KC Parks News

  • NEWS: Tiffany Hills Park Celebrates New Soccer Fields with Ribbon Cutting

    Four new fields added for more than 500 youth soccer players  Immediate Release: September 26th, 2023  The City of Kansas City and the Parks and Recreation Department are excited to announce the completion of four new soccer fields in Tiffany Hills Park. The fields have more than 500 soccer players on a weekly basis for games and practice. Youth soccer participation […]

  • Walktober 2023 Quick Paints

    This year, two Walktober events will feature quick paint competitions with artists painting plein air along the trails for a cash prize. More about Walktober>> Sunday, October 8, 2023Swope Park, 4177 Pavilion Road9-9:15 a.m. Artist Check-in at the shelter9:15-11:30 a.m.: Competition (please turn in completed works by 11:30 a.m.)11:30 a.m.: Judging11:45 a.m.: Purchase Award- $250 Sunday, October 22, 2023Penguin Park, […]

  • Walktober 2023

    Walk, ride or run a different KC Parks or Jackson County trail the first four Sundays in October! The fifth season of Walktober kicks-off in the 1800s with a walk through Missouri Town Living History Museum, then travels to Kansas City’s largest park~Swope Park, next out to the beautiful vistas of Lake Jacomo, and concludes […]

  • Greenest Ethnic Enrichment Festival ever thanks to KC Parks volunteers!

    Thank you to the KC Parks Ambassadors who volunteered in the extreme heat at the Ethnic Enrichment Festival in Swope Park, August 18-20. As a result of their efforts, the 2023 event was the most environmentally-friendly in the festival’s 44-year history. Over three days, volunteers sorted and hauled hundreds of buckets of food scraps and […]

  • Go Ape in Swope Park offers more Halloween fun!

    Go Ape is Celebrating Halloween with New Haunted Trails and Expansion of the Frights at Height Activity Go Ape Zipline & Adventure Park, located in scenic Swope Park, is once again celebrating the change of seasons with a variety of fun, fall festivities throughout September and October. A new addition to the autumn festival will […]

  • Let’s Celebrate the End of Summer Camp

    Carnival themed party for campers and their families  Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department is wrapping up successful summer camps this year. Campers will celebrate with a carnival themed party. They can play on inflatables, play yard games and other fun activities. We’re excited to announce more than two thousand campers enjoyed a safe and fun summer with us. Our day […]

  • New “City of Fountains” Book Available

    Kansas City has been known as the “City of Fountains” for half-century. This new book beautifully presents what’s behind the name. The City of Fountains: Kansas City’s Legacy of Beauty and Motion commemorates the City of Fountains Foundation’s 50th anniversary. This book will delight visitors, collectors, and Kansas City residents. Well-known Kansas City photographer Roy Inman […]

  • Kansas City Marks 70th Anniversary of Korean War Armistice

    Deputy Consul General Hyung In Gee, office of the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Chicago, will join Kansas City’s veterans and Korean community to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice and reflect on the strategic and economic significance of South Korea today. Missouri Korean War Veterans and Kansas City […]

  • Minor Park Pickleball Courts Officially Open

    Six new courts added for residents to enjoy and be active. Kansas City officials, KC Parks staff and local Pickleball players gathered this morning for the ribbon cutting and official opening of a new six-court Pickleball Complex in Minor Park. The courts, located at 1601 Red Bridge Rd., are accessible from Red Bridge Road between […]

  • NEWS: Kansas City Celebrates the Third Year of Make Music Day

    Free events celebrating all forms of music! Kansas City Parks and Recreation is excited to announce the return of Make Music Day tomorrow.  A key component of Make Music Day is the opportunity for non-musicians to create music themselves. Kansas City’s inaugural citywide Make Music KC in 2021 was a huge success featuring 62 bands, ensembles and solo artists donating their time and talent […]

  • Free Music Making Clinics Offered on June 21

    Harmonica and Bucket Drumming Clinics for all ages! Kansas City Parks & Recreation is excited to announce the return of Make Music Day on June 21st. Adults and children of all ages are invited to participate in a free harmonica and/or join an interactive drumming workshop. Space is limited; registration is free but is strongly recommended.   Free drumming workshop […]

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    Mayor’s Night Hoops Program Continues to Keep the Youth Safe

    Mayor Quinton Lucas continues the longstanding tradition  Summer is officially here and that means Mayor’s Night Hoops, Mayor’s Night Nets and Club KC are back. Mayor’s Night Hoops is continuing to help prevent youth violence in Kansas City. The grand kick off is June 16th at the Southeast Community Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.   “I am proud […]