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50 Plus Walking Wednesday program begins Feb. 20 with Longview Lake trip
POSTED: 01/31/2013
Make new friends while exploring nature at her best during a series of walks being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

The program is called Walking Wednesday: Winter and Spring Strolling. The first walk in the series will take participants to Longview Lake, located on the metro area's southeast side. This hike is expected to require an easy level of exertion. 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 catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords "Wednesday Walks.”

This program will depart at 9 a.m. from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam. The cost for one five-hour outing, including 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. Other upcoming adventure treks include: Monkey Mountain Nature Preserve near Oak Grove, Mo. on March 6; George Owens Nature Park in Independence, Mo., on March 20; Smithville Lake on April 3, and Lake Shawnee in Topeka on April 17.

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. 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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