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111 S. Cherry St., Suite 3300, Olathe, KS 66061

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Free disaster response workshop on May 26
May 12, 2016

Is your organization prepared to continue operations should a tornado strike? We're here to help.

A free workshop on May 26 will allow businesses as well as public sector, non-governmental and voluntary organizations to discuss how they would respond to a severe weather scenario in Johnson County, and form partnerships before a real disaster strikes.

Johnson County Emergency Management & Communications, FEMA and Federal Alliance for Safe Homes, Inc. are partnering on the full day event which will feature presentations, panel discussions and a scenario-based discussion. The workshop is free but registration is required. 

More information and a link to register are available in this flyer.


Meeting cancellation
May 11, 2016

The Johnson County Solid Waste Management Committee Meeting for tonight May, 11th at 6:30 pm has been canceled.

JCPRD in the running for prestigious national award
May 11, 2016

Johnson County Park & Recreation District is one of four finalists for the 2016 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.

The Gold Medal Awards honor U.S. communities that demonstrate excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development, and agency recognition.

You can read more about this award in this news release.

Looking for a way to enjoy JCPRD this weekend? We’ve got several!

Overnight Fishing at Shawnee Mission Park

Exhibit Gallery Grand Opening at Ernie Miller 

HP3 Duathlon, 5K and 10K at Heritage Park

Talk, Read, Play book drive ends May 11
May 10, 2016

In April, the Family Conservancy’s Talk, Read, Play initiative partnered with the United Community Services of Johnson County and Johnson County Government to engage resident to create healthy interactions with young children. Some Johnson County Libraries — Blue Valley, Corinth, Central Resource and Lackman —participated in a book drive for books suitable for children up to age five. The book drive ends Wednesday, May 11.

The Family Conservancy’s “Talk, Read, Play” early childhood educational campaign uses neuroscience studies about brain development in young children and simplifies it to a message every parent and caregiver can use to help support a child’s early development: Talk, Read, Play with your child every day.

For more information about Talk, Read, Play or to find ways to get involved with the program, visit our webpage, jocogov.org/talkreadplay.

Watch our Talk, Read, Play video on YouTube.

New WIC garden growing in Mission
May 9, 2016

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program has added a second WIC Community Garden at its Northeast office located at 6000 Lamar Ave., Mission, Kan. 

The garden’s kickoff planting event took place on Friday, when more than 15 volunteers from Johnson County Government and community members planted tomatoes, peppers, herbs, green beans and cucumbers in the garden’s three 4-by-8 foot raised beds. A Facebook photo album is available here.

The mission of the Johnson County WIC Community Garden is to educate, empower and feed clients in the Kansas Women, Infants, Children (WIC) program. The addition of a community garden in Mission further supports the commitment of Johnson County Government to improving access to healthy foods in our community. “Many families on WIC cannot afford fresh produce every week,” says Laura Drake, WIC program manager. “Having a garden at each location helps fill that gap and provides an educational experience at both locations.”

For the last three years the WIC Garden, located in Olathe, has produced thousands of pounds of food, all of which was distribute to hundreds of families in the WIC program. In 2015, 3,200 pounds of produce were distributed to WIC clients. More information is available here.



Dance around a Maypole this weekend!
May 6, 2016

Celebrate spring at the Lanesfield Historic Site's May Day Celebration. You can dance around the Maypole, enjoy live music, make a May Basket and May Day Crowns and enjoy free refreshments. More information is available here.