- Free and Low Cost Activities
Free and Low Cost Activities
JCPRD offers free and low cost programs, events, and activities throughout the year. Check back often to see what's coming up next!
Learn about the JCPRD Scholarship program
The JCPRD scholarship program provides funds to Johnson County residents and those who work in Johnson County to offset the cost for classes and programs. Any adult or child that meets the criteria is eligible to apply. Some programs may not qualify for scholarship funds.
Visit a JCPRD park, trail, or playground!
- Playgrounds - play JCPRD Playground Bingo!
- Disc golf courses
- Shawnee Mission Park
- Heritage Park
- Big Bull Creek Park
- Lexington Lake Park - coming soon!
- Off-Leash Dog Areas
- Fishing, Boating, and Archery (including Saturday Overnight Fishing opportunities) - permit fees apply
- Wee Links golf course at Heritage Park Golf Course - $3 per person
Visit Ernie Miller Park and Nature Center
- Hike the trails
- Explore the nature center
- Friday Night Amphitheater Programs $4 per person - $4 per person
Visit the Johnson County Museum
$6 adults; $5 seniors (ages 60 plus), veterans, and students (18 plus with Student ID); $4 children, ages 1 through 17; Under 1 free; $23.00 Family Maximum Daily Fee (must reside in same household)
- Johnson County Museum and KidScape
- Upcoming Free Days:
- Saturday, June 10
- Saturday, Sept. 16
- Wednesday, Nov. 22
- Upcoming Free Days:
- Retro Storytime - $2 per person
- Lanesfield Historic Site - free
- Second Saturday of each month
Visit Mill Creek Activity Center
- Indoor Playground (Ages up to 5 years old) - $5 per child
- Indoor Open Gym (Ages 4-17) - $6 per child
Visit Theatre in the Park
Tickets are $10 (plus tax) for general admission, $6 (plus tax) for youth (Ages 4-10) Children 3 & under are FREE (but require a ticket)
- June 2-10 - “Freaky Friday” Rated G
- June 16-24 - “Meet Me in St. Louis” Rated G
- June 30 - July 8 - “13” Rated PG
- July 14-22 - Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” Rated PG
- July 28 - Aug. 5 - “Footloose” rated PG
Movies in the Park at the Theatre in the Park - $1 per person paid at the box office
Gates and box office open at 8 pm. Movies start at 8:30-8:45 pm, depending on the sunset. Details at theatreinthepark.org.
- Tuesday, June 6 - "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs" Rated PG
- Tuesday, June 20 - "Lilo & Stitch" Rated PG
- Tuesday, July 18 - "Toy Story 4" Rated G
- Tuesday, Aug. 1 - "Trolls World Tour" Rated G
- Friday, Aug. 11 "Goonies" Rated G
- Friday, Aug. 13 "Top Gun Maverick" Rated PG-13
Summer Special Events
- June 2 - Meadowbrook Park Festival - FREE!
- June 3 - A Day in the Park at Shawnee Mission Park - FREE!
- June 3 - The Great American Family Campout presented by Core Equipment at Shawnee Mission Park
- June 3 & 4 - Free Fishing, Boating & Archery Weekend - FREE!
- June 9 - S’mores Family Geocaching
- June 10 - Juneteenth at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center - FREE!
- June 23 - Family Bingo Party in the USA!
- August 9 - Gamin’ with the Grandkids
Download the Sunflower Summer app
From May 26 – Aug.13, Sunflower Summer provides a wide variety of ways for families to get out, explore something new, and enjoy time together. Kansas families can visit museums, zoos, historic landmarks and more for free! JCPRD programs and events include:
- Theatre in the Park
- Johnson County Museum