City Park(ed)

By | Dead-Blog

City Park(ed)

Friday, September 17 5:00-8:00pm

Food Truck meets Touch-a-Truck Event!


Fuel up at food trucks and get an up close look at the vehicles that help the City of Leawood run!

Music provided by a DJ ad quiet hour hosted for the first hour before we rev up the evening with lights, sirens and other equipment.  The Leawood Parks, Public Works, Fire and Police departments look forward to showing you their cool rides!

Call (913) 663-9153 for more information

4th of July

By | Dead-Blog

2022 July 4th Celebration

Monday, July 4 - 6:00-9:30pm

Leawood City Park
10601 Lee Boulevard

Featuring Live Music by

Leawood City Park will be the site for a variety of new and traditional family festivities.  Enjoy some great entertainment and a variety of food vendors.  Parking will not be available in City Park.  There will be free parking along Tomahawk Creek Parkway and free shuttle buses will be available for transportation to and from City Park.  Handicap parking will be available in the park with the display of Handicap Accessible tags or placards

FREE Admission

City Park will be closed to all vehicles on Thursday, July 4. For information on how to get to the park, please see the sections below.

Please do not walk in the road on the east bound / west bound portion of Lee Boulevard.
The trail along east bound / west bound Lee Boulevard is still closed at this time
for construction of the Wastewater Treatment Plant

Park and take the shuttle bus

Free shuttle buses will be running from the parking lot of American Academy of Family Physicians and the Leawood Justice Center to City Park starting at 10:00am.

Handicap parking will be available in City Park.  Must have license plate or placard for admission into the park.

Bus service will be suspended at 9:30pm and will resume following the fireworks display.

Look for the July 4th parking signs along Tomahawk Creek Parkway

Two shuttle stops will be located in the following parking lots

  • American Academy of Family Physicians – 11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway
  • Leawood Justice Center – 4201 Town Center Drive

Park and walk

Are you considering walking to the park?

Grab your walking shoes, flashlight, wagon and go!

Look for the Park & Walk Signs and park in the North Lake Parking lot (located on the east side of Tomahawk Creek Parkway).  Skip the shuttle line at the end of the night! We will have solar lighting guiding you along the trail to College Boulevard.  Be sure to bring a flashlight for a little extra lighting as you walk along the trail to your vehicle.  Reflective signage will point the way!



Schedule of Events

6:00-9:00pm – Food Vendors, Giant Slide, Inflatables, Rock Wall and Trampoline

6:30-7:00pm – Mad Science Stage Show

6:00-8:00pm – Balloon Artists

7:30-9:30pm – Musical Entertainment by

9:45pm – Fireworks

Food Vendors

  • KC Koshary
  • Butterfluff Popcorn
  • Kona Ice
  • Between 2 Buns
  • One More Scoop

National Trails Day

By | Dead-Blog

National Trails Day

Saturday, June 5 - 10:00am-4:30pm

Join the Leawood Parks & Recreation Department to celebrate National Trails Day!

Explore the trails in Ironwoods Park and see how many animals you can spot along the trail.
Stop by the Prairie Oak Nature Center and pick up your map of the park.

The event is FREE!

For more information, call (913) 696-7771

Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebrations at Ironwoods Park

By | Dead-Blog

Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebrations

Friday, April 23 - Ironwoods Park

Thursday, April 22nd is Earth Day and Friday the 23rd is Arbor Day!  Help us celebrate both events on Friday, April 23rd from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at the Prairie Oak Nature Center in Ironwoods Park (look for the building with the large squirrel on top)! 

Family friendly activities will be available, with an emphasis on the “Five R’s — Reducing, Reusing, Repurposing, Recycling, and Rotting”, as well as celebrating and encouraging the sustainability of our Wildlife Pollinators, and Green Energy Practices.

We will again have “starter” trees available beginning the 23rd, free to any family wishing to plant them at home.  These are available until the supply is exhausted.

The Nature Center is committed to educating all visitors about our environment and will continue to be a resource for the citizens of Leawood and the surrounding communities.

Sidewalk Santa

By | Dead-Blog

Sidewalk Santa

Saturday, December 5

Three sessions to choose from!

Stop by City Hall and give Santa your wish list! On Saturday, December 5, we will be hosting our first ever Sidewalk Santa event at Leawood City Hall. This will be a drive-through event and all participants will remain in their vehicles. Each participant will receive a letter template to complete to give to Santa along with a ticket to redeem for a goody bag with a craft and treats.

Fee: $7 / Leawood Resident Discounted Fee: $5

Registration deadline is Monday, November 23.

For more information: 913.663.9158

Christmas Tree Recycling

By | Dead-Blog

Christmas Tree Recycling

December 26 - January 17

Christmas Tree drop off rules:

  • Trees must be free of all decorations, lights and stands
  • Christmas trees only – no leaves, grass clippings or other yard waste
  • Please remove trees from plastic bags and discard bags in trash

Tree drop off is available in the following locations:

Leawood City Park, parking lot south of the Aquatic Center

Tomahawk Park, parking lot west of the soccer fields in the northeast quadrant of 119th Street & Tomahawk Creek Parkway

Ironwoods Park, north parking lot, east of the playground area

Doggie Dunk

By | Dead-Blog

Doggie Dunk

Monday, August 16 - 5:00-7:00pm

Leawood Aquatic Center
10601 Lee Boulevard

The last swim of the season goes to the dogs!
Bring your dog to the Leawood Aquatic Center for a cool swim

Each dog is required to be pre-registered

Fee:  $3 per dog

Register online at

For everyone’s safety, humans are not allowed to enter the pool during this event

In case of inclement weather, please call 913.982.2433

2020 July 4th Celebration – Cancelled

By | Dead-Blog

The City of Leawood has made the difficult decision to
cancel the“Celebration in the Park” on July 4th this year.

While not an easy decision it was deemed best not to have a large gathering in the park.

Stay tuned for any upcoming City Celebrations in the future months!