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Posted on: June 19, 2020

S'mores Family Geocaching event in Shawnee Mission set for July 10

Smore family fun geocaching

Search for hidden caches in Shawnee Mission Park using our GPS devices during and early July special event being planned by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be observed during this program.

S’mores Family Geocaching is the name of this event, which is for all ages, and will take place beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, July 10, at Shawnee Mission Park’s Shelter #2 on the north side of the Small Lakes area.  This modern day scavenger hunt is a great way to spend time with the family out in your local park. Each group will be loaned a GPS device and given instructions on how to find the caches hidden around Shawnee Mission Park. Receive a prize after finding the caches, then enjoy hot dogs and S‘mores. Those registering as individuals will each receive a GPS unit to use; participants registering as a group of four or less will be loaned one GPS unit; while those registering as a group of seven or less be loaned two GPS units. Pre-registration is required. 

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

For this one-and-one-half-hour event, the cost for individual admission is $10 per person for Johnson County residents or $11 per person for nonresidents. Two different family rates are also offered. For a family of up to four people, the cost is $30 for residents or $33 for nonresidents. For a family of up to seven people, the cost is $40 for residents or $44 for nonresidents. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online for S’mores Family Geocaching at, click on “Register for Activities,” and complete a course ID search for 32199.

The My JCPRD Activities catalog is available for pickup at all JCPRD facilities.