KC Parks News

  • Swope Park community blood drive hosted by Starlight Theatre to benefit local patients

    Community Blood Center (CBC) is the primary provider of blood and blood components to 70 plus hospitals and medical centers in the Greater Kansas City region. CBC will conduct a life-saving blood drive on Tuesday, April 12th, at Starlight Theatre’s Applause Club. “When individuals normally think of essential community services, they often think about fire […]

  • The Paseo Gateway Intersection Project Begins

    On April 8th, KC Parks leaders, city officials and Northeast KC stakeholders celebrated the commencement of The Paseo Gateway Intersection project with a groundbreaking. The Paseo Boulevard & Independence Avenue intersection serves as a major gateway from the north via I-29 into the City’s boulevard system. The Cliff Drive Bridge and intersection were originally constructed […]

  • Mayor Proclaims March 27th “Ms. Elise Jackson Day” in Kansas City

    Mayor Quinton Lucas recently proclaimed March 27ths as “Ms. Elise Jackson Day” in Kansas City! The day, which coincided with her 89th birthday, celebrated Ms. Jackson for years of volunteering to keep our boulevards and parkways clean for everyone. After almost 40 years, Ms. Jackson continues to clean up litter on Meyer Boulevard each week. […]

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    Mrs. Anita B. Gorman

    Mrs. Gorman was the first woman appointed to the Kansas City, Missouri Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners. We will be honoring her on Fountain Day, April 19 at the Northland Fountain. Anita Belle McPike was born in Palmyra, Missouri. Her family moved to Clay County, Missouri when she was 11 years old. She attended North Kansas […]

  • Buy Kansas City Art, Support Kansas City Parks

    Now in its third year, the “Kansas City” art exhibition at Buttonwood Art Space presents more than 150 original artworks, all featuring Kansas City themes and scenes. Each purchase benefits Kansas City Parks and Recreation with 50% of sales going directly to artists and the remaining 50% going to KC Parks! The exhibition runs April 1-June […]

  • Smiling Photo of Kids at Camp.

    The Importance of Summer Camp

    After two years of COVID-19 restrictions and limited social contact, KC Parks summer camps return to normal with enhanced activities, inclusive programming, and increased registration capacity. Give your child the opportunity to make new friends, enjoy new experiences, and reduce their screen time at KC Parks summer day camps. For the past couple of years, […]

  • Go Ape Zipline & Adventure Park Opens for the Season on March 11

    Go Ape Kansas City can’t wait to see you up in the trees this spring! Go Ape offers an outdoor experience like no other, with over 70 suspended obstacles, thrilling ziplines, and an amazing view of beautiful Swope Park. Go Ape, located at Camp Lake of the Woods in Swope Park, launched a brand-new Treetop […]

  • Kansas City Repertory Theatre Announces KCRep for All

    KC Parks partners with KC Rep to bring free world-class theatre to four community centers. Kansas City Repertory Theatre announces the launch of KCRep for All, a new community tour bringing the magic of theatre throughout Kansas City in community centers, public libraries, and senior centers. KCRep for All breaks down economic and geographic barriers […]

  • First Kansas City Team to Qualify for U.S. Figure Skating Synchronized Skating Championships

    The KC Illusion Adult Synchronized Skating Team trains at KC Parks Line Creek Ice Arena. What do teachers, digital marketers, engineers, coaches, executive assistants, social media specialists, dental hygienists, salespeople, commercial real estate account managers, personal trainers, nurses, retirees, and students all have in common? If you said they are all women – you’d be correct.  […]

  • For Sale: Holiday Reflections Quick Paint Submissions

    Original works from our recent Holiday Reflections Quick Paint Competitions at Union Station. Contact Heidi Markle for purchase details. They make great one-of-a-kind gifts for you, your friends and family!!!

  • Union Station Holiday Quick Paint a Huge Success!

    A second holiday quick paint competition will take place this Saturday afternoon. Visitors to Union Station last Friday evening got to witness 22 talented artists participating in the inaugural Holiday Quick Paint competition presented in partnership with KC Parks. The artists had 2.5 hours to complete an on-site painting capturing the magic of Union Station […]