The Special Population program of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District provides fun, educational and socializing activities for members of the Johnson County community with special needs. Our programs include fun and exciting events such as dances, movie nights, day trips and overnight stays. We strive to make a positive impact by enhancing the lives of our special participants and their families.
For complete information please contact Kelly directly at (913) 831-3355 and for the Special Olympics inclement weather line call (816) 464-3171.
In addition to the Special Populations programs and activities, JCPRD participates in the Special Olympics. The JCPRD Rangers, a sponsored Special Olympic team, participates in all 22 seasonal Special Olympics sports. These range from low functioning events such as race walking and bocce ball, to team sports including basketball and baseball. Practices take place once or twice a week, with two tournaments (area games and state) occurring at the end of the regular season. Our goal as a Special Olympics program is to offer the best possible environment and opportunity for our athletes to succeed in. Our team is a part of the Kansas Special Olympics program, and athletes are eligible to participate at 8 years of age, and must register through JCPRD's on-line Activities catalog or obtain a copy of the catalog at any Johnson County library. (A Special Olympics physical form must be completed). – less – More from ZoomInfo »