KC Parks News

  • KC Parks New QLID District Making a Difference

    KC Parks has created a new district, The Quality of Life Investment District – to help combat inequity within the parks system. The Quality of Life Investment District (QLID) will now manage all KC Parks within the five zip codes within the City that have the lowest life expectancy. There are a total of 38 Parks (out of 221) within the QLID.

  • NEWS: KC Parks Foundation Offering Mini-Grants to Volunteer Groups

    The Kessler Clean Parks Mini-Grants Are Designed to Help Clean up Area Parks Who: Mini-Grants are being offered for local volunteer groups. Eligible volunteer groups include but are not limited to neighborhood associations, schools, churches, youth groups, sports associations, scout troops, and clubs. Checks will only be made out to an organization, not to an […]

  • Walktober 2021

    Walktober Returns in October

    Walk, ride or run a different trail every Sunday in October! The month of October is especially ideal for exercising outside ~ the temperatures are cool and the colors are spectacular. This year, there are five Sundays which means a BONUS fifth walk! Walktober kicks-off on the campus of Rockhurst University, then travels to the […]

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    Local Conservators Help Neighbors Protect Public Art

    Training Session This Saturday Who: Volunteers who have signed up for Kansas City’s Adopt a Monument Program What: Training for volunteers on how to properly clean and help maintain sculptures and monuments Where: Stone Sculpture at 52nd and Brookside Boulevard When: Saturday, September 18th at 9am Why: To help maintain and restore Kansas City’s Public […]

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    Stolen Female Osage Sculpture Recovered and Ready to be Repaired and Restored

     GoFundMe page to help with costs Under the cover of darkness on an early August night, thieves removed the 7-foot, 400 pound Native American Osage woman sculpture from the Francois Chouteau & Native American Heritage Fountain in Kansas City’s Northland.  Within a few short days after she went missing, law enforcement, with the help of community […]

  • Chiefs MVP Mahomes Cuts Ribbon for Newest KC Parks Playground

    Chiefs MVP Cuts Ribbon for Newest KC Parks Playground!

    It’s not every day that we get an NFL MVP to attend a city event. But everyone seemed to enjoy having Patrick Mahomes cut the ribbon on August 28 at our newest playground at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. The opening celebration featured drum lines, KC Wolf, pennant flags, and confetti cannons. But, of course, […]

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Park

    Opening of the 15 and the Mahomies Playground at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park

    Opening of the 15 and the Mahomies Playground at Martin Luther King, Jr. ParkSaturday, August 28, 20212 p.m.Martin Luther King, Jr. ParkDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. & Woodland Ave.**Masks are required at this event** Join KC Parks for the official opening and celebration of a one-of-a-kind 15 and the Mahomies Playground! The first phase […]

  • Female Native American Statue Recovered

    Female Native American Statue Recovered

    Detectives have presented this case to the Clay County Prosecutor’s Office who have charged Charles Fuentes w/m 09-09-1964 with Felony (Class D) Receiving Stolen Property. He is being held on a $25,000 bond. Thank you to the public for your assistance! We are still asking if you have information regarding this case, please call the […]

  • Go Ape Treetop Journey Course Now Open at Swope Park

    Go Ape Treetop Journey Course Now Open at Swope Park

    Brand New Introductory Zipline & Ropes Course for All Ages KC Parks and Go Ape, the nation’s premier Zipline & Adventure Park company, opened a brand new addition to the already popular Treetop Adventure course and outdoor Axe Throwing range at Swope Park on August 4, 2021. The Treetop Journey course gives guests of all […]

  • KC Parks Ranks 20th in Trust for Public Land Report

    KC Parks Ranks 20th in Trust for Public Land Report

    KC Parks Noted as an Emerging Leader in Increasing Equity The City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department ranked 20th out of 100 top cities in a Trust for Public Land Report released earlier this month. KC Parks is noted as an emerging leader in increasing equity. For the first time this year, equity was added […]

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    Why Tartuffenthrope! at the Fountain?

    The play will debut at 11 a.m. on the Bluffs Stage during the Bicentennial celebration on July 24. What are the odds that the 400th birthday of the great comic playwright Molière and the 200th anniversary of the first French settlers at the confluence of the Kaw and Missouri Rivers would coincide so closely? Molière’s […]

  • Chouteau Bicentennial

    Kansas City Celebrates Missouri’s Bicentennial

    The François Chouteau & Native American Heritage Fountain is the location for a special fun-filled event to observe Missouri’s 200th Anniversary! Join our Facebook Event for all the details and updates!Everyone is invited to join KC Parks on Saturday, July 24, to celebrate Missouri’s Bicentennial at the François Chouteau & Native American Heritage Fountain in the Northland. The […]