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Adults walking on trail at local park

22nd Annual In Step and In Shape Walk coming up

The 22nd Annual In Step and In Shape Walk kicks off at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, in Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam.

The special event gathers under Shelter No. 3 and offers participants an opportunity to get outside, enjoy local trails and stay active. The program is presented by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

Activities include an organized Poker Walk on the park’s one-mile trail. Participants will collect cards at various stations around the walk and have a chance to swap out cards to get their best hand. Prizes will be given to the best hands as well as the worst. In addition, there will be opportunities to try out various fitness activities, visit with a number of vendors, and play a music identification game called Pop Quiz. 

Lunch will include cheeseburgers grilled at the park, watermelon, baked potato salad, and more. Lunch speaker will be Jill Geller, executive director of the Park & Recreation District. She first came to the district in August 1980 and has served as executive director since April 2014.

Cost for the four-hour event is $9 per person. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359 or register online.