Hike through history with the Johnson County Museum
Celebrate National Trails Day on June 4th with a special preview of the new Indian Creek Trail Interpretive Sign Project. The project was developed by Sunflower Republic, LLC, in partnership with the Johnson County Museum. The event includes two guided, three-mile loop walks along the Indian Creek Trail, as well as a historic portrayal of Thomas Johnson by Bill Worley. Join us from 9:00 am to 11:00 am at Roe Park (10400 Roe Avenue).
A Day in the Park at Shawnee Mission & Kill Creek Parks
Join us for this free, day-long celebration of our community’s trails, parks and recreational spaces. Enjoy a wide variety of activities for the entire family throughout Shawnee Mission Park and along the adjoining Streamway Trail. Take advantage of free admission to the beaches at Shawnee Mission Park from noon to 6 p.m. and Kill Creek Park from noon to 6 p.m. Enjoy free half-hour pedal boat, kayak, and paddleboard rentals at the marinas in Shawnee Mission Park from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and free half-hour pedal boat, canoe, and kayak rentals at the marina in Kill Creek Park from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Concessions will be available at Shelter #3 in Shawnee Mission Park 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event is being held in conjunction with National Trails Day and coincides with JCPRD’s annual free fishing weekend when both Kansas and District fishing and boating permits are waived. For details about this awesome day, please visit the Day in the Park event page. *Heritage Park will be open from 11 p.m. - 5 a.m. for overnight fishing, fishing and boating permits will not be required for this weekend only.
Join Friends of the Kaw for the Turkey Creek bike ride and stream cleanup
Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to noon join the Friends of the Kaw for the Turkey Creek bike ride and stream cleanup! Meet at Chatlain Park, 6300 Carter, Merriam, KS. We will focus on cleaning up Turkey Creek from Chatlain Park south but you can enjoy riding the entire Turkey Creek Trail from 75th Street to Waterfall Park on Merriam Drive just south of Antioch. There is also a new trail section on the east side of I-35 from Antioch to Metcalf.