The official site of Johnson County government.
Ernie Miller Nature Center
Ernie Miller Nature Center was the first Nature Center in Johnson County. The Center provides an opportunity for learning, understanding, and admiring nature's ever- changing ways. It is the focal point of cultural, historical, and environmental education programming offered to all ages by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. The Center contains displays, live animals, and Nature's Corner Gift Shop, along with a friendly, knowledgeable staff eager to share their knowledge of nature.
The Theatre in the Park
The Theatre in the Park is the best outdoors venue for community theater in the metro area, with over 10 acres in Shawnee Mission Park and a new state of the art lighting and sound system. See the best of Broadway, dance, music and more! Great to reserve for special events, festivals, corporate gatherings, fundraising events, and other public attractions where you need some elbow room. Arrangements can be made for catered picnics, followed by entry to a regularly scheduled theatrical performance.
Kansas City Corporate Challenge
The Kansas City Corporate Challenge originated in 1980 with the intention of providing a variety of Olympic-type sporting events. These events allow the employees of Kansas City Area corporations to interact with each other through a variety of athletic sporting events. The purpose of this series of sporting events is to promote health, wellness, and camaraderie by presenting participants with physical endeavors designed to challenge their bodies and minds through the spirit of corporate competition.
The Kansas City Blazers
The Johnson County Park and Recreation District is proud to be the sponsoring organization for the Kansas City Blazers Swim Team. The Blazers are the only swim club in the country sponsored by a park and recreation agency to have had swimmers compete in the Olympics for the US Olympic team.
Department of Labor, Youth Rules
YouthRules! was launched by the U.S. Department of Labor in May 2002 to increase public awareness of Federal and State rules concerning young workers. Through the YouthRules! initiative, the U.S. Department of Labor and its partners seek to promote positive and safe work experiences that help prepare young workers to enter the 21st Century workforce.
Disabled Sports USA
A national nonprofit, 501(c)(3), organization established in 1967 by disabled Vietnam veterans to serve the war injured. DS/USA now offers nationwide sports rehabilitation programs to anyone with a permanent physical disability. Activities include winter skiing, water sports, summer and winter competitions, fitness and special sports events. Participants include those with visual impairments, amputations, spinal cord injury, dwarfism, multiple sclerosis, head injury, cerebral palsy, and other neuromuscular and orthopedic conditions.
Kansas Wildlife and Parks
KDWP manages the natural resources of Kansas, regulates hunting, and administrates the state park system. Find on-line information about state licenses for fishing, boating, and hunting.
Park Law Enforcement Association
P.L.E.A. provides informational services directed toward informing park and recreation professionals, policy makers and lay people of the role and importance of law enforcement services in providing a quality of life at park and recreation opportunities.
The Trust for Public Lands
This web site is a resource for citizens and communities working to create parks and protect open space. TPL is a national nonprofit that conserves land for public use and enjoyment. Its website contains news about national and local-based projects, programs,and issues.
The mission of the Kids Golf "Drive, Pitch & Putt" is to make heroes out of parents, kids, and golf directors worldwide by offering a free, fun and easy way to enjoy the great game of golf for a lifetime!
American Bluebird Society
The official site of the North American Bluebird Society.
The Burroughs Audubon Society (BAS) promotes the apprecitation of birds, the enjoyment of nature, natural history education and the conservation of habitat. The Burroughs Audubon Society is the local chapter of the National Audubon Society for the Greater Kansas City Metro Area.