|Spring Nature Walks for 50 Plus Continue on April 11 and 19|
Missouri state parks near Weston and Knob Noster are the next two destinations which will be visited as part of Spring Nature Walks being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. These walks are meant to give participants an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and make new friends while following trails through state parks and natural treasures. Participants can choose one or all of the six spring walks.
The Weston walk will take place on April 11 at Missouri's Weston Bend State Park along the Missouri River. The park's hiking trail promises scenic views of the river. Knob Noster State Park is the destination for a walk on April 19. This 3,500-plus acre park is located about midway between Sedalia and Warrensburg and features a mix of prairie, savanna and forest.Both of these walks are expected to require a moderate level of exertion.
Spring Walks are led by Instructor Sherry Hughes. All walks depart at 9 a.m. from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam. In case of rain, the walk will be rescheduled for the following week. The cost for each five-hour outing, including van transportation to the walk site, is $15 per person for Johnson County residents or $16 for nonresidents. Participants should bring a sack lunch. If the weather interferes with plans during the day of the walk , lunch will be at a local restaurant and participants will be responsible for this expense. Search for the keyword "nature walks" to find this program in the JCPRD's Activities Catalog and online listings.
The final Spring Walk in this series is scheduled for May 3, when the destination is Osawatomie, Kan..
While the 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 District's Registration Department at (913) 831-3359, and if space is available without forfeiting the place of a person over 50, their registration can be taken.
The JCPRD's ACTIVITIES catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pick-up at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359 VOICE or (913) 831-3342 TDD. To register online and for updated program listings, visit the District's website at www.jcprd.com