KC Parks News

  • West Terrace Park Playground is Open for Play!

    Several hundred very enthusiastic students from Crossroads Academy at Quality Hill gathered with Downtown and KC Parks representatives this morning for the official ribbon cutting/opening of the new West Terrace Park Playground. Several years ago KC Parks held a design charrette with downtown design professionals to develop a master plan for West Terrace and Case […]

  • Jazz Musicians from Germany to Perform at Historic Jazz District

    The Hannover Committee of the Sister City Association of Kansas City is excited to announce Jazz musicians from Sister City Hannover, Germany will have two public performances with local KC Jazz musicians. Thursday, October 10th at 7 p.m. at Greenwood Social Hall, 1750 Belleview Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri. www.greenwoodsocialhall.com Saturday, October 12th at 5:15 p.m. […]

  • {NEWS} New Playground Opens in West Terrace Park

    ​WHO City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Friends of West Terrace Park Downtown Neighborhood Association Crossroads Academy at Quality Hill WHAT Join KC Parks and Downtown officials along with students from Crossroads Academy for the official opening of this highly anticipated downtown playground! WHEN Friday, October 11 at 10 a.m. WHERE West Terrace Park, […]

  • Tiffany Springs Park Renamed After Retired KC Parks Director

    On October 4, the official sign unveiling and renaming of Tiffany Springs Park to Mark L. McHenry Park event was held at the 838-acre Northland park.  The name honors former KC Parks Director Mark McHenry’s 44+ years of service to Kansas City, MO Parks and Recreation. Mark McHenry retired at the end of 2018. Highlights […]

  • {NEWS} KC Parks Director Elected to the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration

    Teresa (Terry) Rynard, Director of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation, has been elected to the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration. Ms Rynard was recently inducted at the Academy’s Annual Meeting during the 2019 National Recreation and Park Association Conference in Baltimore, Maryland.  The Academy is a group of distinguished practitioners and educators who are leaders in the field of parks and recreation. They […]

  • {NEWS} Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Earns National Accreditation

    September 26, 2019 . . .  Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation remains among the ranks of the elite park and recreation agencies and departments across the country by once again earning accreditation through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).  This distinguished accomplishment […]

  • Watts Mill Improvements

    The Indian Creek Trail will be temporarily closed from Sept 23-30, 2019 due to construction. The affected area is on the east side of the Watts Mill Shopping Center near the intersection of West 103rd Street and State Line Road. Improvements include a new picnic and seating areas; making the trail ADA accessible; terraced rain garden; […]

  • Kansas City, Missouri Residents Receive a Free Street Tree

    Citizens of Kansas City, Missouri continue to play a vital role in restoring our declining urban forests, thanks to a partnership between Heartland Tree Alliance (HTA), a program of environmental non-profit Bridging The Gap, and Kansas City Missouri Parks and Recreation.  The partnership helps to plant free trees along the street. To date, over 1600 […]

  • CALL FOR ARTIST DEADLINE EXTENDED: Kansas City Campus for Animal Care

    Artist Submission Deadline Extended to August 23, 2019,11:59 PM in Mountain Time Zone  The City of Kansas City, Missouri is seeking one artist and/or one artist team to develop and create original, innovative new works of visual art for exterior or interior spaces of Kansas City Campus for Animal Care located at the northeast corner of […]

  • Retired KC Parks Director Appointed to MO Conservation Commission

    Governor Mike Parson recently appointed retired KC Parks Director Mark McHenry to the Missouri Conservation Commission. He, along with Dr. Steven Harrison of Rolla, was appointed for a six-year term that expires in 2025. They join Commissioners Don Bedell of Sikeston and William (Barry) Orscheln of Moberly. The four-member Commission is responsible for appointing the […]

  • LifeX Initiative Featured in National Parks & Rec Publication

    KC Parks LifeX initiative was recently featured in Parks and Recreation Business magazine: LifeX At 53 years old, Jenine Worton, a Kansas City, Mo., resident, says she struggles with several health issues. “I have high blood pressure, back pain, I am pre-diabetic, [with] high cholesterol and thyroid issues,” she says. Her doctors wanted her to get […]

  • Maplewoods Parkway Project Groundbreaking

    July 30, 2019 . . . . KC Parks and City officials hosted a groundbreaking today for the commencement of construction on the Maplewoods Parkway Project in the Northland. Currently, North Woodland from NE 96th Street to Shoal Creek Parkway is an unimproved narrow two lane roadway.  No bicycle and pedestrian facilities are available along […]