|Pomona Lake is first destination for 50 Plus Spring Strolling program on Feb. 24|
The Hedge-Wood and Buckbrush trails at Pomona State Park are the first destinations for a new season of the Wednesday Walks program being presented this spring by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
Also called Spring Strolling, this program lets participants make friends while exploring the great outdoors. JCPRD does the driving while you can relax, listen to the wind and experience new destinations! Each outing takes 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, as well as a few dollars in case the group decides to stop for ice cream.
Located 30 miles south of Topeka, Pomona State Park is a 490-acre park on the south shore of 4,000-acre Pomona Reservoir which features scenic beauty as well as an abundance of wildlife. The park is in a transition zone from prairie to eastern woodlands, and is nestled in an area with historical connections to the Santa Fe Trail. This will be a great way to break out from the winter hibernation and start a new season of walks!
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 online at www.jcprd.com, follow the “Register for Activities” link and do a barcode search for 32053. Other upcoming walks in this series include the Prairie Spirit Trail on March 23 (barcode 32054) and Lake Shawnee on April 20 (barcode 32055).
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 50 Plus Department at (913) 826-3030 for space availability.
The JCPRD's Activities catalog is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.