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May 11, 2016

JCPRD in the running for prestigious national award

Johnson County Park & Recreation District is one of four finalists for the 2016 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.

The Gold Medal Awards honor U.S. communities that demonstrate excellence in... more

May 10, 2016

Talk, Read, Play book drive ends May 11

In April, the Family Conservancy’s Talk, Read, Play initiative partnered with the United Community Services of Johnson County and Johnson County Government to engage resident to create healthy interactions with young children. Some Johnson County... more

May 9, 2016

New WIC garden growing in Mission

The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment’s WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program has added a second WIC Community Garden at its Northeast office located at 6000 Lamar Ave., Mission, Kan. 

The garden’s kickoff planting... more

May 6, 2016

Dance around a Maypole this weekend!

Celebrate spring at the Lanesfield Historic Site's May Day Celebration. You can dance around the Maypole, enjoy live music, make a May Basket and May Day Crowns and enjoy free refreshments. More information... more

May 5, 2016

Upgrades and expansion approved for Tomahawk Creek facility

At its regular meeting on May 5, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners unanimously approved authorization of funding for the second phase of the Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility expansion and upgrade. The project has... more

May 4, 2016

RideKC for FREE on May 6

To celebrate the Grand Opening of the RideKC Downtown Streetcar, all RideKC transit partners in the Kansas City region are offering free bus fares this Friday, May 6. Johnson County Transit is a part of the RideKC transit brand, along with the... more

May 4, 2016

JCDS Emerging Artists program coordinator wins award

Congratulations to JCDS employee Cary Odell for being named Kansas’ 2016 Direct Support Professional of the Year by the  American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR). DSPs are integral in supporting people with disabilities to... more

May 3, 2016

Chairman Eilert meets award winning high school engineers

Today Chairman Ed Eilert got to see an award-winning invention in action. The Gardner Edgerton High School Engineering Team recently designed and built CAPS, a device to help make work easier for employees at JCDS. The students competed in the... more

May 2, 2016

Recognizing our Department of Corrections

This week Johnson County is recognizing National Correctional Officers and Employees Week. Johnson County’s Department of Corrections has approximately 300 employees who are responsible for the custody, care, and rehabilitation of thousands of... more

April 29, 2016

Weekend fun courtesy of JCPRD

If the weather holds up, there are two opportunities for fun at Johnson County Park & Recreation District facilities on Saturday.

A day of adventure awaits at the TimberRidge Adventure Center. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3... more


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