
The Easter Bunny has taken the traditional egg hunt to the extreme this year for a special event for all ages being planned one week before Easter by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Preregistration for this event is required by March 14.
 
Dino O'Dell on March 23 and April 22 is next in series of Kid-Friendly Musical Performances at Johnson County Museum
03/04/2016
The next Kid-Friendly Musical Performance at the Johnson County Museum will be a concert by Dino O'Dell on March 23, with a repeat performance on April 22.
 
Prairie Spirit Trail State Park is next destination for 50 Plus Spring Strolling program on March 23
03/04/2016
A portion of the Prairie Spirit Trail State Park is the next destination for the Wednesday Walks program being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District on Wednesday, Marc
 
Discover Heroes and History in Fort Scott, Kan., during 50 Plus day trip on March 29
03/04/2016
Visit some ‘highlights of history’ during a day trip to Fort Scott, Kan., being planned in late March by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
JCPRD Surplus Items Silent Auction set for March 7 through 10 at Okun Fieldhouse
03/03/2016
March 10 is the deadline for submitting bids for a variety of items being sold through our Surplus Items Silent Auction.

Items to be sold include equipment no longer used by JCPRD, as well as p...
 
JCPRD summer park hours begin March 1
02/24/2016
Summer hours of 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. go into effect March 1 for many Johnson County Park & Recreation District parks. These summer hours will stay in effect through Oct. 31.
 
Irish Celebration with Celtique for 50 Plus is March 9 at Roeland Park Community Center
02/24/2016
Celebrate National Irish American Heritage Month during an annual special event being planned by the 50 Plus department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
50 Plus plans Adventure Walk at George Owens Nature Park on March 9
02/24/2016
George Owens Nature Park near Independence, Mo., is the destination for the first of two adventure walks being planned this spring by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
March 9 is deadline for Pixar in Concert day trip on April 17
02/24/2016
Spend a special afternoon with your kids and grandkids at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts during a mid-April day trip called Pixar in Concert during a mid-April intergenerational day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The registration deadline for this trip is March 9.
 
Explore stadiums of Sporting Kansas City and the Kansas City Chiefs during 50 Plus day trip
02/24/2016
Go behind the scenes at two premier sporting venues during a mid-March day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New March Madness Game Day for 50 Plus is March 10 at Roeland Park Community Center
02/24/2016
Call your friends and favorite foursome to meet you at the Roeland Park Community Center for a marathon of game playing being presented in mid-March by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Spring Break Trout Stocking set for Friday, March 11
02/24/2016
Bring the kids and start out spring break week by watching as hundreds of pounds of squirming rainbow trout are stocked in two Johnson County Park & Recreation District lakes.
 
Spring Fling Fun offers nature-related activities during spring break, March 14-18
02/24/2016
Bored during Spring Break Week? Bring your family and friends to the annual Spring Fling Fun event at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas-7 Highway, Olathe, where a fun and educational program will be presented each day.
 
Johnson County Museum to present Spring Break Arts program on March 14, 15, 17, and 18
02/24/2016
Join the Johnson County Museum during Spring Break for a series of art programs designed for children four to ten years old with an adult.
 
Next storytelling program at Johnson County Museum is March 16
02/24/2016
The next session of entertaining and educational stories involving nature, history, culture, and art being presented by local Storyteller Jo Ho as part of a storytelling series being offered by the Johnson County Museum is set for mid-March.
 
Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on March 2 and 23 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
02/10/2016
The winter / spring season of Animals Tales Storytime sessions will continue during March at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn on March 2 and 23.
 
Next sessions in Johnson County Museum's Winter Arts Series set for March 2 and 19
02/10/2016
Young children can create art inspired by the artwork of Pablo Picasso at the Johnson County Museum during the next and final entries in a Winter Art Series being presented by the museum during March.
 
Next Storybook Club session for ages two through five with a parent set for March 3 at RPCC
02/10/2016
The next session of a monthly storytime program which will allow parents to share special times with their little one is being offered in early March by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
March 5 event at Ernie Miller Nature Center celebrates Girl Scouts founder
02/10/2016
Through an interpretive presentation, come meet a woman who loved adventure and nature and believed the radical notion that girls should go camping.
 
New outing set for March 5 will take adult participants Shopping in the Garment District
02/10/2016
Visit Kansas City's historic Garment District during a new Saturday outing being offered for adults by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in early March.
 
Free New Horizons Band Concert set for March 8 at Lakeview Village
02/10/2016
A free concert by the New Horizons Band is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, at Lakeview Village, 9100 Park St., Lenexa. This concert is the first of three the group is offering this winter and spring.
 
Final planning open house for future Big Bull Creek Park scheduled for Feb 22
02/09/2016
As one of the final steps in the master planning of Big Bull Creek Park, the Johnson County Park and Recreation District (JCPRD) will host a public open house on Monday, Feb. 22.
 
Spring trout stockings set for Feb. 24 at Kill Creek and Shawnee Mission parks
02/04/2016
The public is invited to come watch as thousands of pounds of rainbow trout are stocked in two Johnson County Park & Recreation District lakes in late February.
 
Sandlot Draft Softball Tournament offered on Feb. 27 for adults
02/04/2016
Kick it old style in an elementary-schoolyard-style softball tournament being offered at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in late February at the Mid-America Sports Complex.
 
New Leap Day Karaoke event is Feb. 29 at Roeland Park Community Center
02/04/2016
Leap into the spotlight during a new musical event being planned by the by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Next Foodie Fridays program for 50 Plus set for Feb. 19
01/28/2016
Try a new restaurant with a fun and active group of friends during the next offering of a program being offered this winter and early spring by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Finances and postal services are subjects of next 50 Plus day trip on Feb. 23
01/28/2016
See billions of dollars in the region’s largest cash vault and then visit Kansas City's main post office during a late February day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Next Ready, Set, Hike session for ages 3-5 set for Feb. 23 on Mill Creek Streamway Park
01/28/2016
Children ages three through five are invited to take part in a winter bird watching hike when the next in a series of nature hikes for young children being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Natureplay Preschool takes place in late February.
 
Janie Next Door on Feb. 24 is next in series of Kid-Friendly Musical Performances at Johnson County Museum
01/28/2016
The next Kid-Friendly Musical Performance at the Johnson County Museum will be a concert by Janie Next Door on Feb. 24.
 
Pomona Lake is first destination for 50 Plus Spring Strolling program on Feb. 24
01/28/2016
The Hedge-Wood and Buckbrush trails at Pomona State Park are the first destinations for a new season of the Wednesday Walks program being presented this spring by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Combination Fitness Class with Caregiver Education on Feb. 5 is next in Dementia Friendly series
01/20/2016
A Combination Fitness Class with Caregiver Education is the next offering in a Dementia Friendly series of programs being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Sunday Family Series continues on Feb. 7, 14, 21, and 28 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
01/20/2016
Sunday Afternoon Nature Programs continue in February at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe.

Presentations begin at 2 p.m., last about 45 minu...
 
New Super Bowl Party for ages 12-15 is Feb. 7 at Roeland Park Community Center
01/20/2016
Teens can forget hanging out with their parents on Super Bowl Sunday and choose instead to make plans with their friends at a new teen-only Super Bowl Party being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Discover Downtown Atchison during new social outing for 50 Plus offered on Feb. 9
01/20/2016
Uncover the delights offered by the charming city centers of municipalities just outside the Kansas City metro area during two new social outings offered by the by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Learn about upcoming travel destinations when JCPRD presents a 50 Plus Travel Show on Feb. 9
01/20/2016
Join fellow travelers in search of new trips to take when the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District presents a Travel Show in early February.
 
Be a part of annual international bird count at Free Great Backyard Bird Count event on Feb. 13 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
01/20/2016
Each year, biologists and researchers count on "you" to help them determine the health of world bird populations.
 
Valentine's Day Brunch and Bingo event planned on Feb. 13 at RPCC
01/20/2016
For Valentine's Day this year, the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District is offering a Valentine's Day Brunch and Bingo event at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park on Saturday, Feb. 13.
 
Breakfast with the Birds offered for 50 Plus at Ernie Miller Nature Center on Feb. 16
01/20/2016
The serene atmosphere of the Ernie Miller Nature Center is the setting for a Breakfast with the Birds being planned for mid-February by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New Dolly & Me Afternoon Tea event is Feb. 17 at RPCC
01/20/2016
Girls ages three to five are invited to put on a party dress, bring their favorite dolly and a grown-up, and join new friends for a special tea party during a new event being offered in mid-February by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Next storytelling program at Johnson County Museum is Feb. 17
01/20/2016
The next session of entertaining and educational stories involving nature, history, culture, and art being presented by local Storyteller Jo Ho as part of a storytelling series being offered by the Johnson County Museum is set for mid-February.
 
Ready, Set, Hike sessions let children explore the Mill Creek Streamway Park starting Jan. 26
01/08/2016
Break out you hiking boots and let's go outside during a series of nature hikes for young children being offered beginning in late January by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Natureplay Preschool.
 
Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on Feb. 3 & 17 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
01/08/2016
The winter / spring season of Animals Tales Storytime sessions will continue during February at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn on Feb. 3 and 17.
 
Birdwatchers will enjoy Bird Chat about winter feeding on Feb. 3
01/08/2016
During this year's National Birdfeeding Month in February, learn how to more effectively feed our feathered friends during a new program being presented in early February by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Love in the Afternoon programs for 50 Plus to feature great music and cuisine on Feb. 4, 9, and 12
01/08/2016
A lunch program featuring fine cuisine and exceptional music is being offered three times in early February by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Next First Fridays for Kids for ages 8-12 set for Feb. 5 at RPCC
01/08/2016
Children ages eight to 12 are invited to make the first Friday of each month kids' night. This program is being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park.
 
Afternoon Tea Party for 50 Plus is Feb. 5 at Mill Creek Activity Center
01/08/2016
Delight in dainty sandwiches, wonderful tea, and scrumptious crumpets during an Afternoon Tea Party being planned in early February by the 50 Plus department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Rockin' Rob Show on Jan. 27 is first in series of Kid-Friendly Musical Performances at Johnson County Museum
12/30/2015
Fun, music, and movement are in store when the Johnson County Museum presents a series of five Kid-Friendly Musical Performances beginning in late January.
 
New season of 50 Plus Bingo begins Jan. 28
12/30/2015
A new season of themed bingo games is being kicked off in late January by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. In all, seven bingo sessions will alternate between five locations through mid-April.
 
Free Book Party for 50 Plus planned at Antioch Library on Jan. 28
12/30/2015
A free book party is being planned for Jan. 28 at the Antioch Library, 8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Merriam. This program is being presented by the Johnson County Library and the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Department.
 
New Horizons offers beginner lessons and band rehearsals, both beginning Jan. 19
12/23/2015
Calling all music lovers! Dig out your old instrument and join a group of fun-loving musicians age 50 and beyond in the New Horizons Band. The group will begin band rehearsals and beginner lessons, both starting Jan. 19 at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park.
 
Bird Watching at Squaw Creek day trip for 50 Plus offered on Jan. 19
12/23/2015
Visit Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge for a chance to see seasonal migratory birds, including snow geese and bald eagles, during a late January day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Johnson County Museum to present series of storytelling programs beginning Jan. 20
12/23/2015
Local Storyteller Jo Ho dramatically engages with entertaining and educational stories involving nature, history, culture, and art during a series of storytelling programs set to begin in late January at the Johnson County Museum.
 
Sing-Along program on Jan. 22 is next of JCPRD's Dementia Friendly programs
12/23/2015
A Sing-Along event in late January, which includes dinner, is the next in an ongoing series of Dementia Friendly programs being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Sno-Ball Softball Tourney offered on Jan. 23 for adults
12/23/2015
Wednesday, Jan. 20, is the deadline for teams to register for the Sno-Ball Softball Tourney, which will take place on Jan. 23 at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Mid-America Sports Complex.
 
Johnson County Museum to present free We Love You Kansas! program on Jan. 9 at Antioch Library
12/16/2015
Celebrate Kansas history during a free program for all ages beging presented by the Johnson County Museum on a Saturday afternoon in early January.
 
New season of Foodie Fridays program for 50 Plus begins Jan. 15
12/16/2015
Try a new restaurant with a fun and active group of friends during a program being offered this winter and early Spring by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Sunday Family Series begins Jan. 10 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
12/16/2015
Bring the family to the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in January for Sunday Afternoon Nature.
 
New Readers Cafe Book Club for 50 Plus begins Jan. 11 at Matt Ross Community Center
12/16/2015
Pull up a comfy chair next to the fire, enjoy a good cup of coffee, and engage in book discussions with your peers during a new book club for 50 Plus being offered in mid-January by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Free Coffee with the Birds program offered on Tuesday mornings
12/09/2015
Come enjoy winter bird watching from the comfort of an indoor wildlife viewing room during an informal program being offered for ages 18 and older at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center.
 
New season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions begins Jan. 6 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
12/09/2015
A new season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions is beginning at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe.
 
First program of Johnson County Museum's Winter Arts Series set for Jan. 6 & 16
12/09/2015
Young children can create art inspired by the artwork on display at the Johnson County Museum during a Winter Art Series being presented by the museum beginning in January.
 
New Trivia, Trifles, and Trumpery event for 50 Plus set for Jan. 7
12/09/2015
Test your skills and walk down memory lane with some fascinating facts during a new special event being offered in early January by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Johnson County Park & Recreation District to recycle Christmas trees at three locations
12/02/2015
The Johnson County Park & Recreation District will be accepting post-holiday contributions of discarded natural Christmas trees at three locations from Dec. 26 through Jan. 31.
 
Noon Year's Eve event is Dec. 31 at Roeland Park Community Center
12/02/2015
Celebrate the New Year at noon during a special event being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Roeland Park Aquatic Center plans early or full closures on Dec. 24, 25, 26, and 31, will offer holiday open swim hours on Dec. 24, 28, 29, 30 & 31
11/25/2015
The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will close early on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve for the holidays and will be closed on Christmas Day as well as the following day. Following the holiday, the center will offer special open swim hours on Dec. 24, 28, 29, 30, and 31.
 
Dec. 12 KC WildLands Native Christmas Tree Event planned at Mildale Farm site
11/25/2015
Kansas City WildLands, in partnership with Johnson County Park & Recreation District, is again offering the public an opportunity to remove invasive red cedars and take them home to decorate for the holidays!
 
Next Foodie Fridays program for 50 Plus set for Dec. 18
11/25/2015
Stroud's Restaurant is the next destination in the Foodie Fridays program being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
See Kansas City Symphony's holiday concert during Dec. 19 day trip for 50 Plus
11/25/2015
Get into the holiday spirit during a matinee concert by the Kansas City Symphony and Chorus during a late-December day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Winter Solstice Celebration is Dec. 19 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
11/25/2015
Take a break from the busy holiday festivities and preparations to celebrate an ancient rite at a fun special event for all ages called the Winter Solstice Celebration planned for Dec. 19 at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center.
 
New Snowman Splash Bash event for all ages planned on Dec. 23 at Roeland Park Community Center and pool
11/25/2015
A Snowman Splash Bash event for all ages is being planned for Dec. 23 at the Roeland Park Community Center and the dome-covered Roeland Park Aquatic Center, both located in the complex at4850 Rosewood Drive, Roeland Park.
 
Roeland Park Aquatic Center plans early or full closures on Dec. 24, 25, 26, and 31,
11/25/2015
The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will close early on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve for the holidays and will be closed on Christmas Day as well as the following day. During this holiday season, the center will offer special open swim hours on Dec. 24, 28, 29, 30, and 31.
 
Letters From Santa offered through Dec. 17 by Overland Park 50 Plus program
11/18/2015
Personalized letters from Santa are available through a program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s 50 Plus Department.
 
Donations of animal supplies sought through Holidays for the Animals program at Ernie Miller Nature Center
11/18/2015
Individuals, families, and groups wanting to make a difference are invited to consider contributing a gift to the animals at the Ernie Miller Nature Center through a program called Holidays for the Animals.
 
Crown Center is destination for next 50 Plus Wednesday Walk on Dec. 2
11/18/2015
Kansas City landmark Crown Center is the next destination for the Wednesday Walks program being presented this fall by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Kids can do their shopping at Holiday Marketplace at RPCC on Dec. 12
11/18/2015
A festive holiday morning is planned at the Roeland Park Community Center on Dec. 12 when kids can do their Christmas shopping during a special event being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Breakfast With Santa for ages 3-5 offered at Ernie Miller Nature Center on Dec. 12
11/18/2015
Children three to five can bring a parent and enjoy a morning meal followed by a visit with Santa during a program called Breakfast With Santa being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation ...
 
Dec. 4 is registration deadline for youth Winter 2 Basketball and Volleyball leagues
11/12/2015
Registration materials are now available online for youth Winter 2 Basketball and Volleyball leagues being offered at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Okun Fieldhouse, located within the Mid-America West Sports Complex, 20200 Johnson Drive, Shawnee.
 
Love in the Afternoon programs for 50 Plus to feature great music and cuisine on Dec. 4, 8, & 10
11/12/2015
A lunch program featuring fine cuisine and exceptional music is being offered three times in early December by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Annual Squaw Creek Eagle Days trip offered on Dec. 5
11/12/2015
Visit the yearly celebration of "Eagle Days" at the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge through a birdwatching trip being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
*Cancelled *Evening prairie burn to take place Nov. 4 at Kill Creek Park
11/04/2015
The prescribed fire demonstration for tonight at Kill Creek Park has been canceled. No burn permits will be issued today by the local fire department due to wind conditions exceeding safety thresholds.
 
Free New Horizons Band Concert set for Dec. 1 at Blue Valley High School
11/04/2015
A free concert by the New Horizons Band is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, at Blue Valley High School, 6001 W. 159th St., Stanley.
 
Participate in free "Elf on the Shelf" contest via Twitter
11/04/2015
Use Twitter to participate in an "Elf on the Shelf"-themed holiday contest being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District between Dec. 1 and 14.
 
Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on Dec. 2 & 16 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
11/04/2015
Animal Tales Storytime sessions will continue during December at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn on Dec. 2 and 16.
 
Hand and Foot card tournament planned for Dec. 3 at New Century Fieldhouse
11/04/2015
Hand and Foot is an addictive card game similar to canasta, and those who have caught the bug are invited to an early December tournament being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
JCPRD 50 Plus Bingo continues on Dec. 3, 16, & 18
11/04/2015
Three themed bingo sessions at three locations are being planned during December by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
*Cancelled *Evening prairie burn to take place Nov. 4 at Kill Creek Park
10/29/2015
The public is invited to come watch a night-time prescribed prairie burn at Kill Creek Park on Wednesday, Nov. 4. This event will take place beginning shortly after 5:45 p.m. near shelter #4, located within the park at 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe.
 
50 Plus presents a Mexican Fiesta on Nov. 16 at Cedar Lake Village
10/29/2015
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in November during a new special event being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Outing to Wayside Waifs on Nov. 17 is next entry in new Dementia Friendly series
10/29/2015
An outing to the Wayside Waifs animal shelter is the next entry in a new Dementia Friendly series of programs introduced by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District this fall.

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Next Foodie Fridays program for 50 Plus is Nov. 20
10/29/2015
The next outing in the Foodie Fridays program for 50 Plus is being offered on Nov. 20 by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Tellabration 2015 Set for Nov. 21 At Ernie Miller Nature Center
10/29/2015
Want to hear a good story? Come celebrate the International Day of Storytelling at the Ernie Miller Nature Center. This year's event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 21. The cost for this one-hour event is $3 per person, including adults, paid at the site.
 
Ernie Miller Nature Center plans free 30th Birthday Celebration on Nov. 21
10/29/2015
For three decades, the Ernie Miller Nature Center has been bringing people and nature together and it's time to celebrate!
 
Portion of Heritage Park's Hallet Road to be closed Oct. 20 - 23 for road work
10/19/2015
A portion of the main north-south route through the interior of Heritage Park will be closed for roadwork from Tuesday, Oct. 20, through Friday, Oct. 23, Johnson County Park & Recreation District offi...
 
JCPRD 50 Plus Bingo continues on Nov. 3 & 18
10/15/2015
Two themed bingo sessions at two locations are being planned during November by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on Nov. 4 & 18 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
10/15/2015
The fall/winter season of Animals Tales Storytime sessions will continue during November at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn on Nov. 4 & 18.
 
First Fridays for Kids for ages 8-12 session set for Nov. 6 at RPCC
10/15/2015
First Fridays for Kids ages eight to 12 continues on Nov 6. This program is being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park.
 
"The Main Event" for 50 Plus set for Nov. 7 at Lenexa Community Center
10/15/2015
Be sure to bring your luck to a new special event being planned by in early November the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Public invited to help finalize Meadowbrook Park master plan on Oct. 20
10/15/2015
The Johnson County Park and Recreation District (JCPRD) will be holding the final public open house for the park master planning of the former Meadowbrook Country Club and Golf Course on Tuesday, Oct. 20.
 
Visit two recently-renovated Kansas City-area museums during 50 Plus day trip on Oct. 28
10/08/2015
Two recently-renovated Kansas City area museums are the destinations for a late October day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Oct. 30 is deadline for 50 Plus holiday trip to Branson
10/08/2015
Oct. 30 is the deadline for a holiday regional trip to Branson, Mo., being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The actual trip is set for Dec. 1 through 3.
 
This year's Mildale Farm Fall Fest set for Oct. 31
10/08/2015
Bring the family and spend the day exploring the Mildale Farm property and enjoying a number of activities during the annual free Mildale Farm Fall Fest being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District for Oct. 31.
 
Don’t miss one-of-a-kind new Healthy Halloween Spooktacular event for all ages on Oct. 31
10/08/2015
Start your family’s Halloween off with a healthy morning that will keep your kids energized throughout the busy day during a free new special event being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Green at Heart Yoga Hike offered on Oct. 31 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
10/08/2015
Experience the power of a walk in nature fused with the awareness of yoga during an adult fitness program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
 
Northern portion of Mill Creek Streamway Park to be closed beginning Oct. 7 for trail maintenance project
10/06/2015
Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 7, a half-mile portion of the Gary L. Haller Trail in the Mill Creek Streamway Park in Shawnee will be closed for a trail maintenance project, Johnson County Park & Recreatio...
 
Mad Science® programs offered beginning Oct. 12, 14 and 19 at New Century and Okun fieldhouses
09/23/2015
Students in the De Soto, Olathe, and Gardner school districts are invited to spend non-school days in October learning about science-related topics during three Mad Science® programs being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Journey to Jamesport in Autumn with 50 Plus day trip on Oct. 13
09/23/2015
Journey to Jamesport, famous for its downtown crafts, antique stores, and Amish settlement, during a mid-October day trip being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Free New Horizons Band Concert set for Oct. 6 at Bishop Miege High School
09/23/2015
A free concert by the New Horizons Band is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at Bishop Miege High School, 5041 Reinhardt Dr., Roeland Park.
 
Rock & Roll Bingo for 50 Plus is Oct. 14 at Rose Estates
09/23/2015
If you're ready for a rocking good time, make plans to attend a special new bingo event being planned in mid-October by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Learn about the Signs of Fall during home school program on Oct. 15
09/23/2015
Learn more about the changing of the seasons during an intergenerational nature program designed to supplement and support home school efforts being offered in mid-October at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe.
 
Free Book Party for 50 Plus planned at Antioch Library on Oct. 15
09/23/2015
A free book party is being planned for Oct. 15 at the Antioch Library, 8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Merriam. This program is being presented by the Johnson County Library and the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Department.
 
Learn how to improve meal planning with new 50 Plus program on Oct. 16
09/23/2015
Are you finding yourself unmotivated to cook because you no longer have a full house to feed? A new program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District can help.
 
Scouts Wildlife Adventure event is Oct. 3 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
09/18/2015
Area Cub Scouts and Webelos can learn about nature while pursuing badges or electives during a special event being planned at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Park.
 
New Warehouse Weekends outing set for adults on Oct. 3
09/18/2015
If you love the idea of old warehouses teeming with antique and vintage merchandise just waiting for you to discover, a new Saturday outing being offered for adults by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District could be for you.
 
Learn about upcoming travel destinations when JCPRD presents a 50 Plus Travel Show on Oct. 6
09/18/2015
Preview upcoming adventures, great destinations, and beautiful vacation spots when the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District conducts a Travel Show in early October.
 
Next Wednesday Walk for 50 Plus takes participants to Cedar Crest on Oct. 7
09/18/2015
Beautiful trails near the Kansas governor's mansion are the next destination in the fall series of monthly Wednesday Walks being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on Oct. 7 & 21 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
09/18/2015
The fall/winter season of Animals Tales Storytime sessions will continue during September at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn on Oct. 7 and 21
 
Whimsical Woods program returns to Ernie Miller Park on Oct. 10
09/18/2015
There's nothing scary about a Halloween special event being offered at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park in mid-October. The program is called Whimsical Woods and is for all ages with ages 11 and younger accompanied by a parent or guardian.
 
Combination Fitness Class with Caregiver Education on Oct. 9 is next in new Dementia Friendly series
09/18/2015
A Combination Fitness Class with Caregiver Education is the next entry in a new Dementia Friendly series of programs being introduced by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District this fall.
 
New Warehouse Weekends outing set for adults on Oct. 3
09/11/2015
If you love the idea of old warehouses teeming with antique and vintage merchandise just waiting for you to discover, a new Saturday outing being offered for adults by the Johnson County Park & Recre...
 
Baltimore Bend Winery is destination for new Sept. 26 social outing for 50 plus
09/09/2015
Enjoy a relaxing evening with a glass of wine, while enjoying live music during a recently-announced new social outing planned for late September by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Public Hayride offered on Sept. 27 at Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park
09/09/2015
In addition to hayrides for organized groups, the Johnson County Park & Recreation District also offers opportunities for individuals and small groups to enjoy the crisp autumn air from a tractor-drawn haywagon without having to worry about reaching minimum numbers or placing a deposit.
 
All ages invited to Fall Spaghetti Dinner on Oct. 1 at Roeland Park Community Center
09/09/2015
Something good is cooking at the Roeland Park Community Center and the community is invited to come participate in a special meal being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Love in the Afternoon programs for 50 Plus to feature great music and cuisine on Oct. 1, 2 & 6
09/09/2015
A lunch program featuring fine cuisine and exceptional music is being offered three times in early October by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Join the Side By Side Experience 50 Plus vocal performing group beginning Oct. 2
09/09/2015
The Side By Side Experience, a 50 Plus vocal music and dance group presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District, will be beginning a new 12-session program in early October and all interested parties are invited to join in and have fun with this group of easygoing performers.
 
Homecoming Dance for 50 Plus set on Oct. 2 at Lenexa Community Center
09/09/2015
Whether you have a date or are coming alone, grab your dance gear and come celebrate the fall at a Homecoming Dance being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Flight of the Monarch event is Sept. 19 at Ernie Miller Park
09/08/2015
Celebrating the monarch butterfly's amazing annual migration is the aim of a special event set for Sept. 19 in Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park, 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
 
Presentation of T.A.K.E. Self-Defense Program on the Field at Kauffman Stadium is Sept. 19
09/08/2015
A presentation of The Ali Kemp Educational (T.A.K.E.) Foundation Self-Defense Seminar on the playing field at Kauffman Stadium will take place on Sept. 19. The Kansas City Royals, 99.7 The Point, and the Johnson County Park & Recreation District have teamed up to present this free program.
 
Discover Walt Disney's roots with Toonfest in Marceline day trip on Sept. 19
09/08/2015
Travel to the boyhood home of Walt Disney for the 17th annual cartoon festival during an intergenerational day trip being planned for late September by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
50 Plus plans Adventure Walk at Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site on Sept. 23
09/08/2015
Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site near Sedalia, Mo., is the destination for the first of three adventure walks being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Cars in the Park event on Sept. 26 benefits Special Olympians
09/08/2015
About 200 vehicles and 1,000 spectators are expected to attend the annual Cars in the Park car show on Saturday, Sept. 26, in the marina parking lot in Shawnee Mission Park.
 
New Green at Heart Yoga Hike offered on Sept. 12 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
08/19/2015
Experience the power of a walk in nature fused with the awareness of yoga during a new adult fitness program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
 
Grandparents Day Picnic on Sept. 13 is first of three new Dementia Friendly programs being offered this fall
08/19/2015
A Grandparents' Day Picnic in mid-September is the first in a series of three new Dementia Friendly programs being offered this fall by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Join new Tune Time Singers performing group beginning Sept. 14
08/19/2015
A new performing vocal group is seeking members through a program being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Gridiron Glory exhibit, National Archives, are destinations for Sept. 3 day trip
08/13/2015
Visit Union Station to see “The Best of Pro Football Hall of Fame” as well as the nearby branch of the National Archives during an early September day trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of t...
 
KC Symphony’s annual free community concert is Labor Day at The Theatre in the Park
08/12/2015
The Kansas City Symphony will present its annual "Pops in the Park" concert on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 7, beginning at 7 p.m. at The Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park. The performance is free to audiences of all ages.
 
New season of 50 Plus Bingo begins Sept. 8
08/12/2015
A new season of themed bingo games is being kicked off in September by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. In all, 11 bingo sessions will alternate between six locations through late December.
 
First of four Wednesday Walks for 50 Plus takes participants to Apple Orchard on Sept. 9
08/12/2015
Visit an area apple orchard for the first of four monthly Wednesday Walks being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Moths in the Moonlight event is Sept. 11 at Ernie Miller Park
08/12/2015
Like a moth to a flame, you can be drawn into the secret lives of moths during a special event set for Friday, Sept. 11, at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park, 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
 
New season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions begins Sept. 2 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
08/05/2015
A new season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions is beginning at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe.
 
Gridiron Glory exhibit, National Archives, are destinations for Sept. 3 day trip
08/05/2015
Visit Union Station to see “The Best of Pro Football Hall of Fame” as well as the nearby branch of the National Archives during an early September day trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New First Fridays for Kids for ages 8-12 begins Sept. 4 at RPCC
08/05/2015
Children ages eight to 12 are invited to make the first Friday of each month kids' night for the remainder of the year. This new program is being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park.
 
Patriot Golf Days are Sept. 4-7 at Heritage Park and Tomahawk Hills
08/05/2015
Golfers who come to Johnson County Park & Recreation District golf courses on the weekend of Sept. 4 through 7 will be asked to consider giving a donation to help ensure the future of families of wounded or fallen soldiers.
 
Aug. 14 deadline set for late September regional trip to Missouri's Boot Heel
07/29/2015
Visit a number of historical, cultural, and wine-related sites in the southeast corner of Missouri during a three-day regional trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New Horizons offers beginner lessons and band rehearsals, both beginning Aug. 25
07/29/2015
Calling all music lovers! Dig out your old instrument and join a group of fun-loving musicians age 50 and beyond in the New Horizons Band. The group will begin band rehearsals and beginner lessons, both starting Aug. 25 at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park.
 
2015 Fall Hayrides offered for organized groups at two parks
07/29/2015
Enjoy the crisp autumn air by taking a hayride through Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park or in Heritage Park. Organized hayrides for groups are available through the Johnson County Park & Recreation District and conclude with a warm campfire where apple cider and marshmallows await!
 
Next Neighbor’s Place Potluck set for Aug. 25 at Roeland Park Community Center
07/29/2015
The next Neighbor’s Place Potluck dinner at the Roeland Park Community Center will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 25.
 
Free Pickleball Summer Potluck event is Aug. 13 at New Century Fieldhouse
07/22/2015
The second-annual Regional Pickleball Tournament coming up in late August will be the topic of discussion when a Summer Pickleball Potluck is presented in mid-August by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Come watch Perseid Meteors during astronomy program planned at TimberRidge Adventure Center on Aug. 14
07/22/2015
The opportunity to see some of nature's fireworks streak through the sky is part of a special event planned in mid-August at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s TimberRidge Adventure Center.
 
Second and final Overnight Fishing Opportunity at Kill Creek Park is Aug. 15
07/22/2015
The second and final overnight fishing opportunities planned at Kill Creek Park Lake during 2015 will take place on Aug. 15. Also during August, the fourth and final overnight fishing opportunity of the year at Shawnee Mission Park Lake will take place on Aug. 22.
 
Register on or before Aug. 17 to receive the lowest registration fee for the eighth annual Olathe Medical Center Women’s Triathlon & Duathlon
07/22/2015
Register on or before August 17th to secure your spot at the lowest registration price for the eighth -annual Olathe Medical Center Women’s Triathlon & Duathlon. The event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 12, at Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe.
 
Regional Pickleball Tournament set for Aug. 21-23 at New Century Fieldhouse
07/22/2015
Register by Aug. 10 to participate in the 2015 Regional Pickleball Tournament, set for Aug. 21 through 23 at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's New Century Fieldhouse, near Gardner.
 
Back to School Bash & Splash For Cash set for Aug. 8 at Roeland Park Aquatic Center
07/16/2015
Come have one more fun day at the pool before it's time to resume the school routine during a special event being planned at the Roeland Park Aquatic Center.
 
Weekend Walk for 50 Plus takes participants to Parkville on Aug. 8
07/16/2015
The Parkville Nature Sanctuary has some beautiful trails and you can explore some of them during a Weekend Walk being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
JCPRD 50 Plus Bingo continues on Aug. 10. 19, & 28
07/16/2015
Three themed bingo sessions at three locations are being planned during August by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Mystery walk to round out 50 Plus Summer Strolling program on Aug. 12
07/16/2015
A location determined by participants themselves will be the final destinations for the Summer Strolling program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
JCPRD beaches and marinas to end their summer seasons on Aug. 2
07/09/2015
Time is quickly winding down to take advantage of the summer season for two beaches and two marinas operated by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
“The Box Trolls” is the first of four August movies at The Theatre in the Park
07/08/2015
An Aug. 4 screening of “The Box Trolls” is the first of four movies being shown during August as part of The Theatre in the Park’s summer Movies in the Park program.
 
50 Plus presents Marvelous Mystery Tour Day Trip on Aug. 6
07/08/2015
Head out of town for a fun surprise adventure on a mystery motorcoach day trip being offered in early August by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Next Neighbor’s Place Potluck set for July 28 at Roeland Park Community Center
07/08/2015
Neighbor’s Place Potluck dinners at the Roeland Park Community Center are now offered monthly, with the next one taking place on Tuesday, July 28.
 
New Teen Mystery Dinner event is July 31 at Mill Creek Activity Center
07/08/2015
Youth ages 12 to 14 are invited to grab a poodle skirt or grease their hair for a Teen Mystery Dinner set in the 1950s which is being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in late July.
 
Buffalo Soldier themed day trip for 50 Plus visits Fort Leavenworth on July 21
07/01/2015
Tour the oldest active military post west of the Appalachian Mountains and explore the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers during a late July day trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New Sunflower Craft Social event for all ages planned on July 22 in Overland Park
07/01/2015
Bring your children and grandchildren to celebrate the state flower of Kansas, the sunflower, during a new special event being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Mid-Summer’s Night Cache is July 24 in Shawnee Mission Park
07/01/2015
Looking for a way to keep the kids busy this summer? Try a modern-day scavenger hunt during a late July special event being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Johnson County Sailing Society to conduct “Come Sail With Us” event on July 25
07/01/2015
All sailors and sailing enthusiasts are invited to join the Johnson County Sailing Society for a special event on Saturday, July 25, at Shawnee Mission Park Lake, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa.
 
Roeland Park Aquatic Center to close early on July 4 and 9
06/26/2015
The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will close early on two days in early July in order to host local swim meets, Johnson County Park & Recreation District officials announced.
 
"Big Hero 6" to be shown as Dive-In Movie at Roeland Park Aquatic Center on July 18
06/26/2015
A popular recent Disney film will be shown as a Dive-In Movie at the Roeland Park Aquatic Center during a family fun night in mid-July.
 
Great American Family Campout is July 18 & 19 in Shawnee Mission Park
06/26/2015
What could be better than a family campout right here in Johnson County? Come join us for the eighth annual Great American Family Campout and enjoy a rare opportunity to sleep under the stars in Shawnee Mission Park and take part in other outdoor activities.
 
Overnight Fishing Opportunities planned on July 18 & 25
06/26/2015
The second of two overnight fishing opportunities planned at Heritage Park during 2015 will take place on July 18. Also in the July, the third of four overnight fishing opportunities at Shawnee Mission Park will take place on July 25.
 
Making a Difference program for pre- and young teens set for July 18
06/26/2015
If you need a way to start a discussion of sexuality with your preteen or young teenager, a program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in association with the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment can help.
 
July T.A.K.E. Self Defense Seminars for 12 and older set for two locations in Overland Park
06/26/2015
The Ali Kemp Educational (T.A.K.E.) Foundation recently completed its tenth year of presenting a self-defense program meant to help fight the kind of violence which killed a 19-year-old Leawood resident during the summer of 2002.
 
50 Plus plans new Christmas in July event on July 20 at Cedar Lake Village
06/26/2015
Come experience good tidings and cheer during a new special event being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater programs offered on July 10, 17, & 24
06/18/2015
Bring the family to the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater on Friday evenings during July for educational and entertaining programs.
 
Traffic will be restricted during Open Options Shawnee Mission Triathlon & Duathlon on July 12
06/18/2015
Traffic will be restricted at Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa, during the 31st annual Open Options Shawnee Mission Triathlon & Duathlon on Sunday, July 12.
 
Burr Oak Woods Nature Center is next destination for 50 Plus Summer Strolling program on July 15
06/18/2015
Burr Oak Woods Nature Center's Bethany Falls Trail in Blue Springs, Mo., is the next destination for the Wednesday Walks program being presented this summer by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Roeland Park Aquatic Center to conduct July Food Drive and Aug. 1 Lifeguard Olympics
06/10/2015
Lifeguards at the Roeland Park Aquatic Center will be conducting a food drive to benefit a local food pantry throughout the month of July, followed by an Aug. 1 Lifeguard Olympics, which is also part of the food drive.
 
JCPRD 50 Plus Bingo continues on July 7, 15 & 23
06/10/2015
Three themed bingo sessions at three locations are being planned during July by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
"Into the Woods" and "Annie," to be shown at The Theatre in the Park during July
06/10/2015
Through this program, a total of eight films will be shown on a 40-foot screen on the theatre stage on specified summer nights when musical productions are not scheduled. Films screen every other Tuesday during the theatre’s regular season, and then move to Saturday nights once the theatre’s summer season ends on Aug. 8.
 
Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on July 8 & 22 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
06/10/2015
The summer season of Animals Tales Storytime sessions will wind up with two presentations during July at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn on July 8 and 22.
 
See a T-Bones game during Batter UP! 50 Plus Social Outing on July 8
06/10/2015
Check out Sizzle the Bull and the speedy T-Bones during an early July social outing being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
See The Theatre in the Park's production of
06/10/2015
Enjoy a reserved seat at The Theatre in the Park's production of
 
Next Neighbor’s Place Potluck set for June 30 at Roeland Park Community Center
06/04/2015
Neighbor’s Place Potluck dinners at the Roeland Park Community Center are now offered monthly, with the next one taking place on Tuesday, June 30.
 
Family Kayak lessons offered on June 13 at Shawnee Mission Park
05/21/2015
Learn the basics of flatwater kayaking through an introductory workshop being offered twice in mid June in Shawnee Mission Park by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
50 Plus plans new social outing to Prairiefire on June 16
05/21/2015
Participants can discover one of the area's newest shopping, dining, and entertainment districts during a new mid-June social outing being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Making a Difference program for pre- and young teens set for June 16
05/21/2015
If you need a way to start a discussion of sexuality with your preteen or young teenager, a program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in association with the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment can help.
 
First Overnight Fishing Opportunity of 2015 at Heritage Park is June 6
05/13/2015
The first of two overnight fishing opportunities planned at Heritage Park Lake during 2015 will take place on June 6.
 
Learn about upcoming travel destinations when JCPRD presents a 50 Plus Travel Show on June 9
05/13/2015
Learn about domestic and international destinations for upcoming trips being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District during a Travel Show in early June.
 
2015 season of Movies in the Park begins on June 9 with sing-a-long version of “Frozen”
05/13/2015
On June 9, a “Sing-A-Long” version of a recent animated Disney favorite kicks off a schedule of family-friendly films planned for the Movies in the Park program this summer at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s The Theatre in the Park.
 
Entertain and educate yourself with 50 Plus day trip to Lawrence on June 11
05/13/2015
Tour the beautiful campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence and hear about the school's long, proud history during a mid-June day trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Next Out-Of-Library Storytime program begins June 1 at Mill Creek Activity Center
05/06/2015
The first in a series of free Monday storytime session for young children has been set for early June as part of a program being presented by the Johnson County Library at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Mill Creek Activity Center.
 
Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on June 3 & 17 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
05/06/2015
The spring/summer season of Animals Tales Storytime sessions will continue during June at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn on June 3 and 17.
 
Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater programs offered on June 5, 12, 19, & 26
05/06/2015
Bring the family to the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater on Friday evenings during June for educational and entertaining programs.
 
Annual Free Fishing Weekend in JCPRD parks is June 6 & 7
05/06/2015
The Johnson County Park & Recreation District has established the weekend of Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7, as the 2015 annual Free Fishing Weekend in district parks. This will coincide with the state of Kansas'
 
"A Day in the Park" special event returns to JCPRD parks on June 6
05/06/2015
A day-long celebration of our community's trails, parks, and recreational spaces first introduced in 2010 is returning in early June.
 
JCPRD Beaches & Marinas open for summer seasons in late May
04/30/2015
Two beaches and two marinas operated by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District are scheduled to open for their summer seasons beginning in late May.
 
New Horizons Band rehearsals begin May 26
04/30/2015
Calling all music lovers! Dig out your old musical instrument or purchase a new one and join a group of fun-loving musicians ages 50 and beyond in the New Horizons Band.
 
Youth soccer camps for ages 5 and 6 and 7 to 12 begin in late May
04/30/2015
Separate soccer camps for two different youth age groups are set to begin in late May at Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park, 12500 W. 119th St., Overland Park.
 
Sailing I class offered for adults beginning May 26
04/30/2015
Learn the basic skills of sailing through a class being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions begins May 6 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
04/22/2015
A new season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions is beginning at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe.
 
New Bingo Night and Bingo Cookout events planned in mid-May
04/22/2015
Two new bingo-related special events are being planned in mid-May by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New Celebrating Wonderful Women event is May 9
04/22/2015
Come celebrate moms with a new special event being planned in early May by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New Foodie Fridays program for 50 Plus begins May 15
04/22/2015
Try a new restaurant with a fun and active group during a new program being offered this spring and summer by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Johnson County Sailing Society to conduct “Come Sail With Us” event on May 16
04/22/2015
All sailors and sailing enthusiasts are invited to join the Johnson County Sailing Society for a special event on Saturday, May 16, at Shawnee Mission Park Lake, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa.
 
Summertime Arts & Craft Show is May 16 in Antioch Park
04/22/2015
The Summertime Arts and Craft Show is one highlight of a fun-filled day which annually attracts people from throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area to Antioch Park in mid-May.
 
First Overnight Fishing Opportunity of 2015 is May 16 at Shawnee Mission Park
04/22/2015
Eight overnight fishing opportunities at three Johnson County Park & Recreation District lakes are being planned this year, beginning in mid-May.
 
20th Annual In Step and In Shape Walk is May 20 in Antioch Park
04/22/2015
For 20 summers now, a May special event has provided 50 Plus participants with an opportunity to get outside, enjoy local trails, and stay active.
 
Patron Appreciation Day returns on May 2 at seven JCPRD facilities
04/16/2015
A special event lets participants enjoy a number of discounts or free activities at seven Johnson County Park & Recreation District facilities returns in early May.
 
Enchanted Fairytale Forest Fairy event planned at Ernie Miller Park on May 2
04/16/2015
Celebrate the magic of nature and discover the hidden world of the wee folk and friends - both real and make believe - during a special event at the Ernie Miller Nature Center in early May.
 
Shawnee Mission Park Marina open weekends beginning May 2 & 3
04/16/2015
The Shawnee Mission Park Marina is scheduled to operate on the weekends of May 2 and 3, May 9 and 10, and May 16 and 17, prior to opening daily for the summer season beginning May 23.
 
HP3 event, including Duathlon, 5K and 10K, set for May 9 in Heritage Park
04/16/2015
For more than 26 years the Johnson County Park & Recreation District has sponsored an early summer duathlon at Heritage Park. In 2013, the event added 5K and 10K runs along with the duathlon, and these are continuing this year.
 
Roeland Park Aquatic Center to close May 5 through 8 for summer preparations
04/16/2015
The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will close to the public for portions of three weeks as annual preparations are made for the facility’s summer season.
 
50 Plus Plans May 6 Adventure Walk to visit Missouri's Katy Trail
04/16/2015
An opportunity to hike on a portion of Missouri's Katy trail is being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in early May.
 
Public invited to review and provide input on recommendations for new JCPRD strategic plan
04/14/2015
The planning consultants who have been working on a new strategic plan for the Johnson County Park and Recreation District since last spring will present their preliminary recommendations at an open house on Tuesday, April 21 in the Elmridge Room at Tomahawk Hills Golf Course, 17501 Midland Drive, Shawnee.
 
Orienteering workshop for ages 16 and older offered on April 25
04/09/2015
Do you enjoy hiking cross-country, but fear losing your way? If so, join the Johnson County Park & Recreation District for a Map and Compass Workshop beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
 
Mildale Farm Community Day set for April 25
04/09/2015
The public will have an opportunity to fish and explore the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Mildale Farm property during a Mildale Farm Community Day set for Saturday, April 25.
 
Public invited to TimberRidge Adventure Center Open House on April 25
04/09/2015
If you haven't seen or experienced the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's TimberRidge Adventure Center, or even if you have, an open house scheduled for Saturday, April 25 is you next chance to do so.
 
See a Royals game with Take Me Out to the Ballgame 50 Plus social event on April 30
04/09/2015
Come enjoy an early spring baseball game with the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New Beetles, Butterflies and Burgers Scavenger Hunt for all ages is April 21
04/02/2015
Have fun hunting for artificial beetles and butterflies during a new special event for all ages being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in late April.
 
New Soup, Salad, and the Strolling Strings event set at Matt Ross Community Center on April 23
04/02/2015
Come enjoy a delicious lunch of soup, salad, bread, and dessert during a new event being planned in late April by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Free Pickleball Spring Potluck event is April 23 at New Century Fieldhouse
04/02/2015
One last pickleball hoorah before the summer heat sets in followed by lunch and an opportunity to get to know your fellow players better, is being planned during a late April program being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
50 Plus offers Prairie Center Twilight Walk on April 24
04/02/2015
Enjoy a leisurely walk on the beautiful trails at the Prairie Center in Olathe as the sun sets, followed by a dinner with other walkers during a late April program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Free Book Party for 50 plus planned at Antioch Library on April 16
03/26/2015
A free book party is being planned for April 16 at the Antioch Library, 8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Merriam. This program is being presented by the Johnson County Library and the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Department.
 
New Kids’ Night Out - Carnival Fun for ages 3-6 and 7-12 is April 17 at RPCC
03/26/2015
Children ages three to six and seven to 12 are invited to a Kids’ Night Out Carnival Fun event on the evening of Friday, April 17. This new event is being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New Indoor Turf Camping event planned on April 18 at New Century Fieldhouse
03/26/2015
It may be too cold to camp outside in April, but come camp inside during a new special event planned in mid-April by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New women's Rediscovery Retreat planned at Matt Ross Community Center on April 17
03/26/2015
Connect with other women over 50 and celebrate this stage of your life during a new special event being presented in mid-April by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New Easter Egg Hunt event is April 2 at Antioch Park
03/16/2015
Grab your basket and head to Antioch Park for a new twist on the traditional Easter Egg Hunt during a new special event for all ages being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in...
 
Three golf leagues begin soon at Tomahawk Hills Golf Course
03/11/2015
Three separate golf leagues Tomahawk Hills Golf Course, 17501 Midland Drive, Shawnee, are beginning their seasons in late March or early April.
 
JCPRD's Roeland Park Early Childhood Development Center and Natureplay Preschool to conduct annual open houses on April 2
03/11/2015
Open houses for the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Early Childhood Development Center at the Roeland Park Community Center and the Natureplay preschool at the Mill Creek Activity Center w...
 
New Easter Egg Hunt event is April 2 at Antioch Park
03/11/2015
Grab your basket and head to Antioch Park for a new twist on the traditional Easter Egg Hunt during a new special event for all ages being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in early April.
 
Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on April 1 & 15 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
03/11/2015
Animal Tales Storytime sessions will continue during April at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn on April 1 and 15.
 
Celebrate Arbor Day during Nature Explorers home school program on April 2
03/11/2015
Arbor Day and trees are the topics of an intergenerational nature program designed to supplement and support home school efforts being offered in early April at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe.
 
Love in the Afternoon programs for 50 Plus to feature great music and cuisine on April 3 & 7
03/11/2015
A lunch program featuring fine cuisine and exceptional music is being offered twice in early April by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Department.
 
Arthur and Betty Verhaeghe family makes major contribution to Johnson County Streamway trail system
03/06/2015
The Johnson County Park & Recreation District (JCPRD) has received a major land donation from the Arthur and Betty Verhaeghe family of Overland Park that significantly enhances the Streamway trail JCPRD is developing along Coffee Creek in southeast Johnson County.
 
May through August issue of JCPRD Activities catalog available after March 23
03/04/2015
The next issue of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Activities catalog will be online at www.jcprd.com on March 20 and in print form the week of March 23. Registration for classes in the catalog begins at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, March 23. The free publication covers JCPRD programs and events offered between May and August.
 
50 Plus Plans Adventure Walk to visit Kansas' Cross Timbers Park on March 25
03/04/2015
Kansas's Cross Timbers State Park located south of Topeka near Yates Center is the destination for an adventure walk being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District on Wednesday, March 25.
 
Celebrate Women's History Month with Daring American Women event at The Ernie Miller Nature Center on March 28
03/04/2015
Celebrating the rich history of American women and girls during Women's History Month is the goal of a special event planned at the Ernie Miller Nature Center in late March.
 
Spring Fling Fun offers nature-related activities during spring break, March 16-20
03/02/2015
Bored during Spring Break Week? Bring your family and friends to the annual Spring Fling Fun event at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas-7 Highway, Olathe, where a fun and educational program will be presented twice each day.
 
Grandparents can have fun with the grandkids during Spring Break Watercolor Workshop
03/02/2015
Have fun over spring break and paint a watercolor work of art with your grandchild, during an intergenerational program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
JCPRD summer park hours begin March 1
02/18/2015
Summer hours of 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. go into effect March 1 for many Johnson County Park & Recreation District parks. These summer hours will stay in effect through Oct. 31.
 
Free New Horizons Band Concert set for March 10 at Roeland Park Community Center
02/18/2015
A free concert by the New Horizons Band is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, at Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood, Roeland Park.
 
50 Plus plans an Irish Celebration with Celtique at Matt Ross Community Center on March 11
02/18/2015
Celebrating the Emerald Isle and National Irish American Heritage Month is the goal of a special event being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Missouri's Wallace State Park is March 11 destination for 50 Plus Spring Strolling program
02/18/2015
Located just north of Kansas City, Missouri's Wallace State Park is the next destination for the Spring Strolling program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Spring Break Trout Stocking set for Friday, March 13
02/18/2015
Bring the kids and start out spring break week by watching as hundreds of pounds of squirming rainbow trout are stocked in two Johnson County Park & Recreation District lakes.
 
New Kids’ Night Out - St. Patrick’s Day Party for ages 7-12 is March 13 at RPCC
02/18/2015
Children ages seven to 12 are invited to a Kids’ Night Out St Patrick’s Day part on the evening of Friday, March 13. This new event is being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Country cooking and entertainment planned for 50 Plus day trip on March 13
02/18/2015
Experience some down-home country cooking as well as some great live entertainment during a mid-March day trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Spring Break Geocaching Event is March 14 in Antioch Park
02/18/2015
Looking for a way to keep the kids busy this spring break? Join the fun of a scavenger hunt on March 14 during a Spring Break Geocaching Event being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District at Antioch Park.
 
50 Plus Bingo sessions continue on March 4, 10 & 26
02/12/2015
Three themed bingo sessions at three locations are being planned during March by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Cane Fu self defense class for 50 plus begins March 9
02/12/2015
If you use a cane for walking, you can empower yourself with a low intensity martial arts class which will turn your cane into a weapon.
 
New Afternoon Tea Party for 50 plus is Feb. 20 at Mill Creek Activity Center
02/04/2015
Delight in dainty sandwiches, wonderful tea, and scrumptious crumpets during a new Afternoon Tea Party being planned in late February by the 50 Plus department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Feb. 20 is registration deadline for Girls on the Run track program for grades 3-5
02/04/2015
Educating and preparing girls in grades three through five for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living is the goal of a track program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Sandlot Draft Softball Tournament offered on Feb. 21 for adults
02/04/2015
Kick it old style in an elementary-schoolyard-style softball tournament being offered at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District at the Mid-America Sports Complex.
 
Neighbor’s Place Potluck set for Feb. 24 at Roeland Park Community Center
02/04/2015
Join your friends or meet new ones at a Neighbor’s Place Potluck being planned in late February by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Spring trout stockings set for Feb. 25 at Kill Creek and Shawnee Mission parks
02/04/2015
The public is invited to come watch as thousands of pounds of rainbow trout are stocked in two Johnson County Park & Recreation District lakes in late February. The lake locations are: Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe, and Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa.
 
Pee Wee Spring Soccer League registration deadline is Feb. 27
02/04/2015
Feb. 27 is the deadline for signing up for the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Spring Pee Wee Soccer League at Stoll Park and New Century Fieldhouse. This program is designed for boys and girls in pre-kindergarten through kindergarten, ages four to six.
 
Registrations being taken for Indoor Triathlon on March 1
02/04/2015
Registrations are now being taken for an Indoor Triathlon being hosted by 68's Inside Sports in conjunction with the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on March 4 & 25 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
02/04/2015
Animal Tales Storytime sessions will continue during March at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn on March 4 and 25.
 
JCPRD Summer Camp Guide available online Jan. 23 and registration begins Feb. 2
01/21/2015
Summer may seem a long way off, but it will be here before you know it and now is the time to start planning for summer camp!
 
Be a part of annual international bird count at Free Great Backyard Bird Count event on Feb. 14 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
01/21/2015
Each year, biologists and researchers count on "you" to help them determine the health of world bird populations. As part of this international annual effort, stop by for 15 minutes or sit a spell during a free public birding event at the Ernie Miller Nature Center on Saturday, Feb. 14.
 
Valentine's Day Dinner and Bingo event planned on Feb. 14 at RPCC
01/21/2015
For Valentine's Day this year, the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District is offering a Valentine's Day Dinner and Bingo event at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park on Saturday, Feb. 14.
 
50 Plus Bridge Tournament at Matt Ross Community Center on Feb. 16
01/21/2015
All duplicate bridge players are invited to a new bridge tournament being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in mid-February.
 
Truman-related sites in Independence are destinations for 50 Plus day trip on Feb. 17
01/21/2015
Just in time for the week of President's Day, visit Harry S. Truman-related sites in Independence, Mo, during a day trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
50 Plus plans Pre-Oscars Party on Feb. 18 at Matt Ross Community Center
01/21/2015
Celebrate the upcoming 87th annual Academy Awards with a new special event being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Love in the Afternoon programs for 50 Plus to feature great music and cuisine on Feb. 6 & 10
01/14/2015
A lunch program featuring fine cuisine and exceptional music is being offered twice in early February by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Department.
 
Celebrate Laura Ingalls Wilder's birthday with Laura's Legacy program at The Ernie Miller Nature Center on Feb. 7
01/14/2015
Celebrating the birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder, early Kansas Pioneer and author of the beloved "Little House on the Prairie" books, is the purpose of a special event planned at the Ernie Miller Nature Center in early February.
 
Next Mad Science® Crazy School's Out Science Fun program set for Feb. 12
01/14/2015
Youth can spend a non-school day in mid-February learning about a variety of science-related topics during a Mad Science® program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Sunday Family Series continues on Feb. 1, 8, 15 & 22 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
01/08/2015
Sunday afternoon nature programs continue in February at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe.
 
Try knitting lessons through Leap List program for 50 Plus beginning Feb. 3
01/08/2015
Try your yarn at knitting during a program being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on Feb. 4 & 18 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
01/08/2015
Animal Tales Storytime sessions will continue during February at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe.
 
Learn about upcoming travel destinations when JCPRD presents a 50 Plus Travel Show on Feb. 5
01/08/2015
Learn about domestic and international destinations for upcoming trips being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District during a Travel Show in early February.
 
Free Book Party for 50 plus planned at Antioch Library on Jan. 15
12/31/2014
A free book party is being planned for Jan. 15 at the Antioch Library, 8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Merriam.
 
Enjoy interacting with other scrapbookers during Scrapbook Crop session set on Jan. 17
12/31/2014
Do you enjoy scrapbooking, but feel you could benefit from spending time enjoying your hobby with others who enjoy your hobby? A program being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District can help.
 
New Horizons offers beginner lessons, band rehearsals, both beginning Jan. 20
12/31/2014
Calling all music lovers! Dig out your old instrument and join a group of fun-loving musicians age 50 and beyond in the New Horizons Band. The group will begin band rehearsals and beginner lessons, both starting Jan. 20 at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park.
 
"Chicago" at Kauffman center is Jan. 21 destination for 50 Plus day trip
12/31/2014
"Chicago" at Kauffman center is Jan. 21 destination for 50 Plus day trip
 
Breakfast with the Birds offered for 50 Plus at Ernie Miller Nature Center on Jan. 22
12/31/2014
Breakfast with the Birds offered for 50 Plus at Ernie Miller Nature Center on Jan. 22
 
50 Plus Super Bowl Bingo at The Atriums is Jan. 28
12/31/2014
Spend an afternoon gearing up for the big game with a Super Bowl Bingo being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Sixth annual Sno-Ball Softball Tourney for adults set for Jan. 24
12/31/2014
Wednesday, Jan. 21, is the deadline for teams to register for the Sno-Ball Softball Tourney, which will take place on Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Mid-America Sports Complex.
 
New Drums Alive class for 50 plus begins Jan. 6
12/17/2014
A great workout that also improves memory, coordination, and motor skills is the aim of a new exercise program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions begins Jan. 7 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
12/17/2014
A new season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions is beginning at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe.
 
New season of 50 Plus Bingo begins on Jan. 7
12/17/2014
A new season of themed bingo games is being kicked off in January by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
50 Plus Art Show to take place on Jan. 14 at Matt Ross Community Center
12/17/2014
Local artists age 50 and over can show off their artwork while enjoying refreshments and discovering other local artists during a 50 Plus Art Show being presented on Wednesday, Jan. 14, by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Sunday Family Series begins Jan. 4 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
12/10/2014
Bring the family to the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in January for Sunday Afternoon Nature Programs for educational and entertaining programs. The programs begin at 2 p.m., last about 45 minutes, and are designed for all ages.
 
Free Out-Of-Library Storytime program set for Jan. 5 at Mill Creek Activity Center
12/10/2014
A free Monday storytime session for young children has been set for early January as part of a program being presented by the Johnson County Library at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Mill Creek Activity Center.
 
Free Coffee with the Birds program offered on Tuesday mornings beginning Jan. 6 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
12/10/2014
Come enjoy winter birdwatching from the comfort of an indoor wildlife viewing room during an informal program being offered at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center.
 
Johnson County Park & Recreation District to recycle Christmas trees at three locations
12/03/2014
The Johnson County Park & Recreation District will be accepting post-holiday contributions of discarded natural Christmas trees at three locations from Dec. 26 through Jan. 31.
 
New Noon Year's Eve event is Dec. 31 at Roeland Park Community Center
12/03/2014
Celebrate the New Year at noon during a new special event being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New Kids Night Out Painting Party planned at Roeland Park Community Center on Dec. 13
11/26/2014
Parents are invited to drop their kids off for a night of fun during a new special event being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Letters From Santa offered through Dec. 18 by Overland Park 50 Plus program
11/26/2014
Personalized letters from Santa are available through a program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s 50 Plus Department.
 
Winter Solstice Celebration is Dec. 20 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
11/26/2014
Take a break from the busy holiday festivities and preparations to celebrate an ancient rite at a fun special event for all ages called the Winter Solstice Celebration planned for Dec. 20 at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center.
 
Elves' Day Off pool party for all ages planned on Dec. 23 at RPAC
11/26/2014
Elves' Day Off Pool Party for all ages is being planned for Dec. 23 at the dome-covered Roeland Park Aquatic Center, 4843 Rosewood Drive, Roeland Park, by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Donations of animal supplies sought through Holidays for the Animals program at Ernie Miller Nature Center
11/20/2014
Individuals, families, and groups wanting to make a difference are invited to consider contributing a gift to the animals at the Ernie Miller Nature Center through a program called Holidays for the Animals.
 
Love in the Afternoon programs for 50 Plus to feature great music and cuisine on Dec. 2 & 11
11/20/2014
A lunch program featuring fine cuisine and exceptional music is being offered twice in early December by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Department.
 
Registrations Now Being Taken for youth Winter Volleyball League
11/20/2014
Dec. 5 is the early bird registration deadline for a Winter Volleyball League for youth being offered at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s New Century Fieldhouse, 551 New Century Parkway, near Gardner.
 
Dec. 6 KC WildLands Native Christmas Tree Event planned at Mildale Farm site
11/20/2014
Kansas City WildLands, in partnership with Johnson County Park & Recreation District, is again offering the public an opportunity to remove invasive red cedars and take them home to decorate for the holidays!
 
Pickleball Tournament is Dec. 12 at Jewish Community Center
11/20/2014
Friday, Dec. 5, is the registration deadline for a Pickleball Tournament being presented in early December by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Sock hop murder mystery event is Dec. 12 at Mill Creek Activity Center
11/20/2014
A 1950’s sock hop is the setting for a murder mystery event being planned by JCPRD’s 50 Plus department. The event, called Murder Mystery Sock Hop, promises a fun evening with dinner and interactive entertainment. Tuesday, Dec. 9, is the registration deadline for this event, which will take place on Friday, Dec. 12.
 
Kids can do their shopping at Holiday Marketplace at RPCC on Dec. 13
11/20/2014
A festive holiday morning is planned at the Roeland Park Community Center on Dec. 13 when kids can do their Christmas shopping during a special event being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Breakfast With Santa for ages 3-5 offered at Ernie Miller Nature Center on Dec. 13
11/20/2014
Children three to five can bring a parent and enjoy a morning meal followed by a visit with Santa during a program called Breakfast With Santa being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on Dec. 3 & 17 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
11/13/2014
The fall season of Animals Tales Storytime sessions concludes with two final programs during December at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe.
 
New Hand and Foot Get Together planned for Dec. 4 at New Century Fieldhouse
11/13/2014
Hand and Foot is an addictive card game similar to canasta and those who have caught the bug or those who would like to are invited to a special event being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Holiday Homes Tour is Dec. 5 destination for 50 Plus day trip
11/13/2014
A day trip to Kappa Kappa Gamma's annual homes tour is being offered in early December by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Squaw Creek Eagle Days trip offered on Dec. 6
11/13/2014
Visit the yearly celebration of "Eagle Days" at the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge through a birdwatching trip being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
JCPRD 50 Plus Bingo continues on Dec. 1, 11, 17 & 19
11/06/2014
Four themed bingo sessions at four locations are being planned during December by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Participate in free "Elf on the Shelf ®" contest via Twitter
11/06/2014
Use Twitter to participate in a new "Elf on the Shelf®"-themed holiday contest being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District between Dec. 1 and 14.
 
Free New Horizons Band Concert set for Dec. 2 at Johnson County Community College
11/06/2014
A free concert by the New Horizons Band is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Johnson County Community College's Yardley Hall.
 
JCPRD winter park hours begin Nov. 1
10/22/2014
Winter hours of 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. go into effect Nov. 1 for many Johnson County Park & Recreation District parks. These winter hours will stay in effect through Feb. 28.
 
Second Public hayride offered on Nov. 2 at Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park
10/22/2014
The second of two public hayrides being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District this fall will take place in early November.
 
Hear "Stories of the Past" during Nature Explorers home school program on Nov. 13
10/22/2014
Ancestors and those who came before us are the topic of an intergenerational nature program designed to supplement and support home school efforts which is being offered in mid-November at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe.
 
Enjoy interacting with other scrapbookers during new Scrapbook Crop session set on Nov. 15
10/22/2014
Do you enjoy scrapbooking, but feel you could benefit from spending time enjoying your hobby with others who enjoy your hobby? A new program being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District can help.
 
50 Plus presents a Mexican Fiesta on Nov. 17 at Cedar Lake Village
10/22/2014
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in November during a new special event being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
JCPRD 50 Plus Bingo continues on Nov. 4 & 19
10/17/2014
Two themed bingo sessions at two locations are being planned during November by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on Nov. 5 & 19 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
10/17/2014
The fall/winter season of Animals Tales Storytime sessions will continue during November at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn on Nov. 5 & 19.
 
Ernie Miller Park Owl Prowl offered on Nov. 8 & 9
10/17/2014
Great horned, barred, and screech owls make their homes in Ernie Miller Park. Come learn more about these fascinating birds during the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Park Owl Prowl offered on Nov. 8 and 9. Another session on Nov. 7 has already filled.
 
50 Plus, Overland Park, Plan Veterans Day Event on Nov. 10
10/17/2014
The Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Department is again teaming with the city of Overland Park to offer Veteran's Day activities on Monday, Nov. 10, at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty, Overland Park.
 
JCPRD Children's Services Department conducting Halloween-themed canned goods drive Oct. 27-31
10/08/2014
Students enrolled in the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 27 After School Programs will Trick-or-Treat for canned goods instead of candy again this year.
 
Neighbor’s Place Potluck set for Oct. 28 at Roeland Park Community Center
10/08/2014
Join your friends or meet new ones at a Neighbor’s Place Potluck being planned in late October by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Halloween Dance with costume contest for 50 Plus is Oct. 31 at MRCC
10/08/2014
Music by the Playboys provides the backdrop for a ghoulish good time at a new Halloween Dance being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.
 
50 Plus Day Trip promises participants a Ghost Tour in Excelsior Springs
10/08/2014
Embark on a Halloween adventure to Excelsior Springs, Mo., and the historic Elms Resort during an Oct. 31day trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Learn about upcoming travel destinations when JCPRD presents a 50 Plus Travel Show on Oct. 21
10/01/2014
Learn about domestic and international destinations for upcoming trips being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District during a Travel Show in mid-October.
 
Fall Trout Stockings planned at three JCPRD lakes on Oct. 22
10/01/2014
Come watch as 4,000 pounds of squirming rainbow trout are stocked in three Johnson County Park & Recreation District lakes in late October.
 
Senior Fest is Oct. 23 at the Ritz Charles
10/01/2014
Join un for a fun-filled Senior Fest and learn more about what our community has to offer you when the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s 50 Plus Department presents this event for a fourth year in late October.
 
This year's Mildale Farm Fall Fest set for Oct. 25
10/01/2014
Bring the family and spend the day exploring the Mildale Farm property and enjoying a number of activities during the annual free Mildale Farm Fall Fest being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District for Oct. 25.
 
Trick-or-Cache program planned at Antioch Park on Oct. 25
10/01/2014
Experience Trick-or-Cache this Halloween through a program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in late October.
 
Grandparents and Grandkids invited to Oct. 25 Halloween Party at New Century Fieldhouse
10/01/2014
All monsters, mummies, and zombies are invited to an intergenerational Halloween Party at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's New Century Fieldhouse near Gardner in late October.
 
Learn how plants and animals adapt to season changes during Nature Explorers Home School program on Oct. 16
09/24/2014
Home school students will learn how plants and animals adapt to changes in the seasons during an intergenerational program being offered in mid-October at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe.
 
Fall Spaghetti Dinner is Oct. 16 at Roeland Park Community Center
09/24/2014
Something good is cooking at the Roeland Park Community Center and the community is invited to come participate in a special meal being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Come watch Orionids Meteors during astronomy program planned at TimberRidge Adventure Center on Oct. 17
09/24/2014
Come see some remains of Halley's Comet streak through the sky in the form of a meteor shower during a new program planned at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's TimberRidge Adventure Center on Friday, Oct. 17.
 
Halloween Spooktacular planned at RPCC on Oct. 18
09/24/2014
Gather your family, friends, and pets for a spooktacular morning during a mid-October special event being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Haunted Kansas program returns to Ernie Miller Park on Oct. 18
09/24/2014
As darkness falls, walk through the trails of Ernie Miller Park and listen to the stories of long ago during a special event being offered at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Orienteering workshop for ages 16 and older offered on Oct. 18
09/24/2014
Do you enjoy hiking cross-country, but fear losing your way? If so, join the Johnson County Park & Recreation District for a Map and Compass Workshop beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
 
Experience local talent at free Senior Follies on Oct. 5 at Jewish Community Center
09/18/2014
This year's Senior Follies promises an exciting afternoon of great entertainment.
 
Lee's Summit's Legacy Park is October destination for 50 Plus fall Strolling program
09/18/2014
Leisurely stroll through Lee's Summit's Legacy Park during the next Wednesday Walks program offering being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Teen Career & Life Building program offered on Oct. 10
09/18/2014
Equipping young adults with confidence and life skills to help them succeed in future life endeavors is the goal of a new program for teens being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in early October.
 
Sunset Walk for 50 plus takes participants to Black Hoof Park on Oct. 10
09/18/2014
Head with us to Lenexa to walk at Black Hoof Park as the sun sets during a program being offered in early October by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Whimsical Woods program returns to Ernie Miller Park on Oct. 11
09/18/2014
There's nothing scary about a Halloween special event being offered at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park in mid-October.
 
JCPRD 50 Plus Bingo continues on Oct. 1, 6, & 24
09/10/2014
Three themed bingo sessions at three locations are being planned during October by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on Oct. 1 & 15 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
09/10/2014
The fall/winter season of Animals Tales Storytime sessions will continue during October at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn on Oct. 1 & 15.
 
Parent & Child Twilight Hike offered on Oct. 3 at Ernie Miller Park
09/10/2014
An intergenerational program being offered in early October in Ernie Miller Park allows children ages two to six with a parent or guardian to explore park trails as the sun sets.
 
Love in the Afternoon programs for 50 Plus to feature great music and cuisine on Oct. 3 & 7
09/10/2014
A lunch program featuring fine cuisine and exceptional music is being offered in early October by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Department.
 
Sock hop murder mystery event is Oct. 3 at Mill Creek Activity Center
09/10/2014
A 1950’s sock hop is the setting for a murder mystery event being planned by JCPRD’s 50 Plus department. The event, called Murder Mystery Sock Hop, promises a fun evening with dinner and interactive entertainment. Oct. 1 is the registration deadline for this event, which will take place on Friday, Oct. 3.
 
Come watch SMRCC’s first-ever Float Fly at Shawnee Mission Park on Sept. 13
09/03/2014
The public is invited to come watch as radio-controlled aircraft take off and land on the water at Shawnee Mission Park Lake when the Shawnee Mission Remote Control Club (SMRCC) conducts its First Annual Float Fly on Saturday, Sept. 13.
 
Learn about the "Magical Migration" of Monarch Butterflies during Nature Explorers Home School Program on Sept. 25
09/03/2014
Butterfly migration is the topic of an intergenerational nature program designed to supplement and support home school efforts which is being offered in late September at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe.
 
50 Plus Duplicate Bridge Tournament set for Sept. 26 at Rose Estates
09/03/2014
Calling all duplicate bridge players! A new tournament is being planned in late September at Rose Estates, 12700 Antioch Road, Overland Park is being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
For National Public Lands Day, KC Wildlands sets Sept. 27 workday at Shawnee Mission Park
09/03/2014
In observance of National Public Lands Day, members of the public are invited to join Kansas City Wildlands, the Johnson County Park & Recreation District, and the Urban Trail Co. for a workday scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 27.
 
Cars in the Park on Sept. 27 benefits Special Olympians
09/03/2014
Do you own a unique vehicle you’d like to show off? The Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s fifth annual Cars in the Park car show planned for Sept. 27 at the Marina Parking Lot in in Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, could be your opportunity.
 
New Frogs and Fairies Geocaching event is Sept. 27 at Santa Fe Commons Park
09/03/2014
Participants can pretend to be surrounded by frogs becoming princes and fairies flitting around the park during a new geocaching special event being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in late September.
 
Public hayride offered on Sept. 28 at Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park
09/03/2014
In addition to hayrides for organized groups, the Johnson County Park & Recreation District also offers opportunities for individuals and small groups to enjoy the crisp autumn air from a tractor-drawn haywagon without having to worry about reaching minimum numbers or placing a deposit.
 
Bring the grandkids and have a “grand adventure” at the Kansas City Zoo during 50 Plus Day event on Sept. 29
09/03/2014
A new social event in late September offers the opportunity for participants to take their grandchild(ren) to the Kansas City Zoo. This program is being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
50 Plus plans free "Optimal Aging" event at Jewish Community Center on Sept. 30
09/03/2014
Learn the secrets of "Optimal Aging" from Dr. Kevin O'Neil and enjoy a morning of fun during a free new special event being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in late September.
 
Roeland Park Aquatic Center dome to be reinstalled Sept. 15-17
08/27/2014
The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will be closed to the public for about three days for the annual reinstallation of the air-supported dome which makes the facility's main pool usable during the winter months.
 
New Mah Jongg Tournament for 50 plus set for Sept. 17
08/27/2014
Test your skills and have fun during a new Mah Jongg Tournament being presented on Sept. 17 by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
"Boogie-Woogie Hop" is theme for 50 Plus Senior Prom on Sept. 19 at LCC
08/27/2014
"Boogie-Woogie Hop" is the theme of a Senior Prom being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
2014 Fall Hayrides offered for organized groups at two parks
08/27/2014
Enjoy the crisp autumn air by taking a hayride through Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park or in Heritage Park. Organized hayrides for groups are available through the Johnson County Park & Recreation District and conclude with a warm campfire where apple cider and marshmallows await!
 
New Scouts Wildlife Adventure event is Sept. 20 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
08/27/2014
Area Cub Scouts and Weblogs can learn about nature while pursuing badges or electives during a new special events being planned at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park.
 
Come read by the fire during new 50 plus program
08/27/2014
Don't keep a good book to yourself! Come share your most recent book discovery beside a crackling fire during a free new reading program being offered this fall by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Underground Railroad is theme of Sept. 24 50 Plus Day Trip
08/27/2014
Learn about Underground Railroad efforts in Kansas during a late September day trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Location change announced for tonight’s strategic planning open house in Blue Valley, while Antioch Library session to proceed as planned
08/26/2014
Due to an air conditioning malfunction, the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s strategic planning open house originally scheduled for this evening (Aug. 26) at the Blue Valley Library has bee...
 
Sept. 5 is registration deadline for Girls on the Run track program for grades 3-5
08/20/2014
Educating and preparing girls in grades three through five for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living is the goal of a track program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Home School Creativity Studio program offered for ages 6-12 beginning Sept. 10
08/20/2014
Home school students will enjoy a variety of art activities during a program offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District for youth ages six to 12 beginning in early September.
 
Kansas History Museum Trail is September destination for 50 Plus fall Strolling program
08/20/2014
Make new friends while exploring nature during a series of three fall walks being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Monarchs & Wildflowers event is Sept. 13 at Ernie Miller Park
08/20/2014
Celebrating the monarch butterfly's amazing annual migration is the aim of a special event set for Sept. 13 at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park, 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
 
New Beginners Pickleball Tournament is Sept. 13 at MAWSC's Okun Fieldhouse
08/20/2014
Sept. 5 is the deadline for registering for a new mid-September Beginner Pickleball Tournament being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Traffic to be restricted during Olathe Medical Center Women's Triathlon on Sept. 13
08/20/2014
Traffic will be restricted in Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe during the seventh annual Olathe Medical Center Women's Triathlon on Saturday, Sept. 13.
 
Pooches and Pies day trip set for Sept. 9
08/20/2014
Travel to a small town in north-central Kansas to visit two very different but interesting businesses during an early September day trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Moths in the Moonlight event is Sept. 5 at Ernie Miller Park
08/14/2014
Like a moth to a flame, you can be drawn into the secret lives of moths during a special event set for Friday, Sept. 5, at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park, 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
 
New Fairground Hoe Down event promises fun for 50 Plus on Sept. 5
08/14/2014
The Johnson County Fairgrounds are the place for good food, entertainment, and company during a new special event being presented in early September by the 50Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Experience "A Day in Nature" wellness program at Ernie Miller Nature Center on Sept. 6
08/14/2014
Tap into the power of nature during a one-session wellness program for adults being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
 
Presentation of T.A.K.E. Self-Defense Program on the Field at Kauffman Stadium is Sept. 6
08/14/2014
A presentation of The Ali Kemp Educational (T.A.K.E.) Foundation Self-Defense Seminar on the playing field at Kauffman Stadium will take place on Sept. 6.
 
New Grandparents and Grandpals Social event is Sept. 7 at Roeland Park Community Center
08/14/2014
Show your grandparents or grandpals just how sweet they are this Grandparents' Day during a new special event featuring an ice cream social and more being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park.
 
Free Out-Of-Library Storytime programs begin Sept. 8 at Mill Creek Activity Center
08/14/2014
The Johnson County Library has teamed with the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Mill Creek Activity Center to present a special free storytime experience each Monday for seven weeks beginning in early September.
 
Public invited to help map the future of Johnson County’s park and recreational resources at strategic planning open houses
08/14/2014
Members of the public will have opportunities to assist with the development of a new strategic plan for the Johnson County Park and Recreation District at four open houses scheduled for Tuesday, August 26, and Wednesday, August 27.
 
New Hip Hop Dance classes for youth and adults begin in early September
08/07/2014
Four new hip hop dance classes, including three for youth and one for adults, are being offered in early September by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.
 
New season of 50 Plus Bingo begins on Sept. 2
08/07/2014
A new season of themed bingo games is being kicked off in September by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. In all, 12 bingo sessions will alternate between six locations through late December.
 
New season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions begins Sept. 3 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
08/07/2014
A new season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions is beginning at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe.
 
Road resurfacing project on north side of Shawnee Mission Park planned during early evening hours on Aug. 6-8
08/04/2014
A planned road resurfacing project on the north side of the lake at Shawnee Mission Park may limit access during the early evening hours of Aug. 6 through 8, Johnson County Park and Recreation Distric...
 
KC Symphony’s annual free community concert is Labor Day at The Theatre in the Park
07/30/2014
The Kansas City Symphony will present its annual "Pops in the Park" concert on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, beginning at 7 p.m. at The Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park. The performance is free to audiences of all ages.
 
Aug. 29 deadline set for mid-October regional trip to central Kansas
07/30/2014
Explore a number of attractions and cultures during a three-day regional trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This trip is scheduled for mid-October, but has an Aug. 29 deadline for registration and payment of a deposit.
 
Patriot Golf Days are Aug. 29-Sept. 1 at Heritage Park and Tomahawk Hills
07/30/2014
Golfers who come to Johnson County Park & Recreation District golf courses on the weekend of Aug. 29 through Sept. 1 will be asked to consider giving a donation to help ensure the future of families of wounded or fallen soldiers.
 
Neighbor’s Place Potluck set for Aug. 26 at Roeland Park Community Center
07/30/2014
Join your friends or meet new ones at a Neighbor’s Place Potluck being planned in late August by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New Horizons offers beginner lessons, band rehearsals, both beginning Aug. 26
07/30/2014
Calling all music lovers! Dig out your old instrument and join a group of fun-loving musicians age 50 and beyond in the New Horizons Band. The group will begin band rehearsals and beginner lessons, both starting Aug. 26 at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park.
 
Registrations now being taken for New Hy-Vee Kids Triathlon on Aug. 23 at Kill Creek Park
07/30/2014
Youth ages six to 15 are invited to participate in the sixth and final regional Hy-Vee Kid’s Triathlon of 2014, which is being hosted by JCPRD in late August.
 
Regional Pickleball Tournament set for Aug. 15-17 at New Century Fieldhouse
07/24/2014
Don't miss the first Regional Pickleball Tournament in this area. This event will take place Aug. 15 through 17 at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's New Century Fieldhouse, near Gardner, and is being presented by JCPRD's 50 Plus Department.
 
Second and final Overnight Fishing Opportunity at Kill Creek Park is Aug. 16
07/24/2014
The second of two overnight fishing opportunities planned at Kill Creek Park during 2014 will take place on Aug. 16, while the last of four overnight fishing opportunities at Shawnee Mission Park will take place on Aug. 23.
 
New Back to School Bash is Aug. 16 at Roeland Park Aquatic Center
07/24/2014
Come have one more fun day at the pool before it's time to resume the school routine during a new special event being planned at the Roeland Park Aquatic Center.
 
New Game Day 50 plus event is Aug. 20 at Roeland Park Community Center
07/24/2014
A relaxed afternoon of bridge or mah jongg is in store for participants of a late August Game Day event being planned by the 50 Plus department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Aug. 18 is initial entry deadline for seventh annual Olathe Medical Center Women's Triathlon
07/23/2014
August 18 is the initial entry deadline for the seventh-annual Olathe Medical Center Women’s Triathlon, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe. <...
 
JCPRD Board seeks input on names for four future park properties
07/18/2014
A mid-August deadline has been set for public input on proposed names for four future park properties being considered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

The properties include a...
 
JCPRD 50 Plus Bingo continues on Aug. 11, 20, and 29
07/16/2014
Three themed bingo sessions at three locations are being planned during August by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Yoga and Yoga Fusion classes offered for adults at MCAC during August
07/16/2014
Two different adult yoga programs have classes beginning in early August at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Mill Creek Activity Center, 6518 Vista Drive, Shawnee.
 
The Wizard of Oz is the first of eight August movies at The Theatre in the Park
07/10/2014
An Aug. 5 screening of “The Wizard of Oz” is the first of eight movies being shown during August as part of The Theatre in the Park’s summer Movies in the Park program.
 
New event at Ernie Miller Nature Center lets 50 plus and their grandchildren "Go Enjoy" nature once again before summer ends
07/10/2014
A new special event at the Ernie Miller Nature Center in early August gives grandparents one last time to spend some time with their grandkids enjoying nature-related activities.
 
JCPRD beaches and marinas to end their summer season on Aug. 3
07/10/2014
Time is quickly winding down to take advantage of the summer season for two beaches and two marinas operated by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The facilities include: The Shawnee Mission Park Beach and Shawnee Mission Park Marina, both located in Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa; and Kill Creek Park Beach and Marina, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe.
 
Pirates and Princesses Geocaching event is July 29 at Santa Fe Commons Park
07/10/2014
Participants can pretend to be a pirate seeking treasure or a princess surrounded by riches during a new geocaching special event being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in late July.
 
Next JCPRD Activities catalog online and distribution will begin after July 28
07/10/2014
The next issue of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Activities catalog will be available during the week of July 28 online at jcprd.com and in hard copy form as well. The free publication covers JCPRD programs and events offered between September and December. This issue will also feature the JCPRD’s 2013 Annual Report.
 
Deadlines approaching for Youth and Fall High School Softball Leagues at MAWSC
07/03/2014
July 18 is the early bird registration deadline for both youth and high school fall softball leagues at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Mid-America West Sports Complex, 20200 Johnson Drive, Shawnee.
 
Sunset Walk for 50 plus takes participants to Lawrence on July 25
07/03/2014
Head with us to Jayhawk country to walk the Kaw River Trail in late July during a program being offered in early April by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Local berry patch and walker's choice are July destinations for 50 Plus Summer Strolling program
06/25/2014
A local berry patch and a location to be determined by participants themselves are the final two destinations of four summer walks being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Free Book Party for 50 plus planned at Antioch Library on July 17
06/25/2014
A free book party is being planned for July 17 at the Antioch Library, 8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Merriam.
 
Mid-Summer’s Night Cache is July 18 in Shawnee Mission Park
06/25/2014
Looking for a way to keep the kids busy this summer? Try a modern-day scavenger hunt during a late June special event being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Second Overnight Fishing Opportunity at Heritage Park is July 19
06/25/2014
The second of two overnight fishing opportunities planned at Heritage Park Lake during 2014 will take place on July 19, while the third of four overnight fishing opportunities at Shawnee Mission Park will take place on July 26.
 
Mermaid & Pirates Day & Splash for Cash event is July 19 and Roeland Park Aquatic Center
06/25/2014
A special event for all ages at the Roeland Park Aquatic Center promises opportunities to walk the plank, sword fight with a pirate or swim with mermaids.
 
Great American Family Campout is July 19 & 20 in Shawnee Mission Park
06/25/2014
What could be better than a family campout right here in Johnson County? Come join us for the seventh annual Great American Family Campout and enjoy a rare opportunity to sleep under the stars in Shawnee Mission Park and take part in other outdoor activities.
 
July T.A.K.E. Self Defense Seminars for ages 12 and older set for two locations in Overland Park
06/25/2014
A self-defense program meant to help women and girls fight the kind of violence which killed a 19-year-old Leawood resident during the summer of 2002 is being offered in mid- and late-July during two separate seminars in Overland Park.
 
Painter's Palette Art class offered for 50 plus beginning July 7 & 11
06/19/2014
Artists can explore new techniques, styles, and tips with pastel, watercolor, acrylic, or oil during a program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater programs offered on July 11, 18, & 25
06/19/2014
Bring the family to the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater on Friday evenings during July for educational and entertaining programs.
 
Roeland Park Aquatic Center to be closed after 3 p.m. on July 10
06/19/2014
The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will close early on a Thursday afternoon in early July in order to host a local swim meet, Johnson County Park & Recreation District officials announced.
 
“Bolt,” “The Shaggy Dog,” and Iron Man 1-3 to be shown at The Theatre in the Park during July
06/12/2014
A double feature of Disney films and a triple feature of Iron Man films will be shown during July 7 as part of the Movies in the Park program at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s The Theatre in the Park.
 
Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on July 9& 23 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
06/12/2014
The spring/summer season of Animals Tales Storytime sessions will conclude in July at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe.
 
JCPRD 50 Plus Bingo continues on July 9, 15, & 24
06/12/2014
Three themed bingo sessions at three locations are being planned during July by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Made in the USA is theme for July 10 50 Plus Day Trip
06/12/2014
Tours of local Harley-Davison and Hallmark Cards facilities are planned during an early July day trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Roeland Park Aquatic Center to be closed after 3 p.m. on June 26
06/04/2014
The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will close early on a Thursday afternoon in late June in order to host a local swim meet, Johnson County Park & Recreation District officials announced.
 
New Kids Night Out Beach Party planned at Roeland Park Community Center on June 27
06/04/2014
Parents are invited to drop their kids off for a night of fun during a new special event being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Roeland Park Aquatic Center to conduct food drive during July
06/04/2014
Staff at the Roeland Park Aquatic Center will be conducting a food drive to benefit a local food pantry throughout the month of July.
 
50 Plus Plans Adventure Walk to visit "Wild" exhibit at Powell Gardens on July 2
06/04/2014
Powell Gardens and its summer exhibit called "Gardens Gone Wild" is the destination for an adventure walk being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District on Wednesday, July 2.
 
Mid-Summer’s Night Cache is June 20 in Shawnee Mission Park
05/28/2014
Looking for a way to keep the kids busy this summer? Try a modern-day scavenger hunt during a late June special event being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Pickleball Tournament is June 21 at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center
05/28/2014
June 14 is the registration deadline for the fifth annual Pickleball Tournament being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in conjunction with the city of Overland Park.
 
June 23 is initial deadline for 2014 UPC Shawnee Mission Triathlon
05/28/2014
June 23 is the initial deadline for the 30th Annual Shawnee Mission Triathlon.
 
Neighbor’s Place Potluck set for June 24 at Roeland Park Community Center
05/28/2014
Join your friends or meet new ones at a Neighbor’s Place Potluck being planned in late June by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Visit Fort Scott on June 24 with 50 Plus Day Trip
05/28/2014
Get ready for a day of discovery in the historic town of Fort Scott during a late June day trip planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
2014 season of Movies in the Park begins on June 10 with “Frozen”
05/21/2014
A trio of Disney films will be shown during two nights in June when the Movies in the Park program returns for a second year at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s The Theatre in the Park.
 
50 Plus Bridge Tournament at The Atriums is June 12
05/21/2014
The ambiance of The Atriums, along with a lunch prepared by its chef, make a new bridge tournament being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District one you won't want to miss.
 
21st Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefitting Feed the Need and JCPRD Special Olympics set for Friday, June 6, at Heritage Park Golf Course
05/21/2014
The 21st Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefitting Feed the Need and the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Special Olympics Program will take place on Friday, June 6, at the Heritage Park Golf Course, 16445 Lackman Road, Olathe.
 
Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater programs offered on June 6, 13, 20, & 27
05/14/2014
Bring the family to the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater on Friday evenings during June for educational and entertaining programs.
 
Parent & Child Twilight Hike offered on June 7 at Ernie Miller Park
05/14/2014
An intergenerational program being offered in early June at Ernie Miller Park allows children ages two to six with a parent or guardian to explore park trails as the sun sets.
 
First Overnight Fishing Opportunity at Heritage Park is June 7
05/14/2014
The first of two overnight fishing opportunities planned at Heritage Park Lake during 2014 will take place on June 7.
 
“A Day in the Park” special event returns to JCPRD parks on June 7
05/14/2014
A day-long celebration of our community's trails, parks, and recreational spaces first introduced in 2010 is returning in early June.
 
Annual Free Fishing Weekend in JCPRD parks is June 7 & 8
05/14/2014
The Johnson County Park & Recreation District has established the weekend of Saturday, June 7, and Sunday, June 8, as the 2014 annual Free Fishing Weekend in district parks.
 
Free Out-Of-Library Storytime programs begin June 2 at Mill Creek Activity Center
05/08/2014
The Johnson County Library has teamed with the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Mill Creek Activity Center to present a special free storytime experience each Monday for nine weeks beginning in early June.
 
Learn about upcoming travel destinations when JCPRD presents a 50 Plus Travel Show on June 3
05/08/2014
Learn about domestic and international destinations for upcoming trips being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District during a Travel Show in early June.
 
Overland Park Arboretum and Fleming Park are June destinations for 50 Plus Summer Strolling program
05/08/2014
Make new friends while exploring nature during a series of four summer walks being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New Horizons Band rehearsals begin May 27
04/30/2014
Calling all music lovers! Dig out your old instrument or purchase a new one and join a group of fun-loving musicians ages 50 and beyond in the New Horizons Band.
 
Grandparents can have fun with the grandkids during Watercolor Workshop on May 28
04/30/2014
Have fun and paint a watercolor work of art with your grandchild, during an intergenerational program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
KC Wildlands sets May 10 Workday at Ernie Miller Park
04/28/2014
A prairie remnant at Ernie Miller Park will be the site of community restoration work during a Kansas City Wildlands workday planned from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 10.
 
50 Plus program seeks Thrill Seekers for Knob Noster orienteering adventure
04/28/2014
Orienteering and staying overnight in Missouri’s Knob Noster State Park is the next adventure planned as part of the Thrill Seekers program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New Discover Ernie Miller Geocaching Tour for 50 Plus set for May 10
04/28/2014
Get out, geocache and discover during a new outdoor program being planned in early May by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New Pickleball Clinic and lessons both offered in mid-May
04/28/2014
Those who want to learn or improve their skills in the sport of pickleball have two choices during the month of May: there's a new two-session Pickleball Clinic featuring an American pickleball star and regular one-session lessons being offered at two different times and locations
 
Sailing Society to conduct “Come Sail With Us” event on May 17
04/28/2014
All sailors and sailing enthusiasts ages 18 and older are invited to join the Johnson County Sailing Society for a special event on Saturday, May 17, at Shawnee Mission Park Lake, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa.
 
Summertime Arts & Craft Show is May 17 in Antioch Park
04/28/2014
The Summertime Arts and Craft Show is one highlight of a fun-filled day which annually attracts people from throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area to Antioch Park in mid-May.
 
First Overnight Fishing Opportunity of 2014 is May 17 at Shawnee Mission Park
04/28/2014
Eight overnight fishing opportunities at three Johnson County Park & Recreation District lakes are being planned this year, beginning in mid-May.
 
Learn about Veterans Honor Flights during local talk on May 19
04/28/2014
The Honor Flight Network provides opportunities for veterans to go to Washington D.C. to see the memorials built in honor of their service and sacrifice for our nation and freedom.
 
Nature Center to benefit from May 1 event at Whole Foods Market
04/16/2014
Shop at the Whole Foods Market at 6621 W. 119th St., Overland Park, on Thursday, May 1, and benefit the animals in and around Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe.
 
New Cinco de Mayo 50 plus event is May 5 at Roeland Park Community Center
04/16/2014
Celebrate Mexican culture and heritage with a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta being planned for Monday, May 5, by the 50 Plus department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Roeland Park Aquatic Center to close May 5 through 9 for summer preparations
04/16/2014
The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will close to the public for portions of three weeks as annual preparations are made for the facility’s summer season.
 
New season of 50 Plus Bingo begins on May 6
04/16/2014
A new season of themed bingo games is being kicked off in May by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. In all, 12 bingo sessions will alternate between six locations through late August.
 
50 Plus plans Katy Trail adventure walk on May 7
04/16/2014
An opportunity to walk on a portion of Missouri's Katy trail is being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in early May.
 
New May Day Baskets event is April 29 at Grace Methodist Church
04/09/2014
Come prepare to celebrate May Day with and for others during a new special event being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Brain Fitness as it relates to memory is subject of 50 Plus program on April 30
04/09/2014
Everyone knows about the importance of physical fitness, but way to keep your brain fit and healthy is the subject a new program being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Chapter Chat Book Club for 50 plus begins May 1
04/09/2014
Extend your enjoyment of reading by engaging in lively book discussion with peers during a monthly book club offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Enchanted Forest Fairy Fest event planned at Ernie Miller Park on May 3
04/09/2014
Celebrate spring with the wonders of the forest - both real and make believe - during a special event at the Ernie Miller Nature Center in early May.
 
New Patron Appreciation Day event is May 3 at seven JCPRD facilities
04/09/2014
A new special event lets participants enjoy a number of discounts or free activities at seven Johnson County Park & Recreation District facilities on one day in early May.
 
Twist, Coil & Roll & Fun Behind the Wheel youth pottery classes begin May 3
04/09/2014
Two clay classes for youth are being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District beginning May 3.
 
Shawnee Mission Park Marina open weekends beginning May 3 & 4
04/09/2014
The Shawnee Mission Park Marina is scheduled to operate on the weekends of May 3 and 4, May 10 and 11, and May 17 and 18, prior to opening daily for the summer season beginning May 24.
 
Jill Geller named as JCPRD’s new Executive Director of Parks and Recreation
04/07/2014
After a national search, the Johnson County Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners has named a 30-plus year veteran of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District to serve as the agency’s next executive director.
 
Book Party for 50 plus planned at Antioch Library on April 24
04/03/2014
A free book party is being planned for April 24 at the Antioch Library, 8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Merriam. This program is being presented by the Johnson County Library and the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Department.
 
Free Pickleball Spring Potluck Party is April 24 at New Century Fieldhouse
04/03/2014
One last pickleball hoorah before the summer heat sets in followed by lunch and an opportunity to get to know your fellow players better, is being planned during a late April program being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Crystal Bridges Revisited day trip offered on April 25
04/03/2014
Visit the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art with a late April day trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Mildale Farm Community Day set for April 26
04/03/2014
The public will have an opportunity to fish and explore the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Mildale Farm property during a Mildale Farm Community Day set for Saturday, April 26.
 
Public invited to TimberRidge Adventure Center Open House on April 26
04/03/2014
The public can come see and experience the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's TimberRidge Adventure Center during an Open House scheduled for Saturday, April 26.
 
Bargain Bonanza event is April 26 at Roeland Park Community Center
04/03/2014
A huge community garage sale is being planned for Saturday, April 26, at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park.
 
Orienteering workshop for ages 16 and older offered on April 26
04/03/2014
Do you enjoy hiking cross-country, but fear losing your way? If so, join the Johnson County Park & Recreation District for a Map and Compass Orienteering Workshop beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
 
New Easter Egg Night Hunt is April 17 at Antioch Park
03/31/2014
Grab your grandchildren and head to Antioch Park for a new twist on an Easter egg hunt during a new special event being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in Antioch Park.
 
50 Plus program seeks Thrill Seekers for kayaking adventures
03/31/2014
Kayaking is the next adrenaline-pumping adventure planned this winter and spring as part of the Thrill Seekers program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Create nature-inspired art at Earth EnVi Art Outdoor event on April 19
03/31/2014
Bring the whole family or take part on your own to take part in an environmental outdoor art project being offered in late April at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center.
 
Neighbor's Place Potluck set for April 22 at Roeland Park Community Center
03/31/2014
Join your friends or meet new ones at a Neighbor's Place Potluck being planned in late April by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Lake Shawnee is final destination for 50 Plus Spring Strolling program
03/31/2014
The third and final walk in the Spring Strolling series being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District will take participants to Shawnee County in late April.
 
HP3 event, including Duathlon, 5K and 10K, set for May 10 at Heritage Park
03/31/2014
For more than 25 years the Johnson County Park & Recreation District has sponsored an early summer duathlon at Heritage Park. In 2013, the event added 5K and 10K runs along with the Duathlon, and these are continuing this year.
 
New Thrill Seekers' Day of Thrills event set for April 5 at TimberRidge Adventure Center
03/19/2014
The TimberRidge Adventure has everything a thrill seeker is looking for: a climbing wall, archery, a zip line, canoeing, hiking, fishing, and more.
 
New Easter Bunny Hide and Seek event is April 12 at Shawnee Mission Park
03/19/2014
Bring your family and come solve a series of clues left by the Easter Bunny to find a grand prize during a new special event in Shawnee Mission Park being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Trucks and Big Rigs for Kids event returns to The Theatre in the Park on April 12
03/19/2014
A popular special event which lets kids get an up-close look at big rigs, tractors, and all types of equipment will be returning to the Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park on April 12.
 
Prepare for summer swimming with new spring stroke clinic beginning April 13
03/19/2014
The Stingrays Swim Team has previously been strictly a summer program, but a new offering beginning in mid-April will give youth a chance to improve in advance of the summer swim season.
 
New Art in the Park program for young children and parents offered on April 16 & 23
03/19/2014
Young children and a parent can meet new friends, play in the park, and make an art project during a new program being offered twice in mid-April by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
50 Plus plans Kansas City Royals Opening Day Party on March 31
03/12/2014
Come root, root, root for the home team during an opening day party for the Kansas City Royals being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Current season of Animal Tales Storytime concludes with sessions on April 2 & 16
03/12/2014
The current season of Animal Tales Storytime will draw to a close with sessions on April 2 and 16 at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe.
 
JCPRD Early Childhood Development Centers and Natureplay Preschool to conduct annual open houses on April 3
03/12/2014
Three Early Childhood Development Centers and the Natureplay preschool run by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District are planning open houses on Thursday, April 3.
 
Spring Spaghetti Dinner is April 3 at Roeland Park Community Center
03/12/2014
Something good is cooking at the Roeland Park Community Center and the community is invited to come participate in a special meal being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Travel to Wichita to visit quilt show or a museum on April 3
03/12/2014
Whether it's needlework or a chance to visit a unique trove of historical artifacts, a day trip being planned in early April by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District could be an interesting diversion.
 
50 Plus day trip to visit Planes, Trains, and Steamboats on March 18
03/05/2014
All aboard the bus for a day trip adventure themed around different modes of transportation which is being offered in mid-March by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Visit Ernie Miller Nature Center to take part in Passport to Adventure 2014 beginning March 22
03/05/2014
Gather your family and pick up your Passport to Adventure for the Interpretive Site Coalition of Kansas City’s sixteenth annual event at the Ernie Miller Nature Center or at any of 16 other sites in the metro area beginning March 22.
 
May through August issue of JCPRD Activities catalog available after March 24
03/05/2014
The next issue of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Activities catalog will be available after March 24.
 
New Jazz Afternoon event set for March 26 at Roeland Park Community Center
03/05/2014
Relax, catch up with friends, or make new ones during a new special event being planned in late March by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Spring Break Trout Stocking set for March 14
02/26/2014
Bring the kids and start out spring break week by watching as hundreds of pounds of squirming rainbow trout are stocked in three Johnson County Park & Recreation District lakes.
 
Spring Break Geocaching Event is March 15 at Antioch Park
02/26/2014
Looking for a way to keep the kids busy this spring break? Join the fun of a scavenger hunt on March 15 during a Spring Break Geocaching Event being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District at Antioch Park.
 
Spring Fling Fun offers nature-related activities during spring break, March 17-21
02/26/2014
Bored during Spring Break Week? Bring your family and friends to the annual Spring Fling Fun event at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas-7 Highway, Olathe, where a fun and educational program will be presented twice each day.
 
Spring Break Volleyball camp for grades 3-8 begins March 17
02/26/2014
Providing boys and girls in grades three through eight with basic skills in the game of volleyball is the goal of a Spring Break Volleyball Camp being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Busy Bees Program for ages 4 & 5 on March 8 kicks off Spring Time Series at Ernie Miller Nature Center   
02/19/2014
Honeybees are the theme of the first in a series of three programs for young children being offered during March, April, and May at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
 
50 Plus themed Bingo programs continue on March 11, 17, and 27
02/19/2014
An American folk hero, the symbol of a spring holiday, and a newly popular baked good are all themes for bingo programs being presented during March by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Iliff Commons and Kill Creek Park are March destinations for 50 Plus Spring Strolling program
02/19/2014
Make new friends while exploring nature during a series of three spring walks being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
50 Plus plans an Irish Celebration with Celtique at Matt Ross Community Center on March 12
02/19/2014
Celebrating the Emerald Isle and National Irish American Heritage Month is the goal of a special event being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Spring Break Splash Bash for all ages planned on March 14 at RPAC
02/19/2014
A Spring Break Splash Bash for all ages is being planned for March 14 at the dome-covered Roeland Park Aquatics Center, 4843 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park, by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Ready, Set, Hike sessions let young children explore the Mill Creek Streamway Park on March 14, 21, & 28
02/14/2014
As signs of spring's arrival begin to show all around, it's time to get outside and explore and a series of nature hikes for young children at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Natureplay Preschool offer that opportunity.
 
Pee Wee Soccer League deadline is Feb. 28
02/05/2014
Feb. 28 is the deadline for signing up for the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Pee Wee Soccer League at Stoll Park and New Century Fieldhouse.
 
New monthly Picasso's Playgroup art program is for young children and their busy parents
02/05/2014
Parents can visit with other parents in a relaxed atmosphere as their kids ages two to five create art projects during a new intergenerational art class being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Riverfront Heritage Trail is February destination for 50 Plus Spring Strolling program
02/04/2014
Make new friends while exploring the great outdoors during a series of three spring walks being offered through April by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Feb. 21 is registration deadline for Girls on the Run track program for grades 3-5
01/30/2014
Educating and preparing girls in grades three through five for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living is the goal of a track program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Sandlot Draft Softball Tournament offered on Feb. 22 for adults
01/30/2014
Kick it old style in an elementary-schoolyard-style softball tournament being offered at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District at the Mid-America Sports Complex.
 
Registrations being taken for Indoor Triathlon on Feb. 23
01/30/2014
Whether you are a seasoned triathlete looking for an early spring challenge or a beginner looking to participate in your first triathlon, an Indoor Triathlon being hosted by 68's Inside Sports in conjunction with the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in late February could be for you. Feb. 16 is the registration deadline for this event.
 
Neighbor's Place Potluck set for Feb. 25 at Roeland Park Community Center
01/30/2014
Join your friends or meet new ones at a Neighbor's Place Potluck being planned in late February by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Author Therese Park will talk about her lasted novel during Feb. 20 event
01/28/2014
Join Kansas City Star columnist and author Therese Park as she discusses her latest novel during a Feb. 20 event being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Home School Creativity Studio program offered for ages 6-12 beginning Feb. 5
01/28/2014
Home school students will enjoy a variety of art activities during a program offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District for youth ages six to 12 beginning in early February.
 
50 Plus program seeks Thrill Seekers for scuba diving, kayaking adventures
01/28/2014
If you’re interested in water-based, adrenaline-pumping excitement this winter and spring, the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District is offering a new season of its Thrill Seekers program.
 
Spring Trout Stockings set for Feb. 12 at Kill Creek, Heritage, and Shawnee Mission parks
01/28/2014
The public is invited to come watch as hundreds of pounds of rainbow trout are stocked in three Johnson County Park & Recreation District lakes in mid-February.
 
Be an animal investigator with Nature Explorers Home School Program on Feb. 13
01/28/2014
Animal investigations is the topic of an intergenerational nature program designed to supplement and support home school efforts which being offered in mid-February at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe.
 
Young Children can make Valentines for the Birds during Feb. 14 program
01/28/2014
Young children will make a special Valentine's gift for their feathered wild friends during a one-hour stand-alone nature-related program being offered at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Natureplay Preschool located at the Mill Creek Activity Center, 6518 Vista Dr., Shawnee.
 
Valentine's Day events for 50 Plus include dinner and bingo, dance
01/28/2014
For Valentine's Day this year, the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District is offering residents a choice of two great special events at two locations.
 
Be a part of annual national bird count at Free Great Backyard Bird Count event on Feb. 15 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
01/28/2014
Each year, biologists and researchers count on "you" to help them determine the health of North American bird populations.
 
Next Mad Science® Crazy School's Out Science Fun session offered on Feb. 17
01/28/2014
Come spend a no-school day learning how wedges, screws, and levers help us in our daily lives during a program for ages six through 12 being offered at the Prairie Village Community Center on Feb. 17.
 
Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on Feb. 5 & 19 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
01/23/2014
The winter season of Animals Tales Storytime sessions will continue during February at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe.
 
Learn about upcoming travel destinations when JCPRD presents a 50 Plus Travel Show on Feb. 5
01/23/2014
Learn about domestic and international destinations for upcoming trips being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District during a Travel Show in early February.
 
School Day Out Art Fun program offered on Feb. 7
01/23/2014
Winter watercolors is the theme for a School Day Out Art Fun program being presented on Feb. 7 by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New Pickleball Play With the Grandkids event is Feb. 7 at Matt Ross Community Center
01/23/2014
Share your love of pickleball with your grandkids during a new program being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Self Defense Program for ages 12 and older to be presented on Feb. 8 at Shawnee Civic Center by The Ali Kemp Educational (T.A.K.E.) Foundation
01/23/2014
Girls and women ages 12 and up are invited to attend a free presentation of the T.A.K.E. self-defense seminar in early February at the Shawnee Civic Center.
 
Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on Feb. 5 & 19 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
01/17/2014
The winter season of Animals Tales Storytime sessions will continue during February at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe.
 
Learn about upcoming travel destinations when JCPRD presents a 50 Plus Travel Show on Feb. 5
01/17/2014
Learn about domestic and international destinations for upcoming trips being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District during a Travel Show in early February.
 
School Day Out Art Fun program offered on Feb. 7
01/17/2014
Winter watercolors is the theme for a School Day Out Art Fun program being presented on Feb. 7 by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New Pickleball Play With the Grandkids event is Feb. 7 at Matt Ross Community Center
01/17/2014
Share your love of pickleball with your grandkids during a new program being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Self Defense Program for ages 12 and older to be presented on Feb. 8 at Shawnee Civic Center by The Ali Kemp Educational (T.A.K.E.) foundation
01/17/2014
Girls and women ages 12 and up are invited to attend a free presentation of the T.A.K.E. self-defense seminar in early February at the Shawnee Civic Center.
 
Sunday Family Series continues on Feb. 2, 9, 16 & 23 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
01/09/2014
Bring the family to the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in February when Sunday Afternoon Nature Programs continue.
 
Free Out-Of-Library Storytime programs begin Feb. 3 at Mill Creek Activity Center
01/09/2014
The Johnson County Library has teamed with the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Mill Creek Activity Center to present a special free storytime experience each Tuesday for seven weeks beginning in early February.
 
Love in the Afternoon programs for 50 Plus feature great music and cuisine on Feb. 4 & 7
01/09/2014
Two programs of fine cuisine and exceptional music are planned during February as part of a series of lunch programs being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Department.
 
Make great memories through Leap List program for 50 Plus during February
01/09/2014
Leap into fun memories with the Leap List program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Sno-Ball Softball Tourney offered on Jan. 25 for adults
01/07/2014
Thursday, Jan. 23, is the deadline for teams to register for the Sno-Ball Softball Tourney, which will take place on Jan. 25 at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Mid-America Sports Complex.
 
New Kansas Day Celebration is Jan. 26 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
01/07/2014
Come celebrate all things Kansas during a statehood day celebration being planned at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in late January.
 
Pickleball Mexican Fiesta is Jan. 28 at Matt Ross Community Center
01/07/2014
Enjoy regular pickleball play followed by a Mexican Fiesta lunch and an opportunity to get to know your fellow players better during a late January program being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Winter Fun Series for ages 4 & 5 at Ernie Miller Nature Center kicks off with Winter Wonderland Program on Jan. 11
12/18/2013
Winter Wonderland is the theme of the first in a series of three programs for young children being offered during January and February at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller ...
 
New 50 Plus Art Show to take place on Jan. 15 at Matt Ross Community Center
12/18/2013
Local artists age 50 and over can show off their artwork while enjoying refreshments and discovering other local artists during a first-ever 50 Plus Art Show being presented on Wednesday, Jan. 15, by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Jan. 15 is registration deadline for Jan. 29 “Harvey” day trip to the New Theatre Restaurant
12/18/2013
Enjoy dining and a terrifically funny matinee show of "Harvey" at the New Theatre Restaurant during a late January Day Trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions begins Jan. 8 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
12/13/2013
A new season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions is beginning at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe.
 
Make great memories through Leap List program for 50 Plus
12/13/2013
Leap into fun memories with a new season of the Leap List program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Sunday Family Series begins Jan. 5 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
12/11/2013
Bring the family to the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in January for Sunday Afternoon Nature Programs for educational and entertaining programs.
 
Free Coffee with the Birds program offered on Tuesday mornings beginning Jan. 7 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
12/11/2013
Come enjoy winter birdwatching from the comfort of an indoor wildlife viewing room during an informal program being offered at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center.
 
New season of 50 Plus Bingo begins on Jan. 7
12/11/2013
A new season of themed bingo games is being kicked off in January by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Johnson County Park & Recreation District to recycle Christmas trees at three locations
12/04/2013
The Johnson County Park & Recreation District will again be accepting post-holiday contributions of discarded natural Christmas trees at three locations.
 
First ever Bah Hum Bug Blitz Dodgeball Tournament offered on Dec. 28 for adults
12/04/2013
Want to twist, dodge, and attack with a different kind of sporting event between the holidays this year?
 
School Day Out Art Fun program offered on Jan. 2 & 3
12/04/2013
Helping parents provide fun and engaging ways to occupy their student's mind and hands on two no school days at the beginning of the new year is the aim of a program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Letters From Santa offered through Dec. 18 by Overland Park 50 Plus program
11/27/2013
Personalized letters from Santa are available through a program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s 50 Plus Department.
 
Mad Science® Crazy School's Out Science Fun offered on Dec 20, 23, 30 and Jan 9
11/27/2013
Youth ages six to 12 can spend up to four non-school days in December and early January learning about a variety of science-related topics during a new Mad Science® program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
School Day Out Art Fun program offered on Dec. 20, 27 and 30
11/27/2013
Helping parents provide fun and engaging ways to occupy their student's mind and hands on three no school days around the winter holidays is the aim of a program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Winter Solstice Celebration is Dec. 21 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
11/27/2013
Take a break from the busy holiday festivities and preparations to celebrate an ancient rite at a fun special event for all ages called the Winter Solstice Celebration planned for Dec. 21 at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center.
 
An Elf's Day Off pool party for all ages planned on Dec. 23 at RPAC
11/27/2013
A Elf's Day Off Pool Party for all ages is being planned for Dec. 23 at the dome-covered Roeland Park Aquatic Center, 4843 Rosewood Drive, Roeland Park, by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Roeland Park Aquatic Center plans early or full closures on Dec. 24, 25, and 31, will offer extended open swims on Dec. 26, 27, and 30
11/27/2013
The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will close early on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve for the holidays and will be closed on Christmas Day as well. Following the holiday, the center will offer special open swim hours on Dec. 26, 27, and 30.
 
Superintendent of Recreation Jill Geller named Interim Executive Director of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District
11/25/2013
The Johnson County Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners has appointed Superintendent of Recreation Jill Geller to serve as the agency’s interim executive director upon the retirement of Executive Director Michael Meadors on Dec. 20.
 
Kids can do their shopping at new Holiday Marketplace at RPCC on Dec. 14
11/20/2013
A festive holiday morning is planned at the Roeland Park Community Center on Dec. 14 when kids can do their Christmas shopping during a new special event being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Breakfast With Santa for ages 3-5 offered at Ernie Miller Nature Center on Dec. 14
11/20/2013
Children three to five can bring a parent and enjoy a morning meal followed by a visit with Santa during a program called Breakfast With Santa being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
50 Plus presents Murder Mystery Dinner on Dec. 13 at MCAC
11/20/2013
Prohibition, speakeasies, murder, and a mystery to solve provide the backdrop for a new special event being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
December Speed Gaming event for 50 plus will take place on Dec. 13 at MCAC
11/20/2013
Meeting new people can be hard to do without some activity to keep your hands and mind busy. That's the idea behind a program called Speed Gaming being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Dec. 7 KC WildLands Native Christmas Tree Event planned in Shawnee Mission Park
11/20/2013
Shawnee Mission Park will serve as the metro area’s only 2013 site for Kansas City WildLands’ annual Red Cedar Christmas Tree Day.
 
New Hand and Foot Get Together planned for Dec. 5 at New Century Fieldhouse
11/20/2013
Hand and Foot is an addictive card game similar to canasta and those who have caught the bug or those who would like to are invited to a new special event being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Current season of Animal Tales Storytime concludes with sessions on Dec. 4 & 18
11/20/2013
The fall-winter season of Animal Tales Storytime will conclude with sessions on Dec. 4 and 18 at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe.
 
JCPRD's Christmas & New Year's Closings and Special Hours
11/19/2013
CHRISTMAS - December 24 & December 25

Antioch Park Offices: Open 12/24 / Closed 12/25

Ernie Miller Nature Center: Closed 12/24 & 12/25

Heritage Park Golf Course: Open 12/24...
 
Girls Night Out Painting Party for adults is Dec. 5 at PVCC
11/13/2013
Girls Night Out Painting Party is the name of an art program for adults being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in early December.
 
New Great Bake Off will take place Dec. 5 at New Century Fieldhouse
11/13/2013
Think you have the best recipe for pies, cookies, or cakes? Test your skills with the first-ever Great Bake-Off competition being presented in early December at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's New Century Fieldhouse near Gardner.
 
New Kids Night Out Mystery Dinner planned at Roeland Park Community Center on Dec. 6
11/13/2013
Parents are invited to drop their kids off for a night of fun during a new special event being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The idea is that with the kids occupied and stores open late, parents can finish making purchases for their family's holiday wish list.
 
Squaw Creek Eagle Days trip offered on Dec. 7
11/13/2013
Visit the 35th annual celebration of "Eagle Days" at the Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge through a birdwatching trip being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New Christmas with Celtique holiday concert is Dec. 9 at Matt Ross Community Center
11/13/2013
Dec. 2 is the registration deadline for a new holiday concert at the Matt Ross Community Center being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Executive Director Michael Meadors to retire from Johnson County Park and Recreation District after 27-plus years of service
11/07/2013
At a Special Board Meeting of the Johnson County Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners held November 6, 2013, Executive Director Michael Meadors announced his retirement and the board accepted his resignation effective December 20, 2013.
 
Donations of animal supplies sought through Holidays for the Animals program at Ernie Miller Nature Center
11/07/2013
Individuals, families, and groups wanting to make a difference are invited to consider contributing a gift to the animals at the Ernie Miller Nature Center through a program called Holidays for the Animals.
 
50 Plus Bingo continues on Dec. 2, 5, 11 and 19
11/07/2013
The current season of themed bingo games being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District will conclude with four sessions during December.
 
Free New Horizons Band Concert set for Dec. 3 at Johnson County Community College
11/07/2013
A free concert by the New Horizons Band is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park.
 
Love in the Afternoon programs for 50 Plus feature great music and cuisine on Dec. 3 & 12
11/07/2013
Two programs of fine cuisine and exceptional music are planned during December as part of a series of lunch programs being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Department.
 
Tellabration 2013 Set for Nov. 23 At Ernie Miller Nature Center
10/30/2013
Want to hear a good story? Come celebrate the International Day of Storytelling at the Ernie Miller Nature Center. This year's event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 23. The cost is $3 per person, including adults, paid at the site.
 
Intro to Facebook® program begins Nov. 27 at MRCC
10/30/2013
Learn how to share information and pictures with your friends and family using social media during a program being offered in late November by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Ernie Miller Nature Center offers live animal programs for groups
10/30/2013
Four nature programs featuring live animals are being offered for groups by the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas-7 Highway, Olathe, or at your location in Kansas. The programs are called Wildlife Who's Who, Wildlife Webs, Snakes Alive, and Birds of Prey and are presented by Johnson County Park & Recreation District outdoor education staff members.
 
Roeland Park Aquatic Center dome to be closed Nov. 28 & 29
10/30/2013
The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will be closed for two days in late November in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.
 
Thanksgiving baseball camp offered on Nov. 29-30 for ages 7-14
10/30/2013
Thanksgiving break is a great time to focus on baseball skills during an indoor youth camp being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
JCPRD Veteran's Day Closings & Special Hours
10/24/2013
Antioch Park Offices: Closed

Ernie Miller Nature Center: Closed

Heritage Park Golf Course: Open regular hours (weather permitting)

JCPRD Administrative Offices: Closed

John...
 
JCPRD Thanksgiving Closings & Special Hours
10/24/2013
Antioch Park Offices: Closed 11/28 & 11/29

Ernie Miller Nature Center: Closed 11/28, 11/29, 11/30 & 12/1

Heritage Park Golf Course: Open regular hours 11/28 & 11/29(weather permitting)
 
New Gluten Free Living program offered for adults on Nov. 13 at RPCC
10/23/2013
Gain new insight about why gluten free items are popping up more and more in the grocery store through a new program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in mid-November.
 
November Speed Gaming event for 50 Plus will take place on Nov. 15 at MCAC
10/23/2013
Meeting new people can be hard to do without some activity to keep your hands and mind busy. That's the idea behind a program called Speed Gaming being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New "It's a Family Affair" dance planned at Roeland Park Community Center on Nov. 16
10/23/2013
Bring your children to the first-ever father / daughter, mother / son dance being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Friendsgiving + Bingo event is Nov. 7 at Roeland Park Community Center
10/17/2013
Bring your friends, a side dish to share, and be prepared for after dinner fun when an event called Friendsgiving + Bingo is presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in early November.
 
50 Plus, Overland Park, Plan Veterans Day Event on Nov. 8
10/17/2013
The Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Department is again teaming with the city of Overland Park to offer Veteran's Day activities on Friday, Nov. 8, at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty, Overland Park.
 
Learn Spanish through Leap List program for 50 Plus beginning Nov. 7 or 18
10/17/2013
Speaking Spanish is the latest skill to be covered through a new program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Sharpen driving skills and reduce insurance costs with AARP driving class on Nov. 12 & 13
10/17/2013
Keep your driving skills sharp while at the same time reducing your insurance rate by taking an AARP Driver Safety Course being offered twice in November by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
KC WildLands plans workdays on Nov. 2 at Shawnee Mission Park and Nov. 9 at Kill Creek Park
10/17/2013
Both individuals and groups are invited to take part in two community restoration workdays being planned in November at prairie remnants in conjunction with Kansas City WildLands at two different Johnson County Park & Recreation District parks.
 
Self Defense Program for ages 12 and older to be presented on Nov. 2 at Oxford Middle School in Overland Park by The Ali Kemp Educational (T.A.K.E.) Foundation
10/09/2013
A self-defense program meant to help women and girls fight the kind of violence which killed a 19-year-old Leawood resident during the summer of 2002 is being offered in late July at the Matt Ross Community Center in Overland Park.
 
Second Public hayride offered on Nov. 3 at Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park
10/09/2013
The second of two public hayrides being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District this fall will take place in early November.
 
50 Plus Bingo continues on Nov. 5 and 13
10/09/2013
Two themed bingo games at two locations are being planned during November by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Animal Tales Storytime continues on Nov. 6 & 20 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
10/09/2013
A new season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions is beginning at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn during any or all of the eight sessions scheduled on Wednesdays between Sept. 4 and Dec. 18.
 
Fall Trout Stockings planned at three JCPRD lakes on Oct. 23
10/02/2013
Come watch as 4,000 pounds of squirming rainbow trout are stocked in three Johnson County Park & Recreation District lakes in late October.
 
Senior Fest is Oct. 24 at the Ritz Charles
10/02/2013
Join un for a fun-filled Senior Fest and learn more about what our community has to offer you when the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s 50 Plus Department presents this event for a third year in late October.
 
Ernie Miller Park Owl Prowl offered on Nov. 1 -3
10/02/2013
Great horned, barred, and screech owls make their homes in Ernie Miller Park. Come learn more about these fascinating birds during the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Park Owl Prowl offered on three dates in early November.
 
Spook-N-Splash pool party for all ages set for Oct. 25 at RPAC
10/02/2013
Scary swimming and frightening fun is in store for participants in a Spook-N-Splash event being planned for Oct. 25 at the dome-covered Roeland Park Aquatic Center, 4843 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park.
 
This year's Mildale Farm Fall Fest set for Oct. 26
10/02/2013
Bring the family and spend the day exploring the Mildale Farm property and enjoying a number of activities during the annual free Mildale Farm Fall Fest being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District for Oct. 26.
 
Trick-or-Cache program planned at Antioch Park on Oct. 26
10/02/2013
Experience Trick-or-Caching this Halloween through a program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in late October.
 
Haunted Kansas program returns to Ernie Miller Park on Oct. 26
10/02/2013
As darkness falls, walk through the trails of Ernie Miller Park and listen to the stories of long ago during a special event being offered at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
JCPRD Children's Services Department conducting Halloween-themed canned goods drive Oct. 28-Nov. 1
10/02/2013
Students enrolled in the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 27 After School Programs will Trick-or-Treat for canned goods instead of candy again this year.
 
New Pet Parade and Kids Costume Contest Spooktacular planned at RPCC on Oct. 19
09/25/2013
Gather your family, friends, and pets for a spooktacular morning during a new late October special event being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Orienteering workshop for ages 16 and older offered on Oct. 19
09/25/2013
Do you enjoy hiking cross-country, but fear losing your way? If so, join the Johnson County Park & Recreation District for a Map and Compass Workshop beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
 
Experience local talent at free Senior Follies on Oct. 20 at Jewish Community Center
09/25/2013
This year's Senior Follies has a new venue as well as a new seasonal setting, but still promises an exciting afternoon of great entertainment.
 
Neighbor's Place Potluck set for Oct. 22 at Roeland Park Community Center
09/25/2013
Join your friends or meet new ones at a Neighbor's Place Potluck being planned in late October by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Unique Boutiques Day Trip on Nov. 21 offers north of the river shopping experience
09/25/2013
Get a jump on holiday shopping during a day trip to interesting store north of the river during a day trip being planned in late November by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Little Cedar Theater class offered for ages 6-12 at Ernie Miller Nature Center starting Oct. 10
09/18/2013
Aspiring young naturalists who love nature and enjoy sharing stories with family and friends will enjoy a program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
 
New Homespun Fun event is Oct. 10 at Grace Methodist Church
09/18/2013
Come enjoy a new event featuring a home-style dinner and old-fashioned entertainment being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Try archery lessons through Leap List program for 50 Plus beginning Oct. 10 or 14
09/18/2013
Archery is the latest skill to be covered through a new program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New Mad Science© Crazy School's Out Science Fun for youth offered on Oct. 11, 24 & 25
09/18/2013
Youth ages six to 12 can spend up to seven non-school days this fall and winter learning about a variety of science-related topics during a new Mad Science© program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Staying home alone and babysitting are topics of separate JCPRD classes starting Oct. 11
09/18/2013
Separate programs meant to help prepare children and young teens for the responsibilities of staying home alone or babysitting others are being offered in mid-October by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Monthly Speed Gaming events for 50 Plus continue on Oct. 11 at MCAC
09/18/2013
Meeting new people can be hard to do without some activity to keep your hands and mind busy. A new program called Speed Gaming presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District can help.
 
Dedication of "Trail of Death" plaque set for Sept. 28 at Heritage Park
09/13/2013
A Sept. 28 ceremony is planned at Heritage Park to dedicate a plaque marking a local encampment location of the Potawatomi Indians' during their 1838 "Trail of Death" forced march from Indiana to an a...
 
Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue at Ernie Miller Nature Center on Oct. 2 & 16
09/13/2013
The fall season of Animals Tales Storytime sessions will continue during October at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their paren...
 
Geocaching Walk planned at Shawnee Mission Park on Oct. 4
09/13/2013
Celebrate National "Visit a Park Day" with a Geocaching Walk being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in early October.

This program will take pl...
 
Pickleball Tournament is Oct. 5 at Okun Fieldhouse
09/13/2013
Sept. 27 is the deadline for a Pickleball Tournament being presented in early October by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

This event will take plac...
 
Free New Horizons Band Concert set for Oct. 8
09/13/2013
A free concert by the New Horizons Band is set for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Bishop Miege High School, 5041 Reinhardt Dr. Roeland Park, KS 66205.
 
Parent & Child Twilight Hike offered twice during early October in Ernie Miller Park
09/13/2013
An intergenerational program being offered in twice in early October at Ernie Miller Park allows children ages two to six with a parent or guardian to explore park trails as the sun sets.

T...
 
Visit Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve with 50 Plus walking trip on Oct. 9
09/13/2013
Visit the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve near Emporia, Kan., during a walking trip being offered in early October by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
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"Style and Grace" is theme for 50 Plus Senior Prom on Sept. 27 at LCC
09/04/2013
"Style and Grace" is the theme of a Senior Prom being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Third Annual Double Ogg Dare Festival offers outdoor fun and challenges for all ages
09/04/2013
Join a day-long celebration of the great outdoors during the third annual Double Ogg Dare Festival on Sept. 28.
 
Cars in the Park on Sept. 28 benefits Special Olympians
09/04/2013
Do you own a unique vehicle you’d like to show off? The Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s fifth annual Cars in the Park car show planned for Sept. 28 at The Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park, accessible via a separate entrance at 77100 Renner Road, Shawnee, could be your opportunity.
 
First of six School Day Out Art Fun programs is Sept. 30 at RPCC
09/04/2013
Helping parents provide fun and engaging ways to occupy their student's mind and hands on no school days is the aim of a new program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Love in the Afternoon programs for 50 Plus feature great music and cuisine on Oct. 1 & 4
09/04/2013
Two programs of fine cuisine and exceptional music are planned during October as part of a series of lunch programs being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Department.
 
Learn about upcoming travel destinations when JCPRD presents a 50 Plus Travel Show on Oct. 1
09/04/2013
Learn about domestic and international destinations for upcoming trips being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District during a Travel Show in early October.
 
Flu Shot Clinic offered on Oct. 3 at Roeland Park Community Center
09/04/2013
Help prevent the flu by participating in a free flu shot clinic in early October being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Fall Spaghetti Dinner is Oct. 3 at Roeland Park Community Center
09/04/2013
Something good is cooking at the Roeland Park Community Center and the community is invited to come participate in a special meal being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Monthly Speed Gaming events for 50 Plus begin Sept. 20 at MCAC
08/28/2013
Meeting new people can be hard to do without some activity to keep your hands and mind busy. The 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District has a solution in the form of a new program called Speed Gaming.
 
Ernie Miller Nature Center's Fall Fun Series for ages 4-5 begins Sept. 21
08/28/2013
Migrating birds, Native Americans, and attendees of the first Thanksgiving are topics to be explored in a series of three fall programs for young children being offered at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
 
New 50 Plus program seeks Thrill Seekers for ballooning, skydiving adventures
08/28/2013
If you're interested in some high-flying, adrenaline-pumping excitement this fall, the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District has a new program which might be of interest.
 
Public Hayride offered on Sept. 22 at Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park
08/28/2013
In addition to hayrides for organized groups, the Johnson County Park & Recreation District also offers opportunities for individuals and small groups to enjoy the crisp autumn air from a tractor-drawn haywagon without having to worry about reaching minimum numbers or placing a deposit.
 
Arthritis Foundation's Walk With Ease program begins Sept. 24 at Santa Fe Commons
08/28/2013
A new six-week walking program sponsored by the Arthritis Foundation is being presented beginning in late September by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Sept. 27 is early registration deadline for youth Winter Basketball and Volleyball leagues
08/28/2013
Registration materials will be available online beginning Sept. 3 for youth Winter Basketball and Volleyball leagues being offered at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Okun Fieldhouse, located within the Mid-America West Sports Complex, 20200 Johnson Drive, Shawnee.
 
Portion of Mill Creek Streamway Trail to be closed for construction
08/27/2013
A portion of the Gary L. Haller Trail in the Mill Creek Streamway Park will be closed for approximately two weeks beginning Sept. 23 for trail stabalization and erosion control.

The 1.25 mile ...
 
New Season of 50 Plus Bingo begins on Sept. 10
08/21/2013
A new season of themed bingo games is being kicked off in September by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. In all, 12 bingo sessions will alternate between five locations through late December.
 
Topeka and Clinton Lake are September destinations for 50 Plus Fall Strolling program
08/21/2013
Make new friends while exploring nature during a series of three fall walks being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Series of fall Outdoor Fun programs begins with Sept. 13 session
08/21/2013
A series of five one-hour stand-alone nature-related activities for young children are planned this fall by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Natureplay Preschool located at the Mill Creek Activity Center, 6518 Vista Dr., Shawnee.
 
Join a Progressive Dinner on Sept. 13 at Antioch Park
08/21/2013
Join friends from across the county at the first-ever Progressive Dinner in the Park presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
2013 Fall Hayrides offered for organized groups at two parks
08/21/2013
Enjoy the crisp autumn air by taking a hayride through Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park or in Heritage Park. Organized hayrides for groups are available through the Johnson County Park & Recreation District and conclude with a warm campfire where apple cider and marshmallows await!
 
Monarchs & Wildflowers event is Sept. 14 at Ernie Miller Park
08/21/2013
Celebrating the monarch butterfly's amazing annual migration is the aim of a special event set for Sept. 14 at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park, 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
 
Have a Zip Line Experience at TimberRidge on Sept. 14
08/21/2013
Come experience the zip line at the TimberRidge Adventure Center through a new program for ages 12 and older being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Presentation of T.A.K.E. Self-Defense Program on the Field at Kauffman Stadium is Sept. 14
08/21/2013
A presentation of The Ali Kemp Educational (T.A.K.E.) Foundation Self-Defense Seminar on the playing field at Kauffman Stadium will take place on Sept. 14. The Kansas City Royals, 99.7 The Point, and the Johnson County Park & Recreation District have teamed to present this free program.
 
Presentation of T.A.K.E. Self-Defense Program on the Field at Kauffman Stadium is Sept. 14
08/21/2013
A presentation of The Ali Kemp Educational (T.A.K.E.) Foundation Self-Defense Seminar on the playing field at Kauffman Stadium will take place on Sept. 14. The Kansas City Royals, 99.7 The Point, and the Johnson County Park & Recreation District have teamed to present this free program.
 
Traffic to be restricted during Olathe Medical Center Women's Triathlon on Sept. 14
08/21/2013
Traffic will be restricted in Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe during the sixth annual Olathe Medical Center Women's Triathlon on Saturday, Sept. 14.
 
JCPRD Labor Day Closings & Special Hours
08/21/2013
Antioch Park Offices: Closed

Ernie Miller Nature Center: Closed

Heritage Park Golf Course: Open regular hours (weather permitting)

JCPRD Administrative Offices: Closed

John...
 
Make great memories through new Leap List program for 50 Plus
08/19/2013
Leap into fun memories with a new program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

Leap List is the name of the program, which is meant to put a...
 
New Moths in the Moonlight event is Sept. 6 at Ernie Miller Park
08/14/2013
Like a moth to a flame, you can be drawn into the secret lives of moths during a new special event set for Friday, Sept. 6, at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park, 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
 
Grandma and Me Tea Party set for Sept. 7 at Roeland Park Community Center
08/14/2013
Kids can celebrate Grandparents' Day by bringing grandma (and grandpa too) to the Roeland Park Community Center for tea during an event in early August being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Roeland Park Aquatic Center dome to be reinstalled Sept. 10-11
08/14/2013
The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will be closed to the public for about three days for the annual reinstallation of the air-supported dome which makes the facility's main pool usable during the winter months.
 
New Cane Fu self-defense class for 50 plus begins Sept. 9
08/14/2013
If you use a cane for walking, you can empower yourself with a new martial arts class which will turn your cane into a weapon.
 
Free Out-Of-Library Storytime program set for Sept. 10 at Mill Creek Activity Center
08/14/2013
The Johnson County Library has teamed with the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Mill Creek Activity Center to present a special free storytime experience in mid-September.
 
Travel to Conception Abbey and Clyde Convent in northwest Missouri on Oct. 22
08/14/2013
Travel to northwest Missouri for a peaceful visit to Conception Abbey during a day trip being planned in late October by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
End of Summer Bingo Bash set for Sept. 12 at Town Village Leawood
08/14/2013
Don't dread the end of summer - celebrate it with an End of Summer Bingo Bash being planned in md-September by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
KC Symphony’s annual free community concert is Labor Day at The Theatre in the Park
08/07/2013
The Kansas City Symphony will present its annual "Pops in the Park" concert on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 2 beginning at 7 p.m. at The Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park. The performance is free to audiences of all ages and will be conducted by the symphony's associate conductor, Aram Demirjian.
 
New track program for girls in grades 3-8 begins Sept. 9 & 10
08/07/2013
Educating and preparing girls in grades three through eight for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living is the goal of a new track program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions begins Sept. 4 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
08/07/2013
A new season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions is beginning at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn during any or all of the eight sessions scheduled on Wednesdays between Sept. 4 and Dec. 18.
 
Grandparents can have fun with the grandkids during new Watercolor Workshops
08/07/2013
Have fun and paint a watercolor work of art with your grandchild, during a new intergenerational program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Art, nature subjects of separate home school programs beginning Sept. 5
08/07/2013
Art and nature are the subjects of two separate home school programs offered for youth ages six to 12 beginning in early September.
 
Travel Around the World in Kansas City with Day Trip on Oct. 10
08/07/2013
Experience the diversity of our city during a day trip being planned in early October by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Fall is the perfect time to enjoy a hayride in Heritage or Shawnee Mission Park   
07/29/2013
The full force of summer may still be upon us, but now is the time to start planning a fall hayride in Heritage or Shawnee Mission parks!

You can organize and reserve your own Group Hayride or ...
 
Final two Overnight Fishing opportunities of the summer are Aug. 17 & 24.
07/26/2013
The second of two overnight fishing opportunities planned this summer at Kill Creek Park Lake and the fourth of four at Shawnee Mission Park Lake are planned in mid and late August.
 
Pickleball Tournament is Aug. 17 at New Century Fieldhouse
07/26/2013
Aug. 9 is the deadline for a mid-August Pickleball Tournament being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District at the New Century Fieldhouse, 511 New Century Parkway, near Gardner.
 
Family Fun Scavenger Hunt set for Aug. 15
07/26/2013
Bring a child or grandchild to form a one-adult, one-child team for a new special event being presented in mid-August by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Final 50 Plus Bingo games of spring/summer season set for Aug. 14 & 22
07/26/2013
The final two themed bingo games of the spring/summer season are being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Next JCPRD Activities catalog online and distribution will begin after July 29
07/17/2013
The next issue of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Activities catalog will be available during the week of July 29 online at jcprd.com and in hard copy form as well.
 
Mid-Summer's Night Cache is Aug. 2 in Shawnee Mission Park
07/17/2013
Come try a modern day scavenger hunt during a fun new special event being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in early August.
 
Movie Nights switch to Saturday double- and triple features beginning Aug. 17
07/17/2013
Following an Aug. 6 Tuesday night showing of “Singin’ in the Rain;” The Theatre in the Park’s Movies in the Park program will move to Saturday nights, when a number of classic films will be shown as double- and triple-features.
 
Olathe Medical Center 5K & Family Fun Run is Aug. 3 at Heritage Park
07/17/2013
Providing a morning of family fun which supports a healthy lifestyle is the goal of the second-annual Olathe Medical Center 5K and Family Fun Run, which will take place on Saturday, Aug. 3.
 
JCPRD beaches and marinas to end their summer seasons Aug. 4
07/17/2013
Time is quickly winding down to take advantage of the summer season for two beaches and two marinas operated by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Final summer sessions of youth Making Waves progressive swim lessons begin Aug. 5
07/17/2013
Summer swim lessons utilizing a progressive new class format are offered in early August at two locations by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Portion of Mill Creek Streamway trail to be closed on July 16-19
07/11/2013
Trail improvement work on a 1.5-mile portion of the Gary L. Haller Trail in the Mill Creek Streamway Park originally planned for the second week of July has been pushed back by about a week, Johnson County Park & Recreation District officials said.
 
Self Defense Program for ages 12 and older to be presented on July 27 in Overland Park by The Ali Kemp Educational (T.A.K.E.) Foundation
07/11/2013
A self-defense program meant to help women and girls fight the kind of violence which killed a 19-year-old Leawood resident during the summer of 2002 is being offered in late July at the Matt Ross Community Center in Overland Park.
 
New Crazy Summer Celebration set for July 27 at Roeland Park Community Center
07/11/2013
Bring your family to the Roeland Park Community Center for a day of competitive fun during an event being planned in late July by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Introduction to Tree Climbing program offered three times on July 27 at Antioch Park
07/11/2013
Go out on a limb and have a fun experience in the canopy during a program being offered in late July by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Sailing Society to conduct final “Come Sail With Us” event of the season on July 27
07/11/2013
All sailors and sailing enthusiasts are invited to join the Johnson County Sailing Society for a special event on Saturday, July 27, at Shawnee Mission Park Lake, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa.
 
Zumba exercise class offered for adults at MCAC beginning July 27
07/11/2013
Zumba is rapidly becoming the next fitness sensation and you can join in the fun during a class being offered in late July at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Sailing I class offered for adults beginning July 30
07/11/2013
Learn the basic skills of sailing through a class being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Second Overnight Fishing Opportunity at Heritage Park is July 20
07/05/2013
The second of two overnight fishing opportunities planned at Heritage Park Lake during 2013 will take place on July 20, while the third of four overnight fishing opportunities at Shawnee Mission Park will take place on July 27.
 
50 plus craft class drawing on Pinterest offered at RPCC on July 24
07/05/2013
The social website Pinterest is the inspiration behind the latest offerings in a series of crafts classes being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Book Party for 50 plus planned at Antioch Library on July 25
07/05/2013
A free book party is being planned for July 25 at the Antioch Library, 8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Merriam. This program is being presented by the Johnson County Library and the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Department.
 
Portion of Mill Creek Streamway trail to be closed on July 16-19
06/27/2013
A 1.5-mile portion of the Gary L. Haller Trail in the Mill Creek Streamway Park will be closed for about four days in mid-July for a trail improvement project, but an alternative route is available.
 
Traffic will be restricted during Shawnee Mission Triathlon on July 14
06/27/2013
Traffic will be restricted at Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa, during the 29th annual UCP Shawnee Mission Triathlon on Sunday, July 14.
 
July 19 is initial entry deadline for sixth annual Olathe Medical Center Women's Triathlon
06/27/2013
July 19 is the initial entry deadline for the six-annual Olathe Medical Center Women's Triathlon, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe.
 
Deadlines approaching for Youth and High School Fall Softball Leagues at MAWSC
06/27/2013
July 19 is the early bird registration deadline for both youth and high school fall softball leagues at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Mid-America West Sports Complex, 20200 Johnson Drive, Shawnee.
 
Self Defense Program for Ages 12 and Older to Be Presented on July 20 by The Ali Kemp Educational (T.A.K.E.) Foundation in Blue Valley
06/27/2013
A program which represents a living legacy in honor of Ali Kemp, a 19-year-old Leawood resident who was murdered while working as a lifeguard at a residential subdivision pool in the summer of 2002, is being offered at an Overland Park location in late July.
 
Antioch Pak perimeter trail to undergo repairs on July 8 & 9
06/27/2013
Portions of the one-mile perimeter trail at Antioch Park will be closed intermittently on July 8 and 9 for repairs, Johnson County Park & Recreation District officials announced.

Repair plans c...
 
“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” and “The Lion King” to be shown at The Theatre in the Park during July
06/19/2013
“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang;” will be shown on July 9 and “The Lion King;” will be shown on July 23 as part of a new Movies in the Park program at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s The Theatre in the Park.
 
Animal Tales Storytime continues on July 10 & 24
06/19/2013
The spring-summer season of Animals Tales Storytime will conclude in July at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn on July 10 and 24.
 
Making a Difference program for pre- and young teens set for July 13
06/19/2013
If you need a way to start a discussion of sexuality with your pre-teen or young teenager, a new program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in association with the Johnson County Health Department may be able to help.
 
New Mad Science® Crazy Summer Science Fun for youth offered July 15-19
06/19/2013
Youth ages six to 13 can spend a few days or a whole week learning about a variety of science-related topics during a new Mad Science® program being offered in late July by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Great American Family Campout is July 6 & 7 at Shawnee Mission Park
06/19/2013
What could be better than a family campout right here in Johnson County? A program being offered by the Children's Services Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District will give participants a rare opportunity to sleep under the stars in Shawnee Mission Park and participate in other outdoor activities.
 
Trail closure at Heritage Park to take place starting June 17
06/17/2013
Portions of the loop trail around Heritage Park Lake will be closed for up to a month beginning Monday, June 17, Johnson County Park & Recreation District officials announced.

Closed will be an...
 
50 Plus plans Bingo games on July 2, 10, and 25
06/14/2013
Three themed bingo games at three locations are being planned during July by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Splash 4 Cash event for youth is July 4 at Roeland Park Aquatic Center
06/14/2013
Splash 4 Cash is the name of a special event for youth which will take place on July 4 at the Roeland Park Aquatic Center, 4843 Rosewood, Roeland Park.
 
Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater Programs for July
06/14/2013
Bring the family to the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater on Friday evenings during July for educational and entertaining programs.
 
Making Waves progressive swim lessons begin July 8, 13, & 22
06/14/2013
Summer swim lessons utilizing a progressive new class format are offered twice in July at two locations by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
50 Plus offers Twilight Walk on June 28
06/05/2013
Enjoy a leisurely trail walk followed by a dinner with other area senior during a late June walking program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Pickleball Tournament is June 29 at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center
06/05/2013
June 21 is the deadline for the fourth annual Pickleball Tournament being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in conjunction with the city of Overland Park.
 
Roeland Park Aquatic Center to be closed after 3 p.m. on July 1
06/05/2013
The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will close early on a Monday afternoon in early July in order to host a local swim meet, Johnson County Park & Recreation District officials announced.
 
Deadline is Aug. 1 for December Branson Christmas Extravaganza trip
06/05/2013
The winter holidays may seem a long ways off, and yet an Aug. 1 registration deadline is approaching for a December trip to Branson being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Race through inflatable obstacles at new Air It Up event on June 23
05/31/2013
A new athletic event for both youth and adults features a course of giant inflatable obstacles as part of a late June adventure run at Shawnee Mission Park.
 
New Neighbor's Place Potluck set for June 25 at Roeland Park Community Center
05/31/2013
Join your friends or meet new ones at a new Neighbor's Place Potluck being planned in late June by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Bridge Party for 50 Plus is June 26 at RPCC
05/31/2013
An afternoon of playing bridge and eating fabulous food is being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Healthy Cooking at Whole Foods day trip set for Aug. 20
05/31/2013
Learn to appreciate the full flavors of summer during a Healthy Cooking day trip being planned in late August by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
JCPRD Beaches & Marinas open May 25
05/22/2013
Two beaches and two marinas operated by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District are scheduled to open for their summer seasons beginning in late May. The facilities include: The Shawnee Mission Park Beach and Shawnee Mission Park Marina, both located in Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa; and the Kill Creek Park Beach and Marina, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe.
 
New Movies in the Park program launches on June 11 with “Mary Poppins”
05/22/2013
“Mary Poppins” and “Bedknobs & Broomsticks” are the first two films which will be shown as part of a new Movies in the Park program being launched at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s The Theatre in the Park in June.
 
50 Plus plans Bingo games on June 12 and 27
05/22/2013
Two themed bingo games at two locations are planned in June by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Roeland Park Aquatic Center to be closed after 3 p.m. on June 13
05/22/2013
The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will close early on a Monday afternoon in mid-June in order to host a local swim meet, Johnson County Park & Recreation District officials announced.
 
New Father's Day Treasure Hunt event is June 15 at Shawnee Mission Park
05/22/2013
Bring dad and the whole family to Shawnee Mission Park and hunt hidden treasure during a new special event being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District on June 15. The registration deadline for this event is June 11.
 
50 Plus plans Author Readings & Signing at Matt Ross Community Center on June 27
05/22/2013
Join several new fiction and non-fiction authors as they read excerpts from their self-published books during a new program being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
50 Plus hike at Powell Gardens on June 19 is a chance to see Nature Connects Exhibit
05/22/2013
Powell Gardens is the destination for a hike being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District on Wednesday, June 19.
 
June 14 is registration deadline for July 17 Buddy Holly day trip to the New Theatre Restaurant
05/22/2013
Enjoy dining and a fantastic matinee show of Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story at the New Theatre Restaurant during a mid-July Day Trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Love in the Afternoon programs for 50 Plus feature great music and cuisine on June 3, 5, and 11
05/15/2013
Three programs of fine cuisine and exceptional music are planned during June as part of a series of lunch programs being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Department.
 
Dog obedience class offered for adults beginning June 11
05/15/2013
Participating dogs, as well as pet owners, and everyone in the community will benefit from a dog obedience program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Animal Tales Storytime continues on June 5 & 19
05/15/2013
The spring-summer season of Animals Tales Storytime sessions will continue during June at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn on June 5 and 19.
 
Learn about upcoming travel destinations when JCPRD presents a 50 Plus Travel Show on June 6
05/15/2013
Learn about domestic and international destinations for upcoming trips being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District during a Travel Show in early June.
 
Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater programs offered on June 7, 14, 21, & 28
05/15/2013
Bring the family to the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater on Friday evenings during June for educational and entertaining programs. The programs last about 45 minutes and are designed for all ages. Programs begin at 7 p.m. A charge of $2.75 per person paid on-site helps cover the cost of the programs; children two and under are free. Preregistration is not required for these programs.
 
First Overnight Fishing Opportunity at Heritage Park is June 8
05/15/2013
The first of two overnight fishing opportunities planned at Heritage Park Lake during 2013 will take place on June 8.
 
Free 50 plus Crafts Hobby Groups meet weekly at two locations
05/08/2013
If you love crafting and crave social interaction, a new free program offered at two locations by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District could be for you!
 
Parent & Child Twilight Hike offered on May 31 at Ernie Miller Park
05/08/2013
An intergenerational program being offered in late May at Ernie Miller Park allows children ages two to six with a parent or guardian to explore park trails as the sun sets.
 
Making a Difference program for pre- and young teens begins May 31
05/08/2013
If you need a way to start a discussion of sexuality with your pre-teen or young teenager, a new program being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District in association with the Johnson County Health Department may be able to help.
 
“A Day in the Park” special event returns to JCPRD parks on June 1
05/08/2013
A free, day-long celebration of our community's trails, parks, and recreational spaces first introduced in 2010 is returning in early June.
 
Annual Free Fishing Weekend at JCPRD parks is June 1 & 2
05/08/2013
The Johnson County Park & Recreation District has established the weekend of Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2, as the 2013 annual Free Fishing Weekend in district parks. This will coincide with the state of Kansas' "Free Fishing Days" in State Parks. The Saturday portion of the event also coincides with the JCPRD's Day in the Park event at Shawnee Mission, Heritage, and Kill Creek parks.
 
20th Annual JCPRD Special Olympics & Feed the Need Golf Tournament set for Friday, June 7 at Heritage Park Golf Course
05/08/2013
The 20th Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefitting Feed the Need and the Johnson County Park & Recreation District Special Olympics Program will take place on June 7 at the Heritage Park Golf Course, 16445 Lackman Road, Olathe.
 
18th Annual In Step and In Shape Walk is May 22 at Shawnee Mission Park
05/01/2013
Celebrate summer and "Unleash the Power of Age" when the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District presents the 18th Annual In Step and In Shape Walk on May 22. This year's event will take place The Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park, which has a separate entrance at 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee.
 
50 Plus plans Bingo games on May 23, and 29
05/01/2013
Two themed bingo games are planned in May by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Stingrays Swim Team begins May 28 for ages 5-18
05/01/2013
Youth of all ability levels are invited to join a summer league swim team based at the Roeland Park Aquatic Center, 4850 Rosewood, Roeland Park.
 
Sailing I class offered for adults beginning May 28
05/01/2013
Learn the basic skills of sailing through a class being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New Horizons Band rehearsals begin May 28 at Roeland Park Community Center
05/01/2013
Calling all music lovers! Even if you haven't played in years, dig out your old instrument and join a group of fun-loving musicians age 50 and beyond in the New Horizons Band.
 
Amelia's Atchison day trip set for June 27
05/01/2013
Learn about American aviation legend Amelia Earhart and other icons of Atchison, Kansas, during a late June day trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
First of two Family Fun Scavenger Hunts set for May 16
04/24/2013
Bring a child or grandchild to form a one-adult, one-child team for a new special event being presented in mid-May by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
May 17 is initial deadline for 2013 UPC Shawnee Mission Triathlon
04/24/2013
May 17 is the initial deadline for the 29th Annual Shawnee Mission Triathlon. This year's event welcomes United Cerebral Palsy (UPC) of Greater Kansas City as out new title sponsor. The event will take place Sunday, July 14, in Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee. Entries will be limited to the first 700 entries. The event typically fills three weeks prior to race day. As a result of this event, Shawnee Mission Park will not open for public use until noon on this date.
 
Summertime Arts & Craft Show is May 18 in Antioch Park
04/24/2013
The Summertime Arts and Craft Show is one highlight of a fun-filled day which annually attracts people from all over the Kansas City metropolitan area to Antioch Park in mid-May. This event, which is conducted by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District, will take place on May 18 in conjunction with the City of Merriam's Turkey Creek Festival. Both the festival and the craft show will take place in Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam.
 
Sailing Society to conduct “Come Sail With Us” event on May 18
04/24/2013
All sailors and sailing enthusiasts are invited to join the Johnson County Sailing Society for a special event on Saturday, May 18, at Shawnee Mission Park Lake, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa.
 
First Overnight Fishing Opportunity of 2013 is May 18 at Shawnee Mission Park
04/24/2013
The first of four overnight fishing opportunities planned at Shawnee Mission Park Lake during 2013 will take place on May 18.
 
New Fresh is Best Lunch and Learn seminar available to area employers
04/24/2013
Empowering employees to lead a healthy lifestyle is the goal of a new lunchtime seminar being offered to local employers by the Community and Corporate Wellness Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
JCPRD to host A Day in the Park event on June 1
04/24/2013
Johnson County Park & Recreation District will host a free, day-long celebration of the county’s trails, parks and recreational spaces on June 1.

There will be a variety of special activities f...
 
May is first deadline for new Air It Up Fun Run on June 23
04/17/2013
May 1 is the initial registration deadline for a new athletic event for both youth and adults which will feature a great course of giant inflatable obstacles, slides, and other fun challenges as part ...
 
Shawnee Mission Park Marina open weekends beginning May 4 & 5
04/17/2013
The Shawnee Mission Park Marina is scheduled to operate on the weekends of May 4 and 5, May 11 and 12, and May 18 and 19, prior to opening daily for the summer season beginning May 25.

The ma...
 
Roeland Park Aquatic Center to close for summer preparations
04/17/2013
The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will close to the public for portions of three weeks as annual preparations are made for the facility's summer season.

The RPAC, which is located at 4843 Rosewoo...
 
Family Kayak lessons offered on May 8 at Shawnee Mission Park
04/17/2013
Learn the basics of flatwater kayaking through an introductory workshop being offered in early May at Shawnee Mission Park by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

Family Kayak Lesson...
 
New Mother's Day Create and Take event planned at Roeland Park Community Center on May 11
04/17/2013
Bring mom to the Roeland Park Community Center on Saturday, May 11, where she and the whole family can create artwork worthy of the woman of the house.

This new special event is called Mothers ...
 
New season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions begins May 1 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
04/10/2013
A new season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions is beginning at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to co...
 
New Tres de Mayo event planned at Roeland Park Community Center
04/10/2013
Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo two days early with the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

Tres de Mayo is the name of the event, which will take place on May 3 a...
 
Get in shape and help local shelter animals with Walk and Hound, Lose a Pound program beginning May 4
04/10/2013
Help an animal at a local shelter while getting yourself into shape during a free new program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound is the ...
 
Enchanted Forest event planned at Ernie Miller Park on May 4
04/10/2013
Celebrate spring with the wonders of the forest - both real and make believe - during a special event at the Ernie Miller Nature Center in early May.

The May apples will be in bloom and you can...
 
Frontier Trails and Swales Day Trip
04/10/2013
Learn about and experience the history of our nation's westward expansion during an early June day trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Natureplay Preschool offers Open House, variety of stand-alone programs during April and May
04/03/2013
An open house and number of new stand-alone activities for young children, including organized hikes and other nature-related activities, are planned during April at the Natureplay Preschool located at the Mill Creek Activity Center, 6518 Vista Dr., Shawnee.
 
Book Party for 50 plus planned at Antioch Library on April 25
04/03/2013
A free book party is being planned for April 25 at the Antioch Library, 8700 Shawnee Mission Parkway. This program is being presented by the Johnson County Library and the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Department.
 
Mildale Farm Community Day set for April 27
04/03/2013
The public will have an opportunity to fish and explore the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Mildale Farm property during a Mildale Farm Community Day set for April 27.
 
Public invited to TimberRidge Adventure Center Open House on April 27
04/03/2013
The public can come see and experience the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's TimberRidge Adventure Center during an Open House scheduled for April 27. Also on the same day, a related Open House for the center's 40-foot-tall Hawk's Nest Climbing Tower will give interested parties 12 and older who register in advance a free opportunity to experience the tower's two climbing walls.
 
Breakfast & Bargain Bonanza is April 27 at RPCC
04/03/2013
A huge community garage sale is being planned for April 27 at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood, Roeland Park. Plan on joining us for a lite breakfast and some serious bargain hunting!
 
Orienteering workshop for ages 16 and older offered on April 27
04/03/2013
Do you enjoy hiking cross-country, but fear losing your way? If so, join the Johnson County Park & Recreation District for a Map and Compass Workshop beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
 
Natureplay Preschool offers Open House, variety of stand-alone programs during April and May
03/29/2013
An open house and number of new stand-alone activities for young children, including organized hikes and other nature-related activities, are planned during April at the Natureplay Preschool located a...
 
Animal Tales Storytime program continues on April 3 & 17
03/28/2013
The winter-spring season of Animals Tales Storytime sessions will continue during April at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and the...
 
Spring Spaghetti Dinner is April 18 at Roeland Park Community Center
03/27/2013
Something good is cooking at the Roeland Park Community Center and the community is invited to come participate in a special meal being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Create nature-inspired art at new Earth EnVi event on April 20
03/27/2013
All would-be artists are invited to take part in a new environmental outdoor art project being offered in late April at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center.
 
Sailing I class offered for adults beginning April 24
03/27/2013
Learn the basic skills of sailing through a class being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New BBQ, Bake Off & Bluegrass event is April 24 at The Theatre in the Park
03/27/2013
If you have outstanding amateur BBQ skills or a divine dessert recipe or just appreciate those that do, a new event at The Theatre in the Park being presents in late April by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District is for you!
 
May through August issue of JCPRD Activities catalog available after March 25
03/20/2013
The next issue of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Activities catalog will be available after March 25. The free publication covers JCPRD programs and events offered between May and August. This issue will also feature the JCPRD's 2013 Camp Guide as a center insert.
 
JCPRD Early Childhood Development Centers to conduct open houses on April 4
03/20/2013
Open houses will be conducted from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at all three of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Early Childhood Development Centers.
 
Yoga & Climbing Experience for adults offered on April 13
03/20/2013
Adults 18 and older are invited to spend most of a day in Mid-April unleashing their inner daredevil through a Yoga and Climbing Experience workshop being offered at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's TimberRidge Adventure Center.
 
Trucks and Big Rigs for Kids event returns to The Theatre in the Park on April 13
03/20/2013
A popular special event which lets kids get an up-close look at big rigs, tractors, and all types of equipment will be returning to the Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park on April 13.
 
Rain Barrel Workshop for adults offered on April 13
03/20/2013
April showers bring May flowers! Save water and money by learning to harvest rainwater from your rooftop during a workshop being offered at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in mid-April.
 
Sharpen driving skills and reduce insurance costs with AARP driving class beginning April 17
03/20/2013
Keep your driving skills sharp while at the same time reducing your insurance rate by taking an AARP Driver Safety Course being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New Severe Weather Preparedness program class offered for adults on April 3
03/13/2013
The Midwest has its share of unpredictable weather each year. A new free program being offered by the Johnson County's Emergency Management Team, in conjunction with the Johnson County Park & Recreation District can help you be prepared.
 
Women's Golf Association and Working Ladies Golf League both get under way soon at Tomahawk Hills Golf Course
03/13/2013
Two separate women's' golf groups which both play at the Tomahawk Hills Golf Course, 17501 Midland Drive, Shawnee, are beginning their seasons in early April. The groups are the Tomahawk Hills Women's Golf Association and the Tomahawk Hills Working Ladies Golf League. Both are for ladies 18 and older.
 
Registrations now being taken for boys and girls Lacrosse Beginners League
03/13/2013
April 1 is the registration deadline for a boys and girls Lacrosse Beginners League being offered this spring by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.
 
Introduction of HP3 signals new direction for long-time event
03/06/2013
For 26 years the Johnson County Park & Recreation District has sponsored a n early summer duathlon at Heritage Park. The agency plans to build on this tradition with the introduction of 5K and 10K runs along with the Duathlon.
 
Girls Night Out Painting Party for adults is March 26 at PVCC
03/06/2013
Girls Night Out Painting Party is the name of an art program for adults being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in late March.
 
Tomahawk Hills Senior Golf League to meet on March 26
03/06/2013
A spring meeting for a Tomahawk Hills Senior Golf League will take place at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26.
 
50 Plus plans an Irish Celebration with Celtique at Matt Ross Community Center on March 27
03/06/2013
Celebrating the Emerald Isle and National Irish American Heritage Month is the goal of a new special event being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Working Ladies' Golf League set March 28 meeting at Heritage Park Golf Course
03/06/2013
An organizational meeting is scheduled on March 28 for a Working Ladies Golf League at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Heritage Park Golf Course, 16445 Lackman Road, Olathe. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.
 
Ages 4-6 can explore science themes with Mad Science Learning Lab beginning March 30
03/06/2013
Young scientists can explore a set of themes which will provide a well-rounded science experience during the next in a series of Mad Science Learning Labs being offered this fall by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
JCPRD summer park hours begin March 1
02/27/2013
Summer hours of 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. go into effect March 1 for many Johnson County Park & Recreation District parks. These summer hours will stay in effect through Oct. 31.
 
Spring Fling Fun offers nature-related activities during spring break, March 18-22
02/27/2013
Bored during Spring Break Week? Bring your family and friends to the annual Spring Fling Fun event at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas-7 Highway, Olathe, where a fun and educational program will be presented twice each day.
 
Visit Ernie Miller Nature Center to participate in Passport to Adventure 2013 beginning March 23
02/27/2013
Gather your family and pick up your Passport to Adventure for the Interpretive Site Coalition of Kansas City’s seventeenth annual event at the Ernie Miller Nature Center or at any of 24 other sites in the metro area beginning March 23.
 
New Breakfast with the Bunny for all ages is March 23 at Roeland Park Community Center
02/27/2013
Hippity, hoppity, Easter's on the way! Join the Easter Bunny for breakfast during a special event being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Get in shape and help local shelter animals with new Walk a Hound, Lose a Pound program
02/27/2013
Help an animal at a local shelter while getting yourself into shape during a free new program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Visit Missouri's Lake Country on JCPRD day trip set for April 23
02/27/2013
Missouri's lake country is the destination for a late April day trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Animal Tales Storytime continues on March 6 & 27
02/22/2013
The winter-spring season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions will continue during March at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn on March 6 and 27.
 
50 Plus plans Bingo games on March 7, 12, and 28
02/22/2013
Three themed bingo games are planned in March by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Next Cool Kids Kindness Club for ages 6-9 set for March 9
02/22/2013
Cool Kids Kindness Club is the name of a pet education program offered for ages six through nine by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Celebrate Women's History Month with new Daring American Women event at The Ernie Miller Nature Center on March 9
02/22/2013
Celebrating the rich history of American women and girls during Women's History Month is the goal of a new special event planned at the Ernie Miller Nature Center in early March.
 
School's Out Painting Party for youth set for March 15
02/20/2013
Kids can start celebrating this year's spring break with an art party during a new program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Spring Break Splash Bash for all ages planned on March 15 at RPAC
02/20/2013
A Spring Break Splash Bash for all ages is being planned for March 15 at the dome-covered Roeland Park Aquatics Center, 4843 Rosewood, Roeland Park, by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Spring Break Trout Stocking set for March 15
02/20/2013
Bring the kids and start out spring break week by watching as hundreds of pounds of squirming rainbow trout are stocked in three Johnson County Park & Recreation District lakes.
 
Spring Break Geocaching Event is March 16 at Antioch Park
02/20/2013
Looking for a way to keep the kids busy this spring break? Join the fun of a scavenger hunt on March 16 during Spring Break Geocaching Event being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District at Antioch Park.
 
New Nature Time Yoga offered at Ernie Miller Nature Center for ages 2-6 with an adult
02/20/2013
Encouraging creativity, coordination, and enhancing awareness of the natural world are goals of a new yoga program for young children and a parent or guardian being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
 
Biddy & Itty Biddy Basketball Clinics begin early March
02/08/2013
Two programs meant to teach young children the basics of basketball are being offered in early March by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The programs are: Itty Biddy Basketball Clinic for boys and girls age four with a parent, and Biddy Basketball Clinic for girls and boys ages five and six.
 
March 1 is early registration deadline for Spring Youth Basketball League
02/08/2013
March 1 is the early bird registration deadline for a Spring Basketball League being offered for grades two through 12 by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Pee Wee Soccer League deadline is March 1
02/08/2013
March 1 is the deadline for signing up for the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Stoll Park Pee Wee Soccer League. This program is designed for boys and girls in pre-kindergarten through kindergarten, ages four to six.
 
Registrations now being taken for JCPRD's 2013 Spring Break Camps
02/08/2013
The annual temporary reprieve from school known as spring break is something kids look forward to all year. Among the many fun programs the Johnson County Park & Recreation District is planning for this year's break are nine camps for ages three to 14 which cover topics from art to science, and from nature, to sports.
 
50 Plus Walking Wednesday program begins Feb. 20 with Longview Lake trip
01/31/2013
Make new friends while exploring nature at her best during a series of walks being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Tessellation Creation home school art program offered for ages 8-12 beginning Feb. 21
01/31/2013
Math and art come together in a home school art class being offered in late February by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Learn about nutrition and meal preparation through Project Strength beginning Feb. 21
01/31/2013
Learn more about health and how to plan healthy meals with limited resources through a new free program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Sandlot Draft Softball Tournament offered on Feb. 23 for adults
01/31/2013
Kick it old style in an elementary-schoolyard-style softball tournament being offered at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District Mid-America Sports Complex.
 
Registrations being taken for Indoor Triathlon on Feb. 24
01/31/2013
Registrations are now being taken for an Indoor Triathlon being hosted by 68's Indoor Sports in conjunction with the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
KC Water Polo Team for ages 15 and older begins Feb. 28
01/31/2013
A Water Polo Team for ages 15 and older is being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District beginning Feb. 28
 
Trout Stockings set for three JCPRD lakes on Feb. 20
01/23/2013
The public is invited to come watch as rainbow trout are stocked in three Johnson County Park & Recreation District lakes in late February.
 
JCPRD's 2012 summer camp information available soon, registrations begin Feb. 4
01/23/2013
Information about the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 2013 summer camp programs will be available online soon and registration for camps will begin on Monday, Feb. 4.
 
New Nature Time Yoga offered at Ernie Miller Nature Center for ages 2-6 with an adult
01/23/2013
Encouraging creativity, coordination, and enhancing awareness of the natural world are goals of a new yoga program for young children and a parent or guardian being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District at the Ernie Miller Nature Center. 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
 
New Valentine's Day Dinner and Bingo for 50 Plus is Feb. 14 at RPCC
01/23/2013
Avoid the crowded restaurants and celebrate Valentine's Day with an evening at the Roeland Park Community Center through a new program being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.
 
Be a part of annual national bird count at Free Great Backyard Bird Count event on Feb. 16 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
01/23/2013
Love to watch birds? Stop by for 15 minutes or sit a spell during a free public birding event which will take place at the Ernie Miller Nature Center on Saturday, Feb. 16.
 
Staying home alone and babysitting are topics of separate new JCPRD classes starting Feb. 18
01/23/2013
Separate programs meant to help prepare children and young teens for the new responsibilities of staying home alone or babysitting others are being offered in mid-February by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Youth Spring JCPRD Soccer League Deadline is Feb. 8
01/16/2013
Feb. 8 is the deadline for signing up for the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's Spring Youth Soccer League.
 
Celebrate Laura Ingalls Wilder's birthday with Laura's Legacy program at The Ernie Miller Nature Center on Feb. 9
01/16/2013
Celebrating the birthday of Laura Ingalls Wilder, early Kansas Pioneer and author of the beloved "Little House on the Prairie" books, is the purpose of a special event planned at the Ernie Miller Nature Center in early February.
 
Love in the Afternoon programs for 50 Plus feature great music and cuisine on Feb. 11, 13, and 19
01/16/2013
Three programs of fine cuisine and exceptional music are planned during February as part of a series of lunch programs being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Department.
 
Pickleball Potluck Party is Feb. 12 at Matt Ross Community Center
01/16/2013
Enjoy regular pickleball play followed by lunch and an opportunity to get to know your fellow players better during a mid-February program being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Visit the Weird and Wonderful in Kansas City with March 5 day trip for 50 Plus
01/16/2013
An underground orchid farm and a museum showcasing creations made of human hair are on the itinerary for an early March day trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Sunday Family Series afternoon nature programs continue in February at Ernie Miller Nature Center, Olathe
01/14/2013
Bring the family to the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in February for Sunday Afternoon Nature Programs for educational and entertaining programs.
 
Animal Tales Storytime continues on Feb. 6 & 20
01/14/2013
The winter-spring season of Animals Tales Storytime sessions will continue during February at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe.
 
Learn about upcoming travel destinations when JCPRD presents a 50 Plus Travel Show on Feb. 5
01/14/2013
Learn about domestic and international destinations for upcoming trips being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District during a Travel Show in early February.
 
Learn the card game Hand and Foot through lessons at the New Century Fieldhouse
01/14/2013
A form of canasta, the card game of hand and foot is fun to play and easy to learn.
 
March 1 is registration deadline for Sarpy County, Nebraska, regional trip for 50 Plus
01/14/2013
Outdoor activities and enjoying wonderful wildlife exhibits are on the itinerary for a regional two-day trip to Sarpy County Nebraska being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New Introduction to Vegetarian/Vegan Substitutes Seminar is Jan. 29
01/02/2013
If giving up meat, dairy, and other animal products seems like an overwhelming task, a new seminar being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District can help.
 
New Mommy-Baby Yoga class offered beginning Jan. 31
01/02/2013
New moms are invited to come move your body, bond with your baby, and connect with other moms during a new program being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District beginning in late January.
 
New Intro to Adobe Photoshop program begins Jan. 31
01/02/2013
Learn the basic tools and menus of Photoshop through a new program being offered in late January by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
50 Plus plans Bingo games on Feb. 1 & 6
01/02/2013
Two themed bingo games are planned in early February by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New Nature Explorers program launches on Jan. 10 for homeschoolers at Ernie Miller Nature Center
12/12/2012
New educational programs for home school students in two age groups are being launched beginning in early January at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
 
Writer's Workshop for 50 Plus begins Jan. 7
12/12/2012
Don't miss an opportunity to express yourself in writing being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New Weight of the Nation Public Forums planned on Jan. 9, 16 and 23
12/12/2012
Members of the public are invited to attend one or all in a series of three free public forums in which community panel members will discuss programs and opportunities for health and wellness in your area.
 
New season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions begins Jan. 9 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
12/12/2012
A new season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions is beginning at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn during any or all of the eight sessions scheduled between Jan. 9 and April 17.
 
Breakfast with the Birds offered for 50 Plus at Ernie Miller Nature Center on Jan. 9
12/12/2012
The serene atmosphere of the Ernie Miller Nature Center is the setting for a Breakfast with the Birds being planned for early January by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Sunday Family Series begins Jan. 6
12/12/2012
Bring the family to the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in January for Sunday Afternoon Nature Programs for educational and entertaining programs. The programs begin at 2 p.m., last about 45 minutes, and are designed for all ages. A charge of $2.75 per person, payable at the site, helps cover the cost of the programs; children under two are free.
 
Johnson County Park & Recreation District to recycle Christmas trees at three locations
12/05/2012
The Johnson County Park & Recreation District will again be accepting post-holiday contributions of discarded natural Christmas trees at three locations.
 
Winter Break Basketball Camp offered Dec. 26-28 for grades K-8
12/05/2012
A three-day Winter Break Basketball Camp for boys and girls in grades kindergarten through eight being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Winter Break Volleyball camp offered for grades 3-8
12/05/2012
Providing boys and girls in grades three through eight with basic skills in the game of volleyball is the goal of a Winter Break Volleyball Camp being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New Winter Bash for ages 6-12 is Dec. 27 & 28 at RPCC
12/05/2012
Children ages six to 12 are invited to spend two fun-filled no-school days at the Roeland Park Community Center through a new program being planned by the Children's Services Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Sports Officiating Class for ages 15 and older begins Jan. 2 at Okun Fieldhouse
12/05/2012
Learn the basics of sports officiating during a program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Color Me Invisible program for ages 4 & 5 kicks off Winter Fun Series at Ernie Miller Nature Center
12/05/2012
Color Me Invisible is the theme of the first in a series of three programs for young children being offered during January and February at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
 
Jan. 4 is deadline for Hound of Baskervilles Day Trip on Jan. 30
12/03/2012
Beat the winter blahs with a hilarious play on a classic Sherlock Holmes novel during a late January day trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Winter Solstice Celebration is Dec. 22 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
12/03/2012
Take a break from the busy holiday festivities and preparations to celebrate an ancient rite at a fun special event for all ages called the Winter Solstice Celebration planned for Dec. 22 at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center.
 
Donations of animal supplies sought through Holidays for the Animals program at Ernie Miller Nature Center
12/03/2012
Individuals, families, and groups wanting to make a difference are invited to consider contributing a gift to the animals at the Ernie Miller Nature Center through a program called Holidays for the Animals.
 
An Elf's Day Off pool party for all ages planned on Dec. 21 at RPAC
12/03/2012
A Elf's Day Off Pool Party for all ages is being planned for Dec. 21 at the dome-covered Roeland Park Aquatic Center, 4843 Rosewood, Roeland Park, by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District
 
Love in the Afternoon programs for 50 Plus feature great music and cuisine on Dec. 4, 10, & 12
11/21/2012
Three programs of fine cuisine and exceptional music are planned during December as part of a series of lunch programs being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Department.
 
Breakfast With Santa for ages 3-5 offered at Ernie Miller Nature Center on Dec. 8
11/21/2012
Children three to five can bring a parent and enjoy a morning meal followed by a visit with Santa during a program called Breakfast With Santa being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Letters From Santa offered through Dec. 17 by Overland Park 50 Plus program
11/21/2012
Personalized letters from Santa are available through a program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s 50 Plus Department.
 
50 Plus plans Holiday Bingo program at MCAC on Dec. 20
11/21/2012
Get in the holiday spirit through a special bingo program being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
JCPRD January through April Catalog available after Nov. 26
11/20/2012
The Johnson County Park & Recreation District's next Activities catalog will be available the week of Nov. 26. The 82-page free publication covers JCPRD programs and events offered between January and April.
 
50 Plus offers Indoor Walking Club at Roeland Park Sports Dome beginning Dec. 4
11/20/2012
Enjoy twice-weekly walks without worrying about the weather during a program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New Mini Morning Masterpieces art workshops offered for ages 3-5 with a parent
11/20/2012
Children can make holiday decorations during the last in a series of art workshops being offered this fall by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Next Cool Kids Kindness Club for ages 6-9 set for Dec. 8
11/20/2012
Cool Kids Kindness Club is the name of a pet education program offered for ages six through nine by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Fall-Winter season of Animal Tales Storytime continues on Dec. 5 and 19
11/20/2012
The fall-winter season of Animals Tales Storytime at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe will conclude with programs on winter and Santa. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn at either or both of the sessions on Dec. 5 and 19.
 
Dec. 8 KC WildLands Native Christmas Tree Event Planned in Shawnee Mission Park
11/20/2012
Shawnee Mission Park will serve as the metro area's only 2012 site for Kansas City WildLands' annual Red Cedar Christmas Tree Day.
 
JCPRD Facility Closings on Nov. 12 in Observance of Veteran’s Day
10/30/2012
Antioch Park Administrative Offices – Closed

Ernie Miller Nature Center – Closed

Heritage Park Golf Course – Open (weather permitting)

JCPRD Administrative Offices at Shawnee Miss...
 
JCPRD Thanksgiving Facility Closings
10/30/2012
Antioch Park Administrative Offices – Closed November 22 & 23

Ernie Miller Nature Center – Closed November 22, 23, 24, & 25

Heritage Park Golf Course – Closed November 22

JCPRD A...
 
Youth soccer and baseball camps offered over Thanksgiving holiday
10/29/2012
JCPRD is offering two youth sports camps over the Thanksgiving holiday. The camps are: Challenger Sports Turkey Day Camp for soccer and All Skills Thanksgiving Camp for baseball.

Challenger Spo...
 
Fall Fun Series for ages 4 & 5 at continues on Nov. 10 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
10/24/2012
Young children can learn about the first thanksgiving when the Winter Fun Series continues in early November at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
 
Read and Create program for preschoolers offered on Nov. 13
10/24/2012
Author Maurice Sendak's famous picture book Where the Wild Things Are will be the inspiration for the next in a series of art programs for young children being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New 50 plus craft classes drawing on Pinterest offered at two locations on Nov. 14
10/24/2012
The social website Pinterest is the inspiration behind a new crafts class being offered twice in November by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Tellabration 2012 Set for Nov. 17 At Ernie Miller Nature Center
10/24/2012
Want to hear a good story? Come celebrate the International Day of Storytelling at the Ernie Miller Nature Center. This year's event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17. The cost is $3 per person, including adults, paid at the site.
 
87th Lane Access to Mill Creek Streamway trail to be limited for road improvements
10/23/2012
A road improvement project to 87th Lane being undertaken soon by the city of Lenexa is expected to limit access to the 87th Lane access point of the Gary L. Haller Trail in the Mill Creek Streamway Park for about a month, Johnson County Park & Recreation District officials announced.
 
Trail closure at Heritage Park to take place starting Oct. 22
10/23/2012
Portions of the loop trail around Heritage Park Lake will be closed for approximately two weeks beginning today, Johnson County Park & Recreation District officials announced.
 
Trail closure at Heritage Park to take place starting Oct. 22
10/22/2012
Portions of the loop trail around Heritage Park Lake will be closed for approximately two weeks beginning today, Johnson County Park & Recreation District officials announced.

Closed is approxi...
 
87th Lane Access to Mill Creek Streamway trail to be limited for road improvements
10/22/2012
A road improvement project to 87th Lane being undertaken soon by the city of Lenexa is expected to limit access to the 87th Lane access point of the Gary L. Haller Trail in the Mill Creek Streamway Pa...
 
New Drama Therapy program for 50 Plus begins Nov. 5
10/17/2012
Research shows that acting exercises and participation in theatre activities have a host of positive benefits including improving memory, increasing confidence, and strengthening problem-solving skill...
 
Second Public hayride offered on Nov. 4 at Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park
10/17/2012
The second of two public hayrides being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District this fall will take place on Nov. 4.

In addition to hayrides for organized groups, the JCPRD al...
 
50 Plus plans Walk on the Konza Prairie on Nov. 7
10/17/2012
An opportunity to walk on the Konza Prairie Trail near Manhattan, Kan., is being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District in early November.

The pr...
 
Spaghetti Bingo Night for 50 Plus offered on Nov. 8
10/17/2012
Join us for a plate of spaghetti and a dozen games of bingo when the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District presents a new special event on Nov. 8. Friday, Oct. 26 is the...
 
50 Plus and Overland Park Plan Veterans Day Event on Nov. 9
10/17/2012
The Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Department is again teaming with the city of Overland Park to offer Veteran's Day activities on Nov. 9 at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101...
 
JCPRD winter park hours begin Nov. 1
10/17/2012
Winter hours of 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. go into effect Nov. 1 for many Johnson County Park & Recreation District parks. These winter hours will stay in effect through Feb. 28.

District parks imp...
 
Ernie Miller Park Owl Prowl offered on Oct. 26, and Nov. 2 & 3
10/10/2012

Great horned, barred, and screech owls make their homes in Ernie Miller Park. Come learn more about these fascinating birds during the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nat...
 
Spook-N-Splash pool party for all ages set for Oct. 26 at RPAC
10/10/2012
Scary swimming and frightening fun is in store for participants in a Spook-N-Splash event being planned for Oct. 26 at the dome-covered Roeland Park Aquatic Center, 4843 Rosewood, Roeland Park.
 
New Childcare Halloween Party for ages 6-12 is Oct. 26 at RPCC
10/10/2012


Children ages six to 12 are invited to spend a no-school day celebrating the spookiest, silliest holiday of the year. This new Halloween Party is be...
 
Haunted Kansas program returns to Ernie Miller Park on Oct. 27
10/10/2012
As darkness falls, walk through the trails of Ernie Miller Park and listen to the stories of long ago during a special event being offered at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

No...
 
Mildale Farm Fall Fest set for Oct. 27
10/10/2012
Bring the family and spend the day exploring the Mildale Farm property and enjoying a number of activities during the annual free Mildale Farm Fall Fest being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recr...
 
Trick-or-Cache program planned at Antioch Park on Oct. 27
10/10/2012
Experience Trick-or-Caching this Halloween through a program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in late October.

Trick-or-Cache is the name of the Halloween-themed p...
 
Oktoberfest Bridge Tournament for 50 Plus is Oct. 27 at Cedar Lake Village
10/10/2012
Enjoy playing bridge? Compete against others who love the game during a special event being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
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Johnson County Artists to be Honored During Art Fest 2012 Oct 28 through Nov. 18 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
10/10/2012
The works of 38 Johnson County artists will be showcased during the eighth-annual Johnson County Art Fest exhibit opening Sunday, Oct. 28. The juried exhibition runs through Nov. 18 at the Ernie Mill...
 
Senior Fest event is Oct. 25 at the Ritz Charles
10/05/2012
Join us for a fun-filled senior festival and learn more about what our community has to offer you when the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Department presents this event for a second year in late October.
 
Shawnee Mission & Heritage Park Trout Stocking set for Oct. 24
10/05/2012
The public is invited to come watch as rainbow trout are stocked in Shawnee Mission Park and Heritage Park Lakes in late October.
 
50 Plus plans Halloween-themed Bingo games on Oct. 19 & 31
10/05/2012
Two Halloween-themed bingo games are being planned for late October by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Flu Shot Clinic offered on Oct. 19 at Roeland Park Community Center
10/05/2012
Help prevent the flu by participating in a flu shot clinic in late October being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New Hand and Foot Hoedown with dancing and chili planned for Oct. 12 at New Century Fieldhouse
09/27/2012
A rootin' tootin' boot-scootin' time is planned when the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District conducts a first-ever Hand and Foot Hoedown in mid-October.
 
Whimsical Woods Program planned at Ernie Miller Park on Oct. 13
09/27/2012
There's nothing scary about a Halloween special event being offered at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park in mid-October. The program is called Whimsical Woods and is for all ages with ages 11 and younger accompanied by a parent or guardian.
 
Ages 4-6 can explore five science themes at new Mad Science Learning Lab beginning Oct. 13
09/27/2012
Young scientists can explore a set of themes which will provide a well-rounded science experience during the next in a series of Mad Science Learning Labs being offered this fall by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Biddy & Itty Biddy Basketball Clinics offered
09/27/2012
Two programs meant to teach young children the basics of basketball are being offered in mid-October by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The programs are: Itty Biddy Basketball Clinic for boys and girls age four with a parent, and Biddy Basketball Clinic for girls and boys ages five to six.
 
Home for the Holidays Tour is destination for 50 Plus day trip on Nov. 14
09/19/2012
A day trip to the 21st Annual Home for the Holidays Tour and Boutique sponsored by the Johnson County Young Matrons is sure to get you into the holiday spirit.
 
Learn about upcoming travel destinations when JCPRD presents a 50 Plus Travel Show on Oct. 9
09/19/2012
Learn about domestic and international destinations for upcoming trips being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District during a Travel Show in early October.
 
New Cake Walk and Talk is Oct. 8 at New Century Fieldhouse
09/19/2012
Come take part in an old-fashioned cakewalk during an early October special event being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Introduction to Tree Climbing program offered at Shawnee Mission Park on Oct. 6
09/13/2012
Do you have fond memories of climbing trees or do you want your child to have the same experiences? A program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District can help.
 
Fall-Winter season of Animal Tales Storytime continues on Oct. 3, 17, and 31
09/13/2012
The fall-winter season of Animals Tales Storytime sessions will continue during October at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn at either or both of the sessions on Oct. 3, 17, and 31.
 
Pickleball Tournament is Oct. 6 at MAWSC's Okun Fieldhouse
09/13/2012
Sept. 30 is the deadline for registering for an early October Pickleball Tournament being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Fall Spaghetti Dinner is Oct. 11 at Roeland Park Community Center
09/12/2012
Something good is cooking at the Roeland Park Community Center and the community is invited to come participate in a special meal being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
50 Plus plans Hotcakes and History program at Matt Ross Community Center on Sept. 24
09/05/2012
Breakfast and local history are on the menu for a late-September program being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Department.
 
New dog obedience class offered for adults beginning Sept. 25
09/05/2012
Participating dogs, as well as pet owners, and everyone in the community will benefit from a new dog obedience program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Presentation of T.A.K.E. Self Defense Program on the Field at Kauffman Stadium is Sept. 29
09/05/2012
A presentation of The Ali Kemp Educational (T.A.K.E.)Foundation Self Defense Seminar on the playing field at Kauffman Stadium will take place on Sept. 25.
 
Secrets of Sedalia Day Trip for 50 Plus is Oct. 16
09/05/2012
Discover the treasures of an area town known for rails, trails, and ragtime during an October day trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
2nd Annual Double Ogg Dare Festival on Sept. 29 offers outdoor fun and challenges for all ages
09/05/2012
The Johnson County Park & Recreation District will host a community celebration of the great outdoors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Shawnee Mission Park. Held in conjunction with Nat...
 
50 Plus plans Hotcakes and History program at Matt Ross Community Center on Sept. 24
09/05/2012
Breakfast and local history are on the menu for a late-September program being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 50 Plus Department.

Hotcakes and History is the name of...
 
1950's Hollywood is theme for 50 Plus Senior Prom on Sept. 28 at LCC
09/05/2012
1950's Hollywood is the theme of a Senior Prom being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

The event will take place on Friday, Sept. 28 at the Len...
 
Cars in the Park on Sept. 29 benefits Special Olympians
09/05/2012
Do you own a unique vehicle you’d like to show off? The Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s fourth annual Cars in the Park car show planned for Sept. 29 at the Marina Parking Lot in Shawnee ...
 
Mah Jongg Party for 50 Plus is Sept. 20 at RPCC
08/30/2012
Test your Mah Jongg skills while having fun and meeting other game lovers with a Mah Jongg Party being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Ernie Miller Nature Center's Fall Fun Series for ages 4-5 begins Sept. 17
08/30/2012
Residents of the forest, creepy critters, and attendees of the first Thanksgiving are topics to be explored in a series of three fall programs for young children being offered at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
 
Orienteering workshop for ages 16 and older offered on Sept. 22
08/30/2012
Do you enjoy hiking cross-country, but fear losing your way? If so, join the Johnson County Park & Recreation District for a Map and Compass Workshop beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
 
Public hayride offered on Sept. 23 at Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park
08/30/2012
In addition to hayrides for organized groups, the Johnson County Park & Recreation District also offers opportunities for individuals and small groups to enjoy the crisp autumn air from a tractor-drawn haywagon without having to worry about reaching minimum numbers or placing a deposit.
 
There's still time to participate in Passport to Adventure 2012
08/30/2012
There's still time this year to participate in the Interpretive Site Coalition of Kansas City’s seventeenth annual Passport to Adventure event at the Ernie Miller Nature Center or at any of the 24 other sites in the metro area.
 
There's still time to participate in Passport to Adventure 2012
08/29/2012
There's still time this year to participate in the Interpretive Site Coalition of Kansas City’s seventeenth annual Passport to Adventure event at the Ernie Miller Nature Center or at any of the 24 oth...
 
Fall is the perfect time to enjoy a hayride in the park   
08/28/2012
Enjoy the crisp autumn air and some beautiful scenery on a hayride this fall in Shawnee Mission or Heritage parks. You can organize and reserve your own Group Hayride or simply join the fun on one of ...
 
Kindness, responsible pet ownership stressed in two new animal-related programs   
08/28/2012
The district is offering two new pet-related programs in September, including one for adults and another for youth. Both are being taught by Heddie Leger, Director of Community Programs and Volunteers...
 
Sharpen driving skills and reduce insurance costs with AARP driving class beginning Sept. 12 & 26
08/22/2012
Keep your driving skills sharp while at the same time reducing your insurance rate by taking an AARP Driver Safety Course being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Parent & Child Twilight Hike offered on Sept. 14 at Ernie Miller Park
08/22/2012
An intergenerational program being offered in mid-September at Ernie Miller Park allows children ages two to six with a parent or guardian to explore park trails as the sun sets.
 
Flu Shot Clinic offered on Sept. 14 and Oct. 19 at Roeland Park Community Center
08/22/2012
Help prevent the flu by participating in a flu shot clinic in mid-September being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
2012 Fall Hayrides offered for organized groups at two parks
08/22/2012
Enjoy the crisp autumn air by taking a hayride through Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park or in Heritage Park. Organized hayrides for groups are available through the Johnson County Park & Recreation District and conclude with a warm campfire where apple cider and marshmallows await!
 
Monarchs & Wildflowers event is Sept. 15 at Ernie Miller Park
08/22/2012
Celebrating the monarch butterfly's amazing annual migration is the aim of a special event set for Sept. 15 at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park, 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
 
Portion of Mill Creek Streamway trail to be rerouted beginning Aug. 21 for improvement project
08/20/2012

Temporary reroutings and closures of a portion of the Gary L. Haller Trail in the Mill Creek Streamway Park near Shawnee Mission Park are anticipated over the next two weeks, Johnson County Park ...
 
50 Plus Walking Wednesday program begins Sept. 5 with Clinton Lake trip
08/16/2012
Make new friends while exploring nature at her best during a series of walks being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New Cool Kids Kindness Club for ages 6-9 begins Sept. 8
08/16/2012
Cool Kids Kindness Club is the name of a new pet education program offered for ages six through nine by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Traffic to be restricted during Olathe Medical Center Women's Triathlon on Sept. 8
08/16/2012
Traffic will be restricted in Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe during the fifth annual Olathe Medical Center Women's Triathlon on Saturday, Sept. 8.
 
Roeland Park Aquatic Center dome to be reinstalled Sept. 10-12
08/16/2012
The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will be closed to the public for about three days for the annual reinstallation of the air-supported dome which makes the facility's main pool usable during the winter months.
 
Keeping Safe on Walking Trails Program set for Sept. 9
08/16/2012
Learn important tips for staying safe on local walking trails during a free program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Fantastic Fall Festival Day Trip for 50 Plus is Oct. 5
08/16/2012
Take part in a harvest-time day trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Blue-green algae found in Antioch Park's South Lake, warning signs posted
08/10/2012
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment recently tested for and found blue-green algae in the South Lake at Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam.
 
KC Symphony’s annual free Community Concert is Labor Day at The Theatre in the Park
08/09/2012
The Kansas City Symphony will present its annual "Pops in the Park" concert on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3 beginning at 7 p.m. at Shawnee Mission Park’s The Theatre in the Park. The performance is free to audiences of all ages and will be conducted by the symphony's assistant conductor, Aram Demirjian.
 
Get to Know Overland Park walking group for 50 plus begins Sept. 4
08/09/2012
Get some exercise, meet new people, and get to know Overland Park businesses through a walking program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions begins Sept. 5 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
08/09/2012
A new season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions is beginning at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. Young children and their parents are invited to come listen and learn during any or all of the eight sessions scheduled between Sept. 5 and Dec. 19.
 
Let's Get Messy program offered for ages 3-5 on Sept. 5
08/09/2012
Young children have the opportunity to be creative and very messy during a workshop called Let's Get Messy being offered near Gardner in early September by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Ocean Adventures Day Trip for 50 is Sept. 19
08/02/2012
Explore Crown Center's new Sea Life Aquarium during a mid-September day trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Ernie Miller Nature Center offers live animal programs for groups
08/02/2012
Four nature programs featuring live animals are being offered for groups by the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas-7 Highway, Olathe, or at your location in Kansas.
 
Dartmouth University’s Big Green Bus to visit Ogg Road Prairie on Aug. 29
08/02/2012
The Big Green Bus is coming to Shawnee Mission Park’s Ogg Road Prairie on Aug. 29 for a special event.
 
Pickleball Tournament is Aug. 25 at New Century Fieldhouse
08/02/2012
Aug. 20 is the deadline for a new Pickleball Tournament being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District at the New Century Fieldhouse, 511 New Century Parkway, near Gardner.
 
Heritage Park Off-leash Area to be closed on Tuesday, Aug. 7
08/01/2012
The Heritage Park Dog Off-Leash Area will be closed for the entire day on Tuesday, Aug. 7, for the paving of a new asphalt path, Johnson County Park & Recreation District officials announced.
 
Patriot Golf Days are Aug. 31-Sept. 3 at Heritage Park and Tomahawk Hills
07/26/2012
Golfers who come to Johnson County Park & Recreation District golf courses on the weekend of Aug. 31 through Sept. 3 will be asked to consider giving a donation to help ensure the future of families of wounded or fallen soldiers.
 
Aug. 17 Deadline approaching for Summer Swing Softball Tournament
07/26/2012
Aug. 17 is the final deadline for registering teams for the Summer Swing Softball Tournament being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Final JCPRD 2012 overnight fishing opportunities set for Aug. 18 & 25
07/26/2012
The second of two overnight fishing opportunities planned at Kill Creek Park Lake during 2012 will take place on Aug. 18 and this summer's final overnight fishing opportunity will take place on Aug. 25 at Shawnee Mission Park.
 
Submit your photos for JCPRD’s Focus on Fun Photo Contest
07/26/2012
The Focus on Fun photo contest being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District offers amateur photographers a chance to win Visa gift cards for photos taken in JCPRD parks and facilities or at district programs and events.
 
Youth "R" Sports Ready program begins Aug. 21
07/25/2012
Giving youth an edge in sports readiness is the goal of two programs being offered in late August at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Mill Creek Activities Center, 6518 Vista Dr., Shawnee.
 
First Kicks Soccer program offered for ages 2-5 starting Aug. 17
07/25/2012
A fun introduction to the very basics of soccer is in store for preschoolers ages two to five who participate in a summer program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Yoga classes offered for adults at MCAC beginning Aug. 13
07/25/2012
Join an adult yoga class at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Mill Creek Activity Center and discover all the benefits of yoga in your life.
 
50 Plus plans Saturday Walk & Shop event to Kansas City's River Market on Aug. 11
07/18/2012
Kansas City's River Market is the next destination of walking program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District which combines two great things about summer: nice weather and the abundance of goodies at local farmer's markets.
 
Self Defense Program for Ages 12 and older to be presented on Aug. 11 in Shawnee by The Ali Kemp Educational (T.A.K.E.) Foundation
07/18/2012
A self-defense program meant to help women and girls fight the kind of violence which killed a 19-year-old Leawood resident during the summer of 2002 is being offered in mid-August at the Mill Creek Activity Center in Shawnee.
 
Mid-Summer's Night Cache is Aug. 3 in Shawnee Mission Park
07/18/2012
Come try a modern day scavenger hunt during a fun new special event being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in early August.
 
JCPRD beaches and marinas to end their summer seasons Aug. 5
07/11/2012
Time is quickly winding down to take advantage of the summer season for two beaches and two marinas operated by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Next JCPRD Activities catalog available after July 30, to list programs from September- December
07/11/2012
The next issue of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Activities catalog will be available during the week of July 30. The free publication covers JCPRD programs and events offered between September and December. This issue will also feature the JCPRD's 2011 Annual Report.
 
Sailing Society to conduct second “Come Sail With Us” event on July 28
07/11/2012
All sailors and sailing enthusiasts are invited to join the Johnson County Sailing Society for a special event on Saturday, July 28, at Shawnee Mission Park Lake, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa.
 
Second Overnight Fishing Opportunity at Heritage Park is July 21
07/05/2012
The second of two overnight fishing opportunities planned at Heritage Park Lake during 2012 will take place on July 21. Another July overnight fishing opportunities will take place on July 28 at Shawnee Mission Park.
 
New Fairy Gardening program offered for adults on July 19
07/05/2012
Adults can have exploring the world of fairies and learn secrets to creating their own magical gardens during a new program for adults being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New Olathe Medical Center 5K & Family Fun Run is Aug. 4 at Heritage Park
07/05/2012
Providing a morning of family fun which supports a healthy lifestyle is the goal of a new event which will take place on Saturday, Aug. 4, at Heritage Park, 16050 Pflumm, Olathe.
 
Johnson County Park & Recreation District implements fire ban in all district parks
07/02/2012
The Johnson County Park & Recreation District has implemented a fire ban for all of its parks and outdoor facilities, officials announced.
 
50 Plus plans Saturday Walks & Shop event in Parkville on July 14
06/28/2012
Parkville is the next destination of walking program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District which combining two great things about summer, nice weat...
 
Great American Family Campout is July 14 in Shawnee Mission Park
06/28/2012
What could be better than a family campout right here in Johnson County? A program being offered by the Children's Services Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District will give participants a rare opportunity to sleep under the stars in Shawnee Mission Park and participate in other outdoor activities.
 
Making a Difference program for young teens and their parents begins July 17
06/28/2012
Creating a relaxed environment in which youth and their parents can explore life goals is the aim of a free program being offered in mid-July by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District in association with the Johnson County Health Department.
 
Summer Stroll Picnic Potluck is July 18
06/28/2012
Join a fun-loving group of walkers for a stroll and an annual picnic during a program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Kids can meet characters from The Theatre in the Park’s Disney Double Feature at July 14 event   
06/27/2012
A mid-July special event will let kids meet and interact with the characters from Disney’s The Jungle Book Kids and Disney’s Sleeping Beauty Kids at The Theatre in the Park.

Mowgli, Baloo, Prin...
 
Heritage Park to host new Olathe Medical Center 5K & Family Fun Run on Aug. 4   
06/27/2012
Providing a morning of family fun which supports a healthy lifestyle is the goal of a new event which will take place on Saturday, Aug. 4, at Sailing Society will conduct Come Sail with Us event on July 28   
06/26/2012
Introducing folks to the fun of sailing is the goal of a Saturday afternoon event which will be presented in late July at Shawnee Mission Lake. Hosted by the Johnson County Sailing Society, the free ...
 
Mid-Summer's Night Cache is July 13 in Shawnee Mission Park
06/26/2012
Come try a modern day scavenger hunt during a fun new special event being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in mid-July.
 
Overnight fishing opportunities offered on July 21 & 28
06/25/2012
The second of two overnight fishing opportunities planned at Heritage Park Lake during 2012 will take place on July 21, and the third ...
 
Traffic will be restricted during Shawnee Mission Triathlon on July 8
06/25/2012
Traffic will be restricted at Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa, during the 28th annual Shawnee Mission Triathlon on Sunday, July 8.
 
Next JCPRD Activities catalog available after July 30
06/25/2012
The next issue of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Activities catalog will be available during the week of July 30.
 
Updated Johnson County Trail Guide now available   
06/21/2012
A newly-updated version of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's most-asked-for publication is now available. The Trail Guide to Hi...
 
Bring your Mac and learn to make movies with iMovie® during July
06/20/2012
Turn hours of family footage into vibrant, entertaining movies during a new program being offered for adults by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Afternoon Artists program offered for ages 6-10 starting July 10
06/20/2012
Hot summer afternoons are a good time to do quiet indoor projects and children ages six to 10 will have a chance to do just that during a program called Afternoon Artists being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Silver Boot Camp for 50 Plus begins July 11 at Mill Creek Activity Center
06/20/2012
A new class designed for 50 plus participants who want to lose weight, increase cardiovascular fitness, and increase muscle strength is being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.
 
Give your rotting a boost with new Composting Workshop on July 12 at RPCC
06/20/2012
While basic composting information will be covered, a new workshop being offered for adults by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District is primarily for those who have done some composting in the past without much success.
 
Current fisheries efforts include signs, creel survey, and smallmouth bass   
06/20/2012
Area residents who use their boats in JCPRD’s three largest lakes are being asked to take steps to help keep zebra mussel and other invasive species out of these bodies of water.

This proactive...
 
Join The Great American Family Campout on July 14   
06/19/2012
Bring the family and take part in a unique and fun camping experience in Johnson County's largest park. The event is called The Great American Fam...
 
Johnson County artists sought for annual Art Fest exhibit   
06/18/2012
The Johnson County Park & Recreation District has issued a Call for Entries for this fall’s Art Fest exhibit at the Ernie Miller Nature Cen...
 
High School Swim Training offered in early July
06/13/2012
High-school-age participants can get a jump on the swim season or keep up their speed and skills through a program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Splash 4 Cash event for youth is July 4 at Roeland Park Aquatic Center
06/13/2012
Youth can dive into the Fourth of July at the Roeland Park Aquatic Center with an event called Splash 4 Cash.
 
New No Trump Bridge troubleshooter sessions for 50 Plus offered during July
06/13/2012
Let an expert bridge instructor help you sort through the ins and outs of no trump bridge during a series of four programs being offered in July by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Patriotic Bingo for 50 Plus offered on July 6
06/13/2012
Red, white and blue and lots of fun are in store during an afternoon bingo program being offered in early July by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Overnight Fishing Opportunities offered on June 9, 16, & 23   
06/09/2012
The first of two overnight fishing opportunities planned at Heritage Park Lake during 2012 will take place on June 9. Other June overn...
 
Pickleball Tournament is June 30 at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center
06/08/2012
June 22 is the deadline for the third annual Pickleball Tournament being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in conjunction with the city of Overland Park.
 
Landscape Painter for Day program for a day is June 30 at PVCC
06/08/2012
Adults 18 and older can explore the relaxing and enjoyable hobby of outdoor watercolor painting through a program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
KC Water Polo Team for ages 15 and older begins June 28
06/08/2012
A Water Polo Team for ages 15 and older is being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District beginning June 28.
 
Topeka is destination for final Zoo and Barbecue Adventure Walk for 50 Plus on June 27
06/06/2012
The last of three walking programs which aim for interesting and delicious adventures is being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in late June.
 
Music classes offered for ages 5-7 and grades 4-6 at MCAC beginning June 26
06/06/2012
Two different music classes aimed at ages five through seven and grades four through six are being presented by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District at its new Mill Creek Activity Center, 6518 Vista Dr., Shawnee.
 
A Day in the Park event offers free family fun on June 2   
06/01/2012
A day-long celebration of our community's trails, parks, and recreational spaces, which was first introduced in 2010, is returning for its third year on June 2.

"A Day in the Park is a wonderfu...
 
Sweeney Todd launches The Theatre in the Park’s 43rd season on June 8   
06/01/2012
The Theatre in the Park will open its 2012 season on June 8 with a production of “Sweeney Todd.” Neither this Stephen Sondheim musical thriller nor any of...
 
In Step and In Shape Walk is June 13 at Shawnee Mission Park   
06/01/2012
Join a healthy tradition and take part in JCPRD's 17th annual In Step and In Shape Walk on Wednesday, June 13.

"It will be a fun morning to get out of the house, meet new friends, and enjoy a ...
 
The Friday night spotlight is on nature and history at Ernie Miller Park this summer   
06/01/2012
Bring the family to Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater during June and July this summer for a series of educational and entertaining Friday night programs.

"These are informal nature and history p...
 
Focus on Fun Photo Contest winners announced and new contest begins   
06/01/2012
Patrons of JCPRD parks and programs showed off their photographic talents during our first-ever Focus on Fun Photo Contest, which concluded earlier this year. The good news is, if you missed the initi...
 
Picnics, parks, and fun and games   
06/01/2012
Picnics and games are an integral part of summer and JCPRD offers plenty of options and opportunities for both.

Whether your perfect outdoor outing requires a secluded spot in a quiet, natural ...
 
Discover Manhattan Day Trip for 50 Plus is July 24
05/30/2012
Explore geology, biology, and cultural history at one of the most unique ecological regions in the nation during a late July day trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Annual JCPRD Special Olympics & Feed the Need Golf Tournament set for Friday, June 22 at Tomahawk Hills Golf Course
05/30/2012
Spaces are still available for participation in the annual JCPRD Special Olympics & Feed the Need Golf Tournament on June 22 at the Tomahawk Hills Golf Course, 17501 Midland Drive, Shawnee.
 
New Chinese Language and Culture program begins June 26
05/30/2012
Learn about Chinese language and culture through a new program being offered in late June by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Traffic will be restricted during Kansas City Corporate Challenge Duathlon/Triathlon on June 17
05/30/2012
Traffic will be restricted at Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa, during the Kansas City Corporate Challenge Duathlon/Triathlon on Sunday, June 17.
 
New portion of Red Trail Mountain Bike Trail now open at Shawnee Mission Park
05/30/2012
A new section of the Red Trail for mountain biking and running in the Oak Ridge parklands on the north side of Shawnee Mission Park opened in Mid-May, Johnson County Park & Recreation District officials announced.
 
17th Annual In Step and In Shape Walk is June 13 at Shawnee Mission Park   
05/25/2012
Join a healthy tradition and take part in the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's 17th Annual In Step and In Shape Walk on June 13. This year's event has a new location: The Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park with a separate entrance at 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee.
 
Gnome Scavenger Hunt for all ages is June 14 in Overland Park
05/25/2012
Bring a child or grandchild or form an adult team of two to take part in a Gnome Scavenger Hunt being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
Geocache a Pirate's Treasure on June 15 at Antioch Park
05/25/2012
Ahoy, Mates! Join the fun of a treasure hunt during a program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in mid-June.
 
Making a Difference program for young teens and their parents begins June 19
05/25/2012
Creating a relaxed environment in which youth and their parents can explore life goals is the aim of a free program being offered in mid-June by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District in association with the Johnson County Health Department.
 
Family Kayak lessons offered twice on June 9 at Shawnee Mission Park
05/16/2012
Learn the basics of flatwater kayaking through an introductory workshop being offered twice in early June at Shawnee Mission Park by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
First Overnight Fishing Opportunity at Heritage Park is June 9
05/16/2012
The first of two overnight fishing opportunities planned at Heritage Park Lake during 2012 will take place on June 9. Other June overnight fishing opportunities will take place on June 16 at Kill Creek Park and June 23 at Shawnee Mission Park.
 
Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater programs offered on June 8, 15, 22 and 29
05/16/2012
Bring the family to the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater on Friday evenings during June for educational and entertaining programs.
 
Learn about upcoming travel destinations when JCPRD presents a 50 Plus Travel Show on June 7
05/16/2012
Learn about domestic and international destinations for upcoming trips being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District during a Travel Show in early June.
 
Historic Homes Tour Day Trip for 50 Plus is July 12
05/16/2012
Enter another century when you step inside prestigious homes of the mid-1800s during a day trip being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
 
New playground now open at Antioch Park
05/16/2012
A new playground opened on Tuesday, May 15, south of the Dodge Town Play Area on the east side of Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam.