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Loose Park Rose Garden is next destination for 50 Plus Summer Strolling program on June 7
POSTED: 05/17/2017
Take a stroll in one of Kansas City’s most beautiful and historical parks during the next in a series of Wednesday Walks being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

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.

Loose Park Municipal Rose Garden is both the name and the destination for this walk on June 7. This outing will take participants to this great Kansas City. Mo., garden during prime rose season. Avoid weekend crowds and come view the thousands of roses with us! 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 or register online at

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 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 online at for these walks.

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

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