KC Parks News

  • Make Music Kansas City debuts on June 21st!

    Kansas City joins in the global celebration of free music events. ENTIRE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS>> Make Music Kansas City, a wild and wonderful mix of free musical events, will make its debut on Monday, June 21. Make Music Day is a celebration of music held around the world on the same day in more than 1,000 […]

  • Kansas City named 2021 All-America City award winner

    KCMO recognized for work to build equity and increase resident engagement Kansas City is the City of Fountains in the heart of the nation, but now the City can add another title — an All-America City!  The National Civic League named Kansas City an All-America City award winner this week after the City presented three […]

  • A Note From the Director: Announcing My Retirement effective July 5, 2021

    It is with mixed emotions I announce I will be retiring as KC Parks Director effective July 5, 2021.  The City of Kansas City, Missouri is offering a retirement package and after decades of working at KC Parks, I felt it was time for me to retire.  I grew up my entire life enjoying everything […]

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    Join KC Parks for Exciting New Programs this Summer!

    The City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department is excited about three new programs and partnerships for children and teens in the community. These new programs are in addition to our traditional summer camp that is going on at seven of our locations.  STEaM Summer Camp is a partnership with aSTEaM Village for 3-6 graders […]

  • Suite Tea To Open New Glamping Village at Camp Lake of The Woods in Swope Park

    Pictured: The Chamomile Suite at Suite Tea at Watkins “C” RanchSuite Tea, the Kansas City based hospitality company known for their elevated camping suites and unique experiences, proudly announces their new partnership with Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation, making way for their second glamping village in the heart of Kansas City. With plans to […]

  • MLK Boulevard Sign Installation This Weekend

    The City of Kansas City Missouri Public Works crews will begin installing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard signs this weekend. The KC Parks Board of Commissioners voted unanimously on April 13 to rename a stretch along Brush Creek that is now Blue Parkway, Swope Parkway, and Volker Boulevard after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  In […]

  • Loose Park Rose Garden Celebrates 90 Years and Launches QR Code Program

    Kansas City Rose Society helps visitors learn more about each rose with a quick scan of their phone The Kansas City Rose Society (KCRS), celebrating 90 years of supporting the internationally acclaimed Laura Conyers Smith Municipal Rose Garden, is thrilled to announce an exciting addition to the garden. The KCRS launched a Rose Library website this […]

  • Free Music Making Clinics Offered on June 21

    Harmonica and Bucket Drumming Clinics for all ages! WHAT/WHENIn 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 join in on fun and interactive drumming workshops. Space is limited, register today. FREE Hohner Harmonica Experience for BeginnersMonday, June 21, […]

  • Fountain Day Celebration May 4 at the Delbert J. Haff Circle Fountain

    Celebrate the official start of the 2021 fountain season in the City of Fountains! Fountain Day is a Spring ritual and holiday unique to Kansas City. WHENTuesday, May 4 at 10 a.m. WHERE Delbert J. Haff Circle Fountain, Meyer Boulevard and Swope Parkway (entry to Swope Park) ABOUT DELBERT J. HAFFDelbert J. Haff (1859-1943) was a Park […]

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    Citizen Scientists invited to participate in the Greater Kansas City Nature Challenge

    Record local observations from April 30-May 3 As community science initiatives — which provide a safe way to connect people with nature and each other during the pandemic — continue to grow in popularity, this year’s sixth annual City Nature Challenge is expanding to more than 400 cities across six continents. The global event, co-organized by […]