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Party on the Prairie
Saturday, June 1, 2019
8 a.m. -Noon
Jerry Smith Park, enter at 139th & Holmes
DIRECTIONS: Take I-435 to Holmes Road. Proceed south on Holmes to 139th Street (immediately south of the Blue River bridge). Turn left (east) on 139th Street. The Jerry Smith Park entrance is 0.75 mile on the left.
Celebrate National Trails and Prairie Day with KC Parks and KC Wildlands at a Party on the Prairie! Enjoy family and environmentally friendly activities amidst the flora and fauna of Jackson County’s only remnant prairie. Live music, guided trail hikes, bird walks, hay rides, plein air quick paint competition, scavenger hunt, prairie touch table from Lakeside Nature Center and more!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS (subject to change)
8 a.m. Bird Walk
8-9 a.m.: Quick Paint Artist Check-in
8 a.m.-Noon: Horse-Drawn Hay Rides, Prairie Touch Table and animals from Lakeside Nature Center
9-11 a.m.: Guided Prairie Scavenger Hunts
9-11:30 a.m.: Live Music by Calvin Arsenia
9-11 a.m.: Quick Paint Competition
10 a.m.Prairie Hike – 1.25 mile loop hike (for older children and adults)
10 a.m.: Free Hot Dog, Chips and Water (served until we run out)
10:30 a.m. Prairie Hike Lite – short, accessible walk to the overlook and back (good for younger kids)
11-11:30 a.m.: Quick Paint Judging
11:30 a.m.: Quick Paint Purchase Award
Take a video tour of Jerry Smith Park. Drone footage by Chad Johnson: