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Posted on: July 10, 2020

Travis Buell will begin Aug. 3 as the new deputy director of the Johnson County Park and Recreation

Travis Buell

An Augusta, Kan., man with more than 20 years of experience in the field of parks and recreation, including positions in Oklahoma and Washington state, has been hired as the new deputy director for the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

Travis Bu...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Shawnee Mission Park beach closed until July 18

Beach closed blue

The Shawnee Mission Park Beach is closing effective immediately after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19, Johnson County Park and Recreation District officials announced.

The staff member was involved in training with other beach staff, and no pat...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

Ernie Miller Park Friday Programs offered on July 10, 17, & 24

Animal Tales Storytime

Bring the family to the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Park for educational and entertaining Friday Family Programs inside the Ernie Miller Nature Center during July. The programs last about 45 minutes and are designe...

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Posted on: June 30, 2020

JCPRD Overnight Fishing Saturdays set for July 11, 18, & 25

Overnight Fishing

Overnight Fishing Saturdays during July are being planned by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District for July 11 at Lexington Lake Park, July 18 at Heritage Park, and July 25 at Shawnee Mission Park.

After 11 p.m. on these respective dates, each pa...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

New RecXtra-Summer Edition camps offered beginning July 13 and 20

MCAC Camp

An opportunity for youth to kids to learn, socialize, and grow is being offered in the form of a new camp being presented by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be observed during this prog...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Youth will explore the science of heat and electricity during a Mad Science® workshop in mid-July

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Youth can learn more about the science behind heat and electricity during a two-hour Mad Science® workshop for being offered in mid-July by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District at the Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse.

Mad Science© Har...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

New Tropical Luau event for ages 2 & 3 is July 16 at Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse

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Young children can take a tropical trip to the clubhouse during a new special event being presented in mid-July by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be observed during this program.

This e...

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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Family Kayak lessons offered on July 18 in Shawnee Mission Park

Family Kayak Lessons

Learn the basics of flatwater kayaking through an introductory workshop being offered twice in mid-July in Shawnee Mission Park by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be observed during thi...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Three Summer Break Basketball Camps begin July 20 & 22 for grades K-3

Basketball Camp

Two two-session and one four-session Summer Break Basketball Camps with Challenger Sports for boys and girls in grades kindergarten through three are being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District beginning in late July. Physical distanc...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Summer Break Volleyball camps for grades 3-8 begin July 20 and 28

Girls playing volleyball

Providing boys and girls in grades three through eight with basic skills in the game of volleyball is the goal of two different Summer Break Volleyball Camps being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District at two different locations. Phys...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Intergenerational baking class offered on July 22 at Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse

Loaf of bread

With the renewed interest generated by people staying home over the past few months because of the pandemic, an intergenerational late July class in baking being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District is even more topical than when the...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Join the Johnson County Sailing Society for Come Sail with Us event on July 25

Come Sail With Us

All sailors and sailing enthusiasts ages 18 and older are invited to join the Johnson County Sailing Society for a free program on Saturday, July 25, at Shawnee Mission Park Lake, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa.

This free event is called Come Sail wi...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Shooting Sports Family Fun Time program planned on July 26 at TimberRidge Adventure Center

Archery

Families can safely try their hands at some shooting fun on the archery and BB gun ranges during a late July program being presented by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be observed durin...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

New Animals in Art camp for youth begins July 27

Animals in Art Class

Young artists will find out why and how animals have been an important piece of our artistic history in a new art camp for ages eight through 13 which was recently announced by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. Physical distancing and COVID...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Great Shrubs for the Landscape program for adults is July 30 at Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse

Shrubs

If your landscape is looking a little tired and it is time for a face-lift, a new program being offered in late July by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District might be able to help.

This one-hour program is called Great Shrubs for the Landscape, a...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Creative and Cultural Arts Lab camps for youth begin Aug. 3 & 10

Creative and Cultural Art Labs

Youth can work with professional artists, dancers, and actors as they explore the many opportunities in the cultural and creative arts during two different week-long sessions of a new art camp which were announced recently by the Johnson County Park and R...

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Posted on: July 8, 2020

Three different yoga programs for adults begin in early August at Mill Creek Activity Center

Morning Flow Yoga

These programs are:  Yoga, Yoga Fusion, and Yoga Beyond Basics. These classes will all meet at the Mill Creek Activity Center, 6518 Vista Drive, Shawnee. Social distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be observed during these programs. To fin...

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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Roadwork closes Heritage Park trail pedestrian access point beginning May 18

Heritage Park Trail Closure

The Heritage Park trail pedestrian access point located at the intersection of 159th and Pflumm will be closed as the city of Overland Park installs a new roundabout. 

The trail closure is expected to run from Monday, May 18 through Tuesday, Aug. ...

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