Did a relative work for the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department (or do you just have great memories of happy hours spent cavorting in one or more Kansas City parks)? The Parks and Recreation Department Archives makes historical material available for viewing including microfilm copies of Board of Parks Commissioners Minutes and related papers; Parks and Recreation Department scrapbooks (1892-1916, 1939-1962, 1965-1969); and other departmental documents. In addition, the archives holdings include photographs and an architectural drawing collection that chronicles the history of Kansas City Parks and Boulevards that may be viewed at the Archives.
The Archives are located at 4600 E. 63rd Street Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64130-4629. Hours are 9 a.m.--4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; closed on federal holidays. It is recommended that you call before you visit: 816-513-7643 for general archival inquiries or for architectural drawing information.