Shelter and Stage Reservations

LogoTransparentThere are three shelters at English Landing Park: East shelter, West shelter, and River shelter (view map). They can be reserved in three-hour increments in four different time slots:

7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.        11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.          6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The fee for the shelters varies, depending on the day of the reservation.

Non-Peak Days: $25 residents; $35 non-residents
Peak Days: $50 resident; $60 non-resident
(Peak days are holiday weekends between Memorial Day and Labor Day, in addition to River Jam, 4th of July Festival, Parkville Days, and Parktoberfest)

Reservation Dates & Times Calendar

Click here to see what dates and times have already been reserved.

Watkins Park and Adams Park both have small shelters that cannot be reserved. These shelters may be used on a first come first serve basis.

There are grills at the shelters for your convenience; however, there is an additional $30.00 charge for the use of a self-contained BBQ Cooker.

The McKeon Stage and brick patio are now available for reservation on a daily basis, as well as the River stage. The fee for an event is $400.00 ($300 event; $100 stage) for Parkville residents to reserve the stage and patio for one day and $425.00 ($300 event; $125 stage) for non-residents. The stage is approximately 20′ deep, 40′ wide, and elevated 3′ off the ground and the brick patio that is approximately 60′ wide and 100′ long. The stage also has 400 amps of power and water available. A $25 application fee is non-refundable and is applied toward the event. Click here to view the new Event Guidelines. Contact Tom Barnard at 587-2593 to coordinate your event.

The shelters can be reserved by completing the Shelter Reservation Permit. It is recommended that you turn in your completed form in person at City Hall with the payment (cash, check or credit card – convenience fee may apply) in order to secure your reservation at the time of your visit.

If you are unable to pay in person, please follow the instructions below:

  1. Complete and sign the shelter reservation permit
  2. Fax (816-741-0013) or e-mail the application to City Hall (include “Park Shelter Reservation” as the subject)
  3. Call City Hall at (816) 741-7676
  4. Verify shelter is available
  5. Make payment by credit card (convenience fee applies) at time of call
  6. City staff will return the application, if approved, in the same method it was sent

Note: We recommend you call immediately if reserving by this method to verify the shelter is available. A reservation is not considered complete until the signed application is received at City Hall, the shelter is confirmed available, and payment is received. Payment will not be taken over the phone until steps 1-4 are complete (credit card information sent by e-mail will not be accepted per the Parkville Credit and Debit Card Handling Policy).


Job Opening: Temporary Full-Time Streets Division Laborer


Temporary Full-Time Streets Division Laborer:

Closing date: Open until filled

Department: Streets Division

Supervisor: Streets Division Supervisor

FLSA Status: Temporary Full-time, Non-Exempt 

Salary Range: $12.26/hr

Schedule: Full-Time

General statement of main duties: The City of Parkville is currently seeking help for the Streets Division. The position would be responsible for snowplows, tractors, backhoes, mowers, and other machinery. Concrete and/or asphalt experience is a plus.

Applicant must have a good driving record and a high school diploma or equivalent. Prior to employment the applicant shall pass a background check and drug screen. Employment is subject to Board of Alderman approval.

Please fill out the General Employment Application and send it to

Northland Recycling Extravaganza

LogoTransparentThe Northland Recycling Extravaganza is April 25th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. See the flyer below for more details! Sponsored by the City of Parkville, the City of Riverside, and North Kansas City. See the flyer below for more details.

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Large Dog Park Closed Until April 17th


LogoTransparentUPDATE 4/13/15: The Large Dog Park will remain closed until April 17th for ground maintenance and seeding. We apologize for any inconvenience. The Small Dog Park will remain open during this time. All dogs will be welcomed in the small dog park. With the increase in number of dogs in the Small Dog Park, we ask that you closely monitor your pet’s behavior

Parkville Prepares Community Time Capsule



 PARKVILLE, MO, APRIL 9, 2015 – Later this spring the City of Parkville is going to begin construction on a new Route 9 entryway project. The project involves aesthetic improvements on Route 9 from the White Aloe Bridge to the city limits, primarily focused at the entryway to downtown near the Train Depot and the entrance of Park University.

As a way to commemorate project completion, city staff has been working to collect items for a community-wide time capsule. The time capsule will be filled with objects from various committees, organizations, neighborhoods, and schools that represent Parkville. The City has already received item commitments from the following organizations: the Parkville Nature Sanctuary, the Parkville Police Department, Park University, Park Hill South High School, the Banneker School Foundation, Northland Lifestyle Magazine, The National, Pinecrest, Melody Heights, and the Parkville Community Land and Recreation Board.  Many other local organizations have been contacted and are still in the process of selecting a specific item to commit for the project. All items will be cataloged and entered into a database for future recording keeping.

Additionally, city staff wants to hear suggestions from residents about what object the City should include that best represents Parkville. All reasonably sized appropriate suggestions will be considered. Feel free to get creative!  Visit the following website to submit an idea: Community suggestions will be considered until mid-June.

Lucia Mann, Parkville City Hall Intern and Northland CAPS student, stated that “Time capsules are important way to help preserve the present for future generations. This project is a great way to unite the community together and to store memories about the town we all love!” The City is planning on having the time capsule item collection ceremony following the Parkville Days parade in August.  The time capsule will be opened on Parkville’s 200th anniversary in 2049.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact Tim Blakeslee at (816) 741-7676 or

Volunteer Parkville



PARKVILLE, MO, APRIL 8, 2015 – The City of Parkville is about to kick start a new volunteer management platform called Volunteer Parkville! Volunteer Parkville uses to organize volunteers and volunteer activities citywide. The site gives the city and city partners the ability to easily schedule and share events with area volunteers.

Joining Volunteer Parkville will allow area volunteers to easily view and RSVP to local events and activities taking place within Parkville. To become a member, just visit the Volunteer Parkville webpage at and click “Join Us”. Volunteers will be asked to create a small profile with basic contact information. Events seeking volunteers will be listed beginning April 13, 2015.

The goal of Volunteer Parkville is to host a central location where the Parkville volunteering community can grow and thrive. Griffin Burri, Parkville City Hall Intern and Northland CAPS student, stated that “Volunteer Parkville is a simple online system to help organize the talents and skills of area volunteers in one place!”

If you would like to showcase your event on the Volunteer Parkville page please contact City Hall at (816) 741-7676, or email Griffin Burri at with any questions.

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Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program

LogoTransparentDid you know? The City of Parkville is a member of the Regional Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program, a service coordinated by the Mid-America Regional Council Solid Waste Management District.

Residents have year-round access to the safe disposal of unwanted products such as paint, lawn and garden chemicals, automotive fluids, batteries, florescent bulbs and housecleaners. Business waste is not accepted.

Residents can access the permanent facilities in Lee’s Summit and Kansas City and also can attend any of the mobile events scheduled April through October.

For more information please visit and click on the “HHW” tab, or call 816-701-8226.

Kansas City Facility
4707 Deramus Street KCMO 64120
Open Thursday and Friday 9-6 and Saturday 9-4
No Appointment Necessary!

Job Opening: PEDC Executive Director


**Please note that this is not a position with the City of Parkville, however the City is helping to promote the open position for the Parkville Economic Development Council.

Job Opening: Parkville Economic Development Council (PEDC) Executive Director
The Parkville Economic Development Council (PEDC) is seeking an energetic economic development professional to be its next Executive Director. Parkville, Missouri (population 5,554) is a suburb of Kansas City located in the southern portion of Platte County, Missouri along the Missouri River. Parkville is a growing community that has preserved its historic character and unique charm. The community is home to Park University, English Landing Park, Platte Landing Park, the National Golf Club, Riss Lake, and the historic downtown Main Street area. The Executive Director will report to the Chair of a dedicated volunteer Board of Directors comprised of approximately 30 investors representing a variety of public, private, and non-profit interests.

The Executive Director is the only paid staff position and is responsible for a wide range of administrative and managerial tasks. A bachelor’s degree in marketing, business management, organizational management, political science, public administration, or a related field is required. A minimum of four (4) years of experience is required in economic development or a related sector, such as non-profit management. The successful candidate must demonstrate skills in administration, communication, marketing (including social media and website), interpersonal relationships, fundraising/investor relations, and volunteer engagement. The base salary and health benefits range is $48,000 to $60,000, dependent on qualifications, with opportunities for increases based on performance. The position is also eligible for paid leave, holidays, and professional development opportunities. For more information, visit

Job Description
Please click here for the full job description. 

How to Apply
Application Deadline: May 4, 2015. Submit a resume and cover letter with at least four professional references to Parkville Economic Development Council Job Application, Attn: Lauren Palmer, City of Parkville, 8880 Clark Ave., Parkville, MO 64152. Resumes may be emailed to

Main Street Closure 4/7/15

LogoTransparentNotice! Main Street will be closed tomorrow (April 7, 2015) at the downtown railroad crossing  between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for routine track maintenance. Please use East Street to access areas south of the railroad crossing.






 PARKVILLE, MO, APRIL 7, 2015 – Alysen Abel, City of Parkville Public Works Director, was recently selected as the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) National 2015 Harland Bartholomew Award winner. The Harland Bartholomew Award was established by the former Urban Planning and Development Division of the ASCE (now the ASCE Transportation & Development Institute) in recognition of the outstanding professional accomplishments of Harland Bartholomew.

The award is presented to the person who is judged worthy of special commendation for contributions to the enhancement of the role of the civil engineer in urban planning and development. The contribution may be in the form of a paper published by the Society or personal efforts and achievements toward that goal. This is an annual award given to a single recipient nationwide.

ASCE deemed that Alysen’s contributions to the projects she oversaw while with the City of Overland Park made her deserving of this award.  Her positive attitude and interest in helping others is exemplified in both her work and her service to professional organizations.

Parkville City Administrator Lauren Palmer said, “I am thrilled to have an individual with Alysen’s credentials working for the City of Parkville.” ASCE Region 7 Director Jay Burress stated that “this award is well deserved and just another milestone for one of the future leaders of ASCE. I personally have great expectations for Alysen.”

Prior to her current position as Parkville Public Works Director, Alysen served as a Senior Civil Engineer for the City of Overland Park, Kansas. Alysen also previously served as the President of the Kansas City Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Alysen will be recognized for the accomplishment at the April 7, 2015, Parkville Board of Alderman meeting and she will accept the award at ASCE’s 2015 National Convention in New York City, NY on October 13, 2015. For more information regarding the award, please contact Parkville City Hall at (816) 741-7676 or