Dec 07

Sports, nature, art, and much more to keep your kids engaged and safe

Posted on December 7, 2021 at 1:30 PM by Becky Burnside

Programs and camps being offered by JCPRD before, between, and after the holidays can help make sure kids stay safe and have no reason to be bored during their time off from school. 

This season’s offerings include indoor playground and kids’ day out sessions, as well as camps focused on nature and outdoor adventures, art and theater, basketball, volleyball, and more! For JCPRD’s holiday-related programs, please see our separate listing.

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Dec 01

‘Tis the season to enjoy a variety of JCPRD programs and events

Posted on December 1, 2021 at 5:12 PM by Becky Burnside

JCPRD has put together an assortment of holiday program offerings for everyone in the family from toddlers to 50 Plus.

Whether you’d like to sign your kids up for a Candy Cane Hunt, learn to make a holiday wreath, attend a 50 Plus holiday gathering, take a free virtual trip to a Christmas-themed Michigan city,  hear a choir sing at a historic limestone school, discover holiday fashions from years past, attend live performances of the Theatre in the Park’s 2021 Innovative Theatre Challenge contest winner “Campbell Family Christmas,” hear holiday-related stories, provide gifts for the animals at Ernie Miller Nature Center, and more, we’ve got plenty of opportunities for you to enjoy and share some good cheer. 

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Dec 01

Check out JCPRD’s new holiday decoration in Shawnee Mission Park

Posted on December 1, 2021 at 12:54 PM by Becky Burnside

The flagpole near the Renner Road entrance to Shawnee Mission Park has been transformed into a 60-foot tree-shaped holiday decoration.

The decoration sits in the center of the John Barkley Plaza, which was dedicated on April 24 of this year in honor of JCPRD’s first superintendent. The lights, which are activated by a photocell, will be on dusk through dawn during the holiday season.

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