Parks Planning and Design Services

West Terrace ParkMission

The mission of the Park Planning and Design Services Division is to provide responsive, professional planning, design, construction, conservation and renovation services. These efforts create active and passive recreational and educational opportunities in an aesthetically pleasing environment.


Park Planning and Design Services Division personnel work as a team to provide master plans or construction development plans and specifications for property under the control of the Board of Parks and Recreation commissioners. Typical work includes planning for parks, playgrounds, plazas, boulevards, lakes, trails and consultation services to other City departments.

The division also generates conceptual plans for the extension of the boulevard and parkway system and is responsible for the preservation, restoration and additions to the City’s outdoor monuments and fountains.


Boulevard and Parkway Standards of Kansas City, Missouri

“The system presented in 1893 may be considered properly in two divisions, boulevards and parks. These divisions, however, were inseparable. It was not contemplated that Kansas City should have boulevards without parks or parks without boulevards.” George Kessler, “Report of the Board of Park Commissioners,”

Download the Boulevard & Parkway Standards

KCMO Park’s Standard Design Details

The following details should be referenced for work occurring within the Kansas City, MO Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioner’s jurisdictional right-of-way or property.  The appropriate standard detail drawings should be incorporated into the construction plan set detail sheets.

CR-Rollback Curb and Gutter

DC-Commercial Driveway

DR-Residential Driveway

SC-Commercial Sidewalk

SR-Residential Sidewalk

ARA-ADA Curb Ramp-Type A

ARB-ADA Curb Ramp-Type B


CG-Curb and Gutter

CJ-Concrete Joint


Project Updates

  • The master plan for Anne Garney Park was approved by the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners on June 5, 2012.  Click here to view a PDF of the Anne Garney Park approved plan.
  • The master plan for Little Blue Valley Park was approved by the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners on October 30, 2012. Click here to view a PDF of the Little Blue Valley Park approved plan.
  • The following “Design Professional Information” link has information on specific projects that may now be open to bids or to express a professional interest in a particular project:
  • Design Professional Information: Current Bids, Requests for Qualifications (RFQs) and Proposals (RFPs)
  • Download a copy of the MBE WBE Opportunities Brochures
  • The master plan for Waterworks Park was approved by the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners on June 18, 2013.  Click here to view a PDF of the approved  Waterworks Park Master Plan.


Contractor Services


Utility Excavation $142 per 100 ft.  (An additional $142 will be added, if you exceed 100 ft.)

Construction, 7% of construction.