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Meadowbrook Park
June 14, 2017

Help us name new Meadowbrook Park structure by June 18

The public is invited to help the Johnson County Park & Recreation District name a new building currently under construction at the future Meadowbrook Park in Prairie Village.

The new 10,000-square-foot center will serve as an activity... more

June 12, 2017

Hotline offers answers to gardening questions

All your gardening questions can be answered this summer with the Johnson County K-State Extension Master Gardener Hotline.

Advice on lawn, flowers, gardening, trees, shrubs and houseplants is available over the phone at 913-715-7050 from... more

Outdoor park with people on sunny day
June 9, 2017

First Ozone Alert of the season issued for today

SkyCast forecasts poor air quality for June 9

The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) Air Quality Program issued an orange Ozone Alert for June 9. This alert indicates that an unhealthy level of ground-... more

Budget 2018
June 9, 2017

County commission sets maximum expenditure budget

The Board of County Commissioners on Thursday authorized the publication of the proposed fiscal year 2018 maximum budget totaling $1.064 billion, composed of $822.8 million in expenditures and $242 million in reserves.

“The FY 2018... more

Arts & Heritage Center is located at 8788 Metcalf Ave.
June 8, 2017

Doors open June 10 at Arts & Heritage Center

A grand opening celebration is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at the recently completed Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788... more

June 7, 2017

Annual book sale starts June 8

The Sizzlin’ Summer Book Sale is about to begin! Residents can find great deals on movies, books, mucis and more. There’s a selection of thousands of items and most are priced from 25¢ to $2. Cash, checks and credit cards are... more

A screen shot from movie Moana
June 5, 2017

Movies in the Park program begins with Moana

The 2017 Movies in the Park program kicks off on Tuesday, June 6, with the animated Disney movie Moana at the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s The Theatre in the Park complex in Shawnee Mission Park. 

A total of... more

One woman and one man with fishing poles
June 2, 2017

Free Fishing, Boating & Archery Weekend, June 3 & 4

At JCPRD's Antioch, Heritage, Kill Creek, Shawnee Mission and Streamway Parks from 5 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Take advantage of this annual permit-free weekend for fishing, boating (Shawnee Mission, Heritage and Kill Creek Parks... more

group photo of graduates
May 31, 2017

Third class of Project SEARCH interns has graduated

As of today, the interns from the 2016-2017 class of Project SEARCH are officially graduates! Project SEARCH is an education and employment program managed by Johnson County Developmental Supports for people with intellectual and developmental... more

Outdoor summer
May 30, 2017

As temperatures rise, county officials warn against tick exposure

Johnson County Government reminds residents to take precautions in warm weather to avoid exposure to ticks and other disease-carrying insects.

K-State Research and Extension and the Department of Health and Environment offer basic... more

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