|Next Wednesday Walk for 50 Plus takes participants to Knob Noster State Park on Feb. 21|
Trails in Missouri's Knob Noster State Park are the next destination in the current series of monthly Wednesday Walks being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.
The program is also called Spring Strolling and the next outing on Feb. 21 will take participants to Knob Noster State Park, a 3,934-acre park located west of Warrensburg in Johnson County, Mo. near the town of Knob Noster. Indian legend relates that the two hills, or “knobs,” in the area were raised up as monuments to slain warriors. Settlers to the area later added the Latin word, noster, meaning “our.” Natural trails curving through beautiful rock formations, forests and streams are the reasons why this park is a walker’s favorite.
This outing will take place on a Wednesday, and will depart at 9 a.m. from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam. The cost for this 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, and a few dollars in case the group decides to stop for ice cream. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at www.jcprd.com, click on “Activity Registration,” create or sign into an account, and complete a barcode search for 41738.
This outing is considered a moderate-intensity walk. To find this program 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.”
Other upcoming walks in the Spring Strolling series will include a March 21 "Mystery Walk" to a location less than an hour from Antioch Park that includes a series of trails that pass through prairie and forests, and an April 4 outing to Missouri's Wallace State Park.
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.