Parks and Recreation

Local news regarding parks and recreation activities.


A comeback 30 years in the making: Shawnee banker takes the stage
June 20, 2018
One Shawnee dad is proving it’s never too late to pursue your passion.
JCPRD offers family fun this summer
June 12, 2018
Johnson County Parks and Recreation District is offering several family-friendly activities this summer.
Shawnee Mission Park offers summer fun in June
May 29, 2018
The Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department is offering a summer calendar full of activities for all ages.
JCPRD offers fun-filled weekend events coming up
May 15, 2018
Johnson County Parks & Recreation District has several events coming up in the Shawnee area.
Beloved play area at Antioch Park to have grand reopening
April 3, 2018
Rustle up the buckaroos and experience some western flair during the much-anticipated early April Grand Reopening of the Dodge Town play area in Antioch Park.
Trucks and Big Rigs kid event to be held April 14
March 27, 2018
A special event lets kids get an up-close look at big rigs, tractors, and all types of equipment.
Johnson County summer park hours begin March 1
February 27, 2018
Summer hours of 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. go into effect March 1 for many Johnson County Park & Recreation District parks.
At a glance: Johnson County Parks & Rec to offer upcoming programs in Shawnee area
January 31, 2018
There are many Johnson County Parks and Recreation Department activities coming up next month in the Shawnee area
JCPRD to recycle Christmas trees at Shawnee Mission Park
December 23, 2017
The Johnson County Park & Recreation District will be accepting discarded natural Christmas trees at Shawnee Mission Park.
Letters From Santa offered through Dec. 16 by JCPRD
December 7, 2017
Personalized letters from Santa are available through a program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s 50 Plus Department.
Shawnee Mission Park winter hours in effect
November 2, 2017
Winter hours of 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. are now in effect for Shawnee Mission Park.
Car show to take place Saturday in Shawnee
September 27, 2017
The Johnson County Parks and Recreation Special Olympics Program is holding its eighth annual Cars in the Park this coming weekend.
Shawnee Mission Park to feature inclusive playground
September 13, 2017
Across the nation, inclusive playgrounds enable children to play together without physical or social barriers and now, two more of those playgrounds will be in Johnson County.
JCPRD to hold Sunday party in the park
September 12, 2017
The public is invited to a big party in the park, called Park Palooza.
Public invited to give input for upcoming Shawnee Mission Park entrance area
August 2, 2017
Public input on development of the area near the front of Shawnee Mission Park where the John Barkley Visitors Center previously stood will be sought during a public meeting on Aug. 10.

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