News Flash

Posted on: July 30, 2019

Johnson County Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners announce Geller's departure

Jill Geller

Jill Geller, executive director of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District, has announced plans to leave the agency in late September.

Geller’s resignation was accepted by the Johnson County Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners duri...

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Posted on: August 21, 2019

Mill Creek Streamway Park access point to close for five weeks beginning Aug. 26

Access Closed - NF

Officials with the city of Lenexa have announced that the Mill Creek Streamway Park access point near Prairie Star Parkway and Ridgeview Road will close Monday, Aug. 26, for about five weeks to accommodate nearby construction of Ridgeview Road. This proje...

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Posted on: August 7, 2019

Seal coat project planned at Heritage and Coffee Creek Streamway parks Aug. 19 through 22

Coffee Creek Streamway Trail

Asphalt trails in Heritage Park and in the Coffee Creek Streamway Park will be closed for sealcoating for about four days in late August. 

In addition to the 3.5 miles of the Coffee Creek Trail, this project will also involve about three miles of ...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Reserve your 2019 Fall Group Hayride early for best choice of dates

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 and Recreation District and conclude with a warm ...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2019

JCPRD gymnastics offers Back-to-School Balance Beam Clinic for girls on Aug. 23

Girls on balance beam

Helping young gymnasts successfully master balance beam skills is the goal of a gymnastics special event for girls being offered in late august by the gymnastics department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

Called the Back-to-School Balan...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Family Fishing Night set for Aug. 30 at TimberRidge Adventure Center

Family Fishing Night

Join us for a family fun night of fishing during a program being offered at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's TimberRidge Adventure Center in Olathe.

Family Fishing Night is for all ages. A dinner of hotdogs, chips, and apples will be provi...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2019

New season of Animal Tales Storytime sessions begins Sept. 4 at Ernie Miller Nature Center

Animal Tales Storytime

A new season of Animal Tales Storytime will begin Sept. 4  at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe.

Animal Tales Storytime invites young children and their parents to come listen and lear...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2019

New season of 50 Plus Bingo begins Sept. 4

50 Plus Bingo Particpants

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

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2019

JCPRD presents Homeschool Art programs for ages 6 to 17 beginning Sept. 4 & 5

Girl with easel

Youth can join their friends on an adventure into art during a homeschool program being offered beginning in early September by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. 

Homeschool Art is the name of this program, which is for ages six to ...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2019

Join the Side By Side Experience 50 Plus vocal performing group beginning Sept. 6

Side by Side Singers

The Side By Side Experience, a 50 Plus vocal music and dance group presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District, will begin a new 12-session program in early September, and all interested parties are invited to jo...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Ernie Miller Nature Center offers live animal programs for groups

Owls - Eyes of the Night - NR

Five nature programs featuring live animals are being offered for groups at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas-7 Highway, Olathe, or at your location in Kansas. The programs are called Birds of Prey,  Snakes Alive, Wildlife Who's Wh...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2019

Fall group programs offered by JCPRD outdoor education staff

Autumn Nature Walks

Scouting or other organized groups looking for educational and fun outdoor activities this fall can take advantage of group programs offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. Arranged by appointment, the JCPRD Outdoor Education staff is ...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2019

New Multi-Sport - Introduction to Sports program begins Sept. 9

Girl playing soccer

Young children can explore the world of sports through a new program being offered by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. 

The program is called Multi-Sport - Introduction to Sports and is for ages three through five. Participants wil...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2019

Step into Wellness event for 50 Plus is Sept. 10 in Meadowbrook Park

Step Into Wellness

A new name and a new location are planned for an early fall special event which has provided 50 Plus participants with an opportunity to get outside, enjoy local trails, and stay active for 24 years now.  

This event is called Step Into Wellness (...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2019

“The Jolly Barnyard” is next Retro Storytime program on Sept. 11 at the Johnson County Museum

NF - MUSEUM - Retro Storytime (1)

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 from September through December at the Johnson County Museum.

This...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2019

50 Plus participants can "Learn to Play" Mah Jongg through program on Sept. 11

Mardi Gras Mah Jongg

Introducing players to new games is the goal of a series of three programs being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District during September

This program is called Learn to Play. It is basically a beginner&rsqu...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Next Kids' Day Out program at Johnson County Museum set for Sept. 13

Kids Day Out

Youth ages five to 10 are invited to come have fun at the Johnson County Museum during one day in mid-September when school is not in session. 

During Kids' Day Out programs, participants can choose from a variety of activities each day, including...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2019

New Board Game Bonanza special event for all ages is Sept. 13 at Meadowbrook Park

Board Game

Join the family fun to compete as a team  during a new special event at the Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse being presented by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

This program is called Board Game Bonanza.  Play some of your favor...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Parent & Child Twilight Hike offered on Sept. 13 and 27 in Ernie Miller Park

Twilight Hike

An intergenerational program being offered in mid- and late-September in Ernie Miller Park allows children ages three 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 F...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Monarch Migration Workshop is Sept. 14 in Ernie Miller Park

Kids in a field with nets

Celebrating the monarch butterfly's amazing annual migration is the aim of a workshop set for Saturday, Sept. 14, in the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's Ernie Miller Park, 909 N. Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.

Monarch Migration Workshop (formerly ...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Overnight fishing opportunity at Lexington Lake Park set for Sept. 14

Overnight Fishing

The final Overnight Fishing Saturday being presented by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District in 2019  will take place in mid-September at Lexington Lake Park.

The Sept. 14 Overnight Fishing Saturday is the last of ten overnight dates pr...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2019

Homecoming is theme for next special event bingo program for 50 Plus on Sept. 17

50 Plus Bingo Particpants

Make new friends and enjoy a full meal, prizes, fun, and 12 games of bingo during a special event bingo presentation planned in mid-September by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

This program is called Special Event...

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