"If bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second." - Edward Bellamy

Parks & Recreation Department


Welcome to the Leawood Parks & Recreation Department

We are a dedicated team of professionals, committed to beautifying the Cityscape and providing progressive leisure opportunities.  Please come experience the many recreational facilities, events, and classes the City of Leawood Parks & Recreation Department has to offer.

From our top notch facilities to our beautiful parks and greenways, from all of our special events to our wonderful sports programs, we hope that you find Leawood's Parks & Recreation an opportunity worth pursuing.

Please check out our program guide for many classes and activities. If you'd like to register for classes, lessons, etc. please see our on-line recreation registration.


Kids in the creek   Kids playing soccer


News & Notices
Upcoming Events

We offer 3 ways to check the status of the Leawoof Dog Park!

Click here for more Leawoof information



Truckin' It in the Park
Food Truck Festival

Saturday August 25, 5:00-9:00pm

Leawood City Park

Click here for more information

Starting Monday August 13, the tennis courts located at Leawood City Park will be closed for resurfacing.  We are anticipating the project to last until mid-October.

14th Annual
Doggie Dunk

Tuesday September 4, 5:00-7:00pm

Leawood Aquatic Center

Click here for more information


Reduced Hours for the
Leawood Aquatic Center

Due to the start of the school year, the Aquatic Center will be open the following days & times

Tuesday & Thursday - 4-7pm

Saturday, Sunday & Labor Day

Closed Monday, Wednesday &




Gezer Park

Tips for homeowners to manage the Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer Management Plan


The Bicycle - Pedestrian Master Plan
is available to view online

Click here to view the plan


Links of Interest


Parks & Recreation Newsletter

"Chipmunk Chatter" from Leawoody

Click here for the August edition!

This monthly newsletter is filled with highlights of upcoming programs and events as well as interesting and important things that may be happening within the Parks, Recreation or Cultural Programs.

Sign-Up here to receive your copy of
"Chipmunk Chatter" each month via e-mail



Inclement Weather Information


Unsure if your activity is cancelled due to inclement weather?  Call our inclement weather line (913) 982-2433 thirty minutes prior to the start of your activity.


Registration & Cancellation Policies

Click here to view our Registration & Cancellation Policies

Contact Us...


Registration & Information  (913) 663-9154
Prairie Oak Nature Center  (913) 696-7770
Leawood Aquatic Center (913) 327-3977
Ironhorse Golf Course (913) 685-4653
Inclement Weather Line (913) 982-2433


Parks & Recreation Committees


Parks & Recreation Advisory Board Ironhorse Advisory Board




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