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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Evening Kayak excursion for beginners offered on Oct. 3 in Shawnee Mission Park

Evening Kayaker

Adults can enjoy an evening on the water kayaking around Shawnee Mission Park Lake during a program being offered in early October by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be observed during this program.

Evening Kayak Excursion - Beginner is the name of this program, which is for ages 18 and older. Participants may hear the croaks and splash of frogs, the hooting of owls, and will have the chance to view the park from a different perspective. Kayaks and life jackets are provided. This beginner excursion starts with a safety briefing and instruction. Basic swimming skills are required, and participants should dress for the weather. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

To find this program online at, browse first under adult and then under nature & outdoors. When using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “boating.”

Evening Kayak Excursion - Beginner will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 3, at the boat ramp at Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee. The cost for one two-hour session is $24 per person for Johnson County residents or $26 per person for nonresidents. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at, click on “Register for Activities,” and complete a course ID search for 38099.

An advanced kayak outing called Evening Kayak Excursion – Intermediate is being offered on the following Saturday, Oct.10, with the same timeframe and cost of the beginning program. The course ID for that program is 38100.

Printed copies of the My JCPRD Activities catalog are available for pickup at all Johnson County libraries and JCPRD facilities.

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