Nature Walks

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Explore local trails, sites, and unique destinations! Please check specific walk information for lunch details. All walks depart from Antioch Park and return times vary. Inclement weather date is the following week. Staff will determine if weather conditions are suitable for hiking. Please bring your own water bottle and wear good walking shoes. Make sure to register for all walks at least one week in advance.  A Nature Walk Activity Key is also included below.  Call us at (913) 826-2975 with questions.

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Adventure Walks - Postponed

Find your favorite trails all over the region! We provide transportation and a lunch reservation at a restaurant close to our destination. Lunch costs on your own. All walks depart from Antioch Park and return times vary. Inclement weather date is the following week. Staff will determine if weather conditions are suitable for hiking. Please bring your own water bottle and wear good walking shoes. Make sure to register for all walks at least one week in advance.



Wednesday Walks - Postponed 

Make friends while exploring the great outdoors! We drive; you relax, and experience new destinations! Bring a sack lunch for a picnic after our walk, and a few dollars in case we stop for ice cream. All walks depart from Antioch Park and return times vary. Inclement weather date is the following week. Staff will determine if weather conditions are suitable for hiking. Please bring your own water bottle and wear good walking shoes. Make sure to register for all walks at least one week in advance.



Social  Walks

Make friends while exploring the great outdoors.  Please bring your own water bottle and mask.  Please register at least one week prior to departure.  

 Overland Park ArboretumEnjoy the brisk morning air while strolling on a leisurely walk through the stunning trails and gardens of the Overland Park Arboretum.  Meet at the Visitor’s Center.  Includes coffee and entry into the Arboretum.

1 – 1 hr. outing - $5 / $6 nonresidents

9015                        Offsite      M           3/25     Thu           9 am

 Meadowbrook ParkEnjoy the trail at one of the newest parks of JCPRD.  Stroll past the three lakes, lined with green space and beauty.  Meet in front of the Clubhouse.  Includes coffee after the walk.

1 – 1 hr. outing - $2 / $3 nonresidents

9016               MBPC      M         4/7     Wed       9 am

 Mill Creek Streamway ParkStroll along the peaceful trails of Mill Creek Streamway Park on the Haller Trail. Meet at the 87th Lane Access Trailhead at Shelter 3.  Includes coffee after the walk.

1 – 1 hr. outing - $2 / $3 nonresidents

9017                MBPC      M         4/21   Wed        9 am

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Nature Walk Activity Level Key:

E= Easy (Smooth, even trail with slight elevation increases). 

  •  Trails are typically paved or packed earth with few roots, rocks or obstructions.
  •  Trails are typically wide and well maintained.
  •  Inclines, overall, will be minimal and gradual.
  •  Trail examples: Prairie Spirit Trail, Gary L. Haller Trail, Loose Park

M= Moderate (Natural or paved trail with elevation changes and variety of terrain) Recommended for participants with good balance, experience on nature trails. Use of hiking boots and walking sticks optional.

  • Trails are paved, packed earth or more rugged.
  • Trails can vary in width and level of maintenance.
  • Inclines can be steep along the trail.
  • Trail examples: Konza Prairie Trail, Watkins Mill, Katy Trail

D= Difficult (Natural trail with potentially steep elevation changes and a variety of terrain) Recommended for participants with good balance, experience on hiking trails, good endurance and high level of comfort in the outdoors. Use of hiking boots and/or walking sticks recommended.

  • Trails are typically packed earth or more rugged.
  • Trails can be narrow and require good balance and visual acuity.
  • Inclines can be steep and require the use of hands to steady (on natural objects or with poles).
  • Trail examples: Indian Cave State Park, Van Meter State Park
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