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father teaching child to ride bicycle in park
October 31, 2017

JCPRD winter park hours begin Nov. 1

Winter hours of 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. go into effect Nov. 1 for many Johnson County Park &  Recreation District parks. These winter hours will stay in effect through Feb. 28.

District parks impacted by the new hours are: Heritage Park,...

November The Best Times magazine cover
October 31, 2017

Nov-Dec issue of The Best Times is now available

The Nov-Dec issue of The Best Times, a bimonthly magazine for Johnson County’s 60-plus population, is now on the way to its readership.

The cover story showcases local Korean War veterans along with details about the 31st Annual Johnson...

Question and Answer
October 30, 2017

Lineage Logistics Facility at New Century AirCenter

Some questions have been raised about the planned Lineage Logistics cold storage facility at the New Century AirCenter Industrial Park. It will be a warehouse where frozen foods are received, stored and then distributed; it will not manufacture...

boy and girl dressed as superheros
October 27, 2017

Health officials: Be mindful of safety, stay alert on Halloween

As Halloween approaches, the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment asks parents to be mindful of safety during the celebration and asks drivers to be alert while on the road Oct. 31.

According to Safe Kids Worldwide, children...

Cover of the Fall 2017 JoCo Magazine
October 25, 2017

Fall 2017 JoCo Magazine hitting mailboxes now

Johnson County Government’s quarterly magazine is hitting county residents’ mailboxes this week. In this issue, our communications team introduces you to several county services, events and initiative, including:

  • The Johnson County Co...
ICMA annual conference
October 23, 2017

County manager recognized with managerial excellence award

County manager Hannes Zacharias this weekend was recognized with the Edwin O. Stene Award for Managerial Excellence. The honor was given at the KUCIMAT banquet — a yearly KU alumni event hosted at the International City/County Management...

October 23, 2017

Children's Services Department plans canned goods drive

Students enrolled in the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's 29 Out of School Time  Programs will Trick-or-Treat for canned goods this week instead of candy.

On Friday, Oct. 27, students will be going door-to-door, escorted by...

Operation Red File
October 18, 2017

Operation Red File in Johnson County begins Thursday

The Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services’ (KDADS) Senior Medicare Patrol will team up with the Johnson County Park & Recreation District October 19 to kick off Operation...

Live Well. Age Well logo
October 13, 2017

Enjoy the updated version of Senior Fest

Formerly known as Senior Fest, this popular free event has been refreshed with a new name and a new venue.

Spend the afternoon of Wed., Oct. 19 from noon to 6:30 p.m. at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave. in...

Paved trail in Coffee Creek Streamway Park
October 12, 2017

Coffee Creek Streamway Trail opened Oct. 14

After nearly a year of construction, a mid-October ribbon cutting was planned for the Johnson County Park & Recreation District’s newest streamway park trail.

This special event for the trail’s initial phase of 3.4 miles took place at...