KC Parks News

  • People enjoying adopt a monument

    Local Conservators Help Neighbors Protect Public Art

    Training Session This Saturday Who: Volunteers who have signed up for Kansas City’s Adopt a Monument Program What: Training for volunteers on how to properly clean and help maintain sculptures and monuments Where: Stone Sculpture at 52nd and Brookside Boulevard When: Saturday, September 18th at 9am Why: To help maintain and restore Kansas City’s Public […]

  • Stolen Female Osage Sculpture Recovered and Ready to be Repaired and Restored

     GoFundMe page to help with costs Under the cover of darkness on an early August night, thieves removed the 7-foot, 400 pound Native American Osage woman sculpture from the Francois Chouteau & Native American Heritage Fountain in Kansas City’s Northland.  Within a few short days after she went missing, law enforcement, with the help of community […]

  • MLK Opening

    Chiefs MVP Cuts Ribbon for Newest KC Parks Playground!

    It’s not every day that we get an NFL MVP to attend a city event. But everyone seemed to enjoy having Patrick Mahomes cut the ribbon on August 28 at our newest playground at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. The opening celebration featured drum lines, KC Wolf, pennant flags, and confetti cannons. But, of course, […]

  • Opening of the 15 and the Mahomies Playground at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park

    Opening of the 15 and the Mahomies Playground at Martin Luther King, Jr. ParkSaturday, August 28, 20212 p.m.Martin Luther King, Jr. ParkDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. & Woodland Ave.**Masks are required at this event** Join KC Parks for the official opening and celebration of a one-of-a-kind 15 and the Mahomies Playground! The first phase […]

  • Recovered

    Female Native American Statue Recovered

    Detectives have presented this case to the Clay County Prosecutor’s Office who have charged Charles Fuentes w/m 09-09-1964 with Felony (Class D) Receiving Stolen Property. He is being held on a $25,000 bond. Thank you to the public for your assistance! We are still asking if you have information regarding this case, please call the […]

  • Go Ape Journey

    Go Ape Treetop Journey Course Now Open at Swope Park

    Brand New Introductory Zipline & Ropes Course for All Ages KC Parks and Go Ape, the nation’s premier Zipline & Adventure Park company, opened a brand new addition to the already popular Treetop Adventure course and outdoor Axe Throwing range at Swope Park on August 4, 2021. The Treetop Journey course gives guests of all […]

  • KC Parks Ranks 20th in Trust for Public Land Report

    KC Parks Noted as an Emerging Leader in Increasing Equity The City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department ranked 20th out of 100 top cities in a Trust for Public Land Report released earlier this month. KC Parks is noted as an emerging leader in increasing equity. For the first time this year, equity was added […]

  • Why Tartuffenthrope! at the Fountain?

    The play will debut at 11 a.m. on the Bluffs Stage during the Bicentennial celebration on July 24. What are the odds that the 400th birthday of the great comic playwright Molière and the 200th anniversary of the first French settlers at the confluence of the Kaw and Missouri Rivers would coincide so closely? Molière’s […]

  • Chouteau Bicentennial

    Kansas City Celebrates Missouri’s Bicentennial

    The François Chouteau & Native American Heritage Fountain is the location for a special fun-filled event to observe Missouri’s 200th Anniversary! Join our Facebook Event for all the details and updates!Everyone is invited to join KC Parks on Saturday, July 24, to celebrate Missouri’s Bicentennial at the François Chouteau & Native American Heritage Fountain in the Northland. The […]

  • Roosevelt Lyons

    KC Parks Board Appoints Interim KC Parks Director

    At their June 22 meeting, the KC Parks Board of Commissioners voted to appoint Deputy Director Roosevelt Lyons as the Interim KC Parks Director.  A national search is underway to find a replacement for Director Terry Rynard, who is retiring effective July 6, 2021.  “As I prepare to retire from KC Parks I could not be more proud […]

  • Make Music Kansas City debuts on June 21st!

    Kansas City joins in the global celebration of free music events. ENTIRE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS>> Make Music Kansas City, a wild and wonderful mix of free musical events, will make its debut on Monday, June 21. Make Music Day is a celebration of music held around the world on the same day in more than 1,000 […]

  • Kansas City named 2021 All-America City award winner

    KCMO recognized for work to build equity and increase resident engagement Kansas City is the City of Fountains in the heart of the nation, but now the City can add another title — an All-America City!  The National Civic League named Kansas City an All-America City award winner this week after the City presented three […]