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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Rental bikes temporarily available in four JCPRD parks

Bike Share Bike

Have you noticed the racks of orange and white bicycles which appeared on Oct. 25 in several Johnson County Park and Recreation District parks and facilities?

The 34 bikes deployed on that date are part of a “soft launch” of a new JCPRD...

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Posted on: October 14, 2019

Public input sought on E-bike pilot program now underway on JCPRD trails

Coffee Creek Streamway Trail

Public input is currently being sought on the use of two classifications of electric bicycles on Johnson County Park and Recreation District trails.

This pilot program began July 15 and is meant to give e-bikes in classes 1 and 3 a six-month trial run on a...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2019

JCPRD winter park hours begin Nov. 1

Winter in the Park

Winter hours of 7:30  a.m. to 8 p.m. go into effect Nov. 1 for many Johnson County Park and  Recreation District parks. These winter hours will stay in effect through Feb. 29.

District parks impacted by the new hours are: Heritage Park, 1...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

New Dreaming of a Retro Xmas temporary exhibit begins Nov. 12 at Johnson County Museum

Retro Holiday Fun

Travel back to a Space Age Christmas and learn all about aluminum trees and other vintage decorations during a new temporary exhibits beginning in mid-November at the Johnson County Museum.

Dreaming of a Retro Xmas is the name of this exhibit, which celebr...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Tellabration 2019 Set for Nov. 16 At Ernie Miller Nature Center

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Want to hear a good story? Come celebrate the International Day of Storytelling at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. This event, called Tellabration, will take place on Saturday, Nov. 16, at the Ernie ...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: October 30, 2019

"Turkey Time" is theme for Parents’ Night Out session at JCPRD Gymnastics Center on Nov. 16

Parents Night Out MCAC

Children ages six to 12 are invited to enjoy fun activities during a Parents' Night Out planned in mid-November at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's Mill Creek Activity Center in Shawnee.

The idea behind this gymnastics event is that parent...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2019

JCPRD January through April Catalog available after Nov. 18

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The next issue of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s My JCPRD Activities catalog will be online at www.jcprd.com on Nov. 15 and available in print form the week of Nov. 18. Registration for classes in the catalog begins at 8:30 a....

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Savages and Princesses - The Persistence of Native American Stereotypes exhibit begins Nov. 20

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Giving viewers an opportunity to see artwork by nationally-recognized indigenous artists and starting some conversations around the topic of Native American stereotyping are goals for a second temporary exhibit opening at the Johnson County Museum during ...

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Next Kids' Day Out programs at Johnson County Museum set for Nov. 25-27

Kids Day Out

Youth ages five to 10 are invited to come have fun at the Johnson County Museum on three days during Thanksgiving week when school is not in session. The November sessions are scheduled for Nov. 25, 26, and 27, and each day requires separate registration....

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Posted on: October 30, 2019

Enjoy Thanksgiving week performance by Mr. Stinky Feet at Johnson County Museum on Nov. 26

Mr. Stinky Feet

Come prepared to sing, dance, and have fun as a family when the Johnson County Museum presents a Kid-Friendly Musical Performance in late November.

Kansas City's own Jim "Mr. Stinky Feet" Cosgrove has delighted audiences throughout North America ...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Johnson County Museum to present free Lanesfield School Country Christmas event

Lanesfield Santa

Drop in for an old-fashioned Christmas during a special event being presented nine times this holiday season by the Johnson County Museum at the Lanesfield Historic Site.

The program is called Lanesfield School Country Christmas and is for all ages. Experi...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2019

Donations of animal supplies sought through Holidays for the Animals program at Ernie Miller Nature

Holidays for the Animals

The holidays are a time of gifts and generosity. Individuals, families, and groups wanting to make a difference are invited to consider contributing a gift to the animals at the Ernie Miller Nature Center through a program called Holidays for the Animals....

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