|Smithville Lake is next destination for 50 Plus Fall Strolling program on Sept. 6|
A Sept. 6 outing to the Smithville Lake is the first in a series of Wednesday Walks being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District this fall.
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 till 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.
For the Smithville Lake walk, participants will choose as a group from miles of paved trails that hug the banks of Smithville Lake and wind through the woods. 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 www.jcprd.com.
Other upcoming Wednesday Walks this fall include an outing to Weston Bend State Park on Oct. 25 and Cedar Crest trails in Topeka on Nov. 20.
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 My JCPRD Activities catalog is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.