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Posted on: May 9, 2019

June 1 Grand Opening event set for Meadowbrook Park

Meadowbrook Park exterior

A June 1 grand opening has been set for the much-anticipated Meadowbrook Park and Clubhouse, located at  9101 Nall Ave., Prairie Village.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will involve a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m., and comment...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2019

Registrations begin May 15 for JCPRD's before and after school programming in Olathe

Camp Kids Color Run

Registration will begin at noon on May 15 at www.jcprdkids.com for the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's new before and after school programming for the 2019-2020 school year at 36 schools in the Olathe Public Schools District. Registration fo...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2019

New season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions begins May 1 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Animal Tales Storytime

Animal Tales Storytime invites young children and their parents to come listen and learn during any or all of the six sessions scheduled on two Wednesdays per month between May 1 and July 24. 

Animal Tales Storytime is for ages two to six. All chi...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: April 10, 2019

New season of 50 Plus Bingo begins May 1

50 Plus Bingo Particpants

All of this season's bingo sessions begin at 1:30 p.m. and will feature a dozen games of bingo, as well as food, prizes, and fun. Bingo prizes include  gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses. For Johnson County residents, the cost ...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: April 25, 2019

50 Plus Plans May 22 Wednesday Walk at Harrisonville's Omega Trail

50 Plus Hike

Travel to Harrisonville, Mo.'s, City Park  during the first of two Wednesday Walks being planned this season by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. 

Participants in this Omega Hiking Trail walk will ...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2019

JCPRD marinas and beaches open for summer on May 25

Kids on the beach

After being open on Saturdays and Sundays throughout May, the Shawnee Mission Park Marina will open daily for the summer season beginning May 25. Other aquatics facilities operated by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District, including the Shawnee ...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Roeland Park Aquatic Center reopens May 25, for summer season of open swims and lessons

Roeland Park Aquatic Center

The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will open on Saturday, May 25, for its summer season and will operate daily through Aug. 11. RPAC hours are noon to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Exceptions to these hours are anticipated on...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2019

New Horizons offers band rehearsals beginning May 28

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 May 28 at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Ro...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: May 1, 2019

Pre-competitive and competitive Stingrays Swim Teams for youth begin May 28

Stingrays Swim Team

Both pre-competitive and competitive summer swim teams for ages six to 19 are being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District beginning in late May.

The teams include Pre-Competitive Stingrays for ages six to eight, and Competitive Stingra...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2019

“A Day in the Park” special event returns to JCPRD parks on June 1

A Day in the Park

A day-long celebration of our community’s trails, parks, and recreational spaces first introduced in 2010 is returning in early June. 

On June 1, the Johnson County Park and Recreation District will present A Day In the Park by offering ...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2019

Annual Free Fishing Weekend in JCPRD parks is June 1 & 2

Free Fishing, Boating Weekend

The  Johnson County Park and Recreation District has established the weekend of Saturday, June 1,  and Sunday, June 2, as the 2019 Annual Free Fishing Weekend in district parks. This coincides with the state of Kansas’ &ldq...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2019

Temporary museum exhibit examines “The Wizard of Oz” beginning June 1

Expanding Oz Exhibit

Tracing the growth of the “The Wizard of Oz” phenomenon, exploring its global appeal, and illustrating its influence on popular culture are aims of a new temporary exhibit opening June 1 at the Johnson County Museum.

Expanding Oz is the...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2019

First Overnight Fishing opportunity of 2019 at Heritage Park is June 1

Overnight Fishing

The first of two overnight fishing opportunities planned at Heritage Park Lake during 2019 will take place on June 1. Other June overnight Johnson County Park and Recreation District fishing opportunities are planned for June 8 at Kill Creek Park and June...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2019

First JCPRD youth and preschool swim lessons of summer begin June 3, 8 & 17 at two locations

Swim Lessons

Preschoolers and youth can spend part of this summer learning to swim or improving the swimming skills they already have through swim lessons being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District at the Roeland Park Aquatic Center, 4850 Rosewoo...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: May 9, 2019

50 Plus participants can "Learn to Play" games through new programs on June 4 & 17

Card Player

Hand and Foot and Mexican Train Dominoes are the next two games players can learn through the next two programs in a series being offered for the first time by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

This program is calle...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Step into Wellness event for 50 Plus is June 5 in the new Meadowbrook Park

Step Into Wellness

A new name and a new location are planned for an early summer special event which has provided 50 Plus participants with an opportunity to get outside, enjoy local trails, and stay active for 24 years now.  

This event is called Step Into Wellness...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2019

Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater programs offered on June 7, 14, 21, & 28

Owls - Eyes of the Night

Bring the family to the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Park Amphitheater on Friday evenings during June and July for educational and entertaining programs. The programs last about 45 minutes and are designed for all a...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2019

June 7 deadline set for June 28 Summer Slam Pickleball Tournament at Lenexa Community Center

Pickleball

Register by June 7 to participate in the Summer Slam Pickleball Tournament being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. This tournament will take place on June 28 at the Lenexa Community Center.

Awards will ...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2019

New program offers Family Fun Time on June 9 at TimberRidge Adventure Center

Family Fun Time

A new program offered in early June offers families an opportunity to experience outdoor activities at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s TimberRidge Adventure Center near Olathe.

Family Fun Time is the name of this adventurous eve...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: May 15, 2019

New Bug Hunt event for ages 3-5 offered on June 11 at Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse

Preschool Bug Hunt

Young children with a parent can learn about insects during a new special event being planned by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District at the newly-opened Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse.

Bug Hunt is the name of this event, which is for ages three to ...

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