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Movies in the Park logo
June 6

Movies in the Park

Do you want to build a snowman? Johnson County’s The Theater in the Park is again offering movie nights under the stars, beginning Tuesday, June 10, with a sing-a-long version of Disney's "Frozen." The other 10 movie nights will feature:

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D Day
June 5

BOCC honors D-Day veterans

Today, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners honored three Johnson County D-Day veterans, including an Overland Park resident who is the oldest survivor of the “Band of Brothers,” made famous by Stephen Ambrose, Tom Hanks and Steven...

Day in the Park
June 5

"Day in the Park" on June 7 offers many free activities

Join us for this free, day-long celebration of our community’s trails, parks and recreational spaces. There will be a wide variety activities for the entire family throughout Shawnee Mission Park and along the adjoining Streamway trail. There...

FY15 budget
June 4

Board of County Commissioners receives proposed 2015 budget

The Johnson County manager’s proposed budget for next year totals approximately $874.0 million with estimated expenditures at slightly more than $695.3 million and $178.7 million in reserves to maintain the programs and services administered by...

Pirate of Penzance
June 3

Theater in the Park opens June 6 with Pirates of Penzance

Yo-ho-ho! The 2014 summer season at Johnson County’s The Theater in the Park (TTIP) begins June 6 with the production of Pirates of Penzance. Performances will take place June 6-8 and June 11-14. Other productions in the TTIP’s 45th season...

Maker Space
June 2

Look for the Mobile MakerSpace this summer at a library near you

Johnson County Library’s very popular MakerSpace is hitting the road. Usually located inside the Central Resource Library (9875 W. 87th St., Overland Park, Kansas 66212), MakerSpace is a place where people can learn new skills and software, and...

pool with floatie
May 30

DHE works to keep pools safe and germ free

As you head to public swimming pools this weekend, take comfort in the fact that our Department of Health & Environment works hard to keep hundreds of pools safe and germ free. Our swimming pool inspection program grants permits to and...

Family riding bikes
May 30

Celebrate summer with some #JoCoFun

Summer break is a busy time for Johnson County families. The days are filled with festivals, fairs, and fun things to do!

We've put together a list of...

May 29

Johnson County Library kicks off Summer Reading program

Summer brings with it a boatload of relaxing activities, not the least of which involves cracking open and losing yourself in a new book.

Johnson County Library’s Summer Reading program makes it easier for readers young and old to soak up...

JCDS grant
May 29

New grants to benefit Johnson County residents of all ages

Thousands of Johnson County residents will benefit from recent grants awarded to various County departments and agencies. This week, representatives from Johnson County Developmental Supports (JCDS) and Johnson County Mental Health Center (JCMHC...