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West Side Story
June 23

The Sharks and the Jets take the stage this weekend

“West Side Story” is the current production in the 2015 summer season at The Theatre in the Park. The show will be performed June 24-27. The box office opens at 6 p.m. and the gates at 6:30 p.m. The show begins at 8:30 p.m. All performances last... more

June 22

Another heat advisory today

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for today from 1 - 7 p.m. Dangerous heat is expected across the Kansas City area with peak afternoon heat indices from 100 to 105 degrees. Some important tips to keep in mind.

June 17

Weekly Budget Blog

This week's Budget Blog gives you several tools to get up to speed on the FY 2016 proposed budget and lets you know how you can get answers to your budget questions.... more

WIC community garden
June 16

National Fresh Veggies Day at the WIC Garden

Did you know that today is Fresh Veggies Day? Some volunteers got an early start to the celebration at the Department of Health and Environment's WIC (Women, Infant and Children) community garden. Volunteers harvested broccoli, cabbage, onions,... more

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
June 15

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

While it’s important to protect senior citizens every day of the year, World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (June 15) provides an opportunity for communities to... more

June 12

JCPRD teams up with Olathe Medical Center on new outdoor park

Olathe Medical Center (OMC) and Johnson County Park and Recreation District (JCPRD) are providing a unique wellness opportunity for community members with the opening of the OMC Fitness Park at Heritage Park. The outdoor equipment is designed to... more

New Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
June 12

Funding secured for new Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center

The County's Triple-A credit rating helped us achieve a better-than-market interest rate on the bonds issued to fund the new Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center. Slated for a 2017 opening, the former King Louie building will be repurposed... more

Vanya with Chairman Eilert
June 11

BOCC recognizes Vanya Shivashankar

The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) recognized 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee co-champion Vanya Shivashankar at today’s regular business session. Chairman Ed Eilert presented Vanya with a Certificate of Special... more

June 10

How would a 1.622 mill levy increase affect you?

The County Manager’s Proposed 2016 Budget recommends a modest 1.622 mill levy increase to maintain service levels. For the average property tax owner, that translates to an added $4 a month. How would that increase affect your property bill? Find... more

June 9

Movies in the Park begins June 9 with “Frozen”

On June 9, a “Sing-A-Long” version of a recent animated Disney favorite kicks off a schedule of family-friendly films planned for the Movies in the Park program this summer at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s The Theatre in the... more