As darkness falls, walk through the trails of Ernie Miller Park and listen to the stories of long ago during a special event being offered in late October by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.
Now in its eleventh year, the program is called Haunted Kansas and is for ages eight and older. All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Characters from the past will share legends around the campfire. Expect a shiver down the spine and a mild case of goose bumps for those who dare enter the forest on this autumn evening. Group sessions begin every 15 minutes and the program lasts about an hour and a half. This is an outdoor event, so be sure to dress appropriately.
To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under special events and then under youth. In the catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “Halloween.”
Haunted Kansas sessions will begin from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 in Ernie Miller Park, 909 N. Kansas-7 Highway. The cost per person, including adults, is $5 for Johnson County residents or $6 per person for nonresidents, in advance, or $8 per person on the day of the event, if space is available. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at www.jcprd.com, click on “Register for Activities,” and complete a course ID search for any of the codes listed below.
For the 6:30 p.m. session, search for 23662. Codes for the other sessions are as follows: 6:45 p.m., course ID 23664; 7 p.m., course ID 23665; 7:15 p.m., course ID 23666; 7:30 p.m., course ID 23667; and 7:45 p.m., course ID 23669. For more information about this program call (913) 826-2800.
The My JCPRD Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.