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Fall Adventure Walks for 50 Plus continue on Oct. 1 at Melvern Lake
POSTED: 09/03/2008
The walk at Melvern Lake will take place on Oct. 1. Situated on the eastern edge of Kansas’ Flint Hills Region, Melvern Lake draws outdoor enthusiasts from a wide range of disciplines. This U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project includes about 7,000 acres of water and 18,000 acres of land. The 50 Plus walk is expected to require an easy level of exertion. Other upcoming Fall walk dates and destinations are: Nov. 12, Mine Creek; and Nov. 20, Kill Creek Park.

These walks are meant to give participants an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and make new friends while visiting interesting regional scenic trails, nature sanctuaries, and state parks.

Adventure Walks are led by Instructor Tiffany Glaser. All walks 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 each five-hour outing, including van transportation to the walk site, is $16 per person for Johnson County residents or $17 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 "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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