Purpose: The Johnson County Park and Recreation District was established by state statute in 1953 and is governed by a seven-member Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners appointed by the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners. The district comprises over 9,900 acres and attracts over 7.6 million visitations annually. The district also provides over 4,200 fee-supported recreational, cultural, environmental, and outdoor education programs each year that generate more than 2.7 million participations annually. The district operates and maintains 11 developed park areas, five future park sites, and three streamway park systems. It also manages a variety of facilities and programming sites throughout the county including the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, New Century Fieldhouse, Ernie Miller Nature Center, The Theatre in the Park, TimberRidge Adventure Center, Mill Creek Activity Center, the 22-acre Mildale Farm meeting and event site, three sports and recreation complexes, an aquatic center, three senior centers, three early childhood development centers, two 18-hole golf courses, and three 18-hole disc golf courses.