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Posted on: November 14, 2018

Step back to 1941 during next Homeschool History Adventures session on Dec. 7

Homeschool History Adventures

Get a hands-on view of how Americans paved the way to victory during World War II during the next Homeschool History Adventures programs presented by the Johnson County Museum in early December.

During these programs, which are  for ages seven to ...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2018

JCPRD January through April Catalog available after Nov. 19

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The next issue of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s My JCPRD Activities catalog will be online at www.jcprd.com on Nov. 16 and available in print form the week of Nov. 19. Registration for classes in the catalog begins at 8:30 a....

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Animal Tales Storytime sessions continue on Dec. 5, 12, and 19

Animal Tales

Visits with Santa and Mrs. Clause, as well as a session about our feathered friends are the themes of  December Animal Tales Storytime sessions being presented at two locations by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Outdoo...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2018

Provide your input on the Camp Branch Park Master plan at a public open house on Nov. 15

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Do you enjoy hiking, biking, nature viewing, and fishing? Could you imagine enjoying these activities at a new park in southeast Johnson County?  The Johnson County Park and Recreation District (JCPRD) is developing concepts for a new park with t...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: November 8, 2018

18th Annual KC WildLands Native Christmas Tree Event planned on Dec. 1 at Mildale Farm

KCWL Cedar Tree Event

Kansas City WildLands, in partnership with Johnson County Park and Recreation District, is again offering the public an opportunity to remove invasive red cedars and take them home to decorate for the holidays! 

This year's event will take place f...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2018

Continuing park and facility growth and popularity addressed with new JCPRD Safety Plan

Park Police and Patrons

Earlier this year, the Johnson County Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners approved a safety plan prepared by JCPRD staff to address safety needs for the years 2019 through 2030.  It includes a review of Johnson County Park Police staffing ...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2018

JCPRD winter park hours begin Nov. 1

Winter Trail

Winter hours of  7:30  a.m. to 8 p.m. go into effect Nov. 1 for many Johnson County Park and  Recreation District parks. These winter hours will stay in effect through Feb. 28.

District parks impacted by the new hours are: Herita...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: October 17, 2018

Ernie Miller Park Owl Prowls offered on Nov. 2-4, and 16

Owl Prowl

Great horned, barred, and screech owls make their homes in Ernie Miller Park. Come learn more about these fascinating birds during the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center’s Owl Prowl offered on four dates dur...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: October 24, 2018

Visit Harry Truman's Independence stomping grounds during Nov. 15 day trip for 50 Plus

50 plus bus trip

Spend a morning in Independence, Mo., during a mid-November day trip being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

Truman - Behind the Presidency  is the name of this day trip.  Participants w...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Tellabration 2018 Set for Nov. 17 At Ernie Miller Nature Center

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Want to  hear a good story? Come celebrate the International Day of Storytelling at the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center in Olathe. This event, called Tellabration, will take place on Saturday, Nov. 17, at ...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2018

JCPRD gymnastics program offers new Turkey Time gymnastics clinic on Nov. 19 & 20

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A new Thanksgiving-themed gymnastics special event for young gymnasts in levels 2 or 3  is being offered in late November by the gymnastics department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

Called the Turkey Tumble  Advanced ...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Enjoy Thanksgiving week performance by Mr. Stinky Feet at Johnson County Museum on Nov. 20

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Fun, music, and movement are in store when the Johnson County Museum presents a Kid-Friendly Musical Performance in late November.

Kansas City's own Jim "Mr. Stinky Feet" Cosgrove has delighted audiences throughout North America and Europe for ab...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Johnson County Museum offers Free Day on Nov. 21

Museum

Visit the Johnson County Museum for free on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

If you haven't experienced the museum in its Metcalf location - or even if you have - come enjoy the museum, including the 1950s All-Electric House, and the 2,500 square-foot ma...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Johnson County Museum to present free Lanesfield School Country Christmas event

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Drop in for an old-fashioned Christmas during a special event being presented 11 times this holiday season by the Johnson County Museum at the Lanesfield Historic Site.

The program is called Lanesfield School Country Christmas and is for all ages. Experien...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Friendsgiving event is Nov. 27 at Cedar Lake Village

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Bring your friends and enjoy a Friendsgiving event being presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District a few days after Thanksgiving.

Built around the idea that pumpkin pie and festivities shouldn't be reserved for ...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2018

New Caroling with Celtique event for 50 Plus is Dec. 7 at Matt Ross Community Center

Jingle Bell music

A local Irish band which has helped celebrate National Irish American Heritage Month for many years is now helping to ring in the winter holidays as well.

Caroling with Celtique is a new event being planned by the 50 Plus department of the Johnson County P...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Kids can do their shopping at sixth annual Holiday Marketplace on Dec. 8

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A festive morning is planned at the Roeland Park Community Center on Dec. 8 when kids can do their Christmas shopping during a special event being planned by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

Now in its sixth year, Holiday Marketplace is the...

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JCPRD News Releases
Posted on: November 14, 2018

Breakfast with Santa for ages 3-5 offered at Ernie Miller Nature Center on Dec. 8

Breakfast with Santa

Children three to five can bring a parent and enjoy a morning meal followed by a visit with Santa during a program called Breakfast with Santa being presented by the  Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

Breakfast will take place beginning...

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