Lenexa, Kansas, located in central Johnson County, is home to about 48,000 residents. The city of Lenexa is served by the award winning school districts of Olathe, Shawnee Mission and De Soto. The city has a mix of established neighborhoods in the east and a fast growing area in the west. There are over 30 different parks in Lenexa, including the 80 acre Lake Lenexa at Black Hoof park, and a number of large boulevards and parkways, such as Prairie Star Parkway and Renner Boulevard that welcome residents and businesses alike. UPS and Quest Diagnostics are the city’s top employers.
Sar-Ko Aglow is an annual event in Lenexa around the first week of December. It is the lighting ceremony at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park near 87th Street and Lackman Road. Santa is always in attendance and there are carolers too. The museum is also open at this time. This year was cold, but clear, and there was a good crowd walking around the lake viewing all of the beautiful lights. If you want to take good photos of these lights, get there right about sunset and be sure to bring your tripod. Afterwards, you can enjoy dinner at one of the many restaurants nearby.