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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: September 18, 2020

Project to remove and replace three shelters in Shawnee Mission Park to begin week of Sept. 21

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Three picnic shelters located near the north shore of Shawnee Mission Park Lake are closing for demolition and replacement, which could take up to six months, according to Johnson County Park and Recreation District officials.

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Kansas City Symphony concerts begin Thursday in Johnson County parks

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The first of 14 free outdoor chamber music concerts performed by various ensembles of Kansas City Symphony musicians at Johnson County Park and Recreation District parks and facilities will take place on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 17, in Heritage Park...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Reserve your 2020 Fall Group Hayride now for best choice of dates

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Enjoy the crisp autumn air by taking a hayride through Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park. Organized hayrides for groups are available through the Johnson County Park and Recreation District and conclude with a warm campfire where apple cider and...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Mill Creek Streamway Park access point closed for four weeks beginning Sept. 1

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A roughly 1.25-mile section of the Gary L. Haller in the Mill Creek Streamway Park will be closed for about a month for a maintenance project, Johnson County Park and Recreation District officials announced. 

The closure begins Tuesday, Sept. 1, a...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

JCPRD Learning Hubs planned at five Johnson County Park and Recreation District facilities beginning

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Five Johnson County Park and Recreation District facilities will be hosting JCPRD Learning Hubs to provide in-person places for students in grades one through eight to safely learn and enjoy enrichment experiences as school reopening plans continue to flu...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Cub Scouts Bear Adventure event is Sept. 19 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

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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 an...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

New Sunday Lake Fun session for adults set for Sept. 20 at TimberRidge Adventure Center

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Adults can get outdoors and enjoy boating and fishing with access to boats and banks during a new special event offered in late September at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s TimberRidge Adventure Center. Social distancing and CO...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Join first-ever Virtual Travel Show for 50 Plus on Sept. 24

Join the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District to preview three international travel opportunities being planned for the first quarter of 2021, during an online event in late September.

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

New Virtual Masterclass Acting Series for youth begins Sept. 23

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Aspiring young actors can Learn from some of the most professional teaching artists from the comfort of their own living room during a new virtual program being offered by the Fine & Performing Arts Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Family Overnight Camping 101 is Sept. 25 at TimberRidge Adventure Center

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Bring the kids and learn about camping during an overnight tenting program being offered at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s TimberRidge Adventure Center near Olathe.  

Family Overnight Camping 101 is the name of this pr...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Johnson County Museum offers Free Day on Saturday, Sept. 26

Johnson County Museum Free Day

Visit the Johnson County Museum for free on a Saturday in late September. Take advantage of this Free Day to enjoy the museum, including the 1950s All-Electric House, and the 2,500 square-foot main exhibit titled "Becoming Johnson County," featu...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Hear from a rollercoaster enthusiast during museum’s virtual History on Tap session on Oct. 1

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Learn more about how rollercoasters got started and why people like them so much during a virtual History on Tap program being presented by the Johnson County Museum in early October. 

This one-hour program, called History on Tap: Ups, Downs, Loop...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

New Outdoor Pickleball Tournament set for Oct. 2 at Meadowbrook Park

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A new early October outdoor 50 Plus Pickleball Tournament was recently announced and will take place at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Meadowbrook Park, 9101 Nall Ave., Prairie Village. Social distancing and COVID-19 safe prac...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Next Kids' Day Out program at Mill Creek Activity Center set for Oct. 2

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Kids’ need a break too! Children ages five to 12 are invited to enjoy fun activities during a Kids’ Day Out program planned in early October at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Mill Creek Activity Center in S...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

JCPRD gymnastics offers coed cartwheel clinic on Oct. 2

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It’ll be all about cartwheels during a coed skill clinic being offered in early October by the gymnastics department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be observed during this...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Ukulele program for ages youth starts Oct. 3 at Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center

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Children ages eight to 12 can learn the fundamentals of playing the ukulele during a program being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District beginning in early October.

This program is called Mahalo! Ukulele Fun, and is for ages eight to 1...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Amazing Family Race event is Oct. 3 at Meadowbrook Park and Clubhouse

The Amazing Family Race

A special event called the Amazing Family Race is being offered in early October by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be observed during this program.

This program, which will be a condens...

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Posted on: September 9, 2020

Evening Kayak excursion for beginners offered on Oct. 3 in Shawnee Mission Park

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Adults can enjoy an evening on the water kayaking around Shawnee Mission Park Lake during a program being offered in early October by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be observed during ...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Virtual Aging Mastery class offered for 50 Plus beginning Oct. 7

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A comprehensive and fun approach to living that celebrates the gift of longevity is what participants will find in a program being offered beginning in early October by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Free Virtual Live Well Age Well event for 50 Plus is Oct. 8 & 9

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Focus on ways to help live your life well during two days of live virtual sessions when the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s 50 Plus Department presents a modified version of its annual Live Well Age Well special event in early-Octo...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on Oct. 8 and 22

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“Fox’s Tale” and “Who’s There?” are the themes of October Animal Tales Storytime sessions being presented by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Outdoor Education Departme...

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Posted on: September 16, 2020

Self-Defense Program for Ages 12 and older to be presented by The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation

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A self-defense program meant to help women and girls fight the kind of violence which killed a 19-year-old Leawood resident who was murdered while working as a lifeguard at a neighborhood pool in Johnson County is being offered in early October at the Joh...

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Posted on: November 22, 2016

Youth Leagues

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

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