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Visit the AARP website tax site locator and search by zip code for a location near you.
Please Note: Unfortunately the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center is no longer a AARP tax prep site, please use the search engine to find a location near you or visit the Johnson County Central Resource Library at 9875 W. 87th St, Overland Park, KS 66212.
Times vary, please visit the AARP website to find locations and hours.
To make an online appointment visit www.kstaxaide.com
AARP information line - #1-888-227-7669
AARP tax-aide website – www.aarp.org or visit the direct link to the tax info page.
No longer offering tax services at the Roeland Park Community Center.
Pickleball is a combination of tennis, badminton, and ping pong. Players use a paddle and a ball similar to a whiffle ball. Pickleball programs take place at the Matt Ross Community Center, the Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, and New Century Fieldhouse.
For most programs you do not need to be 50 years of age or older to participate. However, you may be asked to forfeit your spot if a program is full and we have a patron 50 or older that wants to participate in that program and you are not yet 50. There are some programs such as our Regional Pickleball Tournament, Pickleball Pals, and Intergenerational Events that are open to patrons of varying ages.
The walks included in our Wednesday Walk and Adventure Walk programs are based on time not distance. You will be able to walk whatever distance you feel comfortable with during the allotted time.
We have brochures for each of our group tours at our Antioch Park office. You are welcome to stop by and pick up a brochure or call our office at 913-826-3030 to request one to be mailed to you.
Day Trips tend to be longer programs that usually include a meal, a planned day with multiple stops, and transportation on a motor coach (some exceptions). Social Outings tend to be shorter in program hours, include transportation in our district vehicles, and have a loose itinerary.
You will need to register in advance for a Day Trip. You may call our main office at 913-826-3030 to register over the phone with a card payment. Or, you may come by one of our offices to register in person.
Day Trips depart from Antioch Park. Enter the park from the main entrance off Antioch Road. Drive through the park to the back parking lot. You may park in the available parking spaces.
No, the tip is included in the cost of your trip.
No, it is included in the cost of your trip.
The Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center (AHC) is open:Monday - Friday: 9am - 9pmSaturday: 9am - 5pmSunday: ClosedClosed Major HolidaysThe Johnson County Museum inside the AHC is open:Monday - Saturday: 9am - 4:30pmSunday: Closed*(*With the exception of theatre and special events.)Closed Major HolidaysBusiness Hours: Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm
We are located in the heart of Overland Park, KS, at 89th Street and Metcalf Avenue.
Our address is: 8788 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS, 66212.
If you'd like, you can see a map of our location online.
Johnson County Park & Recreation - Fine & Performing Arts Department
Phone: 913-826-ARTS (2787)
The Theatre in the Park - Administrative Offices
Contact via email.
The Arts Council of Johnson County
The Overland Park Historical Society
Yes! Theatre in the Park INDOOR and OUTDOOR season tickets, and Theatre in the Park Academy tickets can be purchased at the reception desk just inside the front doors.
The Arts & Heritage Center hours are:
Monday - Friday: 9am - 9pmSaturday: 9am - 5pmSunday: ClosedClosed Major Holidays
You certainly can! Just stop by during business hours and visit the reception desk. We'll be happy to help!
The hours of the Arts & Heritage Center are:
Severe weather- including extreme heat, lightning, thunderstorms, tornado, and horizontal rain withstrong winds- warrants changes in camp activities and location. In the event of severe weathercampers will be transported by bus to indoor facilities. The location of each camp’s InclementWeather Site is detailed at the parent orientation, and in communications from program staff.Communicating Changes- Programs will communicate changes to the schedule, due to weather,through postings at the site, on the camp cell-phone message, and through Twitter. Parents maycontact the program cell-phone, as well as follow outdoor camps on Twitter to find changes to thecamp and weather plans. @JCPRDescapades @JCPRDxroads @JCPRDLEADCamp
Because flexibility is highly valued by many patrons, our outdoor camps are billed as nine distinct camp sessions. This allows patrons to select and pay for only the desired weeks of camp, rather than all nine or ten. However, in this payment structure, a recurring payment plan is not an option, as it would require patrons to commit to all nine available camp weeks. Because our camp enrollments fill quickly, patrons pay for all registered sessions in advance to ensure their spot is reserved for each purchased week.
Please Email Registration with details of your camp enrollment, to receive the 2nd child discount refund.
No. Due to the limitations of outdoor camp shelters, campers will not have access to refrigeration for lunches. Campers are instructed to bring their lunch daily in a reusable, insulated lunch bag. Please also use reusable containers to limit the amount of trash. Additionally, campers will not have access to microwaves to heat food.
No. Due to safety concerns, children attending the camp cannot be released to walk homeunsupervised, regardless of proximity to their home.
Staff engage the children with arts and crafts, STEM activities, cooking projects, board games, sports, outside time, and more. They will occasionally bring in a program or special entertainment that will be offered on-site with appropriate physical distancing guidelines in addition to the man fun activities throughout the day.
Participants must wear a camp T-Shirt EVERYDAY at camp. Registration fees include 2 camp T-Shirts. Additional shirts may be purchased for $5 each by contacting the Registration department at 913-831-3359. Camp shirts will be distributed to campers at their program site. Youth and Adult sizes available. Know your child’s shirt size prior to registration.
Late pick up fees may be paid by calling Registration at 913-831-3359
Throughout the day, children will participate in hands on learning experiences that focus on social and emotional development, science and math learning, literacy and the arts. Natureplay provides aplay-based learning experience for children and we spend as much time outdoorsas possible.
This Code shall be known and may be cited as the Johnson County Code of Regulations for the Park and Recreation District, 2013 Edition.
The purpose of this Code is:
This Code is adopted pursuant to the authority provided in K.S.A. 19-2868(g) and K.S.A. 19-2873, and any amendments thereto, if any.
This Code shall be applicable to all Johnson County, Kansas, Park and Recreation District lands and facilities (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Facilities”) that are under the jurisdiction of the Johnson County, Kansas, Park and Recreation District (hereinafter “District”) and to all persons who enter upon such Facilities. The Facilities shall include the following:
If any clause, sentence, paragraph, section or subsection of this Code shall be judged invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such judgment shall not affect, repeal or invalidate the remainder of the provision or any other section or subsection, and shall be confined to the specific clause, sentence, paragraph, section or subsection which was found invalid.
This Code may besupplemented, or its provisions may be amended by resolution duly adopted by the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners of Johnson County, Kansas (hereinafter referred to as “District Board”) and by the Board of County Commissioners of Johnson County,Kansas (hereinafter referred to as “Board of County Commissioners”), and any such amendments or additions shall be incorporated within and codified as a part of this Code.
This Code shall become effective upon publicationin the official county newspaper, and upon its posting in all District Facilities, following its adoption by the District Board and the Board of County Commissioners.
Adult means any person who is 18 years of age or older
Alcohol means the product of distillation of any fermented liquid, whether rectified or diluted, whatever its origin, and includes synthetic ethyl alcohol but does not include denatured alcohol or wood alcohol.
Alcoholic Liquor means alcohol, spirits, wine, beer, and every liquid or solid, patented or not, containing alcohol, spirits, wineor beer and capable of being consumedas a beverage by a human being, but shall not include any cereal malt beverage.
Beer means a beverage, containing more than 3.2% alcohol by weight, obtained by alcoholic fermentation of an infusion or concoction of barley, or other grain, malt,and hops in water and includes beer, ale, stout, lager beer, porter, and similar beverages having such alcoholic content.
Bicycle means every device propelled by human power upon which any person may ride, having two (2) tandem wheels.
Cereal Malt Beverage means any fermented but undistilled liquor brewed or made from malt or from a mixture of malt or malt substitute, but does not include any such liquor which is more than 3.2% alcohol by weight.
Exotic Birds or Animals means birds or animals not commonly kept domestically, including, but not limited to, lions, tigers, bears, falcons, and ostriches; and includes all species not native to or currently found in the wild in northeast Kansas.
Fireworks means any combustible or explosive composition, or any substance or combination of substances, or device prepared for the purposeof producing a visible or an audible effect by combustion, explosion, deflagration or detonation and shall include blank cartridges, toy pistols, toy cannons, toy canes, or toy guns in which explosives are used, firecrackers, torpedoes, skyrockets, Roman candles, Dayglo bombs, sparklers, or other devices of like construction, and any device containing anexplosive substance. The term ”fireworks” shall not include the following:
Motor Vehicle means every vehicle, other than a motorized bicycle, which is self-propelled.
Parking Area means all parking lots, and the shoulderarea of any paved roadway, but not more than ten feet from the paved edge of said roadway, unless otherwise posted.
Pedestrian means a person traveling on foot or by wheelchair.
Refuse shall include any and all garbage, trash, food wastes, paper, cartons,boxes, barrels, lumber, wood trimmings, tree branches, cut grass and shrubbery, yard trimmings, metals, cans, dirt, rock, cinder, ashes, glass, and dead animals.
Spirits means any beverage which contains alcohol obtained by distillation, mixed with water or other substances in solution, and includes brandy, rum, whiskey, gin or other spirituous liquors,and such liquors when rectified, blended or otherwise mixed with alcohol or other substances.
Watercraft means every vessel designed to be propelled by machinery, oars, paddles, or wind action upon a sail for navigation on the water
Wine means any alcoholic beverage obtained by the normal alcoholic fermentation of the juice of sound, ripe grapes, fruits, berries or other agricultural products, including such beverages containing added alcohol or spirits or containing sugar added for the purpose of correcting natural deficiencies.
Except as provided in subsections (a) and (b) below, no person shall in any matter pursue, catch, injure, kill, trap, or molestany wildlife within the boundaries of District Facilities. Furthermore, except as also providedin subsection (a) and (b) below, no person shall remove or take any wildlife from the boundaries of District Facilities.
Except as provided in subsections (a) and (b) below, no person shalldestroy, alter, damage, injure,or remove any real or personal property which belongs to the District, or any vegetation, ruins,relics, or geological formationsfound within the boundaries of any District Facility.
The use of metal detectors shall be restricted to persons who hold a valid District Metal Detector Permit authorizing such use and who operate the detector in conformity with the provisions of such permit.
No person shall use, explode, discharge, display,or possess any fireworks within the boundaries of District Facilities, except for persons who have previously obtained, and who are in accordance with, the terms and conditions of a valid District Special Event contract.
Buildingof fires shall be restricted to privately owned ovens, grills, stoves, and to ring pits and grills that are provided by the District. No open flameshall be left unattended. The Director, Chief of Police, or Superintendent of Parks and Golf Courses, or that person’s designee, may prohibit building of fires by the posting of signs.
Except as provided in subsection (a) below, the riding of bicycles shall be restricted to paved roads and to areas and trails specifically designated for such purpose, except as otherwise authorized by a District Permit.
No person shall transport any refuse into any District Facility for the purpose of disposal therein.
Only those persons who hold valid District Amplified Sound Permits, Special Use Permits,or Special Event contracts andwho are acting in conformity with the termsand conditions of such permits or contractsshall be allowed to set up or use amplified sound equipment within the boundaries of any District Facility; provided, however, that the set up or use of amplified sound equipment shall be prohibited within the boundaries of Antioch Park, Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park, Ernie Miller Nature Parkand the Streamway Parks System except as may be necessary for conducting official District business. Amplified live music requires a Special Eventcontract to be approved by the District Board.
Posting of signs shall be prohibited except in accord with the provisions of a valid District Special Use Permit, Special Event contract,or area reservation, provided, however, that all such signs shall be removed immediately following the event by the holder of such permit, contract,or reservation.
No person shall solicit or advertise for sale within the boundaries of the District Facilities any product, item,or service except as provided under the terms and conditions of a valid District Special Use Permit or Special Event contract.
Any demonstration, exhibition,or special event must first be approved by the District Board, pursuant to policies duly adopted by such Board prior to its occurrence. Written application must be made to the District Board at least 45 days in advance of the proposed demonstration, exhibition or special event .
Subject to the limits and methods designated in subsection (a) below, and unless otherwise posted, Kansas law shall govern the taking of fish and frogs from District Facilities. For the purpose of interpretation of this Code, the words “fishing” and “frogging” shall be deemed synonymous wherever used.
In addition to the State of Kansas licensing requirements, a valid District Fishing Permit shall be required for all persons fishing upon or within any District Facility who are 16 years of age and older, except that residents of Johnson County, Kansas who are 65 years of age and older shall not be required to obtain a District Fishing Permit. Persons who are required to have said Permits shall have them in their possession while engaged in fishing or in possession of fish while within the boundaries of any District Facility.
All persons, regardless of age, while fishing for trout shall have in their possession a valid District Trout Fishing Permit, in addition to any required District Fishing Permit and Kansas Fishing License.
Fishing and boating shall be prohibited at irrigation lakes within all District Facility golf courses. Persons who hold a valid District Fishing Permit may fish District golf course irrigation lakes that are accessible from adjoining parkland shoreline, but may not enter uponthe golf course property while fishing.
Subject to the additional restrictions contained within this Code, Kansas law shall govern the use and operation of watercraft on District Facility waters.
A valid District BoatPermit shall be required prior to placing any watercraft on District Facility waters. The requiredBoat Permit decal shall be placed on the right bow of the watercraft. Boat Permits may be issued to both residents and non-residents of Johnson County, Kansas. Boat Permits shall not be transferable to any other watercraft or person.
Privately owned watercraft shall be restricted to Shawnee Mission Park Lake, Heritage Park Lake, Kill Creek Park Lake,and designated sections of the Streamway Parks System. The use of gasoline motors other than for emergency or official District business shall be prohibited. Operation of watercraft shall be allowed between the posted park opening time and one hour prior to the applicable District Facility closing.
All metal, fiberglass, plastic, and inflatable watercraft shall be equipped with a flotation system of scaled air chambers or polystyrene plastic air cells. All inflatable watercraft shall be constructed of puncture-resistant material.
Air mattresses and other beach toys shall be restricted to designated swimming areas.
All trailered watercraft shall be launched only at boat ramps and then in accordance with posted launching regulations.
Persons under 18 years of age shall be required to wear a personal flotation device while in or upon a rental boat owned by the District.
Nowatercraft of any kind shall be stored, kept or left unattended in District Facility waters, at shoreline, or on marginal land. However, the District, by approval of the District Board, shall have the authority to establish rules and regulations pursuantto which persons may, by permission of the District, maintain watercraft upon District Facility waters.
Any watercraft or other property of value (hereinafter collectively referred to in this Section as “Personal Property”) found abandoned, adrift orleft unattended in District Facility waters may be taken by the District and the District shall have a lien thereon for all expenses of taking, towing, keeping, advertising,and selling of the same and for all damage caused by such Personal Property to property of the District. The District may enforce such lien by advertisement and sale of such Personal Property in like manner as chattel mortgages and said mortgages may be foreclosed under the law of this State annually, or at such other periods as the District may select. A public sale shall be held to dispose of such Personal Property. Nothing herein shall be construed as exonerating the owner or operator of any such Personal Property from personal liability to the District or any other person, for any damages or injury caused by the Personal Property.
Motor vehicles, when within the boundaries of District Facilities, shall be subject to all applicable Kansas State laws.
Except as provided in subsection (a), (b), and (c) below, all motor vehicles shall be restricted to paved roads and designated parking areas. No motor vehicle shallbe parked other than in a designated parking area as defined in Section 1.2.1 (j).
The use of skateboards, roller skates, in-line skates, scooters, and other like devices shall be prohibited on all District Facility roadways, patios, entryways, exits, courtyards, memorials, and sidewalks.
This Code shall apply uniformly to all District Facilities that now exist and those that are later developed, and shall supersede any prior Johnson County Park and Recreation District Code.
No personshall build, improve, or in any other manner encroach upon any District property, and no person shall use any District property, equipment,or service for which a permit or fee is requiredwithout first obtaining such permit of paying such fee. The District hereby reserves the right to restrict or close District Facilitiestemporarily should weather, safety or incompatible resource or program use so require.
Familiescan enroll 30 days prior to when they want their child to start. To Register atthe Open House in April each year children need to be turning 3 years old nolater than October 1st. Children must be 3 years old and pottytrained to attend Natureplay Preschool.
Yes. We provide a healthy snack every morning andafternoon. We serve healthy snacks withan emphasis on fresh/frozen fruits and vegetables, whole wheat crackers, andtry to expose children to new foods. Children also eat food they grow out of their school garden.
No. Both Mill Creek Activity Center and Meadowbrook Park Natureplay programs follow their respective school district's (De Soto and Shawnee Mission) inclement weather closures. We will also post closure notices on our Natureplay Facebook group pages as a reminder.
Yes. Children work on recognizing letters,numbers, and words in print and in their environment each day. This is reinforced as children play andinteract with their environment indoors and out. Children will not do preschool worksheets tolearn these concepts as this is not our Natureplay philosophy. We believe children learn best by interactingwith their environment and at their own pace.
Parties are held on Saturdays.
The room, tables, chairs, 30 minute presentation. Invitations, refreshments, and paper products are not provided.
Guests will not be allowed to touch or handle any of the animals except the rabbit.
Table coverings are recommended.
We recommend bringing a cooler for items that need to remain frozen/cold.
Yes, any food is allowed. No alcohol please. There are several food chains near us that will deliver.
You are responsible for leaving with any items you brought in. Trash & recycle bins are provided in each room. Disinfectant wipes will be available in the room to wipe off tables/chairs if needed. We will empty trash & recycle bins.
Yes, we want them to explore the nature center. For their safety, children must be supervised by an adult while inside the nature center.
No, you will have to park in the main lot and walk down to the building. We recommend a wagon or small utility cart to haul items/presents to and from the building.
No, please see the "Prohibited Items" section on the sidebar.
No, the nature is free! We do have donation boxes throughout if you would like to donate.
We are located at 909 N. Highway 7, Olathe, KS. Our cross street is 127th/Harold and Kansas State Highway 7. You'll see our entrance at that intersection. Once you turn into our parking lot follow the road to the right. The nature center sits in the valley. We look forward to seeing you!
No. The state requires certain permits and licensing to rehab animals that we do not have. In Kansas you can call Operation Wildlife at (785) 542-3625. Their website has a Resource page that offers great information on how to care for the animal until you can get it to them. In Missouri you will need to call Lakeside Nature Center at (816) 513-8960.
Remember, the best place for a wild animal is in it's own habitat. If the animal is not injured it is best to leave it where you found it.
The park is open dawn to dusk every day. The park is 116 acres with 3 miles of trails that you hike and explore. On your hike you'll see native prairie, Little Cedar Creek, cross a couple of bridges and walk paved and primitive trails. You can view and download our park map here.
The park is different from the nature center. See Nature Center hours for more information.
Yes! We offer birthday parties for children ages 5-11. Parties are held on Saturdays throughout the year and book quickly so call in advance. Our party packages include a two hour room rental with a 30 minute program during that time. We have four themes you can choose from! Take a look at our birthday party flyer here.
Registration is available online for programs listed in the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Activity Guide that have a bar code. Online registration www.jcprd.com or you can also call Registration a (913) 831-3359. Walk-in registration is available at most of our JCPRD locations as well.
The curriculum is geared for ages 3 - 5 years of age. Due to the live animals involved and the time allotted for the program we do not present to ages 2 and under. Pricing, program options and more is listed in our Preschool Nature Awareness Programs flyer.
To provide quality programming, the maximum number of students is set at what we have learned works best for the staff, the live animals involved and the age group.
For preschool programs the maximum number of students has been set at 20. However, special arrangements can be made for classes up to 25, with the $2 charge per student.
For youth and school-age programs the maximum number of students has been set at 35. However, special arrangements can be made for classes up to 40 with the $2 charge per student. There are some youth programs such as the outdoor skills that are firm on the maximum number of students that can participate. Refer to our Youth Group Program Flyer for more information.
To book a preschool program you can call Amy Isenburg at (913) 826-2800 or email email@example.com. Programs are booked on a first come, first-served basis. They can be booked weekdays between 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Pricing, program options and more is listed in our Preschool Nature Awareness Programs flyer.
No. Registration will officially close at the end of the final day of packet pickup.
Please see the Pre-race Orientation agenda for more information.
We follow USA Triathlon rules in regards to wetsuits.
Yes. These will be in your race packet.
Yes. Please see the "Trainings" tab
Yes, the JCPRD U Kids Triathlon in Partnership with Charlie's House
Shawnee Mission Park is home to the "Dam Hill". The park is known for it's beautiful terrain which is full of rolling hills.
Packet pickup will span two days. Day one will be at Elite Cycling in Leawood from 11am - 6pm. Day two will be at Shawnee Mission Park in the marina parking lot area under the white tent near transition. Late registrations will be taken at packet pickup.
All participants, volunteers and spectators will park at the Theatre in the Park and either walk or ride the bus down. The bus will run until 6:25am. Gates to the Theatre in the Park will open at 4:30am.
Yes, assuming there is available space within the desired race. Please email the Race Director if you'd like to do so. Participant will be responsible for any fees related to the change.
Absolutely! Please have them register here.They can also email the Race Director for more information.
Yes. These will be in your race packet.
Yes. Please be sure to allow PLENTY of time to complete this process as there may be long lines.
The athletes will swim inside of the swim beach area ropes in a lane that will be created by the swim beach ropes on their right and lifeguards/swim safety staff on their left. In most areas during this swim, athletes will be able to touch and/or stand up.
Access the reservations and rentals resource to see a listing of facilities eligible for reservation.
JCPRD fishing permits are available at Visitor Services in the Administration building in Shawnee Mission Park or the Registration Office at Antioch Park. In addition, they are available at Bass Pro Shop, Scheel's and Johnson County Wal-Mart stores in the Sporting Goods Department.
View our rates and fees resource for a breakdown for both Heritage Park and Tomahawk HIlls Golf Courses.
Children under the age of 16 are not required to have a state fishing license or a JCPRD permit to fish. The only exception to this would be if they are fishing for trout. In that case, they are required to have a JCPRD trout permit.
There are no fees to enter JCPRD parks, however some activities, such as fishing, boating and archery require a paid permit. Also, some amenities, such as the beaches and boat rentals, have a fee associated with their use.
Currently, crossbows are not allowed at the archery range in Shawnee Mission Park.
Click here to go to the Policies page for Heritage Park Golf Course.
in season, the golf course is available for play at 7:00am on weekdays, Monday-Friday, and at 6:00am weekends, Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays. The Pro Shop opens 1/2 hour before the first available tee time. Closing is set at sunset each day. Thank You.
Heritage Park will issue rain checks under most reasonable inclement weather circumstances. Please note, rain checks are written for a dollar amount. A full, partial, or no rain check value chart is posted at the golf shop. Some restrictions apply.
By calling the Pro Shop (913) 829-4653 and going connecting with the Starter, you may cancel your existing tee time. We ask that you do so in a timely manner to open that time for another golfer. Thank You.
We are open from 7 AM to 6 PM and children must be signed in and out daily. Parents will be asked to check in and out at a location that is distanced from the camp (i.e. curbside). A staff member will meet you each morning to do a brief wellness check with your child (including a temperature check) before you leave. Please call the camp phone to notify staff of your arrival if staff are not outside to meet you when dropping off/picking up. We will be restricting facility access to non-essential visitors and will maintain a log of authorized individuals who enters the camp.
Children are not required to attend camp every day; however, camp is based on a full summer commitment and we do not prorate fees for illness or vacations. Children can be checked in anytime during camp hours. Please call the camp phone to notify staff of your arrival if staff are not outside to meet you when dropping off/picking up.
Staff engage the children with arts and crafts, STEM activities, cooking projects, board games, sports, outside time, and more. They will occasionally bring in a program or special entertainment that will be offered on-site with appropriate physical distancing guidelines in addition to the many fun activities throughout the day.
No, a sack lunch must be provided for your child unless the site participates in the Summer Lunch Program. Please contact your program director to determine if your child’s summer camp location participates in the summer lunch program. JCPRD will provide a healthy morning and afternoon snack each day.
Children will receive both a morning and afternoon snack daily. We provide various healthy snack options that are low in fat and sugars. Examples include: fruits, vegetables, yogurt, and whole grains.
You will be required to provide payment information for recurring payments at the time of registration. Summer fees are charged weekly on the Friday before care. The deposit paid at the time of registration will be applied to the last week of camp.
Yes, all the facilities and amenities at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center are ADA compliant. The museum also offers large-print and braille versions of the exhibit script for the signature exhibition "Becoming Johnson County" for visitors and a digital tour of the 1950s All-Electric House for any visitors who may experience difficulty accessing the hallway to the bedroom and bathroom. The house is accessible with a ramp and all other areas of home are fully-accessible. These reasonable accommodations are available for check-out at no charge at the front reception desk of the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center.
No! However, the rules of your membership have been changed! Instead of your family membership only being for family you bring on your visit, it is now valid for any 6 people you choose!
Memberships are valid for one year from the date of purchase.
Your membership, valid immediately upon transaction, may be purchased in several ways:
You can visit the Museum by checking in at the Front Desk with your name and verifying your phone number and address.
No, your membership card is non-transferable.
Yes! Guests may apply their ticket purchase towards a membership on the same day of your visit. On the day of your visit, you may visit our Front Desk to convert towards a membership. Your tickets will be fully applied to your new membership.
We do not offer membership discounts. However, veterans, students over 17 (with School ID) and seniors enjoy a $1 admission discount for general admission tickets for the Museum.
You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (913) 826-2787.
In addition to the monthly e-newsletter, you will receive a few emails each month about upcoming programs, events, or special offers.
No! The Johnson County Museum is a facility of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District (JCPRD). No information obtained by JCPRD will be shared with any outside individual or organization.
All Admission includes Sales Tax.
Please Note: All Seniors, Veterans, and Students over 17 with school identification receive admission for $5.00.
For all Membership Options: Membership is valid for one full year from date of purchase.
2 people admitted entrance per visit
Up to 6 people admitted per visit
Up to 12 people admitted per visit
JCPRD Out of School Time Programs are located at the elementary schools. Most of our OST Programs operate out of the school cafeteria/commons daily. There may be changes to this based upon school activities.
Fees are charged weekly, every Friday, in advance of services. Fees must be set up on recurring payments via credit or debit card with our Registration Office at 913-831-3359.
Fees are determined by the overall cost of the program and are charged at the same weekly rate regardless of attendance. Fees are not prorated for absences, holidays, or emergency closures.
Enrollment information can be found at www.jcprd.com/1207/Olathe-OST. You must submit your online Registration Form, Additional Required Forms, and Medication Administration Form (only if your child will take medication during program hours). Once our staff have processed your paperwork (typically 24-48 hours), you will receive an email confirming your placement and requesting that you call our Registration office to set up recurring payments.
Once you receive an e-mail confirming your enrollment from our Registration Office you will call in to pay the Registration fee and set up your recurring fees on a debit/credit card. The Registration Office phone number is 913-831-3359 and they are open 8:30a-5:00p. Payments will then be charged weekly, in advance of care, beginning the Friday prior to your child’s start date.
Our Before School Program opens at 7am and we close at 6pm. No early drop offs and there is a $1.00 per minute late fee charged for late pick-ups past 6pm.
Yes, a Part Time option (1-3 days/week) is available. Days must be consistent from week to week.
There is a Change/Drop Request Form (link) at the bottom of our OST Webpage. To request a change in your current programming options or to drop from the program, please complete the form. We require a one week notice to drop the program, and a $15 change fee for any changes to program options. Changes are subject to availability.
All-Day Programming (7am-6pm) for in-service/early dismissal/conference days is included in the normal fee payment for children enrolled Full Time in our Afterschool Program (no extra charge). There is a $30 fee if the non-school day does not fall on a regularly scheduled day for Part Time enrollees. A $25 fee applies to Before School Only participants.
Homework time will be provided, with assistance from a staff member if needed, for children who choose to do their homework in JCPRD. Please communicate with staff if your child must complete their homework during the program.
Before School includes a snack, and time to get ready for the day. Choices for homework time, quiet reading, or games with friends are typical choices. Children will receive a snack After School as well, and will choose activities that may include arts & crafts, sports, group games, STEAM activities, community services, cooking projects, and much more. Always send sensible shoes and weather appropriate clothing for your children, as we will spend a portion of our day outside.
JCPRD does not provide services on major holidays and any custodial holidays throughout the year. See our Parent Handbook for a full list of these dates. Fees are not prorated for these holiday closures.
Yes. Staff receive a thorough background check through JCPRD’s hiring protocols, as well as fingerprinting and background checks through KBI as required by KDHE licensing.
Yes, but you would pay weekly regardless of attendance, as we do not prorate for absences.
Severe weather- including extreme heat, lightning, thunderstorms, tornado, and horizontal rain with strong winds- warrants changes in camp activities and location. In the event of severe weather campers will be transported by bus to indoor facilities. The location of each camp’s Inclement Weather Site is detailed at the parent orientation, and in communications from program staff. Morning Plan 7:00-9:00 am-In case of severe weather, the camps will transport children to the rain site at 9:00 A.M. The children will remain under the shelter or in the bus for their protection and safety until this time. Parents will need to drop their children off at their camp site. Directors will update and confirm time of departure and location of campers on the camp’s mobile phone. The bus will leave the camp site at 9:00 am sharp; parents will be instructed to call mobile phones for the camp location if dropping a camper off after 9:00 am.Afternoon Plan - Camps will return by 4:00 PM on heat days for pick up. For severe weather (heavy lightening, thunderstorms, tornado, and horizontal rain with strong winds) the camp may stay at the rain site. All parents are instructed to call the camp’s mobile phone to confirm the location of campers. All directors will update mobile phones and program specialist with the schedule and location of camp.Communicating Changes- Programs will communicate changes to the schedule, due to weather, through postings at the site, on the camp cell-phone message, and through Twitter. Parents may contact the program cell-phone, as well as follow outdoor camps on Twitter to find changes to the camp and weather plans. @JCPRDescapades @JCPRDxroads
Please email Registration with details of your camp enrollment, to receive the 2nd child discount refund.
The Children’s Services department leases camp space in city and county parks. We are guests those parks and seek to be compatible and unobtrusive to all other park patrons. Evening park reservations begin at 6:00 pm, and JCPRD camps comply by closing at 5:30 pm, allowing other patrons to enjoy the value of area parks in the evenings.
No. Due to the limitations of outdoor camp shelters, campers will not have access to refrigeration for lunches. Campers are instructed to bring their lunch daily in a reusable, insulated lunch bag. Please also use reusable containers to limit the amount of trash. Additionally, campers will not have access to microwaves to heat food.
No. Due to safety concerns, children attending the camp cannot be released to walk home unsupervised, regardless of proximity to their home.
Staff engage the children with arts and crafts, STEM activities, cooking projects, board games, sports, and more. They will occasionally bring in a program or special entertainment that will be offered on-site with appropriate physical distancing guidelines in addition to the man fun activities throughout the day.
To reach a Park Police Officer call the Johnson County Sheriff Dispatch at 913-780-0720.
For all emergencies call 911. For non-emergencies call 913-780-0720.
Feesare set up via debit or credit card by you calling our Registration Office at913-831-3359 and setting up your fees on a recurring basis and are chargedweekly. Registration handles all feerelated questions not the site Program Director. It is important to give an accurate e-mailaddress on your enrollment form, as this is where your confirmation receiptwill be sent.
Signup now for all programming options you will need your child to attend. JCPRD staff will work with the SMSD staffregarding AM and PM class placement.
Yes. Providing us a copy of your child’simmunizations and physical is just fine. We cannot get a copy of this from the school nurse on our own due toprivacy laws. You will still need tocomplete the first page of the health form and sign the bottom, along with thePersonal Data Sheet and the Emergency Medical Release form. You can scan and e-mail this to email@example.com.
ThePre-K children eat lunch in the school cafeteria with our JCPRD staff. You may send a sack lunch with your child orset up a lunch account with the school office so your child can eat a hot luncheach day.
NO,we do have a few mats for children who may be tired at the beginning of theschool year or for children to rest on when they are not feeling well.
OurJCPRD Pre-K Program supports the SMSD’s classroom curriculum. Our staff communicates on a regular basiswith classroom teachers so we know what skills are being focused on. Children in our program are exposed to avariety of activities such as letter and number recognition, Science,environment education, cooking, healthy eating habits, scissor skills, fine andlarge motor development, and much more!
Yes. We consolidate locations on these daysdue to reduced attendance numbers. Thereis a separate enrollment for Winter/Spring Break so you only pay for these ifyou need to send your child. The rate is$30.00 for Winter/Spring Break days. Conference/In-Service days are included in your regular weekly feepayments. JCPRD does provide programming on SMSD inclement weather days for families who have pre-registered to attend these days at the rate of $25 per day. If the school district cancels school, families who are pre-registered for inclement weather days will be charged whether in attendance or not.
Park bathrooms are open and are sanitized daily!
Yes they are!
Please do! Group size limitations change depending on the phase we’re currently in, but shelters are available for rent now.
The Shawnee Mission Park Marina is open. We have extended our season through Sept. 20. All rentals must be done online and in advance. No in-person rentals will be permitted until Phase 4.
Playgrounds are open with social distancing requirements!
It is not possible to sanitize the playgrounds effectively. We encourage washing hands regularly or using hand sanitizer.
Game on! Outdoor courts are open!
Organized groups, such as scouts, can resume gatherings now as long as they adhere to mass gathering limitations and social distancing guidelines.
Things are happening now, give us a call! We’re open.
We are evaluating and developing a plan with our partners at the school district. Please check the website or follow us on social media for the latest information.
Yes! There will be some rules in place, we do ask that only one parent/guardian attend with the child, and social distancing measures are practiced. For adult sports, we ask that spectators not attend at this time.
We are doing pre-booked tours for small groups. Tours will last 1.5 hours. Bookings will be taken on a first come, first served basis, please call our reservation line at (913) 715-2570.
The lobby is open to the public from 10 am - 2 pm, however the rest of the Nature Center is not open yet. Ernie Miller Park is open for exploration from dawn to dusk.
Scholarship eligibility is determined by the review and approval of one of two completed forms: the lunch letter application or the traditional application. These forms can be found on the main scholarship page here. The application can be submitted directly from the web form.
Any resident of Johnson County is eligible to apply for a JCPRD scholarship. No one from outside of JCPRD is eligible to apply.
Subject to available funds, scholarship eligibility is determined in the following manner:
If you and your family qualify for the Recreation Scholarship Program your award is $100 for each member in the family. An annual “family aggregate” amount equal to $100.00 per person per qualifying family may be used toward fee payments for any District class, program, or event subject to the restrictions shown below. A $5.00 co-payment will apply for each participant in each class, program, or event. The “start date” for each class, program or event must fall within the approved scholarship year. Unused balances will not be carried forward into a new scholarship year.
The scholarship year begins on January 1st and ends on December 31st of the same year. Even though families may apply for scholarships at any time throughout the year, programs, classes, and events using scholarship funds must have “start dates” during the current qualifying scholarship year.
The following programs are not eligible:
Scholarship participants or registrants may register by mail, phone, fax, or in person. Web pre-registrations are not eligible for this program due to the advance payment requirement on the website. Phone-in registrations and walk-ins are accepted between the hours of 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Please let the Registration Office know you are using your Scholarship allocation.
A foster child residing in Johnson County is automatically eligible for a calendar year scholarship of $100. Please note “foster child-NAME” when filling out the lunch letter application. The rest of the family’s (if desired) eligibility will be determined by the standard guidelines.
Yes, to those athletes that live out of town and are unable to make it to one of the other packet pickup days. Please ensure that you allow enough time to park and get to the information area on race morning as there may be long lines.
No. We do not offer a deferred registration option. If you are unable to compete this year you do have the option to complete the race virtually, submit your race results to the Race Director by May 31st and you will still receive your t-shirt and medal.
Yes. Registrations for all events will be taken up until 15 minutes prior to race start.
If the event is a USA Triathlon Sanctioned Event, you must bring your photo ID and your USAT membership card (for annual members). For all USAT Sanctioned Events, the participant is the ONLY person that can pick up their packet - no one else may pick up your packet. One-day USAT members do not need to bring proof of their one day membership.
For non-sanctioned events, please bring your photo ID.
Yes. Please ensure that you are courteous to other athletes as the trail is rather narrow.
No. We do not allow pets/animals on the run course to ensure the safety of our participants.
To rent a facility at New Century Fieldhouse please contact Mary Anne Booth via email or phone (913) 826-2856. If you are looking to rent New Century Fieldhouse for a large event or tournament please contact facility manager Adam McElhattan via email or phone (913) 826-2855.
To rent a facility at Okun Fieldhouse, Mid America, Mid America West, or Heritage Park, please contact Cathy via email or phone (913) 826-2900. For all day or tournament rentals, please email Doug Hite or call at 913-826-2900.
Open Gym is a low cost way for the public to access the facility. To participate in Open Gym at New Century Fieldhouse, you must have an Open Gym Waiver on file. More Open Gym Information.
Open gyms at Okun Fieldhouse typically fall on school breaks and near holidays. please refer to the Open Gym Webpage for up to date information. A Waiver Signature is required and adults must sign for minors.
Depending on location, we offer individual and team league registration at New Century Fieldhouse in Gardner, KS. The leagues at Okun and Mid America West are designed for team registration however we do collect data through our Free Agent Listing on kids looking for teams so that in the case coaches contact us looking for players or to promote a tryout. Use the Free Agent Button to complete the online information.
All individuals must be 18 years of age to participate in all adult leagues offered.
You can call our inclement weather line at 913-686-6030 (must dial area code) or download the RainOut Line App on Apple or Android and add location: JCPRD.
Okun Fieldhouse does not permit outside food and drinks. Players may have water or a sports beverage, however no other food or drink may be brought into the facility.
There is no cost to get into the facility during league play or camps. Some weekend tournaments may charge an admission fee.
We're sorry, but no.
We have concessions available before each show, and during intermission. In fact, you are welcome to bring snacks and beverages that you purchase at our concession stand into the theater after intermission.
TimberRidge Adventure Center is available only for use by reservation or registration in a program. Once a year we have an open house, typically the last Saturday in April when the facility is open to the public and all of our amenities are free that day.
Generally the TimberRidge Open House is on the last Saturday of April from 9am -3pm. Check the Special Events Page for current information on the event.
The meeting room is in the shape of a ½ circle with the diameter section in the middle of the building and the circular portion on the outside of the building. The deck wraps around the circular portion of the meeting room. Rough room measurements are 43 ft diameter and 33 ft from the middle of the diameter to the middle of the circular section.
Limestone Fireplace in the Shelter Measurements:
The fireplace mantle is 61”H x 84”L Total square feet of the shelter is 6059 sq. ft. – this includes the 2 semicircular sections. The rectangular section of the pad without the semicircular sections is 51’x 90’ The shelter is 40’ x 74’. There are 8 posts on each side and they are approx. 113” apart. There are 8 support Pillars on the north and south side of the main shelter and 4 support pillars for each side canopy. They measure 8 ft 9.5” or 101.5” from the ground to the lip on the pole.
No, you can rent either the Welcome Center or the Whispering Pine Shelter individually. Wedding packages combine the facility rentals into one package, and can be used by non wedding groups. The package price gives groups renting the full site a discount on the rental fee.
TimberRidge offers a challenge course field trip or an activity day field trip for school groups.
Kids can experience TimberRidge Adventure Center through our school field trips or our summer camps. Every year we have an annual open house, typically on the last Saturday of April when the facility is open from 9:00am to 3:00 pm and all our amenities are free that day. Certain age restrictions do apply.