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County park district offers geocaching event in Shawnee Mission Park

June 1, 2016

The Johnson County Park and Recreation District will offer a modern-day scavenger hunt during a late June special event in Shawnee Mission Park.

The "Mid-Summer’s Night Cache" geocaching event is for all ages and will take place beginning at 6 p.m. June 19, beginning under Shelter No. 2 in Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road. Geocaching is an outdoor treasure-hunting game in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver to hide and seek containers called “geocaches,” which contain a logbook and a “treasure” - usually toys or trinkets.

Participants will receive use of a GPS device (one per family), and an introductory “how to” session. After the hunt, participants will gather around one of the park’s fire pits for hotdogs and s’mores.

The cost is $11 per person for Johnson County residents or $13 for nonresidents. A family rate for up to four people is also offered for $29 for county residents or $32 for nonresidents. Preregistration is required by June 15 for this program. 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 34235.

This program will be offered again on July 29 with a July 25 registration deadline. For that program, search for barcode 34236.

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