KC Parks COVID-19 Updates, Message from Director

KC Parks COVID-19 Updates, Message from Director

Per KCMO Covid guidelines, it is expected that all events in KCMO should follow the mask and social distance guidelines.  Everyone should be wearing a mask and staying six feet apart. Depending on area case numbers, events may be required to submit a mitigation plan.

A Message from Our Director 
The health and wellness of our patrons and staff is always a top priority at Kansas City, Mo. Parks and Recreation. To follow the CDC’s (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidelines and in accordance with its recommendation that large events and mass gatherings organizers (whether groups or individuals) cancel or postpone in-person events that consist of 10 people or more throughout the United States during this pandemic, KC Parks has implemented the following:

    • Playgrounds,dog parks, and courts are closed.
    • Cliff Drive is completely closed to motorized vehicles.
    • Parks and trails remain open with proper social distancing during regular park hours of 5 a.m.-Midnight. Please walk in a counter-clockwise direction on loop trails.
    • KC Parks Community Centers and Museums are closed to the public through May 15, 2020.
    • Events of more than 10 attendees will not be permitted in our parks/facilities until after May 15, 2020.

Membership, program, room rental and activity fees will be refunded. Please contact Parks for details.

KC Parks takes our responsibility to patrons and employees very seriously. As such, we are actively monitoring the situation and will implement additional changes as needed to ensure a high level of safety for all. For more information, please visit kcmo.gov.

We are proud of the preventative measures we are taking to protect against the spread of the virus. Thank you for your continued support and cooperation. Please take care of yourself and each other.


Terry Rynard, Director
Kansas City, MO Parks and Recreation