Sports & Recreation

Easter Bunny Hide and Seek event is March 28 at Shawnee Mission Park

March 4, 2015

Bring your family and solve a series of clues to find where the Easter Bunny is hiding in Shawnee Mission Park during a special event in Shawnee Mission Park being presented by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Hop to it, because this program has a March 20 registration deadline! Now in its second year, this event is called ...

50 Plus Plans Adventure Walk to visit Kansas’ Cross Timbers Park on March 25

March 4, 2015

Kansas's Cross Timbers State Park located south of Topeka near Yates Center is the destination for an adventure walk being planned by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District on Wednesday, March 25. Cross Timbers State Park is located in the gently rolling hills of the Verdigris River Valley in southeast Kansas. Comprising 1,075 acres, ...

Wounded Warrior Alumni Speaks at Fundrasier

March 1, 2015

On Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. KMA at Thunder Done Fitness we will have a Wounded Warrior Alumni speaking to the cycling class to kick off Wheeling for Healing (W4H), Wounded Warrior Bike Ride across the Katy Trail on Oct 3, 2015 sponsored by Missouri Daughters of the American Revolution (MSSDAR) Thunder Dome Fitness 2401 SW US Highway ...

Chuck Evans Golf Expands In The Kansas City Area

Feb. 27, 2015

Kansas City, MO, 2/25/2015 — Chuck Evans, Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher and Golf Digest Top Teachers in America, announces their expansion in the Kansas City area. “We are excited to announce that in addition to Tiffany Greens Golf Club we have reached agreements to provide our world class golf instruction/coaching at Drumm Farm and Staley Farms golf clubs. In ...

Training Program Discount Offered Through Kansas City Triathlon

Feb. 25, 2015

Leawood, Kansas – February 25, 2015 – Anthem Ventures and United Multisport have set the date for the 7th annual Kansas City Triathlon on May 17th and now an 8-week beginner/intermediate training program is being offered by preferred coaching partner, Midwest Triathlon Coaching at a special Kansas City Triathlon discounted rate. The program offers group training events, a personal training ...

Local Businessman has Bulls in PBR Saturday Night

Feb. 20, 2015

Tim Dougherty, owner of RE/MAX Homes Center, Platte City, will showcase two of his bucking bulls on Saturday at 7pm in this weekend’s PBR Classic at Sprint Center. Dougherty's bulls, aptly named Come On Baby and Dry Fly will be bucking against the top 35 4 year old bucking bulls in the nation. Come On Baby was rated 9th in ...

Thomas Anthony Guerriero - Executive of the year 2014

Feb. 19, 2015

Thomas Anthony Guerriero is an influential leader and has won this year’s ‘Executive of the year’ award. At the International Business awards 2014, Thomas Anthony Guerriero was named Executive of the year 2014 and won this award with much applauds and praises. Thomas Anthony Guerriero is the CEO of Oxford City Football Club, Inc. He won competing with nominations from ...

Spring Break Geocaching Event is March 14 in Antioch Park

Feb. 18, 2015

Looking for a way to keep the kids busy this spring break? Join the fun of a scavenger hunt on March 14 during a Spring Break Geocaching Event being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District at Antioch Park. This modern-day scavenger hunt is for all ages. Participants will receive the use of a GPS (Global Positioning System) ...

Spring Break Trout Stocking set for Friday, March 13

Feb. 18, 2015

Bring the kids and start out spring break week by watching as hundreds of pounds of squirming rainbow trout are stocked in two Johnson County Park & Recreation District lakes. These Supplemental Spring Break Trout Stockings will take place on Friday, March 13, at each respective lake's boat ramp. Stocking of about 600 pounds of trout at Kill Creek will ...

Missouri’s Wallace State Park is March 11 destination for 50 Plus Spring Strolling program

Feb. 18, 2015

Located just north of Kansas City, Missouri's Wallace State Park is the next destination for the Spring Strolling program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This series of three walks are intended as opportunities for participants to make new friends while exploring the great outdoors. The first walk on Feb. 25 ...

JCPRD summer park hours begin March 1

Feb. 18, 2015

Summer hours of 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. go into effect March 1 for many Johnson County Park & Recreation District parks. These summer hours will stay in effect through Oct. 31. District parks impacted by the new hours are: Heritage Park, 16050 Pflumm Road, Olathe; Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee; and Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, ...


Feb. 17, 2015

Jeanie Griggs Communications Director Liberty Mutual Insurance Invitational (Managed by Fortune Marketing Unlimited, Inc.) 781-820-2726 Event is Culmination of 2014 Golf Tournament Series That Raised More Than $7.2 Million For Local and National Charities BOSTON (February 17, 2015) – Kansas City-area residents Allen Smith (Leawood, Kan.), William Earnhart (Olathe, Kan.), Eric Wymore (Kansas City, Mo.), and Gabe Nelson (Overland ...

Racquetball World Champion Paola Longoria to play in Overland Park pro tournament

Feb. 16, 2015

The most talented female racquetball players in the world are coming to Overland Park’s Athletic Club from February 20 -22. As part of the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour, the Winter Classic Racquetball Tournament will feature world champion Paola Longoria in addition to American Rhonda Rajsich. Hailing from Monterey, Mexico, Longoria is the two time reigning International Racquetball Federation World Champion ...

Topeka 90% Disabled Veteran to make History - Iditarod & Everest

Feb. 14, 2015

Sir/Ma'am, I’m a Topekan, 90% disabled veteran, Iditarod rookie musher & Everest mountaineer sincerely asking that you read the attached press release. Doing so could help improve or even save the lives of US military veterans. I’m dedicating my time and resources to help inspire fellow veterans to do what helped me - overcome their challenges by undertaking inspiring endeavors. ...

Cane Fu self defense class for 50 plus begins March 9

Feb. 12, 2015

If you use a cane for walking, you can empower yourself with a low intensity martial arts class which will turn your cane into a weapon. This program is called Cane Fu and is being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Participants will learn basic fitness moves which can strengthen your body ...

Blue Valley Rec Earns Second BlueCHIP Award

Feb. 11, 2015

The Blue Valley Recreation Commission was recognized a second time by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City and the Kansas Recreation & Park Association (KRPA) for the Commission’s commitment to creating a healthier community. The BlueCHIP® award, which stands for community health improvement program, comes with a $2,500 grant to further healthy programs. Blue Valley Rec also won the ...

Ottawa University Football Announces its Initial 2015 Class

Feb. 4, 2015

OTTAWA, Kan. - The Ottawa University football program has announced its initial 2015 signing class. The class is comprised of players from five different states including 11 from Kansas. “Thanks to the success that our program has had over the past several season’s we have attracted some really good student-athletes,” said OU head football coach Kent Kessinger. “This initial list ...

Registrations being taken for Indoor Triathlon on March 1

Feb. 4, 2015

Registrations are now being taken for an Indoor Triathlon being hosted by 68's Inside Sports in conjunction with the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Open to ages six to 14 and 15 and older, this fun and challenging event is for both seasoned triathletes who want an early spring challenge and beginners wanting to take part in their first ...

Pee Wee Spring Soccer League registration deadline is Feb. 27

Feb. 4, 2015

Feb. 27 is the deadline for signing up for the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Spring Pee Wee Soccer League at Stoll Park and New Century Fieldhouse. This program is designed for boys and girls in pre-kindergarten through kindergarten, ages four to six. ? Like JCPRD leagues for older youth, this league’s philosophy is to enrich the youth of ...

Riverfront Heritage Trail is February destination for 50 Plus Spring Strolling program

Feb. 4, 2015

Make new friends while exploring the great outdoors during a series of three spring walks being offered through April by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The program is called Spring Strolling and will kick off with a Feb. 25 walk on Kansas City, Mo's, historic Riverfront Heritage Trail, located northeast of downtown Kansas ...

Spring trout stockings set for Feb. 25 at Kill Creek and Shawnee Mission parks

Feb. 4, 2015

The public is invited to come watch as thousands of pounds of rainbow trout are stocked in two Johnson County Park & Recreation District lakes in late February. The lake locations are: Kill Creek Park, 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe, and Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa. Approximately 5,400 pounds of rainbow trout will be stocked in the ...

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