Parks and Recreation

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North Kansas City Parks and Recreation takes the health, safety, and welfare of our patrons and staff serious. We are taking a conservative approach to reopening our park systems during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Additional information on what services or amenities are open or available can be found on those designated pages.  We thank you for your patience and understanding and know that we consider you family.  The Parks and Recreation Board and Staff want to ensure we do what we can to keep you safe to the best of our abilities by following guidelines from County, State and National level.

North Kansas City Parks and Recreation Board is following the Universal Precautions and Basic "must do" guidelines provided by Clay County Health Department during the Reopening Phases. These "must do" guidelines are what the Park Board is using to evaluate when Dagg Park spray ground and all playgrounds can be opened to the community, and when we can begin to serve our senior adult population at the Parks and Recreation Center.

- Our citizens should wear masks/face coverings whenever they are out in the community. They must also continue to wash hands frequently, refrain from touching their faces, and continue to practice staying 6 feet away from others. 

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The Park Department developed Facebook page (“Recreation Round-Up” @NorthKansasCityParksandRecreationthat includes suggested activities to engage our patrons and their families in creative, educational, and artistic activities. Posts will be made Monday through Friday at 11:00 a.m.

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Note from the Director

Kelli Votypka, DirectorThe beginning of 2020 has been a difficult time for our nation and community. With social distancing requirements in place, we
are all experiencing a lack of recreational activities and programs and limited social interactions. To lift your spirits and keep you engaged, North Kansas City Parks and Recreation has developed our Recreation Round-Up. Every day, Monday through Friday, at 11 a.m., we share something on our Facebook page. Each day has a different theme, including arts, crafts, nature, storytimes
and sometimes even live feeds of national parks. This online recreational service is a safe and easy way for us to connect with you during social distancing. Recreation Round-Up assists individuals and families in finding an outlet to be creative, have fun in your home or yard, and let your mind wander. We believe our new online program is an essential service for our community’s well-being during this worldwide crisis, and we hope you will join us in participating in these activities throughout the summer while our
community and country gradually reopen.

In addition to Recreation Round-Up, we invite you to celebrate Parks to Kids Day with us virtually on May 16. The National Parks Trust started Kids to Parks Day in 2011 to engage kids in a day of outdoor exploration at parks and public lands across the country. This year, we’re flipping
the experience and bringing the parks to you through social media. See the purple box below for our Facebook page information.

We hope you’ll join us for these distance experiences to get through these unusual times, and we look forward to seeing you in our parks, classes and events when we can gather again.
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City Hall
2010 Howell St
North Kansas City, MO 64116

Phone 816-274-6000

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8am to 5pm

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