City of Shawnee

Parks and Rec Month

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Each July, Shawnee Parks & Recreation joins the National Recreation and Parks Association to celebrate the spaces, places, programs and people that make up the Parks & Recreation field. We join the celebration with free programs, events, activities and fun surprises for residents and neighbors. Join in as we Explore, Engage and Connect this July!

Special Parks & Recreation Month Events

Freedom Fling
Make a splash this 4th of July! Each pool will have concession specials and games every hour beginning at 1:00pm with our annual soda pop drop at 2:00pm!

Date: July 4, 2021
Time: 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Cost: Free for season pass holders, 1/2 price admission with a canned food donation
Location: The Thomas A. Soetaert Aquatic Center and Splash Cove

Yoga in the Park
Time to kick of Parks & Recreation month! Join us for a FREE "Sunset Stretch" in a beautiful park setting. This practice is great for beginners, and a nice "recovery" workout for athletes. Please bring a mat and water bottle.

Date: July 7, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Erfurt Park
CANCELED: Welcome to Wilder
Have you heard? The new Wilder Bluff Park is opening soon! Help us celebrate the grand opening of Shawnee's newest park with a community dedication and party! Check out the Wilder Bluff website for construction and opening updates.

Date: Saturday, July 10
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Cost: Free
Location: Wilder Bluff Park
Gab and Garden
Celebrate Parks & Recreation Month with Shawnee Parks & Recreation at West Flanders Park for a tour of the new rose garden! Johnson County Master Gardeners have been hard at work developing a beautiful and serene garden. Join them in the gardens to ask questions and learn more about the garden and their program.

Date: July 15, 2021
Time: 9:00-11:00am
Cost: Free
Location: West Flanders Park
Dive-In Movie (Aquaman)
Join your family, friends, and neighbors for a Dive-In Movie Night on Saturday, July 17th at the Soetaert Aquatic Center, 13805 Johnson Drive. The gates will open at 8:00 p.m. and the movie will start at dusk. Bring your own flotation device or use ours and get ready to watch Aquaman under the stars. (Please Note: We originally planned to show Jaws, however due to licensing changes, we are unable to show Jaws and will be showing Aquaman instead.)

Date: July 17, 2021
Time: The gates open at 8:00pm and the movie begins at dusk
Cost: Free with a canned food donation
Location: The Thomas A. Soetaert Aquatic Center
Fire trucks and tractors and bobcats, oh my! Bring your little ones out to Herman Laird Park on Wednesday, July 21st. Watch their eyes light up as they sit in the driver's seat of these big trucks!

Date: July 21, 2021
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Herman Laird Park

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Time Travelers
Every summer, Shawnee Town 1929 hosts our ever-popular Time Travelers!  We are excited for all of the hands-on, historic fun we have planned! 

Date: July 21, 2021
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Herman Laird Park
Aqua Bootcamp
Date: July 24, 2021
Time: 9:00am-10:00am
Cost: FREE
Location: Thomas A. Soetaert Aquatic Center
Jammin on the Green
Date: July 28, 2021
Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Shawnee Town 1929