MEDIA ADVISORY: Open Houses This Weekend

MEDIA ADVISORY: Open Houses This Weekend

WHO
Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Community Centers (only certain locations) are hosting free open house events for the general public and members of the surrounding communities.

WHAT/WHERE/WHEN

Saturday, April 13, 2013 All Community Centers (except Gregg/Klice Community Center, which is undergoing renovations)*

  • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

*Line Creek Community Center – 5940 N.W. Waukomis Dr. KCMO 64151

  • 2-4 p.m. – Free open skate!
  • Check out an ice skating sport and recreation gem in Kansas City and a cool way to beat the heat this summer.

Sunday, April 14, 2013 Southeast Community Center, Kansas City North Community Center, Tony Aguirre Community Center and Hillcrest Community Center

  • Noon-6 p.m. 

Line Creek Community Center

  • 12:20-2:20 p.m. – Free open skate!

WHY 

Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation community centers will showcase additional programming and extended hours, made possible by Kansas Citians passing a half-cent sales tax increase (without a sunset). The sales tax has also supported improved park and playground maintenance, and it reduced the City’s General Fund support, that had been previously dedicated to the Parks and Recreation Department, to redirect for an increased street maintenance budget.

 The tax passed in August 2012 and established stable funding for the Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department. Six of the 10 community centers are now open seven days a week, whereas only two centers were before passage of the tax. Two additional centers will begin seven-day-a-week operations on May 1.

 Kansas Citians should attend the free events to learn about the amenities available to them. Explore the Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation community centers, and see what they have to offer you, your family and friends in year-round sports, recreation, events and social opportunities.