|Help Plan the Future of TimberRidge Adventure Center on Sept. 18|
The Johnson County Park & Recreation District (JCPRD) is hosting an Exploration Day at TimberRidge Adventure Center (TRAC) as part of its process to update the parks and facilities master plan for the facility. The free event will be held on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. at TRAC, 12300 S. Homestead Lane, Olathe.
The public is welcome to stop by anytime during the three-hour event to tour the site, see new ideas for it, and share thoughts about any and all improvements with the planning team. We want to hear what the community would like to experience and enjoy at TRAC! Activities will include an organized hike to facility amenities, free hot dogs and bottled water, a simple challenge course activity, and an opportunity to respond and give suggestions in regards to planning concepts relating to a master plan update for the facility.
TimberRidge Adventure Center is an approximately 200-acre facility adjacent to Kill Creek Regional Park. Following the completion of the original master plan in 2000, the center opened in 2002, and is a fee-supported enterprise, which is normally available only as part of programming or as a rental.
Major amenities at the site include: the welcome center and office; a large group program shelter; and a challenge course with a program shelter, 28 low course elements, a climbing tower, rappelling, and a 300-foot zip line. Other program areas include archery and BB gun ranges, a primitive group camping area, two lakes with fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and pedal boating, and hiking trails to wooded riparian corridors, rocky hillsides, and grasslands.
The current master plan update effort began in June with the hiring of the consultant firm Vireo. Assisting with this effort are Strategic Adventures, a Colorado-based specialist in zip lines and ropes courses, and a camp program facilities designer from Vireo’s Nebraska offices.
Market analysis and community events, including Exploration Day, will help the planning team uncover the potential improvements that are important for TRAC’s future. New ideas may involve developing more team building opportunities, creating memorable experiences, and much more. The public is encouraged to join us for Exploration Day on Sept. 18 to tour TRAC and share improvement ideas.
For more information about the update of the TimberRidge Adventure Center Master Plan, contact Project Manager Jim Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (913) 826-3426. The project is also on Facebook at JCPRD TimberRidge Adventure Center Master Plan.