KC Parks News

  • 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 […]

  • Groundbreaking Planned for Maplewoods Parkway Project

    Join KC Parks and City officials on Tuesday, July 30 at 10 a.m. for the commencement of construction on Maplewoods Parkway. The Maplewoods Parkway project will reconstruct and upgrade the segment of N Woodland Ave. between NE 96th Street and Shoal Creek Parkway to a two-lane parkway.  This segment of Maplewoods Parkway will initially be reconstructed […]

  • NEWS: Discover the Riverfront Heritage Trail on June 29

    WHO: Kansas City, MO Parks and Recreation, Riverfront Heritage Trail, Berkley Riverfront and Port KC WHAT: Walk, run, ride, hike or roll. . . all human-powered movement (and dogs on leash) are welcome during Hike the Heritage on Kansas City’s Riverfront Heritage Trail, a fully accessible 15-mile bike/pedestrian pathway that begins at the riverfront and winds through the oldest and most […]

  • NEWS: PorchFestKC Preview Kickoff with Food Truck Friday at Union Cemetery

    PorchFestKC and the KC Parks will celebrate Make Music Day on Friday with food trucks, live music in Union Cemetery To kick off this year’s event, PorchFestKC is partnering with Food Truck Friday for a special preview as part of Make Music Day on June 21st. This kickoff celebration will take place from 11:00 am […]

  • NEWS: KC Parks Offering Free Swim Lessons

    Kansas City, MO Parks and Recreation is offering FREE Swim Lessons at Gorman Pool, 1101 NE 47th St. (former Vivion Road YMCA) in Anita B. Gorman Park. The FREE lessons are made possible from the Linscomb Foundation Fund, providing swimming scholarships for those living in Clay and Platte Counties. To register for FREE swim lessons call 816-350-2628. All levels […]

  • Art in the Park in Washington Square Park

    Three pieces of artwork have been installed in Washington Square Park as part of the 2019 Art in the Loop Project, a curated outdoor exhibition of temporary artworks and performances presented in three Downtown locations: the KC Streetcar, Washington Square Park, and the Kansas City Central Library. KC Parks is thrilled to again host the […]

  • Dragon Boat Slider

    NEWS: Dragon Boat Festival & Races this Saturday

    WHO Kansas City, MO Parks and Recreation The Society for Friendship with China WHAT The 15th Annual Kansas City International Dragon Boat Festival honors an ancient Chinese sporting tradition. Held as a daylong event, the festival features a fleet of boating teams competing on the water as well as a variety of live cultural performances […]