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Final Spring Nature Walk for 50 Plus is May 3 Near Osawatomie
POSTED: 04/11/2007
A trail near Osawatomie, Kan., is the sixth and final destination of Spring Nature Walks being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. The walks are meant to give participants an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and make new friends while following trails through state parks and natural treasures.

The Osawatomie walk will take place on May 3 on a portion of the Flint Hills Nature Trail which opened last fall near Osawatomie. The trail was developed by the Kanza Rail-Trails Conservancy and is a great way to experience the breathtaking Kansas Flint Hills. This is considered an easy walk in terms of exertion.

Spring Walks are led by Instructor Sherry Hughes. The walk will depart at 9 a.m. from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam. In case of rain, the walk will be rescheduled for the following week. The cost for this five-hour outing, including van transportation to the walk site, is $15 per person for Johnson County residents or $16 for nonresidents. Participants should bring a sack lunch. If the weather interferes with plans during the day of the walk , lunch will be at a local restaurant and participants will be responsible for this expense. Search for the keyword "nature walks" to find this program in the JCPRD's Activities Catalog and online listings.

While the JCPRD's 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the District's Registration Department at (913) 831-3359, and if space is available without forfeiting the place of a person over 50, their registration can be taken.

The JCPRD's ACTIVITIES catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pick-up at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359 VOICE or (913) 831-3342 TDD. To register online and for updated program listings, visit the District's website at

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