Spring Strolling walks offer way to explore outdoors

The Best Times Digital Edition

February 25, 2021

Spring will soon be in the air and the call for a crisp morning walk is a welcome sound. Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s 50 Plus Department is offering Spring Strolling walks at nearby trails. Patrons can enjoy socializing and exercising at a safe distance.

Interested walkers are invited to meet staff at 9 a.m. at each location and stroll at a comfortable pace on these hour-long walks.

The first stroll will take place Thursday, March 25 at the Overland Park Arboretum at 8909 W. 179th St. Enjoy the stunning trail while admiring the beautiful gardens. The cost is $5 for Johnson County residents and $6 for nonresidents (includes admission fee to the arboretum.)

Meadowbrook Park is one of Johnson County’s newest parks. On Wednesday, April 7, walkers can meet the staff at the clubhouse and walk along a trail, featuring an outdoor fitness area, three fishing lakes and expansive green spaces. The cost is $2 for Johnson County residents and $3 for nonresidents.

A stroll on the Mill Creek Streamway trail system is being offered on Wednesday, April 21. Participants can meet staff at the 87th Lane Access Trailhead’s Shelter 3 at 19803 W. 87th St. The cost is $2 for Johnson County residents and $3 for nonresidents.

Social distancing will be encouraged and so is socializing! Walkers can participate in a safe and social way to get those steps in, enjoy the company of others and a cup of coffee together after the stroll.

For more information on these and other outdoor programs or to register by phone, please call 913-831-3359. To register online, visit jcprd.com/50plusvirtual.