KC Parks News

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    NEWS: Dragon Boat Festival & Races this Saturday

    WHO Kansas City, MO Parks and Recreation The Society for Friendship with China WHAT The 15th Annual Kansas City International Dragon Boat Festival honors an ancient Chinese sporting tradition. Held as a daylong event, the festival features a fleet of boating teams competing on the water as well as a variety of live cultural performances […]

  • NEWS: KC Parks Receives TRIM Grant to Develop a Tree Planting Plan

    The Forestry Operations Division of Kansas City Parks and Recreation has received a $25,000 Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). TRIM grants assist Missouri communities with the management, improvement and/or conservation of their trees and forests. The grant will be used to develop a Tree Planting Plan […]

  • Brewhouse One Series Release Party for the Parks!

    Brewhouse One Series Release + Party for the Parks Friday, May 24, 10am-6pm Tours & Rec Center Gift Shop and Beer Hall, 2534 Madison Ave. Kansas City, MO 64108 Kick off your holiday weekend with a new beers from Boulevard Brewing Co. supporting your local parks. Kansas City Parks and Recreation is partnering with Boulevard Brewing Co. […]

  • KC Parks Receives Grant for Inclusive Playground

    At the May 21 meeting of the KC Parks Board, Steve Hudson with McKee Foods presented a check in the amount of $20,000 for the inclusive playground in Hospital Hill Park. McKee Foods Corporation, through the OH! The Outdoor Happiness Movement, awarded the funds to KC Parks for the renovation of the Sybil Silkwood Nutter […]

  • Join us at Starlight’s 2019 Blue Star Awards

    After a season of hard work producing and performing top-quality musicals, Kansas City area high school students will be recognized on the Starlight Theatre stage at the 17th Annual Blue Star Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 23—and you’re invited to join in the celebration! The event is free (parking is $5), open to the public, […]

  • Arbor Day Tree Planting in Honor of George Eib

    KC Parks supporters gathered in Loose Park on May 4 to celebrate Arbor Day and honor former employee, George L. Eib, with a tree planted in his memory. A Kansas City native, George Eib (1931-2018) grew up in Swope Park where his grandfather was supervisor of Floriculture. George attended Mark Twain grade school, Southeast High […]

  • Art in the Park Artists Announced

    The Art in the Loop Foundation is pleased to announce the schedule of summer art installations and performances by local artists who were selected for “Art in the Loop Project: Make/Believe.” This year marks the sixth for the Art in the Loop Project and includes artwork based on photography, virtual and augmented reality, hip-hop, poetry, puppetry, electronic […]

  • 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 […]