KC Parks News

  • KC Parks Opens Second Downtown Dog Park

    Kansas City Parks and Recreation recently opened our fifth off leash dog park, and our second downtown, in Margaret Kemp Park located at 10th & Harrison. The one-acre fenced park fills the need for a dog park on the eastern edge of downtown.  A members-only dog park on the west side of downtown, West Terrace […]

  • Busloads of volunteers beautify KC Parks Fourth of July week

    If you were out and about between the hours of 12:30-3:30 p.m. July 4-6th, there’s a good chance you spotted at least one of the dozens of busloads of volunteers cleaning up litter in parks, along trails, and on boulevards throughout Kansas City. The 1,500+ volunteers are in Kansas City attending the Challenge Conference, an […]

  • John Dillingham and Anita Gorman Recognized by City Council

    At their June 23 meeting, the KCMO City Council recognized John Dillingham and Anita Gorman with a special proclamation for their altruistic efforts in making the City of Kansas City the best it can be for all its citizens.  WHEREAS, John Dillingham, a recipient of the Outstanding Kansas Citian Award as well as the Outstanding […]

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    New playgrounds lead the list of KC Parks upgrades

    Kansas City Parks and Recreation is announcing $6.3 million in park improvements and upgrades at locations across the City, including $3.2 million for a new aquatics facility at the Southeast Community Center.   The aquatic facility will include a new pool, complete with zero-depth entry, spray features, deep area for lap swimming, swim lessons and lifeguard […]

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    Mayor’s Nights grand kick-off this Saturday

    Summer has officially arrived! Which means the start of Mayor’s Night Hoops, Mayor’s Night Kicks, Mayor’s Night Nets, and Club KC. The grand kick-off for this summer’s festivities will be on June 11 from 3-6 p.m. at the Southeast Community Center.  “Each year, I look forward to Mayor’s Night Hoops—which provides a fun, safe, and educational […]

  • Free Music Making Clinics Offered on June 21

    Harmonica and Bucket Drumming Clinics for all ages! In celebration of Make Music Kansas City on June 21, adults and children of all ages are invited to learn a few notes on a free harmonica and/or join in on an interactive drumming workshop. Space is limited; registration is free, but requested. Hohner Harmonica Experience for BeginnersTuesday, June 21, […]

  • North Troost Trail Opens

    On May 26, KC Parks and City officials celebrated the official opening of the North Troost Trail. The 10 foot wide trail is 1.2 miles long and runs adjacent to North Troost through Englewood Park from NE Vivion Road to NE Englewood Road. Thank you to Hillside Christian Church for donating their Right of Way […]

  • Make Music Kansas City Returns on June 21!

    Free Outdoor Music Making Events to be held across the city as part of Annual Global Celebration Registration is now open for the second annual city-wide Make Music Kansas City, a wild and wonderful mix of free outdoor musical events, on Tuesday, June 21. Make Music KC is part of Make Music Day, a global […]