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Posted on: September 19, 2019

Trail improvements underway along Mill Creek Streamway Park

Hikers get a good workout on the rolling hills of the Gary L. Haller trail on Mill Creek Streamway

A number of trail improvement projects are under way along the Mill Creek Streamway Park. Users may experience closures along the trail, see below for details.

  • The Mill Creek Streamway Park access point at Prairie Star Parkway will be closed beginning Mon...
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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Mill Creek Streamway Park access point to close for five weeks beginning Aug. 26

Access Closed - NF

Officials with the city of Lenexa have announced that the Mill Creek Streamway Park access point near Prairie Star Parkway and Ridgeview Road will close Monday, Aug. 26, for about five weeks to accommodate nearby construction of Ridgeview Road. This proje...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Reserve your 2019 Fall Group Hayride early for best choice of dates

Fall Public Hayride

Enjoy the crisp autumn air by taking a hayride through  Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park or in Heritage Park. Organized hayrides for groups are available through the Johnson County Park and Recreation District and conclude with a warm ...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Parent & Child Twilight Hike offered on Sept. 13 and 27 in Ernie Miller Park

Twilight Hike

An intergenerational program being offered in mid- and late-September in Ernie Miller Park allows children ages three to six with a parent or guardian to explore park trails as the sun sets.

The program is called Twilight Hike and is offered at 7 p.m. on F...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2019

New Animal Storytime for ages 5 and under is Sept. 25 at Mill Creek Activity Center

Animal Tales

Staff from the Ernie Miller Nature Center will present a new Animal Storytime program on Sept. 25 at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Mill Creek Activity Center in Shawnee.

Animal Storytime is for ages five and under with a paren...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2019

A Free Evening of Latino Culture sponsored at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center

Latino Evening

The Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Culture Division along with our community partners are pleased to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an evening celebrating Latino culture and heritage. The event features Latino poets, artis...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Hear about a Fulbright Scholar's time in Egypt during Sept. 27 Lunch and Learn for 50 Plus

Two people on camels in Egypt

Hear the experience of a Fulbright Scholar’s time in Egypt spent teaching, exploring art and history, and traveling during the next Lunch & Learn program being presented by the 50 Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2019

Join us for an Evening in the Park on Sept. 28!

Evening in the Park Logo

Bring your blankets of  lawn chairs and enjoy a  laid back party in the park, including a free outdoor concert and movie showing, when the Johnson County Park and Recreation District presents a special event in Shawnee Mission Park in la...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2019

First of two Public Hayrides offered on Sept. 29 in Shawnee Mission Park

Fall Public Hayride

The first of two public hayrides being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District this fall at the Oak Ridge Parklands in Shawnee Mission Park will take place on Sept. 29.

In addition to fall hayrides for organized groups, each year JCPRD a...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on Oct. 2 and 16

NF - Animal Tales

“Fabulous Fall” and “Creepy Critters” are the themes of October Animal Tales Storytime sessions being presented by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Outdoor Education Department.

October Ani...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2019

50 Plus Bingo sessions planned on Oct. 2 and 15

50 Plus Bingo Particpants

"Happy Fall Y’all" and "Pumpkin Spice" are themes for bingo games being presented in October by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

All of this season's bingo sessions begin at 1:30 p.m. ...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Take your partner on a different kind of date night on Oct. 4

Ceramics Date Night

If you are looking for a different date night, consider a Ceramics Date Night program being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District in early October. 

This program is for all couples ages 16 and older. Enjoy a special evening wi...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2019

Whimsical Woods program returns to Ernie Miller Park on Oct. 5

Whimiscal Woods

There's nothing scary about a Halloween special event being offered at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park in early October. The program is called Whimsical Woods and is for ages 11 and younger accompanied by a parent or gu...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Chili is theme for next special event bingo program for 50 Plus on Oct. 9

50 Plus Bingo

Celebrate the changing of the seasons meeting new friends over a mild chili, salad, and cinnamon roll dinner during a special event bingo presentation planned in early October by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

Th...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Next Kids' Day Out programs at Johnson County Museum set for Oct. 11 & 25

Kids Day Out

Youth ages five to 10 are invited to come have fun at the Johnson County Museum during two days in October when school is not in session. 

During these Kids' Day Out programs, participants can choose from a variety of activities each day, includin...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2019

JCPRD gymnastics offers Fall Floor Clinic for girls on Oct. 11

Gymnastic Floor Exercises

Helping young gymnasts improve their tumbling skills is the goal of a gymnastics special event for girls being offered in early October by the gymnastics department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

Called the Fall Floor Clinic, this sing...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2019

Fall Trout Stockings planned at two JCPRD lakes on Oct. 23

Trout Stocking

Come watch as 3,000 pounds of rainbow trout are stocked in two Johnson County Park and Recreation District lakes in late October.

The fall stockings  will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at each lake’s boat ramp. Stocking of about 1,00...

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