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Burr Oak Woods Nature Center is next destination for 50 Plus Summer Strolling program on July 15
POSTED: 06/18/2015
Burr Oak Woods Nature Center's Bethany Falls Trail in Blue Springs, Mo., is the next destination for the Wednesday Walks program being presented this summer by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

The Bethany Falls Trail is considered one of the most beautiful areas to walk in the Kansas City metro area. It includes bluffs you can walk on and through for exciting photo ops. This trip will take place on July 15. Participants are invited to make new friends while exploring the great outdoors during these walks being offered monthly through August. The final Wednesday Walk of the summer will take place on Aug. 12 and will be a walker's choice outing titled "Where Will We Go?"

Each outing will take place on a Wednesday and will depart at 9 a.m. from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam. The cost for each six-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 the group decides to stop for ice cream.

To find these programs 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.” For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359.To register for this walk at, complete a barcode search for 28529. For the "Where Will We Go?" walk, search for barcode 28530.

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.

The JCPRD's Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

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