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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Sept. 22 Grand Opening event set for Big Bull Creek Park

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A much-anticipated grand opening event has been for the new 2000+ acre Big Bull Creek Park located between Edgerton and Gardner in southwest Johnson County.

This event will get underway at 11 a.m. and run to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22, at 204...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2018

JCPRD seeks public input on plans and projects

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The Johnson County Park and Recreation District is seeking public input on a total of three plans and projects.

Public input and opinion is being sought on a new JCPRD Natural Resource Plan: A Conservation Tool for a Sustainable Future now under developmen...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Sept. 29 ribbon cutting set for Stilwell Community Park inclusive playground

Stilwell Playground

A ribbon cutting date has been for the new inclusive playground located in Stilwell Community Park, 6402 W 207th Street, Stilwell.

The ribbon cutting event will get underway at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, and will run until 1 p.m. The event will incl...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2018

Accessibility project to close SMP Off-Leash Dog Area

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A construction project which will add an accessible trail to the Off-Leash Dog Area in Shawnee Mission Park will begin on Aug. 13, and will result in the complete closure of the popular off-leash area.  The off-leash area is projected to reopen o...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2018

New season of 50 Plus Bingo begins Sept. 27

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A new season of themed bingo games is being kicked off  in late September by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. In all, four bingo sessions will be presented at three locations through mid-December.&nbs...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2018

2018 Fall Hayrides offered for organized groups at two parks

Fall Public Hayride

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

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2018

Parent & Child Twilight Hike offered on Sept. 7 and 28 in Ernie Miller Park

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An intergenerational program being offered in mid- and late-September at Ernie Miller Park allows children ages two to six with a parent or guardian to explore park trails as the sun sets.The program is called Twilight Hike and is offered at 7 p.m. on Fri...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2018

Johnson County Museum to participate in Smithsonian Magazine's 14th annual Museum Day on Sept. 22

Johnson County Museum

The Johnson County Museum will offer free admission on Saturday, Sept.22, as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day. The museum, located at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center,8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, will offer...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2018

First of two Public Hayrides offered on Sept. 30 in Shawnee Mission Park

Fall Public Hayride

In addition to fall hayrides for organized groups, each year JCPRD also offers opportunities for individuals and family members to enjoy the crisp autumn air from a tractor-drawn hayride without having to worry about reaching minimum numbers or placing a ...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Free storytime programs offered at Mill Creek Activity Center beginning Oct. 1

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Join us for five free new storytime presentations being offered during October at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's Mill Creek Activity Center.

October program dates and their themes include: Oct. 1, “Disney© World Day;” Oct. 8, “Krazy Kids...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on Oct. 3, 17, & 18

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Fall colors, sights, and sounds, as well as night critters, are the themes of October Animal Tales Storytime sessions being presented at two locations by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Outdoor Education Department.

October Animal Tales p...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Chili Bingo special event for 50 Plus set for Oct. 4 at Roeland Park Community Center

Breakfast Bingo

Join us as we celebrate National Chili Month during a special event being bingo  program being presented in early October  by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

This program is called Chili Bingo. M...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2018

“The Happy Man and his Dump Truck” is subject of next museum Retro Storytime program on Oct. 3

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Parents and their preschoolers will love stories and illustrations from long ago, read by a special guest from the 1950s All-Electric House during a series of programs being offered monthly through December at the Johnson County Museum.

This program is cal...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: September 12, 2018

Explore fashions of the past during next Homeschool History Adventures session on Oct. 5

Homeschool History Adventures

Learn about fashion trends of the past during the next Homeschool History Adventures programs presented by the Johnson County Museum in early October.

During these programs, which are for ages seven to 13, participants will examine artifacts from the museu...

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