KC Parks News

  • K9 Veterans Day is March 13: See Freedom Through Their Eyes

    In observance of K9 Veterans Day on March 13, a commemorative flag will fly from dawn to dusk on the Mall of the National World War I Museum and Memorial. K9 Veterans Day honors the service and sacrifice of retired Military Working Dogs and Police K-9 Heroes. The K9 Veterans Flag is our nation’s flag re-imagined […]

  • Shoal Creek Trail Expansion Groundbreaking

    On March 8, representatives from the Cities of Gladstone and Kansas City broke ground for the next phase of the Shoal Creek Trail. The ground breaking was held at Happy Rock Park East, 7600 NE Antioch Rd., Gladstone, MO 64119.    This new section of the Shoal Creek Trail will expand the trails in Happy […]

  • Francois Chouteau Sculpture On Display in City Hall Rotunda

    View the Francois Chouteau Sculpture Video>> KC Parks, City of Fountains Foundation, City officials and artist Kwan Wu gathered in City Hall on March 6 for the ribbon cutting/installation of the Francois Chouteau sculpture. The bronze sculpture is the first of four sculptures produced by Kwan Wu that will be installed at the Chouteau Heritage […]

  • Starlight Theatre to Hold Auditions this Month for Youth Performance Troupes

    Kansas City area teens and tweens who are interested in musical theatre and performance should mark their calendars for upcoming auditions at Starlight Theatre. Students can audition in late March for Starlight’s two summer performance and training programs – the Starlight STARS and Starlight STARS of Tomorrow. Starlight STARS serves high school performers, while Starlight […]

  • KCParks Names New Deputy Directors

    Two KC Parks staff members were recently promoted to Deputy Directors for the department. They replace former Deputy Director Teresa Rynard who became the department’s Director on January 1, 2019. Roosevelt D. Lyons serves as the deputy director of operations which oversees Communications/Development, Natural Resources, and Community Services Divisions. Roosevelt began his career with the City in the […]

  • Chouteau Fountain Sculpture Unveiling March 6

    The first of four sculptures to be installed at the Chouteau Heritage Fountain will be unveiled in the Rotunda of City Hall on Wednesday, March 6 at Noon. Renowned sculptor, and Kansas City resident, Kwan Wu has been commissioned to create the magnificent, larger-than-life sculptures for the fountain. He will also be on hand for […]

  • KC Parks and Buttonwood Art Space Present “Kansas City” Exhibition & Sale

    Buttonwood Art Space and KC Parks are excited to partner for this special exhibition featuring works of Kansas City’s beautiful parks and cityscapes! The exhibition kicks-off with a May First Friday Opening Reception and will hang through June 27, 2019. Each art purchase will benefit a park in Midtown Kansas City, with 40% of net sales benefiting […]

  • Penguin Park Merchandise Now Available

    Go shopping>> Show your Penguin Park pride and support the park at the same time! Local artist Kevin Worley has partnered with KC Parks and designed some great merchandise featuring the iconic penguin, kangaroo and giraffe located at the ever-popular Northland park. Even better, a portion of sales from the merchandise will be donated to […]

  • Starlight Offers Performing Arts Scholarships

    For the 14th straight year, Starlight Theatre will award $2,500 performing arts scholarships to ethnically diverse middle school students across the metro. Qualified Kansas City students in grades 6, 7 and 8 are invited to apply by Friday, March 29, for a Vincent Legacy Scholarship. Longtime Starlight supporters and community leaders Greg and Rebecca Reid […]

  • CALL FOR ARTISTS: Art in the Park this Summer in Washington Square Park!

    CAPTION: An art installation”Slinky Ball” from 2018 Art in the Park in West Terrace Park. KC Parks is excited to host Art in the Park this summer in Washington Square Park. Art in the Park is one component of the Art in the Loop Project  whose goal is to infuse the center of Downtown Kansas City with […]

  • Kansas City Parks Values Your Opinion

    We value your opinion. Please take this brief survey to help us improve our services and offerings. Thank you for your support of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation. We invite you to complete our short, 5-minute survey to help us improve our community and program offerings in 2019. If interested, please complete the survey now, or before […]

  • Black Repertory Theatre Takes the Stage at BRW

    On January 22, in a limited engagement, Producing Artistic Director and Founder of The Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City Damron Russel Armstrong will take the stage at the Bruce R Watkins Cultural Heritage Center as Chief Butler of the White House Alonzo Fields in Looking Over the President’s Shoulder. When Alonzo Fields accepted a […]