|50 Plus Plans Walk on the Katy Trail on May 16|
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 and Recreation District in mid-May.
The program is called Katy Trail Nature Walk and will take place on May 16. This walk is expected to require an easy level of exertion. Participants will walk on a section of the trail located near the Rocheport (Mo.) trailhead, which is considered one of the most engaging portions of this trail which stretches a total of 225 miles across Missouri from St. Charles to Clinton, Mo. This area is a perfect place to find beautiful scenery, solitude, nature and a chance to spend time along the Missouri river.
50 plus walks are led by Instructor Sherry Hughes. This program will depart at 8 a.m. from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam. The cost for one eight -hour outing, including van transportation to the walk site, is $20 per person for Johnson County residents or $22 for nonresidents. Participants should bring a sack lunch for a picnic at the trailhead. Search for the keywords "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 www.jcprd.com