Special Populations

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The Special Population program of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District provides fun, educational and socializing activities for members of the Johnson County community with special needs. 

Our programs include fun and exciting events such as dances, movie nights, day trips and overnight stays. We strive to make a positive impact by enhancing the lives of our special participants and their families.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are needed to help with special events which include craft, game and movie nights! Volunteer coaches are needed to provide an opportunity and an environment for athletes with special needs to succeed and have fun. You don’t need to be an expert in the sport-there will be a certified coach and training is provided by Kansas Special Olympics.

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Special Olympics & Special Populations Fundraiser

The JCPRD Special Olympics & Populations program has trash bags for sale to help support our programs and athletes. Whether you need them for indoor or outdoor clean-up, please consider supporting our team!

$12 per Roll 

  •  Yellow 39-Gallon Bags (25 bags per roll)
  •  White 15-gallon Kitchen Bags (65 bags per roll)

 $2.50 per Package of 5

  •  30 Gallon Yard/Leaf Wastepaper Bags

Call 913-831-3359 or stop by the JCPRD Registration Office (Monday - Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm) to pay by cash, check, and credit or debit card.  

JCPRD Registration Office, Bldg. D, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam

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JCPRD’s number one priority is the safety of our participants. We strongly suggest that each participant complete the Special Olympics Kansas registration forms and health history. The forms are important for two reasons; first, to have medical information at-hand in case of medical emergency. Second, to have current contact information to inform the appropriate family member or staff person. The health history should be updated every two years.

Download Participant Registration 

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Download Health History

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