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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Whimsical Woods program returns to Ernie Miller Park on Oct. 5

Whimiscal Woods

There's nothing scary about a Halloween special event being offered at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park in early October. The program is called Whimsical Woods and is for ages 11 and younger accompanied by a parent or guardian.  

Participants will enjoy a walk on the park's trail with the award-winning staff of the Ernie Miller Nature Center. Costumed storybook characters will delight and entertain audiences of all ages. This program consists of a short trail walk with stations featuring interpreters who interact with participants. Participants will meet the Good Fairy and Forest Friends.  In addition, there will be live animals, stories, songs, and surprises. Group sessions will begin every 15 minutes between 1 and 3:15 p.m. For participants, the program length will be about one and one-half hours. In case of inclement weather, this event will be moved indoors.

To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under fun for all and then under special events. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search,  look for the keyword “Halloween.”

Whimsical Woods is offered on Saturday, Oct. 5, beginning at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 N. Kansas-7 Highway. When paid in advance, the cost is $5 per person, including adults, for Johnson County residents or $6 per person for nonresidents. Onsite on the day of the event, the cost will be $8 per person, if space is available. 

Register by calling (913) 831-3359 or online at by clicking on “Register for Activities,” and then completing a course ID search for any of the codes listed below.

For the 1 p.m. session, search for 23670. Codes for the other sessions are as follows: 1:15 p.m., 23674; 1:30 p.m., 23675; 1:45 p.m., 23676; 2 p.m., 23677; 2:15 p.m., 23679; 2:30 p.m., 23680; 2:45 p.m., 23681; 3 p.m., 23682; and 3:15 p.m., 23684. For more information about this program call (913) 826-2800.

Printed copies of the My JCPRD Activities catalog are available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches. 

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