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The Lawrence Levee Trail is next destination for 50 Plus Spring Strolling program on May 3
POSTED: 04/06/2017
A May 3 outing to the Lawrence Levee Trail is the first in a series of Wednesday Walks being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District this spring and summer.

Also called Summer 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. Walkers should register at least one week prior to departure, and bring their own water bottle. The Inclement weather date for each walk is the following week.

The Lawrence Levee Trail is a 9.3-mile trail on the north bank of the Kansas River. The trail runs along the top of the flood-control levee on the outskirts of Lawrence. It offers views of the river, nearby farmland, and downtown Lawrence. This walk is expected to requires an easy level of exertion.

To find these programs in the My JCPRD 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, follow the “Register for Activities” link and do a barcode search for 39015.

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.

Other upcoming summer trolling outings include: a walk at Kansas City's Loose Park Municipal Rose Garden on June 7, at Walk at Ted Ensley Gardens in Topeka on July 12, and the annual Walker's Choice walk on Aug. 16 to a destination that participants will choose. Register for these walks at

The My JCPRD Activities catalog is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

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