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Local berry patch and walker's choice are July destinations for 50 Plus Summer Strolling program
POSTED: 06/25/2014
A local berry patch and a location to be determined by participants themselves are the final two destinations of four summer walks being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

The program is called Wednesday Walks - Summer Strolling and will conclude a series of four walks which began in June with two walks in July. These will include a trip to Missouri's Best Berry Patch near 225th and State Line to stroll and pick blueberries to their heart's content on July 16, and another called Where Will We Go? on July 30 in which the walkers themselves will choose a location within 60 miles of Antioch Park. Patron votes were sought on the previous walks and the locations will be announced the morning of the walk.

Both outings will take place on a Wednesday and will depart at 9 a.m. from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam. The cost for each five-hour outing, including van transportation to the walk site, is $18 per person for Johnson County residents or $20 for nonresidents. Participants should bring a sack lunch for a picnic after the walk, and a few dollars in case we decide to stop for ice cream.

To find these programs program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 Plus and then under nature & outdoors. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords "Wednesday walks.”

While 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 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, visit the District's website at

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