KC Parks News

  • {NEWS} KC Parks Opens Area’s First Wheelchair Softball Field in Pleasant Valley Park

    WHO: Kansas City, MO Parks and Recreation Midwest Adaptive Sports Kansas City Royals Wheelchair Softball Club WHAT: A ribbon cutting ceremony and official first pitch for the newly completed adaptive softball field followed by wheelchair softball games. WHERE: Pleasant Valley Road Athletic Complex, 6401 N.E. Pleasant Valley Road WHEN:  Saturday, July 11 at 9 a.m. MORE: […]

  • Swope Park Community Blood Drive: July 16

    Due to the coronavirus pandemic, local blood supply remains at dangerously low levels. KANSAS CITY, Mo. – As regions have reopened and hospitals have resumed elective surgeries, Community Blood Center (CBC) has issued an urgent call for healthy blood donors. The need for blood has rebounded to pre-COVID-19 levels, but the blood supply is dangerously […]

  • Community Invited to Help KC Parks Cleanup with Booms to Brooms Initiative

    WHO: Kansas City, MO Parks and Recreation KC Parks and Recreation Ambassadors WHAT: Encouraging residents join us in local parks as we clean up fireworks debris and other litter from the holiday weekend. WHERE: Choose the park nearest you, or help out at one of these booming parks. North: Pleasant Valley Park, Hidden Valley Park, […]

  • “America Day” Baseball Game Celebrates Sister Cities: Tainan and Kansas City

    KC Parks is excited to announce the 2020 Tainan Sister City Committee has organized an upcoming baseball event to help promote the sister-city relationship with Kansas City. Tainan and Kansas City have been sister cities since 1978 and both have professional baseball teams with lions as their mascot. The game is named “America Day”. WHO: Tainan City Lions […]

  • KC Parks Board Unanimously Votes to Remove J.C. Nichols Name

    June 30, 2020 . . .  Today the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners took bold and decisive action voting unanimously to remove the name J.C. Nichols from the fountain and parkway located within and adjacent to Mill Creek Park. This accomplishment serves as a catalyst for change and KC Parks remains determined to live […]

  • We Are Parks and Recreation at KC Parks

    This July, join KC Parks for Park and Recreation Month, as we celebrate the selfless, passionate and essential work of park and recreation professionals who are providing services that are vital to a healthy community. KC Parks is celebrating Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), by inviting […]

  • I AM NOT 4 SALE: Case Park on June 27 8:01 PM

    Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey’s Tyrone Aiken explores ideas surrounding the commodification of Black and Brown bodies in his newest dance I am Not 4 Sale Case Park, 905 Jefferson Saturday, June 27 8:01 PM Choreography, Tyrone Aiken, Artist: Tyrone Aiken, Winston Dynamite Brown, Latra Wilson Program – Section 1 – Just a Package… leave me […]

  • KC Parks Schedules Engagement Sessions

    The City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Board of Commissioners has scheduled the following community engagement sessions to hear from residents concerning removing the name J.C. Nichols Fountain and J.C. Nichols Parkway. Thursday, June 18, 2020 6 p.m. Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, 3700 Blue Parkway   **THIS WILL BE BROADCAST LIVE ON CHANNEL […]

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    KC Parks Requests Community Input

    Today, the City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Board Commissioner Chris Goode presented a letter to the KC Parks Board. Commissioner Goode requests the renaming of the J.C. Nichols Fountain located in Mill Creek Park. He also requested the renaming of J.C. Nichols Parkway. In response to Commissioner Goode’s request, and as required pursuant to longstanding Parks […]

  • Kansas City Public Library Brings Summer Reading to City Parks

    In an effort to bring continued summer learning to more families, the Kansas City Public Library is partnering with Kansas City Parks and Recreation for “Pop In at the Park” starting the week of June 8. This is part of the Library’s continued effort to reach our community while our physical locations remain closed during […]