Facebook Social Icon Instagram Icon Twitter Social Icon You Tube Social Icon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Park and Recreation

Phone: 913-438-7275

7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66219

You are here

park and recreation

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

Holiday Sweater Party for 50 Plus planned on Dec. 14
November 22, 2017

Get in the holiday spirit while wearing an ugly or beautiful holiday sweater during a new special event being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

Holiday Sweater Party is the name of this event. Participants will be treated to traditional favorite holiday songs presented by the Barbershop Harmonizers. You can also enjoy cookies and coffee or cocoa by the cozy fire in the Hearth Room.

To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 Plus  and then under special events. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search,  look for the keywords “special event.”

The Holiday Sweater Party will take place beginning at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 14,  at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty St., Overland Park. The cost for this one-hour event is $5 per person. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at www.jcprd.com, click on the “Register for Activities” button and complete a barcode search for 40311.

While JCPRD’s 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the 50 Plus Department at (913) 826-3030 for space availability.

Printed copies of the My JCPRD Activities catalog are available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches. 

Hand and Foot card tournament planned for Dec. 20 at New Century Fieldhouse
November 22, 2017

Hand and Foot is an addictive card game similar to canasta, and those who have caught the bug are invited to an mid-December tournament being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

This Hand and Foot Tournament is planned for Thursday, Dec. 20, at the New Century Fieldhouse, 551 New Century Parkway, near Gardner. Random partners for this event will be assigned onsite. The tournament setup will include more than two hours of play. Teams with the most points at the end of this time will be the winners. The top three scoring teams will receive prizes. Snacks will be served. To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 Plus  and then under enrichment & special interests. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search,  look for the keyword “cards.”

This program will begin at 1 p.m.  The cost for this three-hour event is $7 per person for Johnson County residents or $8 per person for nonresidents. For rules or more information about this event, call (913) 826-3054. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at www.jcprd.com, click on the green “Register for Activities” button and complete a barcode search for 40369.

While JCPRD’s 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the 50 Plus Department at (913) 826-3030 for space availability.

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

Next Nature Time Yoga session set for Dec. 13 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
November 22, 2017

Encouraging creativity, coordination, and enhancing awareness of the natural world are goals of a popular stand-alone yoga program for young children and a parent or guardian being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.

The class is called Nature Time Yoga and is for ages two through six with an adult. Participants will see a live animal in each class and experience music, movement, and imagination with nature center staff as they act out stories with animal and yoga moves. To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under preschool and then under nature & outdoors. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search,  look for the keywords “nature & outdoors.”

This program will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13. The cost for one 30-minute session is $2 per person, including adults. Advance registration is not required for this program. Please pay on-site. Upcoming Nature Time Yoga sessions are set for Jan. 31, Feb. 14, March 28, and April 11.

The My JCPRD Activities catalog is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information, call (913) 831-3359. 

Holiday Lights Social Outing for 50 Plus offered on Dec. 13 & 18
November 22, 2017

Enjoy the spirit of the season on an outing to the Country Club Plaza being offered twice in mid-December by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

Holiday Lights is the name of this social outing. Participants can take time to shop with friends, enjoy the holiday decorations, and even enjoy a meal if they’d like! After some free time at the plaza, the group will take a driving tour of local holiday light displays.

To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under 50 Plus and then under travel. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “social outing.”

This outing is offered once on Wednesday, Dec. 13, and again on Monday, Dec. 18. Each session will begin  at 4 p.m. and will return about 10 p.m. the same day. The cost for one six-hour outing, including transportation, is $15 per person. The Dec. 13 session will have pick-up locations at the Spring Hill Community Center, 613 Race St, Spring Hill, Edgerton City Hall, 404 E Nelson St, Edgerton, at the Gardner Senior Building, 128 E Park, Gardner, and at the New Century Fieldhouse, 551 New Century Parkway, near Gardner. Be sure to register for this session by Dec. 6, and specify your pickup location at the time of registration. The Dec. 18 session will depart from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam. Please register for this session by 12/11.

For more information or to register, call (913) 826-3030. To see this program online at www.jcprd.com, click on Activity Registration and perform a barcode search for 40446 for the Dec. 13 session, or 40447 for the Dec. 18 session.

While JCPRD’s 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the 50 Plus Department at (913) 826-3030 for space availability.

Printed copies of the My JCPRD Activities catalog are available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches. 

Have some Retro Holiday Fun at the Johnson County Museum on Dec. 9
November 16, 2017

Celebrate the holidays 1950s style during a special event being planned at the Johnson County Museum in early December.

Participants will help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the museum by exploring the museum’s signature exhibition featuring the 1950s All-Electric House decorated for Christmas, and play in the past in KidScape! Tour the museum’s temporary exhibit, “Let’s Celebrate: Johnson County Museum is 50!” Have hands-on fun with retro activities and crafts in the museum from 11:30 to 2:30 pm. 

To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under Fun For All and then under special events then look for the keywords “family fun.”

This event will run from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. The museum is located in the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center at 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. No preregistration is required, and the cost for this three-hour event is the usual museum admission of $5 for adults, $4 for seniors ages 60 and older, $3 for children, and museum members are free. 

The Johnson County Museum is a department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. To learn more about the museum and the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, please visit www.jocoahc.com.

Pages

Upcoming Events

| View All
November 29, 2017 | 10:00 am to 11:30 am

50 Plus Coffee, Cakes, and Coordinators

December 2, 2017 | 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Holiday Marketplace

December 14, 2017 | 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

50 Plus Holiday Sweater Party

December 16, 2017 | 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Winter Solstice Celebration

December 22, 2017 | 11:00 am to 1:30 pm

50 Plus HO-HO-HOliday Bingo & Luncheon