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 1, 2022
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 6, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: Free
Location: Erfurt 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 14, 2022
Time: 9:00-11:00am
Cost: Free
Location: West Flanders Park
Dive-In Movie (Jaws)
Join your family, friends, and neighbors for a Dive-In Movie Night on Saturday, July 16th 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 Jaws under the stars.

Date: July 16, 2022
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 Shawnee Town 1929/Herman Laird Park on Wednesday, July 20th. Watch their eyes light up as they sit in the driver's seat of these big trucks and old rigs, we will have some of our 1920s vehicles on display as well! 

Date: July 20, 2022
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Shawnee Town 1929/Herman Laird Park

Aqua Bootcamp
Join us to burn calories and de-stress with this high-intensity  workout at the pool! Using weights, floats, deep and shallow water, this workout focuses on toning your body with interval strength and cardiovascular training. Bring your suit and get ready to feel a new kind of burn under the sun!

Date: July 23, 2022
Time: 9:00am-10:00am
Cost: FREE
Location: Thomas A. Soetaert Aquatic Center
Jammin on the Green
Sit under the summer sky and enjoy tunes by Kansas City’s own Grand Marquis! Inspired by the Kansas City blues scene, New Orleans jazz, and Memphis soul, Grand Marquis creates a blend of American roots music with plenty of original material and revitalized classics.

Admission is free, and bottled water and popsicles are provided. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs, and limited bench and picnic table seating is available. Be sure to park and enter by the Visitor Center at 11501 W 57th Street, Shawnee, KS 66203.

July 27, 2022
Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm
Cost: FREE
Location: Shawnee Town 1929