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Paradise Park Back to School Bash Giveaway

Posted August 11, 2014 9:51pm by Jane


Congratulations Jamie, who is the lucky winner of the Paradise Park Back to School Bash Giveaway! While Jamie and her family will enjoy VIP seating passes and more, all of our readers can go out and enjoy a great time at Paradise Park’s FREE concert on August 16. We hope to see you there!

Paradise Park Back to School BashLooking for a fun way to kick off the school year? Enter to win our Paradise Park Back to School Bash Giveaway! The Back to School Bash concert takes place this Saturday, August 16, 2014, and our giveaway winner receives VIP seating passes for 4, plus complimentary drink and popcorn to enjoy the show.

The Back to School Bash offers something for kids and grownups alike. The free August 16 concert will have you singing along with Rhiannon, Go Your Own Way, and more with Landslide, a Fleetwood Mac tribute band.

So, whether you win this giveaway or not, bring your most comfortable lawn chair or lawn blanket to relax and enjoy a musical evening under the stars. Summertime treats are provided by Paradise Park Café, and the kids can test their athletic skills on the inflatable obstacle course. Backyard gates open at 6pm; Landslide comes on at 8pm.

How to enter? We will be accepting entries (comment below) through 9pm Central Time on Thursday, August 14, 2014. Please leave a comment with the name of your favorite Fleetwood Mac song. One lucky winner will be randomly selected after 9pm on Thursday, and notified via a post on this page, and on the KC Kids Fun Facebook and Twitter pages. Good Luck!

Must be 18 years of age to enter and win. Only one entry per household will be considered. No substitutions or transfers. Giveaway prize is not redeemable for cash. By entering, winner consents to allow the use of his/her name for promotional purposes without further compensation. Winner releases all sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prize. No purchase necessary to enter or win.

ONE (1) winner will be randomly selected, and will receive VIP seating passes for 4, plus complimentary drink and popcorn to enjoy the show. 

*Photo courtesy of Paradise Park.

Swimming Pools in Kansas City 2014 – summer’s last hurrah

Posted August 03, 2014 10:00pm by Jane

Summit Waves Pool ComplexStill can’t believe school is starting for so many of our kids in just a few weeks! To enjoy the last bit of summer, here’s our list of outdoor swimming pools in and around KC.  We’ve also included links to KCMO spray grounds. You can typically find everything you need to know (hours of operation, fees, location, etc.) by calling the number provided or going to the city’s aquatic site (click on each city for their sites).  Daily admissions average around $5 per person, and many city aquatic centers offer seasonal family passes for a better deal.  Many locations offer lessons in the mornings prior to opening to the public. Happy Swimming & be sure to comment or send us an email if your favorite pool is missing from this list!!

Overland Park, KS and Leawood, KS

  • Bluejacket, 101st and Bond, 913.327.5671
  • Marty, 74th and Conser, 913.327.5672
  • Roe, 104th and Roe, 913.327.5673
  • Stonegate, 97th and Antioch, 913.327.5674
  • TRAC, 119th and Lowell, 913.327.5675
  • Young’s, 77th and Antioch, 913.327.5676
  • Leawood Aquatic Center, 10601 Lee Blvd., 913.327.3977

Olathe, KS and Prairie Village, KS

  • Cedar Creek Community Pool, 11400 S. Parish St., 913.764.9853
  • Black Bob Pool, 14570 W. 151st St., 913.764.9720
  • Mill Creek Pool, 320 E. Poplar, 913.829.9811
  • Frontier Pool, 15909 W. 127th St., 913.829.9730
  • Oregon Trail Pool, 1800 W. Dennis, 913.829.9815
  • City of Prairie Village Pool, 7711 Delmar, 913.642.6010
  • Merriam Aquatic Center, 6040 Slater,  Merriam KS

Lee’s Summit, MO

  • Legacy Park Community Center, 901 NE Bluestem Drive, 816.969.1550
  • Summit Waves, NE corner of Hwys 50 and 291 South, 816.969.1515

Kansas City, MO

  • The Bay Water Park, 7101 Longview Rd.
  • Brush Creek community center, 3801 Emmanuel Cleaver II Blvd., 816.784.4000
  • Line Creek community center, 5940 NW Waukomis Dr., 816.513.0760
  • Budd Park, Budd Park Espl. & Denver Ave., 816.784.2600
  • Grove Park, 3031 E. Truman, 816.231.9568
  • Swope Park, Swope Park- 67th and Lewis, 816.513.8915
  • Arbor Villa, 66th Terrace and Main St.
  • Ashland, 23rd and Elmwood streets
  • Gillham, 41st and Gillham streets
  • Jarboe Park Pool, 16th and Jarboe streets

KCMO Spraygrounds

  • Blue Valley Park, Blue Valley Parks Rd East and 23rd St.
  • Crews Square (CLOSED), E. 27th St. and Michigan Ave.
  • Douglas Park, 2632 Jarboe St.
  • Garrison Square, 4th St. and Forest (Columbus Park area)
  • Golden Oaks, 46th St. and North Antioch Rd.
  • Harmony Park, 10th St. and Agnes
  • Longview Park, 7101 Longview Rd.
  • Loose Park, 52nd Terr. and Summit
  • Lykins Square, E. 8th St. and Myrtle Ave.
  • Parade Park, The Paseo and Truman Rd.
  • Sunnyside Park, 8255 Summit

Shawnee, KS

  • Splash Cove at Jim Allen Aquatic Center, 5800 King, 913.631.7177
  • Thomas A. Soetaert Aquatic Center, 13805 Johnson Drive, 913.631.0054

Lenexa, KS

  • Ad Astra Pool, 83rd and Maurer, 913.492.SWIM
  • Flat Rock Creek Pool, 103rd and Hauser, 913.888.3202
  • Indian Trails Aquatic Center, 87th and Greenway Lane, 913.888.4659

Independence, MO and Blue Springs, MO

  • Adventure Oasis Water Park, 23rd Street just west of 291 Hwy., 816.325.7843
  • Water playgrounds to cool off: 24 Hwy/N. Delaware and 24th & Hardy streets
  • Blue Springs Centennial Pool Plex, 2401 W. Ashton Drive, 816.228.0188

Grain Valley, MO

Liberty, MO

  • Liberty Community Center, 1600 S. Withers Rd.
  • Spraygrounds at: Ruth Moore Park, 401 N. Morse and City Park, 970 S. Highway 291

Gladstone, MO

  • Municipal Pool, Central Park, 7011 N. Holmes, 816.436.2200

KCI Area/Platte County, MO

  • Park Hill Aquatic Center, 8152 N. Congress Ave., 816.741.7963
  • Springs Aquatic Center at Tiffany Hills Park, 9700 N. Congress, 816.880.0733
  • Riverside Municipal Pool, 4498 NW High Drive, 816.741.3993
  • Dagg Park (North Kansas City, MO) – Great wading pool and playground, picnic shelters


  • Parkwood Pool, 950 Quindaro Blvd, 913.551.0402
  • Spray Parks to cool off: Eisenhower Park, 2901 N. 72nd St., Heathwood Park, 10th & Parallel Pkwy, and Pierson Park, 1800 S. 55th St.

Fairway, KS

  • Fairway Swimming Pool, 62nd & Mission

Roeland Park, KS

  • Roeland Park Aquatic Center, 4843 Rosewood Dr.

Bonner Springs, KS

  • Bonner Springs Aquatic Park, 1200 South 134th St.

Grandview, MO

  • John Anderson Pool and Sprayground, 4701 E. 135th St.

DeSoto, KS

  • DeSoto Aquatic Center

Gardner, KS

  • Gardner Aquatic Center, Cornerstone Park, 215 N. Center

Photo courtesy of Summit Waves in Lee’s Summit.

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Kansas City Summer Camp Directory 2013

Posted February 25, 2013 8:30am by Admin

It’s Here! It’s Here!

Kansas City summer camps, Overland Park summer camps, Lee’s Summit summer camps, Northland summer camps, Johnson County summer camps – Yes! They’re all here! As happens every year, we’ve been getting antsy emails from Kansas City moms for the last few weeks. Everyone’s looking for summer camp information.

And, finally, our 2013 Kansas City Summer Camp Directory is here!

Brought to you by:

As usual, we’ve broken them down into six categories for you:

(If you operate a Kansas City area day or overnight camp which is not listed here in our camp listings, please let us know! And if you’re interested in a Sponsored Listing, contact us for information.)

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