|Public Hayride offered on Sept. 27 at Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park|
In addition to hayrides for organized groups, the Johnson County Park & Recreation District also offers opportunities for individuals and small groups to enjoy the crisp autumn air from a tractor-drawn haywagon without having to worry about reaching minimum numbers or placing a deposit.
The first of two Public Hayrides being offered this fall will take place on Sunday, Sept. 27, at the Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park. This ride will begin at 2:30 p.m. at 7460 Ogg Road, Shawnee. The cost is $6.50 per person for a one-hour ride followed by a one-hour campfire. Preregistration is required. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at www.jcprd.com, follow the “Register for Activities” link and do a barcode search for 29800. A second public hayride in 2015 is planned for Nov. 8 (barcode 29801).
To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under fun for all and then under special events. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword "hayrides."
Registrations are also being taken for organized group hayrides, which can be scheduled for dates between Sept. 19 and Nov. 22. These hayrides take place seven days a week during the above timeframe at Oak Ridge and on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only at Heritage Park, 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the date of the hayride. Like the public hayrides, these are tractor-drawn, last approximately one hour, and are followed by a one-hour campfire. The cost is $6.50 per person or a minimum of $75 when there are 12 riders or less. There is a maximum of 25 people per wagon and one adult per 10 children is required. For scheduling and information, call (913) 831-3359.