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Phone: 913-715-0725

111 S. Cherry St., Suite 3300, Olathe, KS 66061

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The County Manager's Office is responsible to the Board of County Commissioners and the residents of Johnson County for the effective and efficient delivery of programs and services, using sound management and financial principles while emphasizing high ethical values, innovation, and continuous improvement.

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Public safety sales tax question approved for November ballot
May 27, 2016

The Board of County Commissioners has approved a question for the November general election ballot asking voters to authorize a 1/4 cent public safety sales tax to fund construction of a new county courthouse and a coroner facility.

If passed, the 10-year sales tax would go into effect April 1, 2017. More information is available in this news release. You can also view the video from the BOCC meeting and read the supporting materials at this link.

Enjoy Johnson County by bike
April 3, 2019

May is National Bike Month, when the weather is warm and people of all ages dust off their bicycles and hit the road — or trail.

Across Johnson County, residents and visitors have access to more than 450 miles of walking, hiking and biking trails. Here are some safety tips for cyclists:

Be alert. Be visible. And stay safe.

  • Always wear a helmet. Head injuries can be dangerous and deadly. A new helmet should meet the uniform safety standard issued by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
  • Be seen even after dark. Wear reflective and/or bright colored clothing. You can also use a white headlight or red rear light to increase your visibility. Make sure your bike has wheel and pedal reflectors.
  • Maintain and equip your bike. Keep your bike tuned up, and regularly check your breaks, tire pressures and crank. Carry water, a bike pump and phone for unexpected emergencies.

The Johnson County Park and Recreation District offers a biking and hiking guide with downloadable files available online.

And the Mid-America Regional Council updated the Greater Kansas City Regional Bikeways and Trails map this spring that can be accessed through your computer or mobile browser.

JCPRD beaches & marinas start summer hours May 30
May 25, 2016

The coming Memorial Day holiday signals the end of the school year, opening of community pools and summer hours at Johnson County Park & Recreation District facilities. Here are the summer hours for two beaches and two marinas operated by JCPRD. The extended hours begin May 30 and remain in effect through Aug. 7.

Shawnee Mission Park Beach and Shawnee Mission Park Marina (located in Shawnee Mission Park at 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee and Lenexa)

  • The beach will be open from noon to 4 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and from noon to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
  • The marina will be open from 9 a.m. to 7  p.m. daily (last rentals at 6 p.m.); it will also be open on weekends through Labor Day (Sept. 5)

Kill Creek Park Beach and Marina at 11670 Homestead Lane, Olathe

  • The beach will only be open on weekends with Friday, Saturday and Sunday hours of noon to 6 p.m.
  • The marina will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays

Both marinas offer boat rentals, including pedal boat, canoe and kayak rentals. Shawnee Mission Park also offers paddleboards, which have a weight limit of 220 pounds. Patrons should be aware that while the Shawnee Mission Park Marina accepts credit cards, the Kill Creek Park Marina does not and neither facility accepts checks. Rental rates are listed in the Spring-Summer Activities catalog, available now, and on the district’s website at jcprd.com. Fishing permits are also available at both marinas. The marina at Heritage Park in Olathe will not be operating this year.

For more information during operating hours, call 913-888-1990 for the Shawnee Mission Park Marina, 913-492-2157 for Shawnee Mission Park Beach, or 913-583-3661 for Kill Creek Park Beach and Marina. In case of inclement weather, call the beaches and marina 24-hour information line at 913-312-8847.

Can we help you "Get Up and Go?"
May 24, 2016

Want to learn more about older adult driver safety and transportation options in our community? On Wednesday, June 8 Johnson County Human Services, in partnership with JFS of Greater Kansas City (Jewish Family Services), Americans for Older Driver Safety and other community partners, will hold the Get Up & Go Transportation Expo. It's free to attend and no registration is required. Click here for details or call 913-715-8866 with questions.

Turkey Creek Festival at Antioch Park Saturday
May 19, 2016

Bring the whole gang to beautiful Antioch Park to enjoy a day of family fun! Activities include a petting zoo, delicious food and unique craft vendors, music, giant inflatables and more. Calling all crafters of hand-made goods! If you are interested in pricing for booth space for the outdoor Summertime Arts & Craft Show, which is held in conjunction with the Turkey Creek Festival. Please contact Kari with questions or details.

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM 
Address: Antioch Park, 6501 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS 66202
Phone number: 913-826-3032


Join us for Miles for Meals
May 17, 2016

Though the end of May, the cost for entering the ninth annual Miles for Meals 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, June 18, is only $20 to support Johnson County’s annual Feed the Need campaign that benefits local food pantries.

Come June 1, pre-registration for Miles for Meals increases to $25 through June 17 and to $30 on race day with registration occurring from 7 to 7:45 a.m. at Shelter No. 1 at Heritage Park in Olathe. The course basically circles Heritage Lake with the run/walk starting at 8 a.m. (rain or shine). Medals will be awarded by age group and fastest overall male and female.

Pre-registered participant’s race packets include a t-shirt, timing chip, bib number, and race information. The event is free for participants 12 years old and younger (no t-shirt provided and no registration required), but young participants must be accompanied by an adult.

Online registration at http://www.enter2run.com  closes at 11:59 p.m. June 16.

More information is available by calling (913) 715-2609, picking up a flyer in Suite 1500 in the Johnson County Administration Building in downtown Olathe.

Johnson County’s participation in the annual Feed the Need campaign began in 1987. All donations of food and money benefit 10 food pantries serving eligible Johnson County citizens. Six of the food pantries are located in multi-service centers operated by the Johnson County Department of Human Services. 

Feed the Need is a regional effort coordinated by the Mid-America Regional Council, the Mid-America Assistance Coalition, and Harvesters International.