Sports & Recreation

Taiji Fusiion joins ClassPass

May 20, 2015

Taiji Fusion, Kansas City's most comprehensive martial arts program, is now a member of ClassPass. For just $79 a month, you can attend classes at any participating gym in the KC area up to three times a month. For a complete list of participating gyms in the KC area, visit For more information on Taiji Fusion's classes and services, ...

Nudists to Salute Military in and out of Uniform

May 13, 2015

Prairie Haven nudist resort and campground will honor the service of veterans and active military service personnel this Memorial Day weekend. Any guest at check in showing a military ID or proof of military service is eligible to visit Memorial Day weekend free of charge. This includes access to a tent site or use of a cabin or RV site ...

First Overnight Fishing Opportunity of 2015 at Heritage Park is June 6

May 13, 2015

The first of two overnight fishing opportunities planned at Heritage Park Lake during 2015 will take place on June 6. Other June overnight fishing opportunities are being planned for June 13 at Kill Creek Park and June 27 at Shawnee Mission Park. After 11 p.m. on these dates, the specific park will be open strictly for fishing only and park ...

As Seen On TV: Nude Adventure Just A Day Trip Away

May 10, 2015

Baring it all is all the rage with TV shows featuring nude dating and naked real estate. However, one does not have to travel to Florida or to a distant tropical locale to have a clothes-free adventure. Located a half hour south of Topeka, Kansas, Prairie Haven nudist park and campground is just a day trip away. For many people, ...

A Day in the Park” special event returns to JCPRD parks on June 6

May 6, 2015

A day-long celebration of our community's trails, parks, and recreational spaces first introduced in 2010 is returning in early June. On June 6, the Johnson County Park & Recreation District will present A Day in the Park by offering free admission to park beaches, free pedal boat and canoe rentals at Shawnee Mission and Kill Creek park marinas, and by ...

Annual Free Fishing Weekend in JCPRD parks is June 6 & 7

May 6, 2015

The Johnson County Park & Recreation District has established the weekend of Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7, as the 2015 annual Free Fishing Weekend in district parks. This will coincide with the state of Kansas' "Free Fishing Days" in State Parks. The Saturday portion of the event also coincides with the JCPRD's Day in the Park event at ...

NASCAR Driver Jennifer Jo Cobb Using inBound™ App for May 8th Race

May 5, 2015

Cobb Racing Team partnered with Abbacore for an upcoming May 8th, 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City. Driver Jennifer Jo Cobb wants to allow her 60K+ social media followers a way to connect them directly with her pit crew during the race and access exclusive content via their iPhones. The inBound™ app ...

10K & 5K Run To Benefit Children in the Northland

May 5, 2015

Contact: Andrea McKown, 816-420-9005 or Kansas City, Mo (May 5, 2015) –Northland Early Education Center will host its annual Pioneer Run on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 8 a.m. at English Landing Park in Parkville, Mo. This year’s event features a 10K and 5K run, 1-mile kid’s fun run and 2-mile walk. All proceeds will benefit Northland Early Education ...

Free Neighborhood Concert Featuring: Quixotic

May 4, 2015

What: Local and international sensation, Quixotic, will be performing a free outdoor concert in the parking lot at Christ Church Anglican on Friday, May 8. There will also be free food and drinks. This event is open to the public and free for all ages. When: Friday May 8, 2015 7:30pm Where: 5500 West 91st St, Overland Park, KS 66207 ...

Infiniti of Kansas City named title sponsor of Kansas City Golf Association2015 season

May 4, 2015

MERRIAM, Kan. - Infiniti of Kansas City is pleased to announce the Kansas City Golf Association as a new partner this year, and will be named the 2015 golf season's title sponsor. The Kansas City Golf Association (KCGA) is a full service regional golf association dedicated to the betterment of the amateur golf community of greater Kansas City. KCGA is ...

Drug Free Sport Announces 2015 Scholarship Winners

May 4, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Joshua Roehr The National Center for Drug Free Sport, Inc. 816-285-1423 Drug Free Sport Announces 2015 Scholarship Winners Kansas City, MO. (May 4, 2015) The National Center for Drug Free Sport® (Drug Free Sport®) established the Drug Free Sport Fund Continuing Education Award to recognize the significant contributions of Athletic Trainers to the prevention of ...

Steve King Foundation partners with Front Row Motorsports for its NASCAR debut

May 4, 2015

Steve King Foundation partners with Front Row Motorsports for its NASCAR debut JETMORE, KS (5.4.15) – The Steve King Foundation is pleased to announce their partnership with Front Row Motorsports for their NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race debut at Kansas Speedway on May 9, 2015. The foundation logo will be featured on the No. 34 car driven by Brett Moffitt. ...

Sailing I class offered for adults beginning May 26

April 30, 2015

Learn the basic skills of sailing through a class being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Sailing I is for ages 18 and older. Participants will learn about types of boats, launching techniques, docking, maintenance, and safety. Basic swimming skills are required. To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under ...

Youth soccer camps for ages 5 and 6 and 7 to 12 begin in late May

April 30, 2015

Separate soccer camps for two different youth age groups are set to begin in late May at Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park, 12500 W. 119th St., Overland Park. The camps, which are offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in conjunction with Challenger Sports, include: Challenger Mini Soccer Camp for ages five and six, and Challenger Half Day ...

JCPRD Beaches & Marinas open for summer seasons in late May

April 30, 2015

Two beaches and two marinas operated by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District are scheduled to open for their summer seasons beginning in late May. The facilities include: The Shawnee Mission Park Beach and Shawnee Mission Park Marina, both located in Shawnee Mission Park, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa; and the Kill Creek Park Beach and Marina, 11670 ...

7th Street Casino raises money for local charity

April 30, 2015

KANSAS CITY – The Wyandotte Nation's 7th Street Casino held its 6th Annual Stride for Life 5k Saturday, April 25 at Pierson Park in support of Due West Therapeutic Riding Center. The Wyandotte Nation and 7th Street Casino, with the help of sponsors, did just that, raising $10,000 for Due West TRC after raising $6,200 for the charity at last ...

Park University Veterans Organization Hosting Armed Forces Day 5K Race

April 28, 2015

Park University’s chapter of the Student Veterans of America will hold its Armed Forces Day 5K race on Saturday, May 16, starting at 8:30 p.m. in English Landing Park in Parkville. Registration for the event, limited to 75 participants, is $25 per person, with funds to support Park’s SVA chapter. The mission of Park’s SVA chapter is to ensure that ...

Pancreatic Cancer Awareness 5k/family fun run

April 27, 2015

THOUSANDS OF SUPPORTERS WILL JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST PANCREATIC CANCER AT PURPLESTRIDE KANSAS CITY KANSAS CITY, MO – (April 27, 2015) – Today, in the United States, only seven percent of people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer will survive more than five years. More than 2,800 people will join in the movement to change the future for this disease and double ...

20th Annual In Step and In Shape Walk is May 20 in Antioch Park

April 22, 2015

For 20 summers now, a May special event has provided 50 Plus participants with an opportunity to get outside, enjoy local trails, and stay active. This year’s In Step and In Shape event will take place on Wednesday, May 20, in Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch, Merriam, and will mark the completion of two decades of the half-day event, which was ...

First Overnight Fishing Opportunity of 2015 is May 16 at Shawnee Mission Park

April 22, 2015

Eight overnight fishing opportunities at three Johnson County Park & Recreation District lakes are being planned this year, beginning in mid-May. The first of these will take place on May 16 at Shawnee Mission Park Lake. After 11 p.m. on that date, the park will be open strictly for fishing only and park police officers will be on duty throughout ...

Johnson County Sailing Society to conduct “Come Sail With Us” event on May 16

April 22, 2015

All sailors and sailing enthusiasts are invited to join the Johnson County Sailing Society for a special event on Saturday, May 16, at Shawnee Mission Park Lake, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa. This free event is called “Come Sail With Us” and will take place beginning at noon at the Shawnee Mission Park Marina on the north side of ...

50 Plus Plans May 6 Adventure Walk to visit Missouri’s Katy Trail

April 16, 2015

An opportunity to hike on a portion of Missouri's Katy trail is being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District in early May. The program is called Katy Trail Adventure Walk and will take place on Wednesday, May 6. Participants will walk on a section of the trail located near the Rocheport (Mo.) ...

Roeland Park Aquatic Center to close May 5 through 8 for summer preparations

April 16, 2015

The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will close to the public for portions of three weeks as annual preparations are made for the facility’s summer season. The RPAC, which is located at 4843 Rosewood Dr. just east of the Roeland Park Community Center, will be closed from May 5 through 8. During this time, Johnson County Park & Recreation District staff ...

HP3 event, including Duathlon, 5K and 10K, set for May 9 in Heritage Park

April 16, 2015

For more than 26 years the Johnson County Park & Recreation District has sponsored an early summer duathlon at Heritage Park. In 2013, the event added 5K and 10K runs along with the duathlon, and these are continuing this year. The event, now known as the HP3, consists of a duathlon including 3.1 mile run, a 17-mile bike, followed by ...

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