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December 26, 2018 - January 31, 2019
Collection sites are: the parking lot at The Theatre in the Park in Shawnee Mission Park, with a separate entrance at 7710 Renner Road, Shawnee; the Heritage Park Marina parking lot, 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe; the north side of the parking lot at the marina at Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe; and new this year, Big Bull Creek Park, 20425 Sunflower Road, Edgerton.
Trees will be collected during regular winter park hours, which are 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., except at Shawnee Mission Park, which opens at 6 a.m. in the winter.
No yard waste will be accepted - only Christmas trees. Wrappers should be removed from the discarded trees as well as any remaining decorations; particularly "icicles" and decorations made from mylar, shiny plastic, or aluminum.
There is no charge for the disposal of trees and this program is open to anyone regardless of residency. For additional information, call Visitor Services at the JCPRD Administration Building in SMP at (913) 888-4713.
January 6, 2019, 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM @ Ernie Miller Nature Center
Discover unusual wildlife found in Kansas and their strange adaptations. See a legless lizard, a stick insect, and other weird animals. The cost of the program to be paid at the site is $3 per person including adults (ages two and under are free). Pre-registration is not required. For more information call (913) 826-2800.