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 marshmallows await! This year’s hayride offerings have been modified for physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices.
Hayrides are now being scheduled for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday dates between Oct. 3 and Nov. 22 at Oak Ridge Parklands on the north side of Shawnee Mission Park, 7460 Ogg Road, Shawnee. No rides are being offered this year at Heritage Park. Haywagons are being limited to 20 riders, and all participants must wear masks (no gators) during the ride. JCPRD hayrides are tractor-drawn, last approximately one hour, and are followed by a one-hour campfire. The cost is $8 per person or a minimum of $90 when there are 12 riders or less. There is a maximum of 20 people per wagon and one adult per ten children is required.
Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the date of the hayride. Hayrides fill quickly, so please call early to assure your choice of dates. For scheduling and information, call (913) 831-3359.
JCPRD’s Public Hayrides, which allow individuals and families to participate in a hayride with other folks they don’t know, will not be offered this year.
The My JCPRD Activities catalog is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches and JCPRD facilities.