KC Parks News

  • Pastors in the Pool to Make a Big Splash

    Beginning this Saturday, the Kansas City Urban Aquatics Council will begin Pastors in the Pool, a six-week program to teach urban core church leaders how to swim, water basics and water safety.  The hope is for the pastors to have conversations regarding water safety and awareness in their communities to help make Kansas City residents […]

  • Learn How to Plan a Tournament at Shoal Creek Golf Course

    On Friday, March 2, 2018, Shoal Creek Golf Course will host its first Tournament 101 Seminar. This seminar is an excellent resource for all tournament directors, associations and charitable organizations in the Kansas City and surrounding areas to create and execute a successful fundraising golf tournament. Hosting a golf tournament is an extraordinary way to […]

  • KC Zoo Welcomes Giraffe Calf

    2/12/18 UPDATE: Drumroll please…..our adorable giraffe calf now has a name!  A generous, long-time KCZoo donor stepped forward to name our giraffe calf. We’re happy to announce that they have chosen the name Dixie for this precious girl! The KC Zoo’s giraffe herd just grew by four hooves. On Friday, February 2, at 4:57 a.m., […]

  • KC Parks 2017 Highlights Video

    Enjoy this 4-minute video featuring all of the new things that happened with Kansas City Missouri Parks and Recreation during our 125th year!

  • Beat the Winter Blues Through Exercise and Social Connections

    New Poll by National Recreation and Park Association Many Americans experience varying degrees of seasonal depression when the shorter, often colder, days of winter hit. In fact, 80 percent of Americans actively seek out ways of preventing or lessening the “winter blues” in their own lives. Local parks and rec centers provide an excellent way […]

  • ROAD CLOSURE: Partial Closure of 63rd St. Trafficway

    January 10, 2018   Due to a large water main break at Hardesty Ave. and 63rd St. Trafficway there is a partial road closure at Lewis Road and 63rd Trafficway. KC Water Services is hopeful the repair will be complete within two weeks.

  • Board Approves Master Plans for Two Parks

    The Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners approved Master Plans for two parks at their January 9, 2018 meeting: Little Blue Valley Park, a 96.20 acre tract located at Noland Rd and East 75th St. The updated plan includes a shelter, playground, open-air equestrian riding arena, archery range, dog park and more.  Plan>> Cooley Park, […]

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    CALL FOR ARTISTS: Art in the Park this Summer in West Terrace Park!

    KC Parks is excited to host Art in the Park this summer in West Terrace Park. Art in the Park is one component of the Art in the Loop Project  whose goal is to infuse the center of Downtown Kansas City with innovative and engaging temporary art that will refresh, intrigue and surprise our audience of Downtown […]

  • KC Parks Awards Employees for Service to KCMO

    Today KC Parks honored 41 employees representing 645 years of service to the City of Kansas City, Missouri! Thank you for your dedication and service to our citizens~ FIVE YEAR AWARDS COMMUNITY SERVICES Athletics: Ashley Allen Community Centers: Oliver Hurd, Steven Zapien NATURAL RESOURCES South Region: Leon Newson PLANNING/DESIGN SERVICES Park Facility Maintenance: Terry Jones, Joseph McGinnis TEN YEAR […]

  • {NEWS} Spirit of Freedom Fountain Renovations Begin with Sculpture Removal this Friday

    WHO City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation City of Fountains Foundation WHAT News conference and removal of the 5,000 lb. center sculpture for GO Bond-funded fountain renovations Mark L. McHenry, Director, KC Parks Pat O’Neill, President, City of Fountains Foundation Troy Schulte, City Manager, Kansas City, MO Jermaine Reed, City Councilman, 3rd District WHEN […]

  • KC Parks Now Accepting Proposals for Community Center Instructors

    The City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreations is accepting sealed statement of qualifications from interested individuals, and/or agencies for instructor(s) at our Community Centers. Deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, December 22nd, 2017. Proposers must include the following with their proposal to be evaluated on the following criteria: Candidates must possess the […]