Sports & Recreation

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 ...

Shawnee Mission Park Marina open weekends beginning May 2 & 3

April 16, 2015

The Shawnee Mission Park Marina is scheduled to operate on the weekends of May 2 and 3, May 9 and 10, and May 16 and 17, prior to opening daily for the summer season beginning May 23. The marina’s weekend hours will be from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, but note the last rentals each day will ...

Enchanted Fairytale Forest Fairy event planned at Ernie Miller Park on May 2

April 16, 2015

Celebrate the magic of nature and discover the hidden world of the wee folk and friends - both real and make believe - during a special event at the Ernie Miller Nature Center in early May. Enchanted Fairytale Forest is the name of this event, which is now in its fifth year. This program is for all ages, but children ...

Patron Appreciation Day returns on May 2 at seven JCPRD facilities

April 16, 2015

A special event lets participants enjoy a number of discounts or free activities at seven Johnson County Park & Recreation District facilities returns in early May. Meant as a counterpart to the agency's A Day in the Park event, which since 2010 has offered free outdoor activities at several parks on National Trails Day, this event is called Patron Appreciation ...


April 14, 2015

SPIRIT ZONE XCEL GOLD GYMNASTICS TAKES FIRST Xcel Gold Places First at 2015 USAG Missouri State Championships Lee’s Summit, MO, April 1, 2015 – Spirit Zone, LLC is proud to announce that their Xcel Gold Gymnastics team took First Place at the 2015 USA Gymnastics Missouri State Championships March 15-15, 2015 in St. Louis, MO. “We are very proud of ...

See a Royals game with Take Me Out to the Ballgame 50 Plus social event on April 30

April 9, 2015

Come enjoy an early spring baseball game with the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This program is called Take Me Out to the Ballgame and will take participants to see the Kansas City Royals play the Detroit Tigers at Kauffman Stadium. Game time is 7:10 p.m., and with the Royals' winning streak last year, ...

Public invited to TimberRidge Adventure Center Open House on April 25

April 9, 2015

If you haven't seen or experienced the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's TimberRidge Adventure Center, or even if you have, an open house scheduled for Saturday, April 25 is you next chance to do so. Also on the same day, a related Open House for the center's 40-foot-tall Hawk's Nest Climbing Tower will give interested parties 12 and older ...

Mildale Farm Community Day set for April 25

April 9, 2015

The public will have an opportunity to fish and explore the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s Mildale Farm property during a Mildale Farm Community Day set for Saturday, April 25. The five-hour event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will give interested parties access to the 158-acre site including the 22-acre rental property in southwest Johnson ...

Orienteering workshop for ages 16 and older offered on April 25

April 9, 2015

Do you enjoy hiking cross-country, but fear losing your way? If so, join the Johnson County Park & Recreation District for a Map and Compass Workshop beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 25, at the Ernie Miller Nature Center, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe. Learn the basic skills of using a topographic map and a magnetic compass in ...

Independence Sports Fans Eat Up Chappell’s

April 2, 2015

NEWS AND PHOTOS For sports, lifestyle, healthcare and dining consideration Released: April 2, 2015 Contact: Jason Barrett, Community Life Director, 816-257-5100, INDEPENDENCE, Mo. – On a recent outing to Chappell’s Restaurant and Sports Museum, residents from The Fountains at Greenbriar marveled at Babe Ruth autographed baseballs, Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophies and Rocky Marciano memorabilia in between forks full ...

50 Plus offers Prairie Center Twilight Walk on April 24

April 2, 2015

Enjoy a leisurely walk on the beautiful trails at the Prairie Center in Olathe as the sun sets, followed by a dinner with other walkers during a late April program being offered by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The program is called Twilight Walk and will take place on Friday, April 24. Participants ...

Save the Date…Saturday, June 6, 2015…for the 5th Annual Prader-Willi Syndrome 5k Fun Run & Walk-a-thon

March 31, 2015

Save the Date…Saturday, June 6, 2015…for the 5th Annual Prader-Willi Syndrome 5k Fun Run & Walk-a-thon You are invited to the Fifth Annual 5k Fun Run & Walk-a-thon for Prader-Willi Syndrome At Higginsville Fairground Park, Fairground Park Ave and Cypress, Higginsville, MO 64037 on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 9AM (for runners) and 10AM (for walkers) Prader-Willi is the most ...

Eco Zipline Tours Rated Missouri’s Best Zipline Experience

March 31, 2015

Eco Zipline Tours will be celebrating the start of the 2015 season on April 1st. Since 2010, Eco Zipline Tours has offered the Largest, Highest and Most Exciting Zipline tour in Mid-Missouri. Over a Mile of ziplines await guests to soar above the treetops and experience the colors of spring from a bird’s eye view. Eco Zipline Tours offers three ...

2015 Midwest Junior Championship

March 30, 2015

Kansas City Chess Club is announcing the 2015 Midwest Junior Championship to be held Saturday, April 4 at Oakhill Day School in Gladstone, MO. All kids grades K-12 are invited to play. Sections include K-3/K-6/K-12. A Midwest Individual Champion will be awarded for each grade. A Midwest Team Champion will be awarded for each section. Trophies awarded for 1st-3rd place ...

Big Bass Bash April 18 & 19, 2015

March 27, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Win $60,000 in Cash for One Bass at the Lake of the Ozarks Spring Big Bass Bash High Ridge, MO ? March 26, 2015 Don't miss this year's premiere amateur bass fishing tournament, the Lake of the Ozarks Spring Big Bass Bash, which will be held on April 18-19, 2015. Over 160 places will be paid out ...

New Indoor Turf Camping event planned on April 18 at New Century Fieldhouse

March 26, 2015

It may be too cold to camp outside in April, but come camp inside during a new special event planned in mid-April by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. This new special event for all ages is called Indoor Turf Camping and will let participants have camping experience on McDonald's Field, the state-of-the-art multipurpose Sprinturf field at the New ...

New Kids’ Night Out - Carnival Fun for ages 3-6 and 7-12 is April 17 at RPCC

March 26, 2015

Children ages three to six and seven to 12 are invited to a Kids’ Night Out Carnival Fun event on the evening of Friday, April 17. This new event is being planned by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. Kids are invited to leave the grownups behind and enjoy a night planned just for you. Step right up and ...

Competitive rugby returns to Kansas City after ten year hiatus

March 26, 2015

Taking place at Johnson County's Heritage Park on March 28 and 29, the Heart of America Classic will be the largest competitive rugby tournament (15 v. 15) to be hosted in the Kansas City metro since 2005. The tournament attracts 34 male and female high school and college teams from all over the country including Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Minnesota, Oklahoma, ...

USSSA Pride to Play Series in Kansas City

March 25, 2015

Kissimmee, FL---The USSSA Florida Pride will play their first home series of the 2015 National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) season against the Dallas Charge on June 11th and 12th in Kansas City, KS. This marks the first time a NPF series will be played during the Top Gun Invitational youth tournament and in the Kansas City metro area. The Kansas and ...

Smithville Bassmasters Kick Off 2015 Season

March 24, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2015 The Smithville Bassmasters will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday, April 7th, 6:30pm at the Smithville Pizza Hut. Pairings for the season opening tournament to be held at Smithville Lake, April 11th will take place at this meeting. New and current members are welcome to attend. Yearly membership dues are $85, tournament entry fee is ...

Bikes, Brews and Stunning Views

March 20, 2015

Kandango Bicycle Tour explores the “road less traveled” while engaging local communities. (Small Town, KS) — In its third year, Kandango is a three-day ride on the back roads of Kansas, June 4 - 7, 2015. Unlike other bike tours, Kandango focuses on the “road less traveled.” The tour highlights and engages pass-through communities and unique local attractions through the ...

Community Event: FREE Personal Protection Seminar

March 19, 2015

AKKA Karate USA - Independence is offering a free personal protection seminar as a community service event. Date: Saturday, March 21, 2015 Time: Noon to 2 pm Where: AKKA Karate USA - Independence 4420b South Noland Rd Independence, MO 64055 816-373-1255 If interested please register by clicking the following link.

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