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Posted on: December 4, 2020

HPGC’s Rob Wilkin’s inducted into local golf hall of fame

golf lesson

Heritage Park Golf Operations Manager Rob Wilkin was among four outstanding individuals who recently joined the Kansas City Golf Hall of Fame.

The inductions were announced on Nov. 30 by Central Links Golf, which was formed earlier this year by the merger ...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

BOCC adopts two resolutions relating to Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center

JCAHC-exterior

During its regular Thursday meeting, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners adopted two resolutions in response to requests from the Johnson County Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners, which oversees the Johnson County Park and Recreation...

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Posted on: December 4, 2020

JOCO Soccer League Powered by Puma FC to launch in March at Heritage Soccer Park

Kids playing soccer

The Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s recreational youth soccer league is partnering with the Puma FC Soccer Club to offer a unique recreational soccer experience in Johnson County.  

The resulting new league for players ages...

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

JCPRD’s Mill Creek and Roeland Park fitness facilities now certified with Renew Active™

Renew Active NF

In addition to being certified with the SilverSneakers® program, two Johnson County Park and Recreation District fitness facilities have recently become certified with Renew Active® as well.

Individuals who are enrolled in Renew Active&...

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

Kansas City Corporate Challenge enshrined in Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

Kansas City Corporate Challenge group

Kansas City Corporate Challenge, a program of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District, was recently inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame during a ceremony in mid-November.

“We are very excited; and of course we were very honored...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Project to remove and replace three shelters in Shawnee Mission Park to begin week of Sept. 21

Shelter 5 at Shawnee Mission Park

Three picnic shelters located near the north shore of Shawnee Mission Park Lake are closing for demolition and replacement, which could take up to six months, according to Johnson County Park and Recreation District officials.

A notice to proceed with this...

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

50 Plus Bingo programs continue on Dec. 2, 10, and 15

50 Plus Bingo man playing bingo

Three December sessions will close out the current season of Bingo programs being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be encouraged during these program...

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

Make your own time capsule with a kit available from JCPRD

Time Capsule

This has certainly been a year to remember, and the Johnson County Park and Recreation District has a way to help you recall details of 2020 at some point in the future.

JCPRD is currently selling Time Capsule Kits. Participants can make the most out of th...

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Posted on: November 4, 2020

Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on Dec. 3 and 17

Animal Tales - Santa

Learn about deer or spend some time with Santa during the final two Animal Tales Storytime sessions of the current season being presented by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Outdoor Education Department. Physical distancing and ...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Next Nature Time Yoga session set for Dec. 10 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Nature Time Yoga

Encouraging creativity, coordination, and enhancing awareness of the natural world are goals of a popular standalone yoga program for young children and a parent or guardian being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District at the Ernie Mil...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Learn about Hallmark's History of Card Giving during free virtual program on Dec. 10

Christmas Card

Learn more about the tradition of holiday card giving - with an emphasis on hometown company Hallmark - when the Johnson County Museum conducts a free virtual program in early December.

This one-hour program, called Hallmark's History of Card Givi...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

Spaces still available for new Santa’s Little Helpers special event on Dec. 12

Santa's Little Helpers

Santa has a new animal program special event just for ages two to six with an adult. This program will take place once in mid-December at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway in Ola...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

New Santa’s Virtual Workshop offered five times at JCAHC on Dec. 12 and 13

Santas Virtual Workshop

A new special event where participants can take part in-person in craft activities and virtually check in with Santa from the North Pole is being offered five times on Dec. 12 and 13 at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center. This event will be soc...

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

Get some tips for dealing with the Wintertime Blues during free program on Dec. 15

snow and trees

If the longer days and colder temperatures are getting you down, a free new virtual program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District might be able to help. 

This program is called Wintertime Blues ...

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

Virtual Yoga class for ages 14 and older begins Dec. 15

Woman doing yoga

Lengthen your muscles while increasing both bone and muscle density during a three-session Virtual Yoga class for adults offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District beginning in mid-December.

This program is for ages 14 and older of all lev...

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

Alzheimer’s 101 virtual program on Dec. 17 provides understanding of the disease

Two Hands

One in three Kansas seniors will die from Alzheimer’s disease.  This deadly ailment is the subject of a virtual program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District in mid-December. ...

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

Learn more about our galaxy during free new virtual astronomy program on Dec. 22

moon and trees

Learn why the moon looks so big, how stars get their names, and much more during a free new virtual program for all ages being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

This program is called Astronomically Speaking - Astronomy Truths, a...

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Posted on: November 25, 2020

Co-ed Ninja Training Camp co-ed gymnastics program for ages 6-12 set for Dec. 22 and 23

Girl balancing a plate with a pool noodle

Two sessions of ninja fun are in store for children enrolled in a co-ed gymnastics program being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District during the holiday break. Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be observed during t...

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

Seven Kids' Day Out programs at Johnson County Museum scheduled over winter break

Kids Day Out Museum

Youth ages five to 10 are invited to come have fun at the Johnson County Museum on seven days during winter break when school is not in session. These sessions are scheduled for Dec. 23, 24, 28, 29, 30, 31, and Jan. 4. Each day requires separate registrat...

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

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 again 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 B...

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

Full Moon Hike for ages eight and older is Dec. 30 in Ernie Miller Park

Full Moon

By the light of the silvery moon, join the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's Outdoor Education staff for a quiet hike to connect with nature and the night sounds. Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be encouraged duri...

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

Virtual Noon Year’s Eve event for 50 Plus is Dec. 31

Happy New Year graphic

Celebrate the New Year at noon during a virtual special event being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

This annual event is called Noon Year’s Eve, and while it is being presented virtually for t...

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Posted on: November 18, 2020

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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