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Final Summer Adventure Walks for 50 Plus are July 15 and 30
POSTED: 06/24/2009
 
The walking series aims to give participants an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and make new friends while following trails through parks and natural treasures.

Summer Adventure Walks are led by the 50 Plus staff members and depart from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam. Perform a catalog search for the keyword "adventure walks" to find this program in the JCPRD's Activities Catalog and online listings. During each outing, the group will have lunch at a local restaurant (on your own).

The Katy Trail Adventure Walk will take place on July 15. This hike is expected to require a moderate 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. This program will depart at 8 a.m.

Union Cemetery walk will take place on July 30 and is expected to require a moderate level of exertion. This historic burial ground was initially dedicated in the late 1850s and contains graves of many important people from the city's early history. The registration deadline for this walk is July 6. This program will depart at 9 a.m.

The cost for either five-hour outing, including van transportation to the walk site, is $17 per person for Johnson County residents or $19 for nonresidents.

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 www.jcprd.com.

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