KC Parks News

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard Map

    NEWS: KC Parks Board Votes to Rename a Stretch of Road in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Today, the KC Parks Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to rename a stretch of road along Brush Creek, that is now Blue Parkway, Swope Parkway, and Volker Boulevard, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Combined, they connect South Plaza to the East near the Brush Creek Community Center.  The boulevard intersects with Troost Avenue, The Paseo, […]

  • Starlight Theatre

    Starlight Announces its Much-Anticipated 2021 AdventHealth Broadway Series

    With an exciting 4-show line up, Starlight plans to welcome patrons under the stars this summer. While the coronavirus pandemic kept Starlight dark for the first time in 70 years last summer, Starlight leadership and staff are excited to announce that live productions will return to the historic theatre’s stage with the 2021 AdventHealth Broadway […]

  • COVID Memorial Tribute

    Kansas City Remembers Those Lost to COVID-19

    KC COVID-19 Memorial Tribute to be Held at National WWI Museum and Memorial April 10th The City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department invites you to join us Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 7:30-9:30 p.m. for the KC COVID-19 Memorial Tribute at the National WWI Museum and Memorial. This event is in recognition […]

  • Sorcerers Apprentice Dancers

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentice Enchants Starlight@Home Audiences for Two Weeks

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is a brand-new musical that was set to open in England this year. Now, a streamed version of the live production is available to audiences for a limited time. Starlight is excited to announce another fantastic streaming production with Starlight@Home. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, an enchanting new musical, will stream with a limited […]

  • New Conference on Littering

    Mayor Lucas, City Leaders Announce Citywide Efforts on Litter Pickup and Prevention

    Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, Kansas City Manager Brian Platt, and Public Works Director Michael Shaw today held a press conference to share Kansas City government’s efforts to address litter and illegal dumping, to remind residents how to report litter to the City, and ways the community can get involved in outdoor cleanup efforts.   The […]

  • Glenn North MLK

    A Place Fit for a King

    Local poet and Executive Director of the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, Glenn North, kicked-off the groundbreaking for the 15 and the Mahomies Playground at Martin Luther King, Jr. Square Park with this original poem. Beautiful words stir my heart. I will recite a lovely poem about the king,for my tongue is like the pen […]

  • Women's History Month

    KC Parks: Women’s History Month

    As we close out Women’s History Month, we would be remiss if we did not include our Director, Terry Rynard. Terry is the first female Director in the 129-year history of the City of Kansas City, Missouri’s Parks and Recreation Department. Terry Rynard grew up in Kansas City, walking to school each day through the […]

  • KC Sister City Bridge Series

    Kansas City Sister Cities Bridge Series

    In the heart of Kansas City, Missouri, spanning Brush Creek on the Country Club Plaza, stands the Sister Cities International Bridge. Dedicated in 2000, the bridge is home to the national flags of Kansas City’s 12 sister cities – from Seville, Spain (since 1967) to Yan’an, China (since 2017). 2021 marks the 65th anniversary of the Sister Cities program and offers a timely opportunity to explore […]

  • Starlight @Home Present Rhythm of the Dance

    Starlight@Home to Present Rhythm of the Dance Just in Time for St. Patrick’s Day!

    With St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, Starlight announces yet another exciting virtual performance with Starlight@Home. Rhythm of the Dance will stream Friday March 12, Saturday March 13, and Wednesday March 17 and, with tickets starting at just $20 per household, it’s an affordable choice for a family event. Rhythm of the Dance features […]

  • Community Engagement Sessions Scheduled on how to best Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    The City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Board of Commissioners is offering opportunities for the Community to join in the Conversation on honoring Dr, Martin Luther King, Jr.   Please be sure to join us Thursday, February 25th at 6 p.m. virtually or in-person at the Northland Neighborhood, Inc. or Monday, March 8th […]

  • Obstacle Course in trees

    Go Ape Outdoor Zipline & Adventure Park Opens March 6 in Swope Park

    Go Ape Kansas City is ready to get you back outside this spring! Go Ape Treetop Adventure courses offer an unparalleled outdoor experience, with over 40 suspended obstacles, thrilling ziplines, and an unbeatable view of beautiful Swope Park. Go Ape Kansas City, located at Camp Lake of the Woods in Swope Park, also has an […]

  • KC Parks is Seeking New Volunteers and Partners

    Are you or your organization interested in volunteering with KC Parks, becoming a partner, or re-engaging as a KC Parks Partner? If so, our resident engagement team wants to hear from you! There are several ways to get involved: KC Parks Ambassadors – For individuals interested in volunteering 3+ hours per month. Apply here. KC […]