Have a question, comment, praise, or concern? Please feel free to contact the Kansas City Parks and Recreation staff/division listed below or use the general inquiries email, [email protected].  If you would like to contact a specific KC Parks facility, please Search (top right) for the facility; the number will be listed on their page. 

City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Administration
4600 E. 63rd St., Kansas City, MO 64130
Phone: 816-513-7500   Fax: 816-513-7719
HOURS: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Director: Christopher Cotten 
816-513-7503 or [email protected]

Deputy Director: Brad Clay
816-513-7505 or [email protected]

Deputy Director: Richard Allen
816-513-7713 or [email protected]

Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners
Secretary: Karmen Houston
816-513-7503 or [email protected]

Superintendent of Parks: Kevin Evans 
816-513-7525 or [email protected]

Superintendent of Recreation: Jennifer Jutte
816-513-7565 or [email protected]

Planning, Design and Engineering
Chief Engineer:
James Wang, P.E., ENV SP
816-513-7622 or [email protected]

Park Rangers
Office:  816-513-7570
After Regular Business Hours and Weekends: 816-668-6990
E-mail:  [email protected]
If you have an emergency, 9-1-1 is still the appropriate first call and then call the Rangers.  The listed numbers will not be answered if a ranger is not on duty.

Tree Emergencies or City-owned Tree Issues
Call: 311 or (816) 513-1313
Email: [email protected]

Media Inquiries: Lanè (La-nay) Johnson
816-209-5325 or [email protected]

Commercial Photo/Film Shoots: Heidi Markle
816-513-7527 or [email protected]

Park Event Permits: Robert Loya
816-513-7701 or [email protected]

Personal Photo Shoots/Weddings: Zyphra Lyman
816-513-7787 or [email protected]

Volunteer Opportunities: Kelly Jander
816-513-7512 or [email protected]
More about Volunteering>>

Athletic Programs: James Caldwell 
Field Permits/Contracts: Kevin Kearney

Inclusion Coordinator: Taryn Andersen
816-513-7624 or [email protected]
More about KC Parks Inclusion Programs>>

Camp/After School Programs: Hannah Brookins
[email protected]

Park Historical Archivist: Kate Warfield
816-513-0753 or [email protected]

General Inquiries