|Perry Lake is first destination for 50 Plus Fall Strolling program on Sept. 7|
Perry Lake State Park is the first destination for a new season of the Wednesday Walks program being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District on Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Also called Fall 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 $19 per person for Johnson County residents or $21 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.
The Perry Lake walk offers picturesque views of the water, and the chance to see an array of wildlife that call the lake and trails home. This walk requires a moderate level of exertion. 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 the Perry Lake walk at www.jcprd.com, complete a barcode search for 35505.
The other walks in this series will take participants to Watkins Mills (barcode 35506) on Nov. 2, and Hillsdale Lake (barcode 33507) on Nov, 30.
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.