July is National Park & Rec Month

July is Park & Rec Month

Sandlot Baseball
July 12, 2018
Grades 1-5 (Use code 163098 to register)


Come join the fun at the BVRC and play a sandlot style (pick-up) baseball game for FREE! The BVRC will provide staff on each field to help direct a fun sandlot style game. This will be a fun and relaxed environment for kids to play and enjoy the game of baseball. Bring a glove/bat and come have some fun with other kids of the same age.

 Parents feel free to drop the kids off or stay and watch. Kids can wear their summer uniform or t-shirt/shorts. All grades will play machine pitch games.

Parks & Rec Month Celebration
July 13, 2018
Activity Center (AC)
all ages with adult


Help us celebrate the month of July as National Park & Rec Month. We'll celebrate summer fun with ice cream, games, and crafts! Belfonte will be on hand serving up delicious ice cream treats and the first 100 kids get a make-and-take craft.

TAKE Self-Defense
July 14, 2018 (10:00A-12:00P)
Aubrey Bend Middle School
Females ONLY ages 12 and up

FREE (a donation is appreciated, but not mandatory)

A living legacy in honor of 19-year-old Leawood resident, Ali Kemp, who was murdered in 2002 while working at a residential area pool. The TAKE Foundation raises awareness and gives women the self-protection skills needed to avoid becoming the victim of a violent crime. Learn basic techniques that could save your life by thwarting an attack.

Pre-registration is required. Offered in partnership with the Ali Kemp Educational Foundation in cooperation with JCPRD and Leawood Parks and Rec.

Yappy Hour
July 19
Sports Complex (Fields 2-4)
All ages with adult

$5 per person (preregister using code 159017)
You and your furry friend are invited to a paw-ty! Join other dog-loving families and enjoy music, non-alcoholic drinks, and "yappetizers" for both humans and dogs. Doggie bags given to the first 30 registered families. Bring a bag of dog food to donate to Great Plains SPCA. Dogs must remain on a leash at all times.

Please bring a donation of dry dog food to benefit Great Plains SPCA.

Family Campout
7:00P on July 27 through 7:00A on July 28
Sports Complex (Fields 2-4)
All ages with participating adult

$15 per camper (preregister using code 159018)

Enjoy a fun and memorable evening caming out under the stars. This is a great event for novice campers and families who wish to become familiar with the joys of camping without venturing too far into the wilderness. Food from 2 Guys and a Grill included, as well as donuts and orange juice the next morning. Sing campfire songs with entertainer Dino O'Dell while enjoying crafts, games, prizes, and free time throughout the event. The finale for the night will be a campfire perfect for roasting marshmallows and making s'mores.

Participants must provide their own tent, sleeping bags, and camping gear. You will be required to stay within the fenced campsite area throughout the event and will be asked to speak to a staff member if you need to leave the premises. No alcohol allowed on site. Children must be supervised by a registered adult at all times. Gates are locked and supervised from 11:00P-6:00A.





Hours of Operation

Activity Center (AC)
6545 W. 151st Street

Monday - Friday: 6:00A-9:00P
Saturday: 7:00A-7:00P
Sunday: 12:00P-7:00P

Rec Center at Hilltop (RC)
7720 W. 143rd Street
Monday-Friday: 5:30A-10:00P
Saturday: 7:00A-8:00P
Sunday: 8:00A-8:00P

Sports Complex Office (SC)
9701 W. 137th Street

Monday-Friday: 8:00A-4:30P

Administrative Offices
6545 W. 151st Street

Monday-Friday: 8:00A-4:30P

Vision Statement:

"Enriching Lives, Strengthening a Spirit of Community"

Mission Statement:

"We will champion community and personal growth through dynamic lifelong recreation experiences."