Special Populations

The Special Population program of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District provides fun, educational and socializing activities for members of the Johnson County community with special needs. 

Our programs include fun and exciting events such as dances, movie nights, day trips and overnight stays. We strive to make a positive impact by enhancing the lives of our special participants and their families.

Special Pops Bowling


Each Special Olympic participant MUST have a current Medical Release Form on file with JCPRD Special Olympics and Special Olympics Kansas prior to participating in any event/training/competition. Medical Release Forms are important for two reasons: First, to have the medical information on hand during training and competition, in case of a medical emergency, and second to ensure that the physician is informed of the athlete’s health history when performing the exam. Medical Release Health Forms must be updated every two years.

The Downs Syndrome Medical Addendum must be completed and signed by the examining physician for each individual with Down Syndrome who desires to participate in any Special Olympics event or competition.

Special Pops Holiday Party