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Posted on: December 2, 2020

Christmas tree recycling begins Dec. 26 in four Johnson County Park and Recreation District parks

Tree Recycling

Post-holiday contributions of discarded natural Christmas trees will again be accepted at four Johnson County Park and Recreation District park locations from Dec. 26 through Jan. 31. 

The tree collection sites are: the Sunflower access point of B...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

First meeting of the new Wanderlust Virtual Book Club for 50 Plus is Jan. 27

Wanderlust Book Club

Intertwine your love of travel and a good book with a travel-themed book club during a new virtual special program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

Wanderlust Virtual Book Club is the name of this ...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Virtual Masterclass Acting Series for youth begins Jan. 27

Audition Lab

Aspiring young actors can learn from some of the most professional teaching artists from the comfort of their own living room during a new virtual program being offered by the Fine & Performing Arts Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

In-person Introduction to Playwriting class for youth begins Jan. 28

Group of kids learning to write a play

A program for enthusiastic and new writers who want to learn the craft of playwriting is being offered beginning in late January by the Fine & Performing Arts Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. Physical distancing and COVID...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Coed Ninja Training gymnastics program for ages 6-12 set for Jan. 29

Girl balancing a plate with a pool noodle

Two sessions of ninja fun are in store for children enrolled in a coed gymnastics program being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be encouraged during this program.

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

Next Full Moon Hike for ages eight and older is Jan. 29 in Ernie Miller Park

Full Moon

By the light of the silvery moon, join the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's Outdoor Education staff for a quiet hike to connect with nature and the night sounds. Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be encouraged duri...

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Posted on: January 4, 2021

JCPRD gymnastics offers Handspring Clinic for ages six to 14 on Jan. 29

Halloween Handspring

Helping young gymnasts improve or master back and front handsprings is the goal of a gymnastics program being offered in late January by the Gymnastics Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe pr...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

Animal Tales Storytime sessions at Ernie Miller Nature Center continue on Feb. 2, 3, 16, & 17

Animal Tales Storytime

“B is for Birds” and “Teddy Bear Surprise” are the themes of February Animal Tales Storytime sessions being presented by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Outdoor Education Department. Phys...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

Make vintage-style Valentine’s Day cards during virtual craft session for 50 Plus on Feb. 2

Valentines Day Card

Craft some vintage-style Valentine’s Day Cards during a virtual session in early February being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

DIY Vintage Valentine's Day Cards is the name of this program. This clas...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

Little Critters Day Out program continues on Feb. 4, 11, 18 & 25 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Kids sitting at a table

Your Little Critter will enjoy three hours of fun and education on the selected Thursdays through mid-May as you enjoy some personal time during a program being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Outdoor Education Depar...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

Out of School Days at Ernie Miller Nature Center for ages 6-12 continue on Feb. 5, 11, 12, 25, & 26

Out of School Days EMNC

During out of school days scheduled through April, youth ages six to 12 can see live animals, hear stories, hike, play in the forest, and much more during a program being presented at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Ernie Mille...

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Posted on: January 6, 2021

Kids’ Night Out planned on Feb. 5 at Roeland Park Community Center

Kids Night Out MBPC

Parents can have an evening to themselves while the kids have a fun-filled time during an early February program being planned at the Roland Park Community Center by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe pr...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

JCPRD presents in-person Songwriting Circle for adults beginning Feb. 6

Sheet music

Ever want to write your own songs? A new four-session workshop for adults being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District beginning in early February can help. Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be encouraged during this...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Sunday Family Series continues during February at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Ferrets in Kansas

Bring the family to the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in February for Sunday Family Nature Programs. Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be encouraged during these programs.

February pre...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

Free Virtual Container Gardens class for 50 Plus set for Feb. 9

decorative garden planters

Container gardens have been called “the instant gratification of the gardening world,” and you can learn to make your own during a free virtual class being offered in early February by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2021

50 Plus Bingo programs continue on Feb. 9

50 Plus Bingo Participants

“Friends” is the theme for bingo games being presented in early February by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be encouraged during this progr...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Project to remove and replace three shelters in Shawnee Mission Park to begin week of Sept. 21

Shelter 5 at Shawnee Mission Park

Three picnic shelters located near the north shore of Shawnee Mission Park Lake are closing for demolition and replacement, which could take up to six months, according to Johnson County Park and Recreation District officials.

A notice to proceed with this...

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