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Park and Recreation

Phone: 913-438-7275

7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66219

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For more than 50 years, the Johnson County Park & Recreation District has provided high-quality parks, park services and recreational programs in more than 6,000 acres of parkland and open green space. Each year, the District records more than 7 million park visitors and nearly 1.5 million recreation participations in over 4,000 programs. The District's contributions to the personal lives of Johnson County's citizens have earned the District local appreciation and national acclaim.

Department News

Unplug for Family Fun Bingo Night event on March 8 at Roeland Park Community Center
February 13, 2019

An intergenerational special event being planned by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District in early March will provide a great opportunity for families to unplug and have fun together.

This event, which is now is its fourth year, is called Family Fun Bingo Night. This event for all ages and will take place beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 8, at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., Roeland Park. Twists and special treats have been added to make the game more active and silly. Prizes will include gift cards and gift certificates. Dinner is included, and the meal will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by bingo.

The cost per individual for this two-hour event is $10 for Johnson County residents or $11 for nonresidents. Two different family rates are being offered, depending on the number of participants. For up to seven people, the rate is $40 for Johnson County residents or $44 for nonresidents. For up to four people, the rate is $30 for residents or $33 for nonresidents. Cost of admission covers food (or snacks) and staff time to administer the bingo program. No additional charge for bingo.

For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359 or register online at www.jcprd.com.

The My JCPRD Activities catalog is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

 

Spring Break Trout Stocking set for Friday, March 8
February 13, 2019

Bring the kids and start out spring break week by watching  as hundreds of pounds of rainbow trout are stocked in two Johnson County Park and Recreation District lakes.

These supplemental Spring Break Trout Stockings will take place on Friday, March 8, at each respective lake's boat ramp. Stocking of about 600 pounds of trout at Kill Creek Park will begin at 2:30 p.m.; and stocking of about 1,400 pounds of trout at Shawnee Mission Park will begin at 3:45 p.m. Following the stockings, both lakes will be closed to fishing until the following day's park opening at 5 a.m.

This supplemental stocking follows an earlier stocking of about 5,400 pounds of trout in the two lakes on Feb. 20 and the official beginning of the 2018 trout season on Feb. 23.

JCPRD's rainbow trout program is totally funded by monies collected through JCPRD fishing and trout permits. Purchasing a permit allows anglers to collect a daily limit of four trout. 

Before fishing for trout in district waters, anglers age 16 and older will need to have a valid Kansas fishing license, a Johnson County Park and Recreation District fishing permit, and all appropriate boat tags, if applicable. All persons, regardless of age or residency, must also possess a JCPRD trout permit. Trout permits are required whether you plan to keep your catch (up to a daily limit of  four) or release the trout you catch. District fishing permits are available at: the JCPRD Registration Office, Building D, 6501 Antioch Road, at the Visitors Services counter in the JCPRD Administration Building in Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa; and at local sporting goods outlets.

To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under special events and then under fun for all. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “fishing.” 

For more information on this program, contact Visitor Services at Shawnee Mission Park at (913) 888-4713. The center is open seven days a week.

Enjoy Dino O'Dell concert at Johnson County Museum on March 8
February 13, 2019

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

Dino O'Dell will perform beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 8, at the Johnson County Museum, located in the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. Enjoy Dino’s unique blend of folk-rock and reggae! Whether he is counting monsters, fixing spaceships, or swimming in peanut butter, Dino's interactive songs and tall tales stir the imagination, inspire curiosity, and engage the whole child.

The cost for this 60-minute program is $5 per person, and museum members save 20 percent, but must call (913) 831-3359 to register and their claim discount. Program registration does not include admission to KidScape and the museum. To register for this program by phone, call (913) 831-3359 or register onlineat www.jcprd.com.

Kid-Friendly Musical Performances are designed for ages two through ten with an adult. To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under youth and then under fine & performing arts. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “music.”

The Johnson County Museum is a department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. The My JCPRD Activities catalog is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

Experience Lanesfield School during next Homeschool History Adventures session on March 8
February 13, 2019

Eyes forward! Backs straight! Step back in time and experience what schooldays were like more than 100 years ago in Johnson County during the next Homeschool History Adventures program presented by the Johnson County Museum in early March.

During Homeschool Day at Lanesfield School, participants will join the teacher of this historic schoolhouse to complete lessons in arithmetic, spelling, penmanship, and more just as in the year 1904. Located near Gardner, Lanesfield Historic Site provides a perfect setting for these lessons, but be sure to mind your Ps and Qs. There will be time for Q and A after the lessons, and period dress is encouraged!

Monthly Homeschool History Adventures serve as an engaging supplement to homeschool curriculums, and give students the opportunity to build both new friendships and a new appreciation for what came before us. To find these programs in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under youth and then under enrichment & special interests. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “museum program.”

Homeschool Day at Lanesfield School will take place beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 8, at Lanesfield Historic Site, 18745 S. Dillie Road, Edgerton. The cost for this two-hour program is $6 per person, and museum members receive a 20 percent discount but must register by telephone to receive their discount. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359 or register online at www.jcprd.com.

The final Homeschool History Adventures program this season will return to the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, for "Playing in the Past” on April 12.

The Johnson County Museum is a department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

Aging Mastery class offered for 50 Plus in Antioch Park beginning March 5
February 13, 2019

A comprehensive and fun approach to living that celebrates the gift of longevity is what participants will find in a program being offered beginning in early March by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

The Aging Mastery Program (AMP) focuses on positivity and simple changes that can make a big difference in creating healthy habits. The program combines goal-setting, daily practices, and peer support to help participants make meaningful changes in their lives. It covers a broad range of topics, and local experts will help teach the curriculum.  

Sessions will include: “Navigating Longer Lives,” “Exercise and You,” “Sleep, Healthy Eating,” “Financial Fitness,” “Advance Planning,” “Healthy Relationships,” “Medication Management,” “Falls Prevention,” and “Community Engagement”. Participants will receive a book and incentives throughout the ten-week program. 

But this program is more than classroom learning, as organizers hope to build a community which will help participants find others who are having similar experiences, and connect participants to services and organizations that can be great resources to keep people active, engaged, and independent. 

To find this program at JCPRD.com, browse first under 50 Plus and then under enrichment & special interests. The session beginning in March is not in the January through April issue of the My JCPRD Activities catalog

The Aging Mastery Program will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesdays beginning March 5 in Building A, Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch . The cost for ten 90-minute sessions is $45 per person for Johnson County residents or $50 per person for nonresidents. Call (913) 826-3054 for more information. To register by phone, call (913) 831-3359 or register online at www.jcprd.com. A January offering of this program filled to capacity, so be sure to register early to secure your spot!

The local AMP class came about with the assistance of the Mid-America Regional Council’s KC Communities for All Ages, K-State Research and Extension of Johnson County, and Bridge Quest Wealth Strategies. 

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