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Mumps
March 13

Take precautions to prevent spread of mumps

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment has confirmed seven cases of mumps in adults living in Johnson County, Kan. Given the number of reported cases in Kansas... more

Weather Radio graphic
March 10

Programming your weather radio

As a part of its severe weather awareness activities, Johnson County's Emergency Management Communication's Department is available to assist residents in programming their weather radios. As the strong storms rolled through the county earlier... more

People giving out native plants at Healthy Yards Expo
March 9

Johnson County Healthy Yards Expo | April 1

If you want to make conscious choices about your lawn and garden care, the Healthy Yards Expo on Saturday, April 1 is just for you! The environmentally-friendly lawn and garden event highlights many simple and easy practices that can be done to... more

damage at county's executive airport
March 7

Severe weather event update

Damage assessments are underway at Johnson County Executive Airport continue after strong storms moved through the county Monday night around 8:30 p.m.  

"The airport reopened to air traffic with limited operations before 9 this morning,"... more

Johnson County Executive Airport storm damage
March 7

Storm damages, shuts down Executive Airport

The Johnson County Executive Airport, located at 151st St. and Pflumm Rd, between Olathe and Overland Park, has been shut down due to multiple hangars and planes damaged in a severe storm on the evening of Monday, March 6. Emergency response... more

Fire
March 2

High fire danger in JoCo

Local fire departments and the National Weather Service are warning residents about high fire danger in eastern Kansas and western Missouri.

Please refrain from any outdoor burning, be sure to fully extinguish cigarette butts and use... more

March 1

Latest issue of The Best Times Magazine hits the streets

Look for the new issue of The Best Times, the county’s publication informing and supporting Johnson County’s 60+ adults. This month’s cover story is about preventing falls, the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal... more

Park and Rec
March 1

Park hours change March 1

Summer hours of  5 a.m. to 11 p.m. go into effect March 1 for three Johnson County Park & Recreation District parks. The summer hours will stay in effect through Oct. 31.

District parks impacted by the new hours are:

Public Health advisory graphic with Dept. of Health and Environment logo
February 27

Public Health Advisory lifted for Indian Creek

In collaboration with Johnson County Wastewater, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) has lifted the health advisory issued affecting residents living along Indian Creek Trail from approximately 116th Terrace to College... more

Neon Audition sign with arrows
February 23

Auditions coming up for The Theatre in the Park's 2017 season

Johnson County Park and Recreation is gearing up for the 2017 season of The Theatre in the Park.  They are currently seeking actors, singers and dancers for all roles in all shows. Performers of all shapes, all sizes, all voice types and all... more

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