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Sep 30

JCPRD offers wide variety of events during October

Posted on September 30, 2020 at 1:10 PM by Becky Burnside

JCPRD’s October events calendar is a busy one, with programs tying into fall, Hispanic Heritage Month, Halloween, culture, and many that are just for fun! Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be encouraged during all in-person programs. 

A new Chalk the Walk event at Roeland Park Community Center joins a number of longstanding Halloween-themed events this year. The Live Well Age Well event for 50 plus has gone virtual for 2020, and the Johnson County Museum is presenting a virtual event for Hispanic Heritage Month featuring a Kansas poet laureate. Two ribbon cuttings for new JCPRD facilities are planned this month, and we’re also excited about several free outdoor concerts in the parks featuring quartets and quintets of musicians from the Kansas City Symphony.

While many of the programs on this list are for youth, some are for families and/or all ages. Most of them are popular, and many require advance registration, including some which were previously walk-in events.

Thursday, Oct. 1

Saturday, Oct. 3

  • Group Hayrides begin (All Ages) Shawnee Mission Park, through Nov. 22

Wednesday, Oct. 7


Thursday, Oct. 8


Friday, Oct. 9


Saturday, Oct. 10

  • Whimsical Woods, Ernie Miller Nature Center (Ages 11 and under accompanied by Parent/Guardian or one adult chaperone per group of 5) Full with waiting list

Thursday, Oct. 15


Saturday, Oct. 17

  • Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for Arthur and Betty Verhaeghe Park (All Ages) 

Tuesday, Oct. 20


Wednesday, Oct. 21


Friday, Oct. 23


Saturday, Oct. 24

  • Ribbon Cutting for Russell and Helen Means Observation Tower (All Ages), Kill Creek Park 
  • Haunted Kansas, Ernie Miller Nature Center (Ages 8 & Older accompanied by Parent/Guardian or one adult chaperone per group of 5) Limited space available

Monday, Oct. 26


Friday, Oct. 30


Saturday, Oct. 31

Mildale Farm Barn