|New Mill Creek Activity Center now open in Shawnee|
The Mill Creek Activity Center, which opened in late March at 6518 Vista Dr. in Shawnee, offers a wide assortment of programs and activities that encourage learning, playing, and socializing in a family fun atmosphere. The new activity center includes the district's first indoor running track and an abundance of programming space for dance, art, fitness, gymnastics, and other programming.
"It is our mission to enhance the quality of life in Johnson County," said Superintendent of Recreation Jill Geller. "This facility certainly serves that mission well, as residents will have the opportunity to learn, play, and socialize. And its location just off Shawnee Mission Parkway is fantastic."
"The facility itself is beautiful and very comfortable for patrons and staff alike," added Corporate and Community Wellness Manager Jill Leiker. "The variety of offerings is what excites staff because we cater to such a wide range of interests and age groups."
The activity center is the new home of the JCPRD Gymnastics Center, previously located in the district's Athletic Training Center in Merriam. The training center closed in late 2011 as part of a property exchange for the Mill Creek Activity Center, which was previously the Shawnee Fitness Center.
The current April through August issue of the JCPRD Activities catalog includes more than 50 programs at the new center. The center is also the future site of a half-day preschool program to be operated by the district’s Children's Services Department.