KC Parks News

  • 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 […]

  • Chouteau Fountain Sculpture Unveiling March 6

    The first of four sculptures to be installed at the Chouteau Heritage Fountain will be unveiled in the Rotunda of City Hall on Wednesday, March 6 at Noon. Renowned sculptor, and Kansas City resident, Kwan Wu has been commissioned to create the magnificent, larger-than-life sculptures for the fountain. He will also be on hand for […]

  • KC Parks and Buttonwood Art Space Present “Kansas City” Exhibition & Sale

    Buttonwood Art Space and KC Parks are excited to partner for this special exhibition featuring works of Kansas City’s beautiful parks and cityscapes! The exhibition kicks-off with a May First Friday Opening Reception and will hang through June 27, 2019. Each art purchase will benefit a park in Midtown Kansas City, with 40% of net sales benefiting […]

  • Penguin Park Merchandise Now Available

    Go shopping>> Show your Penguin Park pride and support the park at the same time! Local artist Kevin Worley has partnered with KC Parks and designed some great merchandise featuring the iconic penguin, kangaroo and giraffe located at the ever-popular Northland park. Even better, a portion of sales from the merchandise will be donated to […]

  • Starlight Offers Performing Arts Scholarships

    For the 14th straight year, Starlight Theatre will award $2,500 performing arts scholarships to ethnically diverse middle school students across the metro. Qualified Kansas City students in grades 6, 7 and 8 are invited to apply by Friday, March 29, for a Vincent Legacy Scholarship. Longtime Starlight supporters and community leaders Greg and Rebecca Reid […]

  • CALL FOR ARTISTS: Art in the Park this Summer in Washington Square Park!

    CAPTION: An art installation”Slinky Ball” from 2018 Art in the Park in West Terrace Park. KC Parks is excited to host Art in the Park this summer in Washington Square Park. Art in the Park is one component of the Art in the Loop Project  whose goal is to infuse the center of Downtown Kansas City with […]

  • Kansas City Parks Values Your Opinion

    We value your opinion. Please take this brief survey to help us improve our services and offerings. Thank you for your support of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation. We invite you to complete our short, 5-minute survey to help us improve our community and program offerings in 2019. If interested, please complete the survey now, or before […]

  • Black Repertory Theatre Takes the Stage at BRW

    On January 22, in a limited engagement, Producing Artistic Director and Founder of The Black Repertory Theatre of Kansas City Damron Russel Armstrong will take the stage at the Bruce R Watkins Cultural Heritage Center as Chief Butler of the White House Alonzo Fields in Looking Over the President’s Shoulder. When Alonzo Fields accepted a […]

  • Announcing the Missouri Young Birders Club of Kansas City!

    All young birders ages 8 to 17 are invited to join the the new Missouri Young Birders Club of Kansas City. No previous experience is necessary, just a love for birds! The Kansas City chapter is one of several Missouri Young Birders Clubs (MYBC) starting up around the state, an effort spearheaded and directed by […]

  • KC Parks Employees Receive City Service Awards

    December 12, 2018. .  .This morning, KC Parks honored 44 employees for their combined 665 years of continuous service to the City of Kansas City, MO with an awards breakfast held at Union Station. Thank you and congratulations! FIVE YEAR AWARDS ADMINISTRATION Deputy Director: Teresa Rynard COMMUNITY SERVICES Recreation Services: Jordan Brown Community Centers: Robert […]

  • KC Parks Socks Make Great Holiday Gifts

    Purchase custom #KCParks #WhereKCPlays socks ($16/pair) at Parks Administration, 4600 East 63rd St. Trfwy. Then #ShowUsYourSocks by tagging @KCMOParks on social media.