News From KC Parks

KC Parks Making it Easier to Social Distance


Kansas City, Missouri- KC Parks and Recreation is working with the KCMO Health Department and the Mayor’s office to provide safe, fun and beautiful spaces for Kansas City to exercise during the City stay-at-home order.  KC Parks is closing roads to vehicle traffic in Swope Park (East Meyer Boulevard and Swope Parkway) and Blue Valley Park (2301 Topping Avenue) today to provide extra opportunities for people to get out and exercise, while still social distancing.  Barricades are going up today to close roads in both parks, creating great, wide open spaces to enjoy the outdoors.

Link to Swope Park Open Streets Map>>
Link to Blue Valley Open Streets Map>>

KC Parks is also encouraging everyone to help with social distancing, by walking counterclockwise on all loop trails.  This should help with keeping six feet apart while enjoying KC Parks trails.

KC Parks is also encouraging everyone to help with overcrowding at some of our most popular parks, by checking out any of our other 221 parks or more than 130 miles of trails.

KC Parks is encouraging everyone to follow KCMO Health Department and CDC guidelines while in our parks:

  • Keep 6’ distance between individuals at all times.
  • No large groups-10 or less only.
  • Wash hands before and after attending a park or walking on a trail.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Stay home if you feel sick and avoid contact with those who are sick.
  • Cover your mouth/nose when coughing or sneezing.

Video opportunity to get crews setting up barricades at Swope Park:
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.
Swope Park-Main Entrance, East Meyer Boulevard and Swope Parkway
Kansas City, MO  64130
For more information, contact:  Leslie Alford, 816-739-2023     


Kansas City Parks and Recreation Mission
To improve the quality of life, health and wellness of our community
by providing socially equitable, community-driven programming and environmentally sound natural resource management.
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