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Final two Fall Adventure Walks for 50 Plus are Nov. 12 & 20
POSTED: 10/22/2008
The Mine Creek walk will take place on Nov. 12, while the Kill Creek Park Walk will take place on Nov. 20.

Located about two miles south of Pleasanton, Mine Creek was the site of the second largest cavalry battle of the Civil War and the largest battle in Kansas. Trails at the site include prairie and woodland habitats. Kill Creek Park first opened in late 2001 and encompasses about 880 acres. Park trails meander through grasslands and along wooded areas beside Kill Creek. Both walks are rated at an easy level of exertion and will all involve three plus miles of walking on varied terrain.

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. Both 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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