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June 30, 2017

Know when and where to celebrate with fireworks

Families across Johnson County will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with picnics, gatherings of family members and friends, outings to lake beaches and parks, neighborhood barbecues, and of course, fireworks.

In the State of Kansas,...

June 28, 2017

Shawnee Mission Park features campout and Camp Rock

The 10th annual Great American Family Campout is occurring this weekend, allowing participants the opportunity to sleep under the stars in Shawnee Mission Park and to take part in other outdoor activities.

Activities will include attending...

Gerald Hay receive award
June 26, 2017

County employee receives 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award

Gerald Hay, staff member in the Public Information Office with Johnson County Government, has received the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kansas City Press Club, the local chapter of the National Society of Professional Journalists for...

Prairie grass field
June 22, 2017

Watch out for ticks this weekend

Summer is officially here, and you may find yourself outdoors on the prairie this weekend.

Before you head to your favorite county park, Johnson County Government reminds residents to be mindful of exposure to ticks and other disease-...

Opioid crisis
June 21, 2017

Mental Health Center to host community event on opioid misuse

News outlets, criminal justice agencies and health organizations across the county have characterized opioid misuse and addiction as an escalating public health crisis.

The Johnson County Mental Health Center will host a community...

Crazy for You written logo
June 19, 2017

Watch "Crazy for You" at The Theatre in the Park

Johnson County Park and Recreation continued its 48th season of The Theatre in the Park on Friday, June 16 with its production of Crazy for You.

Crazy for You follows the story of a well-to-do 1930s playboy whose dream in life is to dance...

June 15, 2017

Be prepared for the heat of summer

The summer solstice may not arrive until next week, however, summer is already here in Johnson County. Here are some informative items and tips for managing the increasing temperatures over the next few days and beyond.

The Johnson County...

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...

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...

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-...