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Inclusive playground at Stilwell Community Park
September 28, 2018

Grand opening set for inclusive playground in Stilwell

Join the Johnson County Park & Recreation District for the grand opening of the inclusive playground at Stilwell Community Park.

The celebration is at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29. Stilwell Community Park is located at West 207th...

Picture of the Emergency Operations Center exercise
September 27, 2018

County completes annual Emergency Operations Center exercise

More than 100 local government and public safety employees may feel more prepared to handle a disaster today. Multiple jurisdictions and organizations took part in a full-day annual Johnson County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) exercise on...

field of sunflowers
September 27, 2018

Johnson County Park and Recreation plants sunflower field

A sunflower field is adding color and generating a lot of interest this fall in the southeastern corner of Heritage Park

The eight-acre field of the state flower came about after the idea was suggested by a member of the Johnson County...

September 26, 2018

BOCC recognizes excellence at Johnson County Wastewater

Recently, the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners recognized a range of awards received by Johnson County Wastewater. The National Association of Clean Water Agencies presented the following awards, which honor the outstanding compliance...

female health professional preparing a flu shot for a female patient
September 24, 2018

Flu vaccine is available ahead of flu season

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a flu vaccine each year. “Flu season” in the United States begins as early as October and lasts as late as May. An annual seasonal flu vaccine...

A group of library volunteers posing with books
September 21, 2018

New Volunteer Management System makes volunteering easier

Three county departments are piloting a new Volunteer Management System (VMS) that makes it easier for residents to find volunteer opportunities in Johnson County Government. Johnson County Library, Human Services and Developmental Supports are...

September 20, 2018

Resource Fair and Marketplace set for Oct. 4

The Johnson County Community Developmental Disabilities Organization invites the community to attend a Resource Fair and Marketplace for individuals who have intellectual and/or...

September 19, 2018

Make every day special for your family

Family Day on Sept. 24 is more than a day on the calendar. Family Day celebrates simple, everyday things parents can do to connect with their kids. Since 2001, the grassroots effort has encouraged families to make time to connect at various times...

Election workers sitting at a table.
September 18, 2018

Election workers needed for Nov. 6 general election

The Johnson County Election Office is seeking 1,000 new election workers to serve voters at Johnson County polls during the Nov. 6 General Election.

To be eligible to serve, residents must be registered to vote at their current address in...

Big Bull Creek Park Nature Play Area
September 17, 2018

Help celebrate park's Grand Opening

Bring the entire family and help celebrate the grand opening of Big Bull Creek Park, the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's newest park.