KC Parks News

  • A Message From KC Parks Director

    KC Parks Golf COVID-19 Guidelines>> An update from #KCParks Director Rynard. Effective 3/24/20, #KCMO playgrounds and courts are closed; parks and trails remain open with proper social distancing. #WhereKCPlaysSafe #COVID19 Watch Video>> Dear KC Parks Patrons,  The health and wellness of our patrons and staff is always a top priority at Kansas City, MO Parks […]

  • Starlight to Hold Local Auditions for Role in National Broadway Tour of WAITRESS

    The Tony-nominated musical WAITRESS will make its Starlight premiere on June 16-21 for a limited engagement and is looking for two young girls to perform the role of “Lulu” for the duration of the tour’s time in Kansas City. WAITRESS tells the story of “Jenna”, an expert pie baker working at a local diner and […]

  • KC Urban Forestry Master Plan Tree Inventory Update

    In 2017 with the assistance of a Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), Kansas City Forestry created its first Urban Forestry Master Plan (UFMP).  One of the recommendations from the master plan was to create a Tree Planting Plan.  Again with the assistance of a TRIM grant […]

  • Go Ape Launches Outdoor Axe Throwing at Swope Park

    WATCH A VIDEO>> KC Parks and officials with Go Ape – the nation’s premier Zipline and Adventure Park company – have announced the addition of outdoor Axe Throwing to its already popular Treetop Adventure course at Swope Park. Opening Saturday, March 7, guests aged 10+ will have the chance to throw hatchets at wooden targets, […]

  • {NEWS} KC Parks Deputy Director Selected as President-Elect for State Association

    Roosevelt Lyons, Deputy Director of Operations for Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation, has been chosen as the President-Elect for the Missouri Park & Recreation Association (MPRA). Lyons was sworn in today at the annual MPRA Conference in Lake Ozark, Missouri.  He will officially take office in June of 2020 and serve a three-year term. […]

  • On Your Mark for a Rosy Spring

    Get set, ready — GROW!  At 10 o’clock in the morning, Saturday March 21 in the Loose Park Rose Garden, 52nd and Pennsylvania.  Director and Rosarian, Judy Penner will SHOW & TELL rose enthusiasts what is needed to get going & achieve real rose beauty in their own gardens.  The Kansas City Rose Society (KCRS) […]

  • {NEWS} Dedication of New Indian Mound Markers

    Watch a video from the unveiling>> ​WHO City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation City of Kansas City, Missouri Indian Mound Neighborhood Assoc. Northeast Historical Society Historic KC Foundation WHAT Please join KC Parks, elected officials, neighborhood representatives and local historians for the unveiling of new monuments identifying this Historic Northeast neighborhood. WHEN Friday, […]

  • Performing Arts Scholarships Available for Middle School Students

    Do you know an ethnically diverse middle-school student with a passion for performance? Encourage that aspiring young performer to explore the opportunity to grow and refine his or her skills by applying for a Starlight 2020 Vincent Legacy Scholarship. Each need-based $2,500 Vincent Legacy Scholarship provides assistance to qualified Kansas City metro students in grades […]

  • {NEWS} Cheers to 30 Years at Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center

    Joins KC Parks as we celebrate 30 years at Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center and Museum.  The 30-year-old center will be filled with food, music, and lots of celebrating of the successful programs and heritage brought to the area.  The Center is named in honor of Bruce R. Watkins, a political and social activist.  […]