Public Art Program

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"Art Nine" Disc Golf Course

Location: Shawnee Mission Park
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On Display Now!

"Recovering Refuge" by Cydney Ross and Alix Daniel

Location: Kill Creek Park
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2023 ANRR Recovering Refuge - Community Engagement 1

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Coming Soon

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Location: Theatre in the Park at Shawnee Mission Park
This installation will be unveiled on June 2nd at opening night of Theatre in the Park's 2023 summer season! 
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2023 JCPRD Poster Project

Parks Featured: Big Bull Creek, Cedar Niles, Lexington Lake, Shawnee Mission
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“Gateway” by Amie Jacobsen

Location: Meadowbrook Park
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“Rebirth” by ITRAicons

Location: Okun Fieldhouse at Mid-America West Sports Complex
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Past Projects / Temporary Installations

“Symbiosis” by Matthew Dehaemers

Display Dates: Summer 2022 only
Location: Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park
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"A Seat at the Table" Temporary Installation by Kirsten Taylor

as part of the Art and Natural Resources Residency

Display Dates: Fall 2022 only
Location: Orange Trail at Shawnee Mission Park
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About the Public Art Program

 In 2019, recognizing the growing role that art and culture plays in their mission, as well in as the way people experience parks, the Johnson County Parks and Recreation District (JCPRD) launched a Public Art Program to serve their many parks, trails, facilities, green spaces, and recreational spaces. As a first step in launching this new program, JCPRD recognized the need to have a plan that charts a course for how the Public Art Program can best serve this unique organization’s mission and the residents of Johnson County.

The JCPRD Public Art Plan was developed through a six-month process that engaged community members, the Public Art Committee (PAC), a Public Art Plan Core Team comprised of community stakeholders, and an Internal Committee comprised of JCPRD staff from divisions across the agency that will have a role in the successful implementation of the plan.

This plan is meant to be a valuable and often-consulted tool for the JCPRD staff, JCPRD Board, and the Public Art Committee. It establishes a vision, goals, and strategies to guide this new program. The plan also provides a roadmap to guide the program’s work, including a set of recommended public art opportunities and administrative tools and processes to help get the work done.

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Generous Support

The Parks and Recreation Foundation of Johnson County plays a crucial role in the fulfillment of JCPRD’s Public Art Program through the procurement of grants and donations. We are incredibly grateful for the following funders for their support.

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JCPRD's  was supported in part by The AT&T Foundation.

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JCPRD's 2022 Art and Natural Resources Residency was supported in part by the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Carol and Fred Logan

The Parks & Recreation Foundation of Johnson County would like to acknowledge Carol and Fred Logan of Leawood for their 2022 pledge of $30,000 over three years in support of the JCPRD Public Art Program.

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Supporting the JCPRD Public Art Program

The Parks and Recreation Foundation of Johnson County continues to seek support for future projects through corporate and private funders. Those interested in becoming involved with public art initiatives are encouraged to contact Susan Mong, Superintendent of Culture, at 913-715-2573 or [email protected]If you would like to make an online donation in support of the JCPRD Public Art Program, please visit the The Parks and Recreation Foundation of Johnson County website. Thank you in advance for your generosity!