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

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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.


Soccer Camp Participants

News and Notes

Tomahawk Creek Trail Closure

The Tomahawk Creek trail will be temporarily closing from Town Center Drive (south lake parking lot) to just south of the middle lake, beginning at noon today,
December 3.  The temporary closure is necessary to conduct repairs to the south lake and to refurbish the trail and surrounding areas.

The trail will remain closed until mid-January.


Pictures from Breakfast with Santa
on December 6 are posted

Click here to see the pictures!

Holiday Camp
Ages 5-11 years
December 22-24, December 29-31, January 2
Leawood Community Center
(Lower level of Leawood City Hall)
Click here for more information


Apply for a summer job starting January 2!
Click here to apply online


Reserve a cabin at Ironwoods Park starting January 2!
Click here for more information


Reserve a picnic shelter starting January 5!
Click here for more information


The Winter Spring Program Guide is now online!
Click here to view the guide


Lego Camps
Pre-Engineering using Lego for ages 5-6 years
Engineering Challenge using Legos for ages 7-12 years
December 29-31, January 2
Click here for more information


The Bicycle - Pedestrian Master Plan
is now available to view online

Click here to view the plan


Leawood Parks & Recreation is on Facebook!
Click here to view our page and be sure to "Like" us!

Emerald Ash Borer Management Plan

Creek and Snow

Links of Interest



Parks & Recreation Newsletter

"Chipmunk Chatter" from Leawoody

Click here for the December 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. Sign up for the Leawood Link to receive text messages delivered to your phone regarding class cancellations, field closures, rain-outs, registration dates and more!


Registration & Cancellation Policies

Click here to view our Registration & Cancellation Policies

Contact Us...


Registration & Information  (913) 663-9154
Prairie Oak Nature Center  (913) 681-0902
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




City of Leawood