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Did You Know: The Kansas City Corporate Challenge is the oldest corporate games of its kind in the nation?  
08/18/2008
Corporate competitive events such as the Kansas City Corporate Challenge, popular in many cities throughout the United States, began here.
 
Did You Know: The original effort to purchase property for what is now Shawnee Mission Park was led by a bona fide World War I hero?  
08/18/2008
John Barkley, for whom the visitor center and the main road in Shawnee Mission Park are named, was the park district’s first superintendent during its developing years from 1958 to 1963.
 
Did You Know: What is the topography of the Gary L. Haller Trail on the Mill Creek Steamway Park?  
08/18/2008
The topography of the 17-mile Gary L. Haller Trail on the Mill Creek Streamway Park is a diverse mixture of open and forested flatland and hills acres of meadows of wildflowers, and large stands of native grasses.
 
Did You Know: Johnson County Park and Recreation District is officially the “Bluebird Capital of Kansas?”  
08/18/2008
In 2000, the Kansas Legislature passed a resolution designating the JCPRD in recognition of the District’s successful efforts to restore local bluebird populations.
 
Did You Know: The Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park was designated as the first American Discovery Trail Theatre in 2000?  
08/18/2008
The American Discovery Trail, the first east-west national scenic trail, utilizes the trail in Sunflower Nature Park (De Soto) and a segment of the Mill Creek Streamway Park west of Shawnee Mission Park.
 
Did You Know: Johnson County Park and Recreation District has off-leash dog areas.  
08/18/2008
Johnson County Park and Recreation District has four dog off-leash areas.
 
Did You Know: Johnson County Park Recreation District is the only Special Park District in Kansas.  
08/18/2008
The Kansas Legislature established statutes to allow creation of Johnson County Park District in 1953.
 
Did You Know: Johnson County Park and Recreation District is a nationally accredited park and recreation agency.  
08/18/2008
Johnson County Park and Recreation District is a nationally accredited park and recreation agency, committed to maintaining conformance to 155 major standards.
 
Did You Know: That the Mid-America and Mid-America West Sports Complex weekend tournaments attract hundreds of players and spectators.  
08/18/2008
A weekend of championship tournament games at JCPRD’s Mid-America and Mid America West Sports Complexes attracts teams and spectators from throughout country.
 
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