|New An Evening on the Prairie program is Nov. 6 & 7|
An Evening on the Prairie is offered on both Friday, Nov. 6, and Saturday, Nov. 7. This program is for ages 10 and older and is not recommended for younger children because of rough trails and darkness. Participants will join park naturalists to hike by moonlight to listen nocturnal creatures. Weather permitting, participants will also view the stars and watch for meteors in a dark sky beyond much of the city lights. After the hike, hot cider will be provided. Participants should dress for the weather and bring binoculars and flashlights. Perform a catalog search for the keyword "adventure" to find this program in the JCPRD's Activities Catalog and online listings.
The TimberRidge Adventure Center is located at 12300 South Homestead Lane, Olathe, and is a 200+ acre facility adjacent to Kill Creek Regional Park, which the District also owns and operates. TimberRidge, which was dedicated in late April of 2002, is accessible via an entrance which is separate from and south of the main entrance to Kill Creek Regional Park. With the exception of an annual open house in the spring, the facility is accessible only by reservation or as part of programming.
An Evening on the Prairie begins at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, and Saturday, Nov. 7. The cost for either two-hour program is $11 per person for Johnson County residents or $12 for nonresidents. Space is limited and preregistration is required.
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, see the District's website at www.jcprd.com.