Rediscover Parkwood Park with a Free Swim & New Playground Build

Published on August 03, 2023

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Join us twice this month for some exciting activities in the Historic Northeast

The Unified Government Parks and Recreation Department and community partners Kaboom, Vibrant Health, and Carmax Cares will host a three-day playground building event and ribbon-cutting ceremony starting August 15 –17, 2023 for the playground at Parkwood Park (952 Quindaro Blvd., Kansas City, KS, 66101). Community members, companies, nonprofits, and others are invited to sign-up to volunteer to make this new playground a reality.

The UG Parks and Recreation Department has been diligently working to provide park renovations and create play spaces and this will be the fourth new playground in summer 2023. Through this generous collaborative partnership, residents and visitors of the area will be able to enjoy this newly community designed renovated play space for many years.

“We are extremely excited to see the new renovations come to Parkwood Park,” said Parks and Recreation Director, Angel Ferrara. “This new play space will provide an improved experience for park users.  We appreciate the partnership efforts with Kaboom, CarMax, and Vibrant Health making this possible for the community.”

Community members, local businesses and organizations are invited to join this community effort by registering to volunteer and spread the word about this building project. A total of 200 volunteers, age 14 and up, are needed at all skill levels and abilities to make this build event a success.

Register to Volunteer: Parkwood Park Build Day - (Registration Link)

On Thursday, August 17th community members, along with the media are invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony for Parkwood Park to celebrate the completion of the renovations. There will be representatives from all community partners as well as Unified Government elected officials and leadership.

Playground Build Dates & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

  • Tuesday, August 15, 2023 (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, August 16, 2023 (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
  • Thursday, August 17, 2023 (8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony – Thursday, August 17 @ 2:30 p.m.

Sheriff’s Day at the Pool Community Event – Parkwood Pool

This Saturday, August 5, 2023, from noon to 4pm, marks the last Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Day at the Pool for the 2023 summer season hosted by Sheriff Daniel Soptic. The first 200 guests will receive FREE admission to Parkwood Pool (950 Quindaro Blvd., KCK 66101) to cool off in the summer heat. Guests can expect free food and drinks, great music, and the opportunity to engage with the Wyandotte County Sheriff’s Office and members of the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department.

During this event, Parks and Recreation representatives will be available to provide information on how to register for the upcoming Parkwood Park build event starting on Aug. 15.

For more information about the Parkwood Park Building event and Sheriff’s Day at the Pool, please visit

Pool Season Comes to an End on August 13

Parkwood Pool will finish up the 2023 Summer Season on Sunday, August 13.