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From the Director Happy New Year! Raymore Parks & Recreation had a lot to celebrate in 2019, with some major milestones reached on projects at a number of our parks, and

Nathan Musteen Director Parks & Recreation

we’re looking forward to a fantastic 2020! Hawk Ridge Park became the state of Missouri’s first inclusive park with the grand opening of fully accessible amenities. The additions to our park were funded by the 2016 No-Tax Increase Bond Projects and a $178,000 grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation. We’re still fundraising to bring the Hawk’s Nest inclusive playground to Hawk Ridge Park, but we did have a wonderful fundraiser gala in October that brought in the $20,000 necessary to purchase the Treehouse, one of the larger pieces of play equipment. There’s a new ice rink at T.B. Hanna Station under The Depot Shelter. For now, you’re invited to bring your own skates and enjoy the rink, but we’re working diligently on a plan to have skates available for rental very soon.

We had a lot to celebrate in 2019...

We’ve got a lot on our plate in this year, including completing construction on the Variety KC Sprayground and Playground at T.B. Hanna Station. We know this accessible addition to our park has been much anticipated and we are so excited to be just a few months away from a grand opening this summer. For more information on recent and upcoming Raymore Parks & Recreation projects, flip over to page 12 in The Review. I hope you’ll take advantage of a beautiful day to spend some time in your favorite Raymore park!

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parks & recreation Raymore Park Board Steve Trautman / Chair Rich Bartow Josh Collier Bryan Harris Melinda Houdyshell William Manson Ryan Supple Chanda Williamson Park Board Meetings The Raymore Parks and Recreation Board hosts monthly meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers. The mission of the Raymore Parks and Recreation Board is to be fiscally responsible in maintaining and expanding land, facilities and programs. We will also strive to provide diverse recreation programs and a range of parks and green space accessible to all citizens of Raymore.

Parks & Recreation Staff Nathan Musteen / Parks & Recreation Director John McLain / Recreation Superintendent Greta Naab / Office Assistant Todd Brennon / Athletic Coordinator Steve Rulo / Park Operations Superintendent Jeff Schmill / Park Crew Leader Boyd Fields, Eddie Gomez, Gus Boos / Park Workers

Need To Know Parks & Rec Information Business and Park Hours The administrative offices are open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. All parks are open from dawn to 11 p.m., with the exception of Hawk Ridge Park which is open from dawn to dusk.

Contacting Parks & Recreation 227 Municipal Circle Raymore, MO 64083 (Mailing Address) 100 Municipal Circle Raymore, MO 64083

Bad Weather The Rain-Out Line, 816-892-3131, will be updated one hour prior to start time on days when weather is questionable. When the Raymore-Peculiar School District cancels school or has no school, activities held in their facilities will be canceled.

Main Office Phone // 816-322-2791 Activity Rain-Outs // 816-892-3131 Website // Email //

Program Registration We ask that all registrations be made at the Parks & Recreation Office and not at City Hall. You can register for a program two different ways:

Is your business or group interested in sponsoring an event?

Stop by the Parks and Recreation office and register by check, cash, credit or debit card. for

Register online by visiting 2 / The Review

Sign-up for email alerts at

Please email Parks & Rec at more information about event sponsorship opportunities.

Third Annual

Father-Daughter Valentine’s Ball FRIDAY, FEB. 7 7-9 P.M.


Treat your daughter to an evening she’ll never forget! Enjoy music, dancing, a chocolate fountain, games and a photo booth to capture your special memories. Ages // 4-12 Fee // $30 per couple + $5 for each additional daughter or dad Register by // Jan. 31 at Winter/Spring 2020 / A

Tiny Sports Tiny Basketball This four-week instructional basketball camp for three and four year olds is designed to give kids an opportunity to play in a structured environment with other children and focuses on basic skill development such as dribbling, shooting, passing and defense. Parents will be used to assist in drill stations. All players will receive a shirt and award for completing the camp. Dates // SAT, 1/11-2/1 Sessions // 01: Saturdays, 9-9:45 a.m.

02: Saturdays, 10-10:45 a.m.

Fee // $45/session Register by // 1/3 Location // Raymore Activity Center

Tiny Soccer

Tiny T-Ball

This four-week program for three and four year olds

Boys and girls, ages three to four years old, will learn

will introduce future athletes to the game of soccer.

the basics of baseball in this instructional class.

Participants will learn the basics of the game and

Participants will focus on the fundamentals of batting,

have a blast. This is a great way to get ready for

throwing, catching and running the bases. Children

years of playing soccer. Participants will learn the

will need gloves. Other equipment is supplied. This

fundamentals of teamwork, following directions and

is not a league; this program is designed to prepare

get some exercise. Parents will be used to assist in

kids for league play. Parents will be used to assist in

drill stations. All participants will receive a shirt and

drill stations. All participants will receive a shirt and

award for completing the camp.

award for completing the camp.

Dates // THURS or SAT, 3/26-4/18

Dates // THURS or SAT, 5/28-6/20

Sessions // 01: Thursdays, 6:15-7 p.m.

02: Saturdays, 9-9:45 a.m.

03: Saturdays, 10-10:45 a.m.

Fee // $45/session Register by // 3/20, 5 p.m. Location // Recreation Park

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Sessions // 01: Thursdays, 6:15-7 p.m.

02: Saturdays, 9-9:45 a.m.

03: Saturdays, 10-10:45 a.m.

Fee // $45/session Register by // 5/22, 5 p.m. Location // Memorial Park - Field 4

Ages 4th grade & under Bring your own basket! Raymore’s Annual f o y Cit


April 11 Memorial Park

Hunt begins at 10 a.m. SHARP! Arrive by 9:45 a.m. Free activities include: 15,000+ eggs to hunt Photos with the Easter bunny Refreshments & more fun!


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Youth Sports Instructional Basketball Camp This six week instructional camp is designed to give kindergartners and/or 5-year-olds an opportunity to play in a structured environment with other children and focus on basic skill development, such as dribbling, shooting, passing and defense. This is a great way to start building participant skills & fundamentals or continue training in basketball while preparing for league play. Parents will be used to assist in drill stations. A parent packet will be e-mailed to all participating families to discuss class philosophy, schedule and camp information. Raymore Parks & Recreation reserves the right to change class times or cancel the program if necessary. All players receive a shirt and award for completing the camp. Dates // SAT, 1/11 - 2/15 Time // 11-11:45 a.m. Fee // $50 Register by // 1/3, 5 p.m. Location // Raymore Activity Center

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Open Play Futsal

Raymore United presents open play futsal. This instructor-lead drop in and play program is designed to expand soccer players’ training during the winter. Its fast-paced play provides development of ball control and precision passing skills. Attend as many sessions as you like that fit your schedule. All sessions are offered on Friday evenings. Dates // Every Friday evening, Jan 3.-March 6*

*No open play on Feb. 7.

Divisions // Ages 6-11, 6-7:30 p.m.

Ages 12 & up, 7:30-9 p.m.

Fee // $40 Register by // Open registration Location // Raymore Activity Center

Spring Volleyball Warm Up Clinic

Pitch, Hit and Run

Raymore Parks & Recreation invites all youth

an exciting baseball/softball skills competition

volleyball players to join us for a two-hour volleyball

that provides boys and girls, ages 7 to 14, the

clinic. This clinic is designed to develop skills for

opportunity to showcase their pitching, hitting and

first time players and refresh volleyball skills for

running abilities.

players signed up to participate in the upcoming

Boys and girls compete separately and have

spring season. Instruction, examples and one-onone guidance will be given as each player learns the necessary skills to be an effective volleyball player. Minimum of 15 kids required to host the clinic, so tell your teammates and friends. For more information and to register, visit parks. Dates // SAT, 3/14 Sessions // 3rd-4th Grade, 12-2 p.m.

5th-8th Grade, 2-4 p.m.

Fee // $20 Register by // 3/13, 5 p.m. Location // Raymore Activity Center

Spring Volleyball League Raymore Parks & Recreation will host a spring volleyball league for girls in grades 3-8. This is a six-week league, plus a single elimination

Major League Baseball Pitch, Hit and Run is

the opportunity to advance through four levels of competition, including local and sectional competitions, team championship events at all 30 Major League ballparks and the National Finals at the MLB All-Star Game. The Pitch - Try to throw strikes like Major League pitchers by taking a shot at hitting the MLB Strike Zone. The Hit - Swing away from home plate! Just like big leaguers, you’ll be judged on distance and accuracy. The Run - Start at second and head for home to test your speed at running the bases. Date // TBD. Find updates at

Date should be announced in March.

Ages // 7-14 Fee // Free! Location // Memorial Park Baseball Fields 1 & 2

tournament. Practices will run in the evenings at the local elementary school gymnasiums. Volunteer coaches are needed for the success of this program. Practices begin in March. Dates // Practices begin 3/9

Saturday games 4/4-5/9 (dates subject to change)

Divisions // 3rd-4th Grade

5th-6th Grade

7th-8th Grade

Fee // $75 per player Register by // 2/21, 5 p.m.* Location // Raymore Activity Center *Pre-register by 2/7, 5 p.m. to receive $10 discount!

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Youth Sports Raymore United Soccer Club

Spring Recreational Soccer

Players wanting to play competitive soccer must

Raymore Parks & Recreation will host a spring

go through the Raymore United tryouts. Tryouts are

coed soccer league for children ages 12 and under

held each year in June. Individual players selected

in this six-game league. Practices are held in the

for a Raymore United Soccer Club team will play

evenings. Interested in coaching? Contact Raymore

games which includes travel throughout the region

Parks & Recreation at 816-322-2791.

and tournaments. Individual fees to play will range

Divisions Fee

between $95 to $150 per season based on the number of players rostered on the team, what league the team participates in, and how many tournaments the team participates in. These fees are paid to the team manager who will register the team with the club.

U6 $75 U7-U8 $85 U9-U11 $95* *Six games with tournament.

Season begins // 3/9 Practices begin // 3/4

Team Registration // Teams playing for Raymore

Register by // 2/21. 5 p.m.*

United Soccer Club play in the Heartland Soccer

Location // Recreation Park

Association. Games are held at the Overland Park

*Pre-register by 2/7, 5 p.m. to receive $10 discount!

Soccer Complex and other affiliated locations. Uniform kits for competitive Raymore United players cost $165 and include: home and away jerseys, shorts, and two pairs of socks. League participation and pricing scales are available to coaches and managers at the Parks & Recreation Office. Divisions Team Fee U8, U9, U10 Coed


U11 & U12 Boys and Girls Divisions


U13 & Up Boys & Girls Divisions


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Summer Recreation Baseball/ Softball Leagues Participants will play games from mid-May into

Spring South Metro USSSA Competitive Baseball/Softball Leagues

July. Practices will start in mid-April depending on

Registration is open for Spring competitive baseball

weather. We offer T-Ball, baseball and softball for

and softball. This year the South Metro Group will

boys and girls in grades K-8. Teams will play games

be host to Belton, Harrisonville, Pleasant Hill and

on Mondays through Thursdays, and Fridays as

Raymore teams. Coaches, sign up your entire team

needed. Practices will consist of one weeknight and

as it is rostered with USSSA. You will need your

one weekend practice. Coaches will select practice

USSSA ID number along with proof of age for your

times. If you are interested in coaching, please let

players. Coaches packets will be available at our

our office know. This league is part of the South

office or online at

Metro Sports Group program so some divisions will travel to other cities to play games. Division

tournament in June. This is a 12-game league Fee

T-Ball Kindergarten Coed


Grades 1-2 Girls Coach Pitch


Grades 1-2 Boys Machine Pitch


Grades 3-4 Girls Player Pitch Softball


Grades 3-4 Boys Player Pitch Baseball


Grades 5-6 & Grades 7-8 Girls Softball


Grades 5-6 & Grades 7-8 Boys Baseball


Register by // 3/27, 5 p.m.* Location // Recreation Park and Memorial Park *Pre-register by 2/21, 5 p.m. to recieve $10

Games start in April and will end prior to the state featuring double headers. Teams are responsible for their own uniforms and practice times. Parks & Recreation will try to accommodate practice times prior to recreational league play. Once the recreation program begins practicing, competitive teams will only have weekend slots available after the recreational teams’ practice times are set. Fee // $1,050 for 8U or $1,250 for 9U-14U Register by // 3/13, 5 p.m.* *Pre register by 2/21, 5 p.m. to recieve a $50 discount!


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Youth Camps Raymore Spring Break Camp

Raymore Summer Camp

Join us at the Raymore Activity Center for some

Lock in registration for our 2020 Summer Day

spring break fun! Try our day camp for kids in

Camp for children in kindergarten (or 5 years old)

grades K-5. We will have indoor and outdoor

up to fifth grade. Days will be filled with games,

activities and explore the park as well. Join the fun!

activities, field trips, friendships and amazing

Dates // 3/16-3/20


Hours // 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Ages // Kindergarten/5 years - 5th Grade

Fee // $100

Hours // 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Minimum to run camp // 15

Registration Fee // $30 (non-refundable)

Register by // 3/6, 5 p.m.

Registreation forms required at time of registration.

Location // Raymore Activity Center

Registration opens // 3/9

Now Hiring Summer Camp Counselors

Weekly Tuition // $110, $10 discount if registered

Want a fun summer job that will also look great on future resumes and applications?

Field Trip Fee // $25 for the weeks campers attend

Camp counselor positions are now available for Summer 2020. Applicants must be energetic, mature, able to follow instructions, fun-loving and at least 16 years old. Applications will be accepted through March 15 or until positions are filled. Learn more and apply at

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by the Wednesday prior to attendance field trips. No fees associated with pool

days. Camp Starts // 5/26 (Dependent on Ray-Pec

School District snow days)

Camp is closed // 7/4 Location // Raymore Activity Center Parent informational Meeting // 5/4, 7 p.m. at Centerview

Adult Sports Adult Softball Leagues

Six week doubleheader leagues with a single

Adult Volleyball Leagues

Raymore Parks & Recreation presents open play

elimination tournament on the seventh week.

adult coed volleyball. The six-week session will

Schedules are subject to change due to weather

include an open gym format to allow as many

and weekend tournaments. Rules will be emailed

games in the two hour period. Attend as many

to team managers or available online. Game balls

sessions as you like that fit your schedule. All

are available for purchase at concession stand

sessions are offered on Tuesday evenings.

and all bats and balls must be USSSA stamped. Team captains are responsible for registration and payment of the teams.

Ages// 18+ Fee // $5 per drop in or $25 for session Register by // Open registration

Location // Recreation Park

Location // Raymore Activity Center








Fee 01


7-9 p.m.


SUN, 4/26

6-10 p.m.




7-9 p.m.


MON, 4/27

6-10 p.m.







SUN, 7/12

6-10 p.m.



MON, 7/13

6:30-10:30 p.m.

$450/team Winter/Spring 2020 / 13

Fitness Classes Senior Strengthen & Stretch This fitness class builds strength gently and safely, and increases flexibility in a non-competitive atmosphere. Exercises are geared to the older adult and can help with balance, arthritis, osteoporosis, obesity, diabetes and back problems. Instructor Angel Guerra is certified in YogaFit, Silver Sneakers and senior yoga, as well as Thai energy. Angel has been leading fitness classes since 2010. Day/Time // TUES & THURS, 10-10:55 a.m.

Yoga Flow (cont.) Day/Time // TUES & THURS, 6-6:55 p.m. Fee // $50 per session Register by // Friday prior to session start, 5 p.m. Location // TBD Session


01 1/7-2/6 02 2/18-3/19 03 3/31-4/30 04 5/12-6/11

Fee // $40 per session Register by // Friday prior to session start, 5 p.m. Location // Raymore Activity Center Session


01 1/7-1/30 02 2/18-3/12 03 3/31-4/23 04 5/12-6/4

Zumba This Zumba class combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body using principles from aerobic fitness to achieve cardio and muscle-toning benefits. Zumba incorporates fun, high energy Latin and contemporary music. It is perfect for all age groups and fitness levels. Frequently referred to as exercise in disguise, fitness is a by-product of the real objective–happiness. Classes last approximately 55

Yoga Flow

minutes with a warm up and cool down. Day/Time // SAT, 9-10 a.m.

A movement class that builds body awareness

Fee // $20 per session

through the integration of yoga postures and

Register by // Friday prior to session start, 5 p.m.

breath. You will build strength, endurance and

Location // Raymore Activity Center

flexibility while calming the mind. During the second



half of the class, you will safely and effectively stretch and lengthen your body with yin (longer

01 1/18-2/8

held) poses and breathing techniques. All classes

02 2/22-3/14

support beginners and experienced practitioners.


Please bring a yoga mat.

04 5/12-6/11

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3/28-4/25 (No class on 4/11)

Instructional Classes Memory Matters Ever wonder if you are “losing” your memory... along with your glasses and why you went into Aging Mastery Program® (AMP), is an innovative health and wellness program. This fun and educational program helps you embrace the gift of longevity. During this 10week program you will explore ways to improve health, strengthen economic security, make important decisions for the future and get more pleasure from life today. Sessions

that room? Here’s an opportunity to learn more about normal age-related memory changes and some basic skills to improve your memory. The program will be led by facilitators from the Aging Mastery program and a medical specialist.

include information on navigating longer lives, exercise,

Day // TUES, 3/31

sleep, healthy eating and hydration, financial fitness,

Time // 10:30 a.m.-noon

medication management, advance planning, healthy

Fee // Free, but registration is required

relationships, falls prevention and community engagement.

Register by // 3/17, 5 p.m.

Singles and couples are welcome. Couples are encouraged

Location // Centerview

to take this class together. Limited spots available. Days // TUES, 4/14-6/16 Graduation following class 6/16 Time // 10:30 a.m.-noon Fee // $20 Register by // 4/3 5 p.m. Location // Centerview

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Instructional Classes Bridge Club Bridge is a trick-taking card game that is played by four players in two competing partnerships. The game consists of several deals, each progressing through four phases. New to the game? No problem! All are welcome as we have experienced players ready to teach newcomers. Come join us for a FREE hour and a half of socializing and card playing every first, third and fourth Thursday of the

Home Alone and On Your Own

Most kids say the idea of being home alone sounds “a little scary, but mostly fun.” This class covers what to do in cases such as power outages, storms, stranger danger, how to know what a 911 emergency would be and, most of all, how to make alone time less scary and more fun. This program is for ages 7-12 and students are required to bring a sack lunch. Session




Dates // 1st, 3rd & 4th Thursday of every month

Session 1


9 a.m.-noon


Time // 1:30-3 p.m.

Session 1


9 a.m.-noon



Location // Centerview Gilmore Room

Location // Centerview Register by // One week prior to class, 5 p.m.

Pins & Needles Sewing Circle Settle in for some sewing, knitting or crochet time.

Instructor // Debi Gattenby

There’s room to spread out and exchange ideas

Babysitting Basics

and advice on any project you may be working on.

Future sitters will learn how to market their business,

No charge to participate. All ages welcome.

as well as how to feed and diaper a baby, safety,

Dates // 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month

growth/development and what to do in case of

Time // 9:30-11 a.m. Location // Centerview Gilmore Room

choking or emergencies. This program is for ages 12-16. Students are required to bring a sack lunch and a baby doll. Session

Dates Time


Session 1



9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Location // Centerview Register by // One week prior to class, 5 p.m. Instructor // Debi Gattenby

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F E S T March 27

6-8:30 p.m. Recreation Park FOOD TRUCKS

LIVE MUSIC 6:30-8 p.m.

FAMILY FUN Winter/Spring 2020 / A



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Free open house of large vehicles and equipment trucks! Get up close and personal with fire trucks, dump trucks, lift trucks, earth movers and more. Raymore Parks & Rec will have give aways for children while supplies last. CAUTION: There will be loud noises at this event! 2 / The Review

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