KC Parks News

  • Park Rangers Survey

    We want your input! KC Parks is launching a Park Rangers program this summer. The six park rangers will patrol parks and facilities and respond to issues between 6 AM and midnight, seven days a week. Rangers will focus on education and engagement with the community, but will also have authority to write tickets as […]

  • NEWS: Kansas City Museum Foundation Announces Major Gifts and Updates for #MakingAMuseumKC

    The Kansas City Museum Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, announced today that it has received a second gift from The Sunderland Foundation in the first quarter of 2019 to support Making A Museum KC (#MakingAMuseumKC), an initiative to raise awareness and private funding for the Kansas City Museum’s expansive restoration and renovation project. The Sunderland […]

  • Art Exhibition Benefits KC Parks

    CHECK OUT A LINK TO THE ART>> The “Kansas City” exhibit First Friday opening will be held on May 3, 2019, from 6-9 p.m., at Buttonwood Art Space, 3013 Main, Kansas City, Missouri, 64108.  The gallery exhibition includes 160+ artworks by 79 local and regional artists.  All artworks will depict scenes across Kansas City, including […]

  • KC Parks Sustainability Plan

    On April 30, 2018, the City of Kansas City, Missouri’s auditor released a report assessing the Parks Department’s environmental sustainability of its natural resource management. While the auditor recognized that the Department has some sustainable practices in place, including rain gardens and protected natural remnants, the office recommended several areas of improvement. In July, the […]

  • Looking for Happiness? Go to The Park

    Whether you’re moving or not doesn’t matter: it’s the leaves and trees that do it. Walking through a sunny warm breeze after a long day at the office can feel wonderful. And if you’re in a park, even better. Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Occupational Therapy have found that spending 20 […]

  • Do you have kids under the age of 18? WE need YOUR HELP!

    We want to hear what you’ve got to say about Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation activities, camps and facilities. The first 25 qualifying respondents, who register and participate in a 1-hour focus group on April 11, will each receive a FREE KC Parks Community Center All-Access Pass, valid for one year. Call 816-446-9111 to […]

  • Take the #KCTrashtag Challenge!

    WHAT (Watch the video>>) Join KC Parks, as we challenge the residents to help clean up the city.  The harsh winter has left lots of trash and debris. WHEN Starting Tuesday, March 26th – Friday, April 5th (EXTENDED THRU Sunday, April 7th) WHERE Throughout Kansas City, Missouri in parks, trails, boulevards and fountain areas. MORE […]

  • K9 Veterans Day is March 13: See Freedom Through Their Eyes

    In observance of K9 Veterans Day on March 13, a commemorative flag will fly from dawn to dusk on the Mall of the National World War I Museum and Memorial. K9 Veterans Day honors the service and sacrifice of retired Military Working Dogs and Police K-9 Heroes. The K9 Veterans Flag is our nation’s flag re-imagined […]

  • Shoal Creek Trail Expansion Groundbreaking

    On March 8, representatives from the Cities of Gladstone and Kansas City broke ground for the next phase of the Shoal Creek Trail. The ground breaking was held at Happy Rock Park East, 7600 NE Antioch Rd., Gladstone, MO 64119.    This new section of the Shoal Creek Trail will expand the trails in Happy […]

  • Francois Chouteau Sculpture On Display in City Hall Rotunda

    View the Francois Chouteau Sculpture Video>> KC Parks, City of Fountains Foundation, City officials and artist Kwan Wu gathered in City Hall on March 6 for the ribbon cutting/installation of the Francois Chouteau sculpture. The bronze sculpture is the first of four sculptures produced by Kwan Wu that will be installed at the Chouteau Heritage […]

  • Starlight Theatre to Hold Auditions this Month for Youth Performance Troupes

    Kansas City area teens and tweens who are interested in musical theatre and performance should mark their calendars for upcoming auditions at Starlight Theatre. Students can audition in late March for Starlight’s two summer performance and training programs – the Starlight STARS and Starlight STARS of Tomorrow. Starlight STARS serves high school performers, while Starlight […]

  • KCParks Names New Deputy Directors

    Two KC Parks staff members were recently promoted to Deputy Directors for the department. They replace former Deputy Director Teresa Rynard who became the department’s Director on January 1, 2019. Roosevelt D. Lyons serves as the deputy director of operations which oversees Communications/Development, Natural Resources, and Community Services Divisions. Roosevelt began his career with the City in the […]