KC Parks News

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    Mayor’s Nights grand kick-off this Saturday

    Summer has officially arrived! Which means the start of Mayor’s Night Hoops, Mayor’s Night Kicks, Mayor’s Night Nets, and Club KC. The grand kick-off for this summer’s festivities will be on June 11 from 3-6 p.m. at the Southeast Community Center.  “Each year, I look forward to Mayor’s Night Hoops—which provides a fun, safe, and educational […]

  • Free Music Making Clinics Offered on June 21

    Harmonica and Bucket Drumming Clinics for all ages! In celebration of Make Music Kansas City on June 21, adults and children of all ages are invited to learn a few notes on a free harmonica and/or join in on an interactive drumming workshop. Space is limited; registration is free, but requested. Hohner Harmonica Experience for BeginnersTuesday, June 21, […]

  • North Troost Trail Opens

    On May 26, KC Parks and City officials celebrated the official opening of the North Troost Trail. The 10 foot wide trail is 1.2 miles long and runs adjacent to North Troost through Englewood Park from NE Vivion Road to NE Englewood Road. Thank you to Hillside Christian Church for donating their Right of Way […]

  • Make Music Kansas City Returns on June 21!

    Free Outdoor Music Making Events to be held across the city as part of Annual Global Celebration Registration is now open for the second annual city-wide Make Music Kansas City, a wild and wonderful mix of free outdoor musical events, on Tuesday, June 21. Make Music KC is part of Make Music Day, a global […]

  • KC Current, Target, KC Parks, and U.S. Soccer Foundation Officially Announce Sit of New Mini-Pitch Coming to Ashland Square Park

    On May 9, KC Current, Target, KC Parks, and the U.S. Soccer Foundation announced the site of a new mini-pitch coming to Ashland Square Park. The organizations have teamed up to transform an under-utilized space into a brand-new, state-of-the-art mini-pitch. U.S. Women’s National Team and KC Current players Adrianna Franch, Sam Mewis, and Lynn Williams […]

  • Arbor Day 2022 in Loose Park

    Two trees were planted in Loose Park’s Stanley R. McLane Arboretum during the annual Arbor Day celebration on April 23. A Tulip Tree was planted in honor of former KC Parks Director Mark L. McHenry and an Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry tree in memory of Harold and Mary Chaney.   Mark L. McHenryFrom the spring of 1974 […]

  • KC Parks Leads Earth Day Cleanup Efforts

    On Earth Day, April 22, 2022, KC Parks in coordination with other City Departments engaged in The Great Kansas City Cleanup. More than 500 volunteers participated in 25 parks and boulevard cleanups throughout the City in celebration of Earth Day. In total, volunteers served more than 1,200 hours, collected 5,000 pounds of litter, recycled 200 […]

  • Maplewoods Parkway Ribbon Cutting

    On April 26, KC Parks and City officials gathered for a ribbon cutting celebrating the completion of the Maplewoods Parkway project! Two and half years ago, Maplewoods Parkway from NE 96th Street to Ann Garney Park was still a narrow and hilly street. At that time, this corridor had high accident rate, there were no […]

  • New work of public art for Maplewoods Parkway

    View the artwork at a ribbon cutting for Maplewoods Parkway on April 26. Kansas City-based artist Beth Nybeck has installed Dream Swept, a new work of public art for Kansas City’s Northland, in the Shoal Creek Parkway and Maplewoods Parkway roundabout. The City of Kansas City, Missouri One Percent for Art program and the Parks […]

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    Garment District Grooves Series Begins April 20!

    The free, monthly lunchtime concerts run through October in Garment District Place. Join us for concerts on the third Wednesday of the month, April-October, in this quaint downtown park, located at 8th & Broadway. Each event features a live band and a food truck. You can purchase from the food truck or bring your own […]