KC Parks News

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    KC Parks Community Centers Offer Virtual Learning Sites to KCPS Students

    KC Parks is partnering with Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kansas City and Camp Fire to offer Virtual Learning Sites FREE for students enrolled in Kindergarten-6th grade in the Kansas City Public School System. These NEW Virtual Learning Sites will offer KCPS students a place to do Virtual School, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3:15.p.m. for structural […]

  • Summer Camp Extended Through August 28

    Tess Bogart is new to Kansas City Parks and Recreation summer camp, but the soon-to-be fourth grader had already formed some impressions during her short time at the Kansas City North Community Center. “The snacks are pretty good,” she said, as she talked with her friend, Braden Emmett, 10, towards the end of the camp […]

  • Club KC Provides Safe Summer Outlet for Youth

    It was more than an hour before the D.J. was set to begin, but Belleview Avenue on the West Side of Kansas City, Missouri, was already alive with youngsters hanging in groups, shooting hoops, playing soccer, and lining up at the concession stand. After five months of COVID-19 restrictions, the kids and their parents were […]

  • Sister City Tainan, Taiwan to Donate PPE to Truman Medical Center

    KC Parks is excited to announce our Sister City Tainan, Taiwan plans to make another important donation of PPE to Truman Medical Center, 2301 Holmes Road, on Thursday, August 6 at 8:30 a.m. Kansas City’s Sister City Committee is very thankful for the 5,800 medical use surgical masks and 300 protective goggles that will be donated […]

  • KC Parks Community Centers to Offer Notary Services

    STARTING AUGUST 17: KC Parks Community Centers are will be offering FREE Notary service to Kansas City, Missouri residents. There are Certified Staff at ALL  KC Parks Community Centers ready to help residents get their absentee ballots notarized. This FREE service will be available Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-Noon and 3-5 p.m. at ALL ten KC Parks Community Centers […]

  • Covid-19 Impacts KC Parks Staff and Operations

    The City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department is feeling the impact of Covid-19 in many ways. Our parks are being utilized in an unprecedented capacity at this time, which is awesome, KC Parks has more than 12,000 acres of green space, but with the extra traffic, comes extra trash and our crews […]

  • Urban Land Institute Urges the City of Kansas, City, Missouri, to Bring Equity to the Park System by Establishing a Conservancy and Listening to the Community

    Kansas City, Missouri, can begin to heal the wounds of racial division by establishing a more equitable process for parks and recreation investment through a new parks conservancy and listening to the broad-based needs of the community, according to a report released this week by the Urban Land Institute. ULI is a global, multidisciplinary real […]

  • {NEWS} Harrington Memorial Marker to be Removed and Replaced

    Kansas City Parks and Recreation was devastated with the recent hate demonstrated in the attempted destruction of the Levi Harrington historical marker. This was more than an act of vandalism; it was an intentional attempt to eliminate a very important piece of our history. In our attempt to demonstrate that this hate and disrespect would […]

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    {NEWS} KC Parks Offering PopUP Recreation 912 for Youth

    KC Parks started something new this summer, PopUp Recreation 912, to help children have fun in our parks. PopUp Recreation 912 is a FREE program for children 9-12 years old from 9am-Noon, Monday-Friday. KC Parks Community Center staff provide crafts, snacks, games and many activities during PopUp Recreation 912. Currently the program is being offered at two parks […]

  • {NEWS} Two KC Parks Pools Open Today with Limited Capacity

    The Kansas City, MO Parks and Recreation Department announces that two public pools will be opening for recreational swimming beginning on Monday, July 13, 2020. The Gorman Pool, 1101 NE 47th Street, and Grove Pool,Truman Road and Benton Boulevard, will open today at Noon. Both pools will be open seven days a week and offer three two-hour sessions daily. The admission fee is […]

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    Mayor’s Nights Programs Start Friday, July 10!

    The City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation kick off Mayor’s Nights Programs starting Friday, July 10.  This year, there are multiple locations and diverse opportunities for youth from 11 to 18 years old.  The cost is $5 per participant per activity location and covers the whole summer. Mayor’s Night Hoops and Night Kicks […]