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Posted on: January 3, 2020

JCPRD’s Mill Creek and Roeland Park fitness facilities now part of the Silver Sneakers® network

Fitness Facility

Two Johnson County Park and Recreation District fitness facilities have recently come on board as locations for the Silver Sneakers® wellness program for adults age 65 and older. The Silver Sneakers® benefit is included with many Medicare ...

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Posted on: November 27, 2019

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 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 Big Bul...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Sunday Family Series begins Jan. 5 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Park Police with Owl

Bring the family to the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in January for Sunday Family Nature Programs. Presentations begin at 2 p.m., last about 45 minutes, and are designed for all ages. A charge of $3 pe...

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Posted on: November 22, 2019

JCPRD presents Homeschool Art programs for ages 6 to 17 beginning Jan. 9, 17 & 31

Girl with easel

Youth can join their friends on an adventure into art during four different homeschool programs being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District beginning in mid- to late January. 

Homeschool Art is the name of these programs, whic...

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Posted on: December 11, 2019

Free Coffee with the Birds program offered on Tuesday mornings at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Bird on a branch

Come enjoy winter bird watching from the comfort of an indoor wildlife viewing room during an informal program being offered for ages 18 and older at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center.

With the lack of foliage and...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: December 24, 2019

New Horizons offers new season of band rehearsals beginning Jan. 21

New Horizons Band

Calling all music lovers! Dig out your old instrument or rent a new one and join a group of fun-loving musicians age 50 and beyond in the New Horizons Band. The group will begin band rehearsals starting  Jan. 21 at the Roeland Park Community Cent...

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Posted on: December 24, 2019

Experience "Light and Dark" during Jan. 21 day trip for 50 Plus

50 plus bus trip

Visit two major attractions in Hutchison, Kan., during a late January day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

Light & Dark is the name of this trip. Travelers will venture 650 feet below the ...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

New Kids’ Carnival event planned for Jan. 23 at Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse

Kids Carnival

A new special event for kids ages six to 12 promises to bring some excitement to a Thursday night in late January.

Kids’ Carnival is the name of this event, which is being presented by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District at the Meadow...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Explore themes in Native American History during Jan. 23 Lunch and Learn

Museum Lunch and Learn

Explore themes in regional Native American history during the next Lunch and Learn program being presented at the Johnson County Museum in late January.

Lunch and Learn - Resettlement & Reeducation of Indians of Kansas is the name of this program, whic...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2020

Celebrate Kansas Day on Jan. 25 at the Johnson County Museum

Sunflower

Kansas’ 159th birthday is coming and the public is invited to celebrate during a drop-in event on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Johnson County Museum.  

Happy Birthday Kansas at the Johnson County Museum is the name of this event, which is f...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

New monthly Stories and Shares storytime program for all ages begins Jan. 25

Storybook

A new monthly storytime program being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District beginning in late January is a great ‘first step’ for children interested in creative drama and acting. 

This program is called St...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: January 3, 2020

50 Plus participants can "Learn to Play" games through new series of programs starting Jan. 27

50 Plus Dominoes

Introducing players to new games is the goal of a series of four programs being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the  Johnson County Park and Recreation District beginning in late January. 

This program is called Learn to Play, and is...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Johnson County Museum to present free Lanesfield School Valentine's Day event

Lanesfield Valentines Day

Drop in to experience a old-fashioned Valentine’s Day event being presented eight times in late January and early February by the Johnson County Museum at the Lanesfield Historic Site.

The program is called Lanesfield School Valentine's Day and is for all ...

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