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50 Plus Plans Adventure Walk to visit Kansas' Cross Timbers Park on March 25
POSTED: 03/04/2015
Kansas's Cross Timbers State Park located south of Topeka near Yates Center is the destination for an adventure walk being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District on Wednesday, March 25.

Cross Timbers State Park is located in the gently rolling hills of the Verdigris River Valley in southeast Kansas. Comprising 1,075 acres, the park features the Chautauqua Hills Trail with three branching loops. This outing will focus on the East Red Branch, which involves a moderate intensity walk of about three miles. The trail features wooden bridges, sandstone slabs, and rugged stone staircases. Lunch will take place afterwards at Smokey Ben’s BBQ in Yates Center, with costs on your own.

To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 plus and then under nature & outdoors. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords "adventure walk."

This program will leave from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, at 8 a.m. The cost for one nine-hour outing, including transportation, is $25 per person for Johnson County residents or $28 for nonresidents. Lunch costs are on your own. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To see this program online at, follow the "Register for Activities" link and complete a barcode search for 26485.

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.

Printed copies of JCPRD’s Activities catalog are available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

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