National Agriculture Hall of Fame

The Parks and Recreation Department and the Agricultural Center are community partners that work together to provide various educational programs and activities to our community.

The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame, or the Ag Center as it is more commonly known, became a reality when it was issued a federal charter by an act of the 86th Congress and signed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on August 31, 1960.

This rare federal charter, an historic beginning the institution shares with organizations like the American Red Cross, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Future Farmers of America, charged the Ag Center to serve as the "national" museum of agriculture and a memorial to farming leaders. President Harry Truman’s plow is here along with more than 30,000 agricultural relics.

Parks Foundation

The Wyandotte County Parks Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides opportunities for individuals and organizations to improve the quality of life through the support of Parks & Recreation services in Wyandotte County, KS.

Founded in 1993 for the betterment of public parks in Wyandotte County, KS. The foundation is a qualified tax-exempt, Kansas non-profit corporation. The first major project sponsored by the Wyandotte County Parks Foundation has been the collaboration with the Kansas City, KS Public Schools (USD 500), the Kansas City, KS Public Library, and the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, KS to build the Mr. & Mrs. F.L. Schlagle Library, an Environmental Learning Center at Wyandotte County Lake Park.


The Foundation seeks out grants and donors for support of parks and recreation through the Parks and Recreation Department of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, KS. 

An Opportunity to make a difference!

ADA Accessible Playgrounds(PDF, 571KB)
Parks Foundation Newsletter(PDF, 747KB)


John McTaggart - President
Winnie Axe
Dana Bye
Gilbert Castro
Mike Connor
Steve Dominic
Patricia Gates
David Hurrelbrink
Bill Hutton
Mark Mohler
Jennifer Slaughter
Dan Welch


Spring Programs

Spring/Summer 2019 Programming Guide(PDF, 1MB)

  • Spring Break Fun
    • March 12-16, Monday- Friday
    • Spring Break Fun Flyer(JPG, 453KB)
    • Pre-registration required
      • 8:00am-11:00am (first session)
      • 11:00 am-2:00pm (second session)
      • 2:00pm-5:00pm (third session)

Summer Programs

  • Summer Programs
    • Locations: Eisenhower, Bethany, Beatrice Lee, and Piper
    • June 4th- July 20th, Mondays-Fridays 8:00am-5:00pm
    • Ages 5-12
    • Registration opens April 1st
    • Summer Camp Flyer(JPG, 457KB)
  • Lego Camp
  • Movie in the Park
    • Dates and Location TBD

Fall Programs