The archivists of Kansas City Parks, Recreation and Boulevards work to preserve and organize valuable historical photographs and documents that trace the development of the parks system in the City of Kansas City, Mo. The goal of the Parks and Recreation Department is to make these items available to the public. The Parks and Recreation Department material available for viewing includes microfilm copies of Board of Parks Commissioners Minutes and related papers, Parks and Recreation Department scrapbooks (1892-1916, 1939-1962, 1965-1969), and other departmental documents. In addition, the archives has photographs and an architectural drawing collection that chronicles the history of Kansas City Parks and Boulevards that may be viewed at the Archives.

The Archives are located at 4600 E. 63rd Street Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64130-4629. Hours are 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; closed on federal holidays. It is recommended that you call before you come: 816-513-7643 for general archival inquiries or for architectural drawing information.

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