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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Welcome to Ernie Miller Nature Center

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Gatherings such as weddings, graduations, corporate events, and birthdays are welcome. To ensure the use of a shelter, reservations are recommended.

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

Johnson County Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners announce Stewart’s appointment

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The Johnson County Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners has announced Deputy Director Jeff Stewart has been tapped to serve as the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s next executive director. 

Following an executive session called ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2019

Johnson County Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners announce Geller's departure

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Jill Geller, executive director of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District, has announced plans to leave the agency in late September.

Geller’s resignation was accepted by the Johnson County Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners duri...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

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

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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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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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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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Posted on: August 21, 2019

Homecoming is theme for next special event bingo program for 50 Plus on Sept. 17

50 Plus Bingo Particpants

Make new friends and enjoy a full meal, prizes, fun, and 12 games of bingo during a special event bingo presentation planned in mid-September by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

This program is called Special Event...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Visit Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve with 50 Plus Adventure Walk on Sept. 18

50 Plus Adventure Walk

Visit the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve near Emporia, Kan., during a walking trip being offered in mid-September by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. 

Titled simply Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

New Park Perfect Lawns program for adults is Sept. 18 at Meadowbrook Park

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Learn the basics of good lawn care and maintenance during a new program being offered in mid-September by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District at the Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse.

This one-hour program  is called Park Perfect Lawns, and w...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Magical Monarch Migration event for 50 Plus is Sept. 19 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

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Be a part of one of the world’s greatest migrations during a special event for 50 Plus set for mid-September at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center.

Now in its fourth year, this weekday event, ca...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

First ever free Customer Appreciation Day is Sept. 20 at Mill Creek Activity Center

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Come see what the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's Mill Creek Activity Center is all about when the facility hosts its first-ever Customer Appreciation Day in late September. 

This free event will take place from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on F...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Experience A Walk in the Park on Sept. 20 in Meadowbrook Park

Walking in Meadowbrook Park

Expand your mind and horizons with a tour of Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s newest park during a new program being offered for adults in mid-September.

This program is called A Walk in the Park, and will take place at Meadowbrook P...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Cub Scouts Bear Adventure event is Sept. 21 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Cub Scout Bear Adventure

Fur, Feathers, and Ferns is a Cub Scout Bear program which lets scouts explore the outdoor world of mammals, birds, and plants and learn about creatures and how we affect our environment. This late September program at the Johnson County Park and Recreati...

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Posted on: September 4, 2019

Johnson County Museum to participate in Smithsonian Magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day on Sept. 21

Johnson County Museum

The Johnson County Museum will offer free admission on Saturday, Sept. 21, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 15th annual Museum Day. The museum, located at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, will off...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Kid's Garage Sale set for Sept. 21 at Mill Creek Activity Center

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Kids and parents of kids are hereby notified of a Kid's Garage Sale planned in late September at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's Mill Creek Activity Center.

This event is the perfect opportunity to get rid of extra stuff or to make room f...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Experience local talent at Senior Follies on Sept. 21 at Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center

Senior Follies

Experience an exciting Saturday afternoon of great entertainment for the whole family in late September, during the annual Senior Follies presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. 

For the first time, ...

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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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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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Posted on: September 4, 2019

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

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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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Posted on: September 4, 2019

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

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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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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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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on Oct. 2 and 16

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“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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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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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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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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Posted on: September 5, 2019

JE DUNN Gold Sponsor -- Museum Diversity Internship Program

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Thank you to our exclusive GOLD Sponsor for a new initiative to launch next summer – the Diversity Internship Program. The Museum plans to partner with UMKC’s Public History program to mentor and train diverse undergraduate and graduate students in museum...

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Posted on: April 21, 2018

Lanesfield Escape Room! You Gotta Try It!

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Test your skills at the Lanesfield Escape Room!  Perfect for groups of 4-6 people who love to solve a good mystery. A recent escapee shared, "This escape room is a hidden gem! Clues involve arithmetic, literature, history and geography. Each...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

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Learn about new programs, exhibitions and interesting, local history stories in the museum's e-newlsetter. Sign Up today and also join us on Facebook, Instragram and Twitter

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Basketball Leagues

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JCPRD offers a wide range of basketball leagues, camps and clinics for both girls and boys...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Adult Leagues

Roeland Park Dome Volleyball

Offering a wide range of adult sports for basketball, slowpitch, soccer and volleyball...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Youth Leagues

Heritage Park Soccer

Offering a wide range of youth sports for softball, basketball, soccer and volleyball...

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