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Park and Recreation

Phone: 913-438-7275

7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66219

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For more than 50 years, the Johnson County Park & Recreation District has provided high-quality parks, park services and recreational programs in more than 6,000 acres of parkland and open green space. Each year, the District records more than 7 million park visitors and nearly 1.5 million recreation participations in over 4,000 programs. The District's contributions to the personal lives of Johnson County's citizens have earned the District local appreciation and national acclaim.

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Free Coffee with the Birds program offered on Tuesday mornings beginning Jan. 3 at Ernie Miller Nature Center
December 14, 2016

Come enjoy winter bird watching from the comfort of an indoor wildlife viewing room during an informal program being offered for ages 18 and older at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Ernie Miller Nature Center.

With the lack of foliage and increased sight distance, winter is a great time for bird watching. Chickadees, woodpeckers, juncos, cedar waxwings, and many more are commonly seen at the center's feeders.

This free nine-week program is called Coffee with the Birds and involves an invitation to interested parties to come sit, visit, and drink free coffee as they watch birds at the nature center's feeders between 9 and 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays between Jan. 3 and Feb. 28. No registration or reservations are required, and participants can come and go as they please.

To find this program in the JCPRD’s Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under adult and then under nature & outdoors. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search,  look for the keyword “birding.”

The JCPRD's Activities catalog is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.



Upcoming Events

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February 23, 2017 | 9:00 am to 10:30 am

50 Plus Breakfast with the Birds

February 26, 2017 | 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm

Sunday Family Nature Series - Wildlife Webs

February 28, 2017 | 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

50 Plus Mardi Gras Mah Jongg

March 8, 2017 | 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Irish Celebration with Celtique

March 10, 2017 | 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

2017 Spring Break Trout Program