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Posted on: April 4, 2018

New Superhero Saturday event is April 28 in Shawnee Mission Park


Suit up and celebrate National Superhero Day with your little crime-stopper during a new special event being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in late April.

This event is called Superhero Saturday and will take place on Saturday, April 28. Costumes are encouraged for this action-packed morning. Activities will include superhero training, a scavenger hunt, art activities, and a party favor. In case of inclement weather, this event will be held indoors at the Roeland Park Community Center.

"All superheroes are welcome! It would be fun to see Super Moms and Super Dads," said Recreation Coordinator Lisa Scharnak, who is planning this event. " The activities will be fun for all family members. I expect we’ll see a lot of heroes from the Black Panther movie in addition to traditional favorites. We need advanced registrations in order to run the event so that we can be prepare the right amount of supplies; due to this, we cannot always accommodate walkups. Currently, the event is limited to 20 families. If there is a large waitlist in advance, we can add another session."

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 printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search,  look for the keywords “special event.”

This event will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 28.The cost for one 90-minute event is $12 per child ages 16 and under for Johnson County residents or  $13 per child for nonresidents.  For more information or to register by phone, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at, click on “Activity Registration,” create or sign into an account, and complete a barcode search for 41709.

Shawnee Mission Park is located at 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa, and Shelter #2 is located at the east end of Small Lakes Road. The Roeland Park Community Center is located at 4850 Rosewood Drive, Roeland Park.

Superhero Saturday is also eligible for credit in the Social dimension for the JCPRD U holistic wellness program for participants ages three to 18. Participants can complete Achievement Classes (similar to academic grade levels) and earn Achievement Badges and awards. To register for JCPRD U call Nathan at (913) 826-2950.

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

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