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While people in Johnson County work hard, they like their downtime as well, and we offer many wonderful places for individuals and families to learn, play, relax, be active, and enjoy the outdoors. Johnson County’s dozens of parks, recreation facilities, lakes, and public gardens offer something for everyone. Checkout one of Johnson County’s 13 libraries, spend an afternoon at the Johnson County Museum, or when the weather is warm enjoy a movie or Broadway show at Theatre in The Park. Our recreational amenities play a huge role in Johnson County being a community of choice.

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JCPRD upcoming programs for May 23-29

Find these and all current JCPRD programs online at JCPRD.com/Activities. For more information or to register online for the programs listed here, visit JCPRD.com/Register and complete a search for any of the activity numbers listed below. To register by phone, call (913) 831-3359. For all in-person programs, physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be encouraged. 

Here's some of the programs JCPRD has coming up for the week of May 23-29:

May 20 - Day Trip: Two Centuries of History (departs from Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, Ages 50 Plus,  9 a.m. to 6 p.m., $85 per person) - Take a trip spanning two centuries of history in St. Joseph, Mo. Visit the Patee House and Jesse James house before heading to lunch at Missouri Western State University. After lunch, enjoy a driving tour of the city. The trip will conclude at the St. Joseph Museums, home to the Glore Psychiatric Museum and various others. Activity number 9450.

May 25 - Technology: How to Use Zoom (Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Dr., 10 to 11 a.m., Ages 50 Plus, $10 per person, $11 nonresidents) - Zoom is the new buzzword! Learn how to sign up and use the software platform Zoom. Bring your device and any associated account passwords. Activity number 9551.

May 26 - Social Event: Picnic in the Park (Meadowbrook Park, 9101 Nall Ave., Prairie Village, 11:30 – 1 p.m., Ages 50 Plus,  $10 per person, $11 nonresidents until May 19, then , $11 per person, $12 nonresidents) - Let’s celebrate Older Americans Month with a get together on the Great Lawn. Join us for lunch, lawn games, and more. Get the chance to learn about the park and what goes on behind the scenes to make it a beautiful destination. Activity number 9709.

May 26 - Cooking: Fish 101 - Salmon (Virtual Program, 2 to 4 p.m., Ages 50 Plus, $37 per person, $41 nonresidents) - Everyone should try to eat 1 to 2 servings of fish per week, but not all fish are created equal. Salmon is a nutrition powerhouse that's widely available. Learn how to prepare this popular fish in delicious ways. This class is presented over Zoom by Johnson County K-State Research and Extension Department. Fee includes a cooking booklet and some ingredients/supplies to be picked up from the Roeland Park Community Center between 10 am and noon on the day of class. Activity number 9539.

May 28 - Art Labs: Abstract Art (Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, Ages 10 to 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., $40 per person, $44 nonresidents) - What does "abstract" mean any way? Inspired by the works of art currently on view in the veterans art exhibition Place of Peace at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, students in this one-day Art Lab workshop will discover how to take something a bit obscure and turn it into a deep meaning. All art supplies included. Activity number 9542.

May 29  - Summer hours begin at Shawnee Mission Park Marina & Beach, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee & Lenexa, and Kill Creek Park Beach & Marina, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe, All Ages, hours, rental, and admission fees vary;  also Shawnee Mission Park Marina open Saturday and Sundays through May) - Capacity limits have been lifted and patrons will be able to walk up to the facilities this summer, although reservations are still recommended for the very busy Shawnee Mission Park Marina. Marinas offer boat rentals, including canoes, pedal boats, kayaks, and paddleboards. See more information about the marinas or beaches.

 

 

Test your JoCo knowledge at Old Settlers

How much do you know about Johnson County? Come test your trivia skills with our Spin-to-Win wheel at Johnson County Old Settlers in downtown Olathe! We will have a booth at this event today, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day. In addition to learning about the county, you’ll find experts on the upcoming 2020 Census who can answer your questions about what to expect next year, why participation is so important and how you can become a census worker.

Our booth is located just to the north of the Johnson County Administration Building (111 S. Cherry St., Olathe). Other county entities represented at this event include the Johnson County Election Office, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Management and Communications department. For more information on this event, please visit the Old Settlers website.

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