NEWS: Kansas City Parks and Recreation is Kicking Off Pool Season

NEWS: Kansas City Parks and Recreation is Kicking Off Pool Season

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Please join The City of Kansas City and Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department to kick off the summer with our pools and spray grounds opening for the season. The City is excited to open the pools and welcome everyone back. The Mayor and City Manager will both speak as well as Parks & Recreation Director Chris Cotten. 

WHAT: Celebrating the opening of the pools and spray grounds 

WHEN: May 31st, 12:30 p.m. CT 

WHERE: Budd Park Pool, 5600 Budd Park Espl St, Kansas City, MO 64108 


  • Mayor Quinton Lucas 
  • City Council Members 
  • City Manager Brian Platt 
  • Director Chris Cotten 

Currently, the City operates two indoor pools, two water parks and four outdoor pools. Crews worked around the clock to get the necessary repairs and improvements made to our pools and community centers. The main leak in the Brush Creek Community Center’s pool is now repaired. As well as the Gorman pool is getting a leak repaired. The Tony Aguirre Community center has a new filter and chemical system. We are excited to announce the Southeast Community Center is getting a brand-new pool within the next year.  

Southeast Community Center will be the hub where our lifeguards will get training and become certified ahead of our pool season each year. Midwest Pool Management is working hard to make sure our pools have enough lifeguards to keep swimmers safe this summer. For details about lifeguard job opportunities click here.