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50 plus walkers will picnic at Shawnee Mission Park, hike along streamway for June 4 outing
POSTED: 05/09/2008
A picnic in Shawnee Mission Park and a hike in the nearby Mill Creek Streamway Park are planned for June 4 as an adventure walk being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

The program is called Summer Stroll Through Streamway Park. The hike will involve a walk of about three miles on a smooth surface. Participants are asked to bring a potluck dish and burgers, beverages, and utensils will be provided. Participants will enjoy reminiscing about past hikes and sharing ideas for future adventure walks.

This walk will depart at 9 a.m. from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam. 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. Search for the keyword "adventure 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. To register online and for updated program listings, visit the District's website at

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