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Posted on: November 19, 2020

JCPRD recognized as Corporate Business of the Year by local chamber group

NEJC Chamber Award

The Johnson County Park and Recreation District has been recognized as Corporate Business of the Year by the Northeast Johnson County Chamber of Commerce.

The award was announced during the chamber’s 2020 business awards event, which took place virtually o...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2020

JCPRD's modified January through April catalog will be available after Nov. 13

MyJCPRD Cat AvailSoon Jan April 2021

The newest issue of the My JCPRD Activities catalog will be online on Nov. 13 and in print form the week before Thanksgiving. Registration for classes in the catalog begins at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 16. 

The free publication features more than ...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Johnson County Museum recognized for service during pandemic

JCAHC-exterior

The Johnson County Museum was recently recognized with an Award of Excellence from the Kansas Museum Association for its efforts in three areas during the pandemic it is calling “Collect, Curate, Partner, Serve: Johnson County Museum’s...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Playground replacement now under way at Kill Creek Park

Kill Creek Park Playground Rendering

Work began during the last week of October on the removal and replacement of the playground near Shelter #4 in Kill Creek Park. The playground and its general area will remain closed to the public during this process, which expected to take approximately ...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Next Kids' Day Out programs at Johnson County Museum set for Nov. 23-25

Museum - Kids Day Out

Youth ages five to 10 are invited to come have fun at the Johnson County Museum on three days during Thanksgiving week when school is not in session. The November sessions are scheduled for Monday, Nov. 23, Tuesday, Nov. 24, and Wednesday, Nov. 25, and ea...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Learn more about our galaxy during free new virtual astronomy program on Nov. 24

Stars at night

Learn more about our home galaxy, the Milky Way, during a free new virtual program for all ages being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. 

This program is called Astronomically Speaking - Galaxies, and will be presented by ...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2020

JCPRD gymnastics offers Handspring Clinic on Nov. 24

Halloween Handspring

If your gymnast is looking for an opportunity to advance their cheer tumbling skills, then a coed skill clinic being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District in late November is the place to be. Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe prac...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Project to remove and replace three shelters in Shawnee Mission Park to begin week of Sept. 21

Shelter 5 at Shawnee Mission Park

Three picnic shelters located near the north shore of Shawnee Mission Park Lake are closing for demolition and replacement, which could take up to six months, according to Johnson County Park and Recreation District officials.

A notice to proceed with this...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Learn to deal with grief during the holidays during free new program on Dec. 1

Snowflake

If the holidays seem daunting, stressful, and lonely because you’re grieving, a free new virtual program being offered for all ages by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District might be able to help.

This program is called Grieving Loss Du...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2020

In-person Chair Yoga class for 50 Plus begins Nov. 24 at MBPC, virtual class begins Dec. 1

50 Plus Chair Yoga

Take yoga off the mat and onto a chair during a program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District beginning in late November. Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be encouraged during this p...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2020

50 Plus Bingo programs continue on Dec. 2, 10, and 15

50 Plus Bingo man playing bingo

Three December sessions will close out the current season of Bingo programs being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be encouraged during these program...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Create a Snowman Wine glass Candleholder during new virtual program on Dec. 3

Snowman Wine Glass NF

Crafting a piece of holiday decor as part of a newly-announced virtual program, is the idea behind a program offered in early December by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. 

Snowman Wine glass Candleholder is the name of this program...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on Dec. 3 and 17

Animal Tales - Santa

Learn about deer or spend some time with Santa during the final two Animal Tales Storytime sessions of the current season being presented by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Outdoor Education Department. Physical distancing and ...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Next Nature Time Yoga session set for Dec. 10 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Nature Time Yoga

Encouraging creativity, coordination, and enhancing awareness of the natural world are goals of a popular standalone yoga program for young children and a parent or guardian being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District at the Ernie Mil...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Learn about Hallmark's History of Card Giving during free virtual program on Dec. 10

Christmas Card

Learn more about the tradition of holiday card giving - with an emphasis on hometown company Hallmark - when the Johnson County Museum conducts a free virtual program in early December.

This one-hour program, called Hallmark's History of Card Givi...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Spaces still available for new Santa’s Little Helpers special event on Dec. 12

Santa's Little Helpers

Santa has a new animal program special event just for ages two to six with an adult. This program will take place once in mid-December at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway in Ola...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2020

New Santa’s Virtual Workshop offered five times at JCAHC on Dec. 12 and 13

Santas Virtual Workshop

A new special event where participants can take part in-person in craft activities and virtually check in with Santa from the North Pole is being offered five times on Dec. 12 and 13 at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center. This event will be soc...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Donations of animal supplies sought through Holidays for the Animals program at Ernie Miller Nature

Holidays for the Animals

The holidays are a time of gifts and generosity. Individuals, families, and groups wanting to make a difference are invited to consider contributing a gift to the animals at the Ernie Miller Nature Center through a program called Holidays for the Animals....

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