Introduction to Tree Climbing program offered three times on July 27 at Antioch Park

Go out on a limb and have a fun experience in the canopy during a program being offered in late July by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

The program is called Introduction to Tree Climbing and is for ages eight and older. Participants under 18 years of age must have a parent or guardian on-site. Adult participants are welcome as well.

This is your chance to reach new heights by learning how to ascend and descend trees while wearing a comfortable climbing harness and helmet. All equipment is provided and all knots are tied by staff. To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under youth and then under nature & outdoors. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “climbing.”

This program is offered three times on Saturday, July 27. All three will take place in Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam, at a large Oak tree near Building A near the park’s large playground. One program will begin at 10 a.m., while the others follow at 11 a.m. and noon. The cost for one 45-minute session is $15 for Johnson County residents or $17 for nonresidents. Participants should wear long pants, closed-toe and heeled shoes and are required to complete medical and liability releases prior to climbing. Preregistration is required and climbing site information, forms, and weather notices can be found at Walk-up enrollment is allowed if space allows.

The JCPRD's Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online and for updated program listings, see the District’s website at

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