KC Parks News

  • Variety KC Exploration Play Opens at the Kansas City Zoo

    Kansas City Zoo and Variety KC have partnered to bring an all-inclusive exploration area to Kansas City, making this the first all-inclusive playground of its kind at any Zoo nationwide. The playground officially opened to the public on May 4 with the help of KCZoo and Variety KC volunteers as well as Kansas City Royals […]

  • Penn Valley Park Plein Air

    Plein Air KC Begins

    KC’s Plein Air season officially began last Friday at Plein Air KC‘s kick-off reception and Nocturne Quick Paint competition at Union Station. Plein Air is a French term which means “open (in full) air”.  All paintings must be created outdoors during the festival and, at quick paint competitions, with time/location constraints. In addition to Friday’s Nocturne […]

  • Illuminated Waters to make a BIG Splash on Memorial Day weekend

    Mark your calendar for this innovative artistic experience on MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!  This unique, free, two-day water festival will combine everything we have all learned to love—a giant puppet play, food trucks from around Kansas City, interactive art, games and music. Everything will be at Theis Park right next to Brush Creek. You’ll have the […]

  • West Terrace Park is Home to Art in the Park this Summer

    The 2018 Art in the Loop Project: KC Plays!, a curated outdoor exhibition staged in partnership with the City of Kansas City, Missouri, and KC Streetcar, features 15 temporary artworks and performances along the city’s streetcar route, in West Terrace Park and at the Kansas City Public Library. The 2018 Art in the Loop Project: KC Plays! infuses the center of […]

  • LifeX: Putting the Community Back in Community Centers

    Where you are born shouldn’t affect how long you live. Unfortunately, in Kansas City and throughout the United States, it does. A few miles, a bridge over a river, the other side of train tracks, or even political boundaries — these lines can be the difference between life and death. After analyzing yearly death data, statisticians […]

  • An Apple a Day: Urban Fruit Orchard Makes its Way to Swope Park

    The landscape in Kansas City is changing. Local organizations are teaming up to grow a self-proclaimed “fruit forest” in the heart of the city.  This shovel ready project is slated for an unlikely location, Swope Park. The Giving Grove is partnering with the Kansas City Urban Farm Coop and KC Parks to plant roughly 150 […]

  • The Kansas City Museum Announces New Collaborations

    While construction is underway at the Kansas City Museum to restore and renovate Corinthian Hall, and during the exhibition design and development process for Corinthian Hall, the Kansas City Museum is piloting and advancing a number of new creative partnerships, including with the Gladstone Elementary after-school STEAM fashion program, the Gay and Lesbian Archive of […]

  • Two New Calls for Open Spaces

    Open Spaces introduces two new ways to be involved. The Expanded Field, Call for Creative Partners – Deadline:  May 1, 2018 If you have an arts or cultural event, program, or activity happening between August 25 and October 28, 2018, we invite you to submit an application for the Open Spaces Expanded Field.  We’re currently […]

  • Deadline EXTENDED to Apply for Starlight Theatre’s Vincent Legacy Scholarship

    Scholarships give ethnically diverse students in 6th, 7th and 8th grades $2,500 to pursue professional training in the performing arts.  For the 13th consecutive year, Starlight Theatre is offering a unique scholarship opportunity to qualified middle-school students in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Ethnically diverse students in grades 6, 7 and 8 have until Monday, […]

  • Road to Gold Training Camp at KC Parks Line Creek Ice Arena

    On March 10, forty ice skaters from Kansas City, St Joseph, Jefferson City, St Louis and Arkansas were coached by two time U.S. National Ladies Champion/Olympic Medalist, Gracie Gold, and two time U.S. National Pairs Champion/analyst for Ice Network, John Coughlin, at a Road to Gold Training Camp held at KC Parks Line Creek Community Center Ice Arena. […]