Youth ages seven to 12 can explore the trails at Ernie Miller Park as the sun sets, during a program being offered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District twice in the latter half of October.
This inter generational program is called Youth Night Hike and is being offered on Oct. 7 and again on 14 at Ernie Miller Park, which is located at 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe. Both programs begin at 7 p.m.  Participants will listen for nocturnal songs such as the cricket’s chorus and the barred owl’s call, and then gather around a cheery fire for stories, songs, and a tasty treat. Participants should bring a flashlight.
The cost for one 90-minute session is $6 per person for Johnson County residents or $7 per person for nonresidents. Preregistration is required. Youth must be accompanied by a paying adult. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359.
This program is also eligible for credit in the Physical dimension for the JCPRD U holistic wellness program for participants ages three to 18. Participants can complete Achievement Classes (similar to academic grade levels) and earn Achievement  Badges and Awards. To register for JCPRD U, call (913) 826-2950.
The JCPRD’s Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches