|Introduction to Tree Climbing program offered at Shawnee Mission Park on Oct. 6|
Do you have fond memories of climbing trees or do you want your child to have the same experiences? A program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District can help.
The program is called Introduction to Tree Climbing and is for ages eight and older. Participants under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian on-site. Adult participants are welcome as well.
This is your chance to reach new heights by learning how to ascend and descend trees while wearing comfortable climbing harnesses and helmets. All equipment is provided and all knots are tied by staff. To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under adult and then under nature & outdoors. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “climbing.”
This program is offered twice on Saturday, Oct. 6. Both will take place in Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa. One program will begin at 10 a.m., while another will start at 12:30 p.m. The cost for one two-hour session is $32 for Johnson County residents or $35 for nonresidents. Participants should wear long pants, closed-toe and heeled shoes and are required to complete medical and liability releases prior to climbing. Preregistration is required and climbing site information, forms, and weather notices can be found at www.treeclimbingkansascity.com.
The JCPRD's Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup 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.