NKC Parks & Recreation Fall 2021 Enrichment Catalog

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ENRICHMENT

FALL BREEZE &

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Autumn Leaves

Bridging Lives, Enriching Families


NKC Parks & Recreation MISSION STATEMENT The North Kansas City Parks and Recreation Board is committed to providing the residents and business community of North Kansas City with the best possible environment for family recreation and leisure time enjoyment.

VARIETY

We are committed to providing a wide variety of leisure facilities and services.

FOR ALL

We are committed to promoting organized recreational and social programs for all ages.

ENCOURAGE

We are committed to encouraging public utilization of park facilities. We will cooperate with civic or recreational groups to maximize this commitment.

ADDRESS MAINTAIN

We are committed to maintaining our park facilities in the best possible condition.

1201 Clark Ferguson Drive North Kansas City, MO 64116 816.300.0545 www.nkc.org

COMMUNICATE

We are committed to keeping the public informed of plans and activities and to respond to users’ suggestions and criticisms.

ADVANCE

We are committed to a continuous program of upgrading and expanding programs and facilities as funds permit. Our picnic facilities, walking trail, tennis courts, ball fields and playgrounds are some of the most popular facilities of their kind in the Northland.

PARKS & RECREATION CENTER CLOSED Labor Day Monday, September 6 Thanksgiving Thursday and Friday, November 25 & 26 Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Friday and Saturday, December 24 & 25 New Years Eve & New Years Day Friday and Saturday, December 30 & 31

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STAFF AND BOARD OF DIRECTORS STAFF

PARK BOARD

Victoria Ressler, Director

Roberta Larsen, President Ken Karnes, Vice President David Taylor, Secretary Adam DeGonia, Treasurer Liz Ryan Carol Sivils Kath Stanley Valerie Swearingen Joann Wile

Cheryl Martin, Recreation Manager John Alas, Park Foreman Coti Meier, Marketing and Events Coordinator Kevin Cole, Alita Sledz, Dino Varela, Earl Beatty, Park Maintenance Marcia Hansen, Maliyah Shelton, Administrative Assistant Tim Myers, Facility Coordinator


TABLE OF CONTENTS A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTOR What a fantastic summer we have had with our outdoor events and sports programs. In June we hosted our 5th Annual Arts in the Park, the splash pad at Dagg Park was able to open for the Summer to accommodate families on hot days, and this year’s concert series have had great music and wonderful turnouts. After a long cold Winter, we were all glad to be outside and to see each other once again. The renovation of Diamond One is underway and should be completed early Spring, in time for baseball practice! The renovation will include synthetic turf, press box, field storage building, 12’ chain link fencing, and CMU dugout walls. Wheel Park is slated for an overlay this Fall to address wear and tear. With the new fiscal year around the corner, the tennis courts lights will be replaced with LEDs and the baseball and Wick Restrooms will be getting a bit of a facelift. We have many exciting events coming up: Howl-OWeen at Waggin’ Trail on October 9th, Spooky Snake Saturday Costume Contest on October 23rd, Ladies’ Night Out on November 5th, Mayor’s Tree Lighting on November 19th, and Mistletowne Market on November 20th & 21st. We look forward to serving you!

Victoria Ressler

See page 5 for more information!

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YOUTH PROGRAMS ADULT PROGRAMS EVENTS PARKS RENTAL INFORMATION

Instructor Spotlight: Ms. Heather Ms. Heather has been teaching for North Kansas City Parks and Recreation for 6 years. She teaches Art and Cooking for both children and adults. Heather believes in teaching art in a way that is fun, informative and invites the participants to explore in thier own way. For cooking, she believes in teaching world cuisine with an emphasis on putting your heart into what you cook and how you cook. She also had helped in the creation and running of the Arts in the Park Festival and Mistletowne Market. Outside of teaching, Ms. Heather is an urban farmer along with her spouse and daughters. You’ll find chickens, pumpkins, squash, tomatoes, peppers, and blackberries in thier small farm. She also has her holistic office in Missouri with her best friend. Heather always says “Everyday we get a beautiful chance to embrace joy and love. When you choose love above all things, it will change not only the food you eat, the work you do, but how you expierence the smallest things in life.”

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Youth Programs ART CLASSES

ART AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

ACRYLIC PAINTING

Monday, September 13, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Want to turn your art into a business? Get ready for some crafting and Business 101 to prepare for your very own items to be sold at Mistletowne Market on November 20-21! Wednesday classes will be split between work time for your art and instruction on the business side and the Saturday class will be the opportunity to touch base and prepare for the vendor table at Mistletowne Market. Artistic experience and passion will be required to be successful. Only 4 spots available.

FLOAM MAKING

Activity #302016 Fee: $20

7-16 | Ms. Heather

Activity #302001 Fee: $20

Ages 10-16 | Sarah Morefield and GK Callahan

Come and learn how to paint! All students will practice skills and then complete a painting from their imagination. Parents - please have your children dress in clothes they can get paint on. Register by September 8

5-12 | Ms. Heather

5-16 | Ms. Heather

Monday, September 27, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Register by September 22

Children will make crafts to give as gifts over the holiday season while parents shop at Mistletowne Market kid-free. Children will make 3 crafts, a personalized mug, bookmark, and ornament, and will have the option to gift wrap them.

Fee: $15 per session

5-12 | Ms. Heather

We will be painting funny face pumpkins! Come and get creative!

Monday, October 11, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Register by Oct 6

PASTELS FOR FALL 7-16 | Ms. Heather

Come and learn how to use oil pastels in this fun class just in time for fall! Go on a nature walk (weather permitting) then recreate a scene of leaves you collected using oil pastels.

Session 1: 11 am – 12 pm Session 2: 12 pm – 1 pm Session 3: 1 pm – 2 pm Session 4: 2 pm – 3 pm

Sunday, November 21

Session 1: 11 am – 12 pm Session 2: 12 pm – 1 pm Session 3: 1 pm – 2 pm Session 4: 2 pm – 3 pm

Come experiment! Learn science and art while creating your own lava lamp!

Monday, Nov 22, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

PAINT MY PET

PRESENT MAKING

Register by

7-16 | Ms. Heather

5-12 | Ms. Heather

Monday, November 8, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Activity #302007 Fee: $20

Learn how to paint your pet or your favorite animal using acrylics! Students will bring home a finished piece. Please submit photo of your animal to dmeier@nkc.org by November 1 in order to have canvas ready to paint at class. Activity #302005 Fee: $20

Register by November 3

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Activity # 302015-01 Activity # 302015-02 Activity # 302015-03 Activity # 302015-04

5-12 | Ms. Heather

Activity #302006 November 3 Fee: $15

Register by October 20

Activity #302014-01 Activity #302014-02 Activity #302014-03 Activity #302014-04

MAKE YOUR OWN LAVA LAMP

Monday, October 25, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Activity #302004 Fee: $20

Register by November 12

Saturday, November 20

PAINTED PUMPKINS

Activity #3020013 Fee: $20

Register by October 6

MISTLETOWNE MARKET GIFT MAKING

Come and learn how to make floam! It’s like slime, but with textures! We will look at chemical reactions then make floam and play! Activity #302002 Fee: $15

Wednesdays, October 13, 20, & 27, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm and Saturday, November 13 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come and make a gift for your family member! You will even get to wrap them! Decorated coffee mug and refrigerator magnets.

Monday, December 6, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Register by December 1


Dates are subject to change based on new facts or changes of circumstances regarding the COVID-19 virus.

INSTRUCTIONAL SPORTS

COOKIES AND CANVAS 5-12 | Ms. Heather

Paint a cute holiday scene and decorate cookies.

Tuesday, December 21, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Activity #302008 Fee: $20

Register by Dec 16

BAKING CLASSES EXPLORE 4-H: LET’S GET COOKING! Ages 8-18 | Sarah Morefield

Come hungry! We will make dinner and dessert together and learn a little about what the 4-H program is while we enjoy all our hard work. Skills will include everything from food safety to measuring and knife skills as we prepare Chicken Fajita Tacos and homemade Churros!

Thursday, October 7, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Activity #302017 Fee: Free

Register by October 2

BEGINNING CHEERLEADING

Ages 6-9 & 10-13 | Chloe Koch Students will learn cheer routines and be able to perform the routine for parents at the end of the 4 weeks. Sessions will focus on learning cheers, basic form, and techniques. Students will receive a set of pom poms.

FALL BAKING

Fee: $40 per session

Learn how to bake pumpkin chocolate bread, a cobbler and puff pastry!

Ages 6-9: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm Activity #302012-01 Register by September 11

6-15 | Ms. Heather

Thursday, October 14, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Activity #302009 Fee: $20

Register by October 9

CHOCOLATE MAKING

Session 1: Saturday, September 18-October 9

Session 2: Saturday, October 23- November 13

Ages 6-9: 10:00 am - 11:00 am Activity #302013-01 Ages 10-13: 11:15 am - 12:15 pm Activity #302013-02 Register by October 16

6-15 | Ms. Heather

Learn how to make chocolates, chocolate covered gummy bears, and chocolate bags with mousse!

Thursday, November 11, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Activity #302010 Fee: $20

Register by Nov 6

HOLIDAY COOKIE BAKING

6-15 | Ms. Heather

Learn how to bake 4 kinds of cookies - Italian Christmas cookies, decorated sugar cookies, berry cookies and German Christmas cookies!

Thursday, December 9, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Activity #302011 Fee: $20

Register by December 4

REGISTER FOR A CLASS TODAY! To register, go to www.nkc.org > Departments > Parks and Recreation or call 816-300-0545. You can sign up and make payments over the phone or visit the Parks & Recreation Center, Monday – Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm at 1201 Clark Ferguson Drive.

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Adult Programs MAKER CLASSES

PARENT & CHILD COOKING NIGHT

CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY/FALL STAMP-A-STACK GREETING CARDS

A great way to bond as you and your child prepare a few pastries together! From Cookies to scones, a night full of baking!

Ages 16+ | Judy Meier

Create and take home 14 cards using precut cardstock, printed paper, embellishments, and stamps. Choose a color coordinating kit of either Christmas, Holiday, or Fall cards. Card kits include envelopes. No experience necessary. Bring your favorite scissors and adhesives (glue, glue dots and foam dots).

Session 1: Tuesday, September 14, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm Activity # 203009-01 Fee: $25

Register by September 7

Adult must be 16+, Children 5 and up | Ms. Heather

Thursday, December 23, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Activity #303003 Fee: $25

Register by December 18

WELLNESS CLASSES YOGA IN THE PARK Ages 16+ | Tina Duer

Session 3: Tuesday, October 19, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

This Fall, NKC Parks and Recreation is partnering with the NKC Public Library to bring you outdoor yoga at Macken Park. Grab your mats and water bottles, folks! Meet at the gazebo by the tennis courts (across from the Norclay building, at the corner of Howell and Clark Ferguson Drive). Registration limited.

Session 4: Thursday, October 21, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Fee: Free

Session 2: Thursday, September 16, 10:00 am – 12:30 pm Activity # 203009-02 Fee: $25 Activity # 203009-03 Fee: $25 Activity # 203009-04 Fee: $25

Register by September 7

Register by October 10

Thursdays, September 9 - October 14, 6:30pm Register at http://www.nkcpl.org

Register by October 10

COOKING CLASSES Ages 16+ | Ms. Heather | Kitchen/Ryan Hall East Are you trying to live a healthy lifestyle, whether because of an allergy or simply as a healthy choice? Join us to learn how to enjoy a variety of foods and snacks. Our trained chef has worked in restaurants in Denver’s Capitol Hill and has developed special menus for dietary restrictions. You will taste each dish and take home new recipes!

CHOCOLATE MAKING

Ages 16+ | Heartland HEMA Club | Ryan Hall

We will learn how to make chocolates in molds, a chocolate bag with mousse and more!

Thursday, October 28, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Activity #303001 Fee: $20

Register by Oct 9

Have you ever wanted to learn about the art of European martial arts? The Heartland HEMA Club meets weekly to learn about the weapons used, techniques and footwork. Each week you will practice the techniques and critical thinking skills needed to fence effectively. No class on November 25 or the second Thursday of every month.

Wednesdays & Thursdays, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

DINNER PARTY INDIA STYLE

Come and learn to make a curry, a korma and more!

Tuesday, Nov 23, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Activity #303002 Fee: $20

HISTORICAL EUROPEAN MARTIAL ARTS

Register by Nov 18

Fee: $50 per session

Session 1: September 1 – 30 Activity #203014 – 06

Register by September 1

Activity #203014 – 07

Register by October 6

Activity #203014 – 08

Register by November 3

Activity #203014 – 09

Register by December 1

Session 2: October 6 - 28

Session 3: November 3-24

Session 4: December 1 – 30

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Dates are subject to change based on new facts or changes of circumstances regarding the COVID-19 virus.

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Special Events O G P A R K 'S D IL A R T ' IN G G A W

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$5 DONATION PER POOCH AT THE GATE OR A DONATION ITEM DONATIONS GO TO THE NKC ANIMAL SHELTER

VENDORS, TREATS, & DOOR PRIZES! COSTUME CONTEST: LARGE DOGS (1:30PM) SMALL DOGS (1:45PM)

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Dates are subject to change based on new facts or changes of circumstances regarding the COVID-19 virus.

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Special Events

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Coti at 816-300-0545, dmeier@nkc.org, or visit us at the Parks and Recreation Center, located at 1201 Clark Ferguson Drive to pick up a sponsorship packet.

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Dates are subject to change based on new facts or changes of circumstances regarding the COVID-19 virus.

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Share your skills!

Do you have knowledge or a passion that you would like to share with others? Have a great idea for a class? Come teach with us!

To learn more, contact Coti at dmeier@nkc.org or 816-300-0545

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Parks DAGG PARK

MEMORIAL PARK

2000 Iron Street (21st Avenue between Howell and Iron Streets)

23rd Avenue between Iron and Howell Streets

This 5-acre park features interactive water play and an ocean theme without standing water, plus a rope play system for all ages.

PARK AMENITIES

• Two playgrounds, including designated areas for ages 2-5 and 5-12 • Two spraygrounds, including the Woods Fountain area for children up to 2 years old • Public restroom building and one family changing restroom • Park shelter available for rent. • Two picnic shelters are first come first serve. Each has an 8-foot table and a trash receptacle. No portable grills are allowed at any of the shelters.

MACKEN PARK 1002 Clark Ferguson Drive (Northeast corner of Clark Ferguson Drive and Howell Street) This 60-acre park is utilized for sports leagues, walking, picnicking and more.

The park commemorates the history of wars fought involving American citizens. A replica of the Statue of Liberty is located in Memorial Park.

WAGGIN’ TRAIL DOG PARK 432 E 32nd Avenue (32nd and Swift Avenues) This 4.7 acre off-leash dog park is a partnership between the City of North Kansas City and the City of Kansas City, Missouri. There are separate areas for large and small dogs, and each area features a paved walking trail and multiple obstacles.

WHEEL PARK Southwest corner of Clark Ferguson Drive and Ozark Street Just south of Macken Park, Wheel Park offers a paved, half-mile roller-blading and bike trail.

PARK AMENITIES

COMMENTS OR CONCERNS? CONTACT US

• Festival Shelter – reserved for large gatherings

North Kansas City Parks & Recreation 816-300 - 0545

• Four large park shelters available for reservation

• Three baseball/softball fields • Two soccer fields • Six tennis courts • Three public restroom buildings • Four racquetball courts • One-mile asphalt walking trail • Two playgrounds • Park Service Complex

parks_rec@nkc.org

DOG PARK ISSUES? Animal Control 816-271-6024 Police Non-Emergency 816-274-6032 Parks 11


Happy for the holidays!


Whether you’re celebrating with family or showing your appreciation to your employees, our event space is the perfect place for your holiday event.

PARKS AND RECREATION CENTER RENTALS

Nestled in the beautiful landscape of North Kansas City’s Macken Park, we offer a serene environment with a contemporary look, stone fireplace, and floor to ceiling windows, overlooking our premiere terrace and the lush green grounds of the park. Our facility also features a projector, screen, and sound system for sharing presentations, videos and photos with your guests.

Book your holiday party today!

All rentals require a 2 hour minimum. Include set up and tear down in your rental time.

Ryan Hall

West Ryan Hall

A La Carte Amenities

• Patio access • A/V option available • 15’ x 15’ dance floor option available

• No patio access • A/V option available

These options may be added to certain rental agreements. Contact us for more information.

Wedding/Banquet layout: Up to 100 people

Wedding/Banquet layout: 60 people Classroom/keynote layout: Up to 56 people

Classroom/keynote layout: Up to 112 people

Pricing

For an additional fee, the capacity can be increased with the patio as an overflow. Please contact us for more information about this option.

Resident: $55/hour Non – Resident: $65/hour A/V (Optional): $40

Cottonwood Meeting Room

Pricing

Resident: $70/hour Non – Resident: $85/hour A/V (Optional): $40

Up to 24 people

Pricing

• Patio access • A/V not available

Resident: $45/hour Non – Resident: $50/hour A/V (Optional): $25 Microphone not available

Wedding/Banquet layout: 60 people

Maple Game Room

East Ryan Hall

Classroom/keynote layout: Up to 56 people

Up to 26 people

Pricing

Resident: $45/hour Non – Resident: $50/hour

Pricing

Resident: $60/hour Non – Resident: $70/hour

Contact Us 1201 Clark Ferguson Drive, North Kansas City, MO 64116 816.300.0545 | www.nkc.org www.facebook.com/NKCParksAndRecreation Office Hours

Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm

Venue/Event Space Hours Monday–Thursday: 9am–5pm Friday & Saturday: 9am–11pm Sunday: 12pm–6pm

Audio/Visual

Includes screen, projector, hook up, handheld microphone or lapel microphone

Pricing: $40

Catering Kitchen

Includes refrigerator, freezer, ice machine, stove, microwave and warming oven

Pricing

Resident: $45 flat fee Non – Resident: $55 flat fee

Lobby

Cocktail party setup: Up to 70 people Seated ceremony setup: Up to 95 people

Pricing

Resident: $50/hour Non – Resident: $60/hour


1201 Clark Ferguson Drive North Kansas City, MO 64116