The next issue of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s My JCPRD Activities catalog will be online at JCPRD.com on July 24 and available in print form the week of July 27. Registration for classes in the catalog begins at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, July 27. The free publication covers JCPRD programs and events offered from September to December.
As part of adjusting to life in the era of COVID-19, JCPRD has elected to not print its usual full September through December catalog. At 16 pages, the fall and early winter program guide is much smaller than previous issues because only the class titles of programs the agency intends to offer this season are listed. Because of the uncertainty of these times, the class title listings are meant to pique readers’ interest, and it is hoped that patrons will check the agency’s website at JCPRD.com for up-to-date details, changes, and additional programs.
Program offerings range from arts and crafts to sports to nature activities and include leagues, classes, seminars, workshops, and trips. Included are programs for infants through senior adults.
In this season’s printed piece, programs titles are by topic with age-based subheads. At JCPRD’s website, patrons will find fall programs organized by age and then by topics. The online listings will include complete program descriptions, along with costs, locations, and dates.
The September through December catalog also lists opportunities for patrons to participate in some activities from the comfort of their home through virtual programs, some of which are free, and some of which have a modest charge. There are also a few “hybrid” programs where participants have the choice of watching via the internet or experiencing the program live and in-person. Virtual programs are offered in enrichment & special interests for youth, adult, and 50 plus; youth gymnastics; and adult heritage & history.
A number of in-person special events are planned this fall and winter, including outdoor events like Cars in the Park, Mildale Farm Fall Fest, Haunted Kansas, and the Winter Solstice Celebration, as well as some indoor events at large facilities where there’s space to practice physical distancing such as Customer Appreciation Day at the Mill Creek Activity Center, the Senior Follies, and a 50 Plus Travel Show.
This season’s My JCPRD Activities catalog is being mailed to about 50,000 households, including about 29,000 past participants. Catalogs will also be available at all JCPRD facilities.