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United Way campaign kicks off today
September 24

2015 United Way campaign kicks off today

Johnson County Government is a major supporter of the United Way campaign. Today Chairman Ed Eilert helped kick off the 2015 campaign, whose theme this year is “Spirit of Caring.” This year’s goal for Johnson County Government employee... more

Artwork of autumn wreath and "hello autumn" text
September 23

Fall hayrides available at two Johnson County parks

Today marks the first day of fall and what epitomizes the season better than a hayride? Enjoy the crisp autumn air by taking a hayride through Oak Ridge Parklands at Shawnee Mission Park or in Heritage Park. Organized hayrides for groups are... more

September 22

Saturday is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

This Saturday, Sept. 26 the Drug Enforcement Agency will host its 10th National Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. During the event, anyone can properly dispose of unwanted, expired and unused prescription medications at a participating... more

September 21

Look for the special 160th anniversary issue of JoCo Magazine

The special 160th anniversary issue of JoCo Magazine began hitting Johnson County mailboxes over the weekend. This latest edition features lots of great historical information and interesting facts about Johnson County's 160 years. The cover... more

September 18

Free cyber security conference on Oct. 6

In support of National Cyber Security Awareness month, Johnson County is honored to host its 6th Annual Cyber Security Conference and Expo in conjunction with National Cyber Security Alliance.

  • When: October 6, 2015 -... more
Johnson County Museum to close for one day on Sept. 22
September 17

Johnson County Museum to close for one day on Sept. 22

The Johnson County Museum will be closed for one day on Tuesday, September 22 for routine exhibit maintenance. The interactive areas of the Museum, especially the popular KidScape exhibit, receive a lot of wear and tear during the summer... more

September 16

Free party in the park this Sunday

For six decades Johnson County Park and Recreation District (JCPRD) has been bringing the community together with award-winning parks, recreation and educational programs. Celebrate this milestone with JCPRD this Sunday between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m... more

September 16

Two opportunities for fun at JoCo airports

People of all ages can enjoy a family-friendly event at each of Johnson County’s airports this month. Johnson County operates the Johnson County Executive Airport in Olathe and the New Century AirCenter near Gardner.

Airport Fun... more

Roeland Park Aquatic Center
September 15

Roeland Park Aquatic Center closed part of this week

The Roeland Park Aquatic Center will be closed to the public for about two days for the annual reinstallation of the air-supported dome which makes the facility's main pool usable during the winter months.  More information is... more

September 11

Happy birthday, 6 by 6!

Happy birthday! Our 6 by 6, Ready to Read program is turning 6 years old this month and we are ready to celebrate this Saturday! This program emphasizes the six skills that parents and caregivers... more