KC Parks News

  • Black Repertory Theatre Takes the Stage at BRW

    On January 22, in a limited engagement, Producing Artistic Director and Founder of The Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City Damron Russel Armstrong will take the stage at the Bruce R Watkins Cultural Heritage Center as Chief Butler of the White House Alonzo Fields in Looking Over the President’s Shoulder. When Alonzo Fields accepted a […]

  • Announcing the Missouri Young Birders Club of Kansas City!

    All young birders ages 8 to 17 are invited to join the the new Missouri Young Birders Club of Kansas City. No previous experience is necessary, just a love for birds! The Kansas City chapter is one of several Missouri Young Birders Clubs (MYBC) starting up around the state, an effort spearheaded and directed by […]

  • KC Parks Employees Receive City Service Awards

    December 12, 2018. .  .This morning, KC Parks honored 44 employees for their combined 665 years of continuous service to the City of Kansas City, MO with an awards breakfast held at Union Station. Thank you and congratulations! FIVE YEAR AWARDS ADMINISTRATION Deputy Director: Teresa Rynard COMMUNITY SERVICES Recreation Services: Jordan Brown Community Centers: Robert […]

  • KC Parks Socks Make Great Holiday Gifts

    Purchase custom #KCParks #WhereKCPlays socks ($16/pair) at Parks Administration, 4600 East 63rd St. Trfwy. Then #ShowUsYourSocks by tagging @KCMOParks on social media.

  • Limited Edition KC Parks Holiday Cards Now Available

    To purchase, contact Lisa Heishman at 816-513-7519 or lisa.heishman@kcmo.org ‘Tis the Season! This year, you can make a difference while spreading holiday cheer. KC Parks is excited to share our limited-edition holiday cards. Cards come in a variety pack of 12, featuring three holiday park scenes by local artist George Lightfoot. The cost is $20 per pack […]

  • KC Parks Director Wins Individual Achievement Award from GKCAA

    On November 7, KC Parks Director Mark L. McHenry  received the Heart of Kansas City Individual Achievement Award from the Greater Kansas City Attractions Association.  McHenry, who will be retiring at the end of 2018, was honored for going the extra mile to further the goals, objectives and spirit of the tourism and hospitality industry […]

  • KC Parks Accepting Proposals for Community Center Instructors

    The City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreations is accepting sealed statement of qualifications from interested individuals, and/or agencies for instructor(s) at our Community Centers.  Proposers must include the following with their proposal to be evaluated on the following criteria: Candidates must possess the ability to demonstrate in a class style setting to teach […]

  • Director McHenry Receives Award from Southtown Council

    On October 19, KC Parks Director Mark L. McHenry  received the Southtown Foundation Award for Leadership at the 32nd Annual Southtown Awards Luncheon. McHenry, who will be retiring at the end of 2018, was honored for his 44+ years of service to Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation and for the significant role he has played […]

  • Free Annual Community Center Passes for KCMO Residents Participating in Life X

    The City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation and Public Health Department have teamed up to offer free annual community center passes, a $250 value, to KCMO residents from zip codes 64126, 64127, 64128, 64129, 64130, OR 64132. To receive one of 50 remaining passes, residents are asked to participate in “Life X,” the […]

  • Jerry Smith Toy Collection at The National Museum of Toys/Miniatures

    The namesake of Jerry Smith Park in South KC, a successful Kansas City automotive dealer and philanthropist, also owned a world-class toy collection that included planes, trains, and automobiles. The collection, Going Places, is currently displayed at The National Museum of Toys/Miniatures. About The Park Jerry Smith Park provides a southern anchor for Kansas City, MO’s park and boulevard […]