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Posted on: July 21, 2021

See what's coming up for the week of Aug. 8-14

Staff and patrons at the marina

Notes: For more information or to register online for the programs listed here, visit and complete a search for any of the activity numbers listed below. To register by phone, call (913) 831-3359. For all in-person programs, physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be encouraged. 

The September through December season of JCPRD program information will be online after July 23!

Here's a sampling of programs JCPRD has coming up for the week of Aug. 8-14: 

Aug. 8 - Summer season ends at Shawnee Mission Park Marina & Beach, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee & Lenexa, and Kill Creek Park Beach & Marina, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe, All Ages, hours, rental, and admission fees vary;  also Shawnee Mission Park Marina open Saturday and Sundays through Sept. 6.) - Capacity limits have been lifted and patrons will be able to walk up to the facilities, although reservations are still recommended for the very busy Shawnee Mission Park Marina. Marinas offer boat rentals, including canoes, pedal boats, kayaks, and paddleboards. For more information about the marinas or beaches, follow these links.

Aug. 8 - Evening in the Park (Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park with a separate entrance at 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee, 6 to 10 p.m., All ages, FREE) - Plan to attend a free outdoor concert of bluegrass music followed by a showing of a similarly-themed movie on a Sunday evening in early August. This year’s Evening in the Park event will include a two-hour concert by the Short Round Stringband and The Matchsellers. After the concert, the movie “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou,” will be shown. This now annual event is intended as a "thank you" for the community’s ongoing support of JCPRD’s parks, programs, and special events!

Aug. 9, 10, & 11  - Museum: Kids’ Day(s) Out (Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Ages 6-10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily, $35 per person)  - Come have fun when school is out! Discover history through hands-on activities and exploration of KidScape and museum exhibits, play games, and enjoy down time. Bring a lunch, snacks, and water bottle and dress for the weather - we will go outside if we can. We are open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but you may drop off and pick up at any time. Five year old children can be enrolled if currently attending kindergarten. Aug. 9 session activity number 9251; Aug. 10, 9252; and Aug. 11, 9253. For program questions call the museum (913) 715-2570.

Aug. 10 - Early Learning: Silly Sensory Walks (Meadowbrook Park - Shelter #1, 9101 Nall Ave., Prairie Village, 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., Ages 0 to 3 with Adult, $3 per person, $4 nonresidents) - Explore the park with a group and find fun and tactile ways to interact along the way! Limit of two children per adult. Activity number 9741.

Aug. 10 - Technology: Online Safety (Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse, 9101 Nall Ave., Prairie Village, 1 to 3 p.m., Ages 50 Plus, $20 per person, $22 nonresidents) - Learn tips, tricks, and things to avoid to make your online life a little safer through the use of software, apps, and best practices. Find out what the latest buzzwords mean, and be able to ask questions. No one is ever too safe, and now issues come up all the time. Activity number 9596.

Aug. 11 - Museum: Retro Storytime - “Tommy Visits the Doctor” (Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Ages 3-5 with Adult, 10  to 10:45 a.m., $2 per person, $1.60 members) - Preschoolers love stories from long ago, read by a special guest from the 1950s All-Electric House! Craft activity included after the story ends. In this Little Golden book from 1962, a boy named Tommy and a rabbit named Bobby visit their doctors. Activity number 9238. This is the fourth of four monthly sessions, but a new season begins Sept. 8. To see all upcoming sessions, visit and search for “Retro.” 

Aug. 12 - Games: Bingo - Ice Cream (Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Ages 50 Plus, $5 per person, $6 nonresidents) - BINGO! Delight in food, prizes, fun and 12 games of bingo. A variety of prizes will be awarded including gift certificates. Please pre-register at least one week in advance. Payment is required at time of registration. For the enjoyment of all participants, children are not permitted to attend 50 Plus Bingos. Cost of admission covers snacks and staff time to administer the bingo program. No additional charge for bingo. Activity number 9550.

Aug. 14 - Special Events: Kill Creek Park Triathlon (Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe, Ages 11 and Older, 7:30 to Noon, fees vary. NOTE: As a result of this event, Kill Creek Park will not open for public use until Noon on this date) - The Kill Creek Park Coed Triathlon is the perfect race for both the new and experienced triathlete. Situating ourselves on the calendar as your “last hurrah”, we are the perfect race to cap off your season. The event is a Coed Sprint Triathlon with categories for Individuals, Athena/Clydesdale, and Relays. The 2021 Kill Creek Park Triathlon is a USA Triathlon sanctioned and Paratriathlon Friendly event. To register for this event, go to

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