"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



Holiday Lighting Ceremony

Monday, November 18; 6;00pm
Leawood City Hall

click here for more information

The tennis courts located at Leawood City Park are currently closed for resurfacing.  We are anticipating the project to last until mid-November

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 8

Click here for more information

All drinking fountains in the parks and along the trails are winterized.  Please take a water bottle with you when you are in the parks and on the trails to stay hydtrated.




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 November 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