KC Parks is an Accredited Agency

Kansas City Parks and Recreation has been accredited by CAPRA since 1999.


Shelter Reservations Have Begun

Secure a picnic shelter for your private gathering~either online or in person.


Fountain Day

Join us on April 14 for the official start of the 2015 fountain season in the City of Fountains!

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Let’s make 2015 an active year.
Kansas City Parks and Recreation offers activities and facilities for everyone. With 10 community centers and over 200 parks we have locations convenient anywhere in the KC metro area. We hope in 2015 you choose to get out, get active and have fun at KC Parks!

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KC Parks 2015 Spring & Summer FUN Guide Available Online

Make plans to do something new and exciting this season and to rediscover Kansas City Parks and Recreation. Download a copy of #KCParks 2015 Spring & Summer FUN Guide and you will find activities, programs, events and facilities that can help you do just that.

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Look who's here at #macaronikiddkc Summer Expo--#RockinRob! See him again at #KCParks Train Day on 5/9. @mackiddkc
  • Come see us for info on #KCParks summer programs and events! #macaronikiddkc summer expo! @mackiddkc
  • It's a #KCParks Plaza Tennis Center proposal! The tape measure says "Dear Alex, I love you so much. Will you marry me?". The answer was yes. #love @countryclubplaza #shesaidyes #tennis
  • We are busy planning for the second annual bigger and better #KCBigPicnic. Save the Date! Sunday, July 19, 4-7 p.m. on the grounds of #KCParks Theis Park and the @nelsonatkins.
  • The lights inside the Northland Fountain. I shouldn't have been surprised, but was, to see that each one basically has a computer inside! So cool!
  • The east pylon doors have been removed. Originally used to enclose FOH lighting positions, these were originally four 3'x12' 3 panel doors. Sometime before 1974 the originals seem to have been replaced with these less-decorative ones. We hoped to find the original raised panels under the veneer but we don't think we will. I still hope we can install replicas of Delk's original design, but we might not have the funds to do so.
  • 3.24.15 | Flower power.
  • {Throwback Thursday} One of #KCParks oldest parks, West Terrace Park, circa 1907. #tbt @historickc
  • A big #ThankYou to #HealthCareUSA for sponsoring our inaugural #KCParks Teddy Bear Picnic on July 10! #NationalTeddyBearPicnicDay #teddybearpicnic