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Events Calendar 2014



Special Events 2015

January

1/17/2015                             Frostbit  5k

The event will start at 9:00 a.m. at Pierson Park in Shelter 1 and 2. For more information please call David Vaughn at 913-288-3389.

1/25/2015                           Psychodelic Trail Run

This event is hosted at the Wyandotte County Lake from 8:00 am to 11:00 am at Shelter 2. The actual race begins at 9:00 am.  For additional information please contact Ben Holmes at 816-0440.

1/24/2015                          Annual Disc Goff Ice Bowl

The Disc Golf Ice Bowl event will be held at Rosedale Park from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information please contact Rick Rothstien at 816-471-3472.

1/24/2015                           Raptor Day (formerly Eagle Day)

This popular event will be held at Schlagle Library in Davis Hall from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm/ For more information please contact David Milloff at 913-573-9173.

February  

2/14/2015                          Pyscho WyCo Run Toto Run
The Trail Nerds present a challenging course at Wyandotte County Lake for the 50K Run, 10-Mile Run, and 20-miler. Races start at 9 am, Shelter 2 and 10 (Race begins at 8 am) ! For more information contact Ben Holmes 816-810-0440. 
March
3/7/2015                              Opening Day of Trout Fishing 

Event is hosted at Wyandotte County Lake, Pierson Park, Wyandotte County Park and Big Eleven Lake. Event begins at 6:00 am

3/14/2015                            Mrs. Robinson's Romp 

Wyandotte County Lake from 8:00 to 12:00 pm. Race begins at 9 am at Shelter 14. Contact Ben Holmes at 816-810-0440 for more information.

April
4/4/2015                             Easter Egg Hunt 

Event held at John F. Kennedy Recreation Center and Big Eleven Lake from 9 am to 2 pm. Contact Shaya Patrick at 913-573-8358 for more information

4/25/2015                           KU vs KState Rowing Regatta 

Exciting Sunflower State regatta competition held at Wyandotte County Lake from 6 am to 2 pm. Event will be located at the Beach Shelter. For more information about this event, please contact Frank Masterson at 1-785-864-5583.

4/25/2015                           Stride for Life
Event held at Pierson Park from 6 am to 10 am in Shelters 1, 2, and 3.   

May

5/2/2015                           KU vs KState Rowing Regatta 

Exciting Sunflower State regatta competition held at Wyandotte County Lake from 6 am to 2 pm. Event will be located at the Beach Shelter. For more information about this event, please contact Frank Masterson at 1-785-864-5583.

5/2/2015                          Race for Domestic Violence

Wyandotte County Park Shelter F from 6 am to 10 am. Race will be on park road, but no road closures. Contact Tracey Passantino 816-728-0746

5/9/2015                          Irish Road Bowling 

Wyandotte County Park Shelter D. Larry Shepard contact at 913-205-6904

5/16/2015                        New Bethel Community Block Party
Jersey Creek Park located at 8th and Walker. Contact Nadine Mitchell 913-281-2002
5/23/2015                        Opening Day for Pools and Spray Parks
Parkwood Pool and Spray Park locations
5/23/2015                         Heart of America Volleyball
Event held at Rosedale Park.
5/30/2015                         Foam Run
Wyandotte County Park. Contact is Jamie Whitehead 913-384-8940

June

Date to be announced                                 National Trails Day
6/6/2015                                   Turner Fishing Derby
Held at Pierson Park. Carmellia White

6/13/2015                                Kids Fishing Derby

The Annual Leavenworth Road Association Ed and Ione Kids Fishing Derby is co-sponsored by the Unified Government Parks and Recreation Department. The event is held at the kid’s pond located by the boathouse parking lot on the west side of Wyandotte County Lake. Registration begins at 7:00 a.m.; derby begins at 8:00 a.m. and is over at 11:00 a.m. The event is limited to Wyandotte County residents, 15 years old or younger. An adult must accompany kids under age 10. Each participant will receive free worms, a free hot dog and goody bag. For more information please call 913-573-8358. 

6/13/2015                                Flag Day Celebration (CABA)
Held at Bethany Park. Marty Theonnes is the contact at 913-707-4622

6/13/2015                               Summer Intro 2.8 Trail Run

This is the perfect Trail at Wyandotte County Lake for both the beginner and children. Event held from 8 am to 11 am. at Shelter 14.For more information contact Ben Holmes at 816-810-0440.

6/13-14/2015                                Heart of America Volleyball
To be held at Rosedale Park 

Date to be announced                          Juneteenth Celebration

The 8th Annual Juneteenth Parade and Celebration is co-sponsored by the Unified Government Parks and Recreation Department. Juneteenth celebrates African American freedom while encouraging self-development and respect for all cultures, as we cultivate knowledge and appreciation for African American history and culture. The event will take place at Big Eleven Lake. Contact for this event is Victor Harris

Date to be announced                         KC Flying Disc Wide Open Tournament

400 contestants will compete using 20 courses in the Kansas City Metro Area. To find out more about the KC Flying Disc Club click on http://www.kcfdc.org/.

Date to be announced                          KCK Blues Street Festival
Event to be held at the Quindaro Outlook. Jesse Hope is the organizer. Call 913-244-8497 for more information
6/27-28/2015                                Heart of America Volleyball
To be held at Rosedale Park 

July

7/3/2015                               Fireworks Display

The annual Fireworks Display is sponsored by Turner Recreation Commission at Pierson Park. 

Date to be determined       Midsummer Meltdown
Will be held at Wyandotte County Lake.

7/5/2015                                Psychedelic 5K summer Version 200

The Psychodelic 5K is an out-and-back trail race that starts at 9 a.m. at Wyandotte County Lake. Beware: It's the toughest 5K trail run in the Midwest! For more information visit http://www.psychowyco.com. 

7/11/2015                                Psycho Summer Run Toto Run

The Trail Nerds present a challenging course at Wyandotte County Lake for the 50K Run, 10-Mile Run, and 20-miler. Races start at 9 am! For more information visit http://www.psychowyco.com.

7/18-19/2015                                Heart of America Volleyball
To be held at Rosedale Park 
No date announced yet          La Placita Art Fair
To be held at Bethany Recreation Center
No date announced yet          RSR 10-miler
To be held at WyCo Lake
7/25/2015         Christmas in July
The inaugural Christmas in July event will take place on Saturday, July 26th at Wyandotte County Lake from 4 pm to 10:30 pm. This is a family friendly event to thank the wonderful patrons of our lake, parks and other facilities. There will be activities for the children, a DJ and plenty of food. Famous Dave’s will be on site serving and Cabela’s will have various displays. The highlight of the event will be the parade of decorated pontoon boats beginning at 8:15. This event is free to the public. For questions please call 913-573-8327
7/25-26/2015                                Heart of America Volleyball
To be held at Rosedale Park 
7/28/2015                                MR340
To be held at Kaw Point Park 

August

8/1/2015                                Heart of America Volleyball

To be held at Rosedale Park

Date to be announced                                   School Supply Give-A-Way

This community event is held at Parkwood Park and is co-sponsored by Parks and Recreation, P.R.I.D.E., Black Police Officers Association and other community organizations. The event begins with a parade and a celebration of success for area students returning to school.

No date announced yet          La Placita End of Summer Celebration
To be held at Bethany Recreation Center
No date announced yet          WyCo's Revenge Fundraiser
To be held at Wyandotte County Park. Organizer Cliff Jones
No date announced yet          Bonner Cross Country
To be held at Wyandotte County Park

8/15/2015                                  Black Light Run

More information on this exciting 5K night run at Wyandotte County Park will be published shortly. 

September

No date announced yet          Basehor Cross Country

To be held at Wyandotte County Park
9/12-13/2015          Hunter Safety

To be held at Wyandotte County Lake
9/16/2015         Turner Cross Country

To be held at Peirson Park
No date announced yet          Bonner Cross Country

To be held at Wyandotte County Park 

9/23/2015         Turner Middle Cross Country

To be held at Peirson Park

9/26/2015                                  Dotte Trotte 5K

The first responders of Wyandotte County are hosting this 5K at Wyandotte County Lake. Check back for more details.

9/16/2015         Turner Cross Country
To be held at Peirson Park 

A Date Hasn't Been Announced Yet                 National Public Lands Day 

The event is planned to be held at Wyandotte County Lake

October

No date announced yet          Wyandotte Cross Country
To be held at Wyandotte County Park

10/3/2015                                   Silver City Day
To be held at Emerson Park

Date to be announced             La Placita National Taco day
To be held at Bethany 

Date to be announced             WyCo Championship Cross County
To be held at WyCo Park

No date announced                 Irish Road Bowling
To be held at Wyandotte County Park 

No date announced                 Bonner Cross Country
To be held at Wyandotte County Park 

10/30/2015                                   Tick or Treat Run
This event will be held at Wyandotte County Lak from 5 pm to 9 pm. The race begins at 6:45 pm at Shelter 9. 
10/31/2015                               Halloween Parties
To be held at Kensington, Eisenhower, Bethany, JFK, Amourdale and Argentine

November

11/8/2015                                   Veteran's Day Fantastic Four Mile Trail Run

This is a race hosted by Trail Nerds at Wyandotte County Lake to honor the veterans among us. If you are a veteran, or current or former member of the armed forces, police, fire department, park ranger, or EMT emergency services, your entry is FREE. Just show up on race day and fill-out & sign the waiver. Just a $10 entry fee for others. For more information visit http://www.psychowyco.com/

11/21/2015                                 Holiday Lighting Cetemony

The event will be held at Emerson. contact Mario Escobar for more information at 913-362-8957.

11/21/2015                                 Holiday Craft Show

The Craft Show will be held at Eisenhower Community Center and admission is free. To find out more about this event please call 913-573-8358.

December

12/5/2015                                   Alternate Chili Run

The Trail Nerds host their final event of the year at Wyandotte County Lake from 8 am to 12 pm at Shelters 2 and 10. This run is not a competitive race but just for fun. For more information visit http://www.psychowyco.com


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