Small Dog Park Closed


LogoTransparentNotice! The Small Dog park is currently closed for maintenance and will reopen in a few days. The Large Dog park will remain open during this time. All dogs will be welcomed in the Large Dog park. With the increase in number of dogs in the Large Dog park, we ask that you closely monitor your pet’s behavior. Thank you for your patience.

KCP&L Storm Update

LogoTransparentKCP&L has asked that power outages be reported at this website: or by calling 1-888-LIGHTKC.

  • KCP&L encourages all customers to stay away from any downed power lines. Please report downed power lines the same way as outages.
  • KCP&L is working with Salvation Army, American Red Cross and many community centers in the event cooling centers will be opened for area residents. Information will be publicized on KCP&L’s Facebook page as it becomes available.

July 4th Celebration Information



Per MSPA: Bring the entire family for a taste of good old-fashioned Americana! Our traditional salute to Independence Day includes pancakes for breakfast, a community parade, carnival rides, lots of food, fun, games, shopping, music and, of course, our fabulous fireworks finale.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

  • 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Fun Time Shows Carnival Wristband Special (unlimited rides) $22
  • 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Vendors

Thursday, July 2, 2015

  • 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Fun Time Shows Carnival Wristband Special (unlimited rides) $22
  • 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Vendors

Friday, July 3, 2015

  • 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Fun Time Shows Carnival Wristband Special (unlimited rides) $22
  • 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Vendors

Saturday, July 4, 2015

  • 7:00 am – 11:00 am: Pancake Breakfast at American Legion, 11 Main Street
  • 10:00 am: Fun Time Shows Carnival
  • 10:00 am: Parade
  • 10:15 am: Navy Leap Frogs Parachute Team
  • 10:00 am – 10:00 pm: Vendors
  • 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Navy Brass Band
  • 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm: Fun Time Shows Carnival Wristband Special (unlimited rides) $22
  • 6:00 pm – 12:00 am: Shuttle Service
  • 7:30 pm: Parkville Symphonic Band, Park University, Graham Tyler, Memorial Chapel
  • 9:45 pm: Fireworks
  • Please note: Events and times are subject to change.

Shuttle Service Locations

Saturday, July 4, 6:00 p.m. till midnight
South Platte Community Center, Park University and Park Hill South High School.


The annual Parkville July Fourth Celebration parade on Saturday, July 4 at 10:00 a.m. which begins at 63rd Street and Hwy 9 and ends in Historic Downtown Parkville. Parade line up will begin at 9:00 a.m. at 63rd Street and Bell Road.

Please note: Due to the fireworks and safety reasons the boat ramp and Platte Landing Park will be closed to the public on Saturday, July 4 starting at noon and will reopen Sunday, July 5.

For more information please visit:

Parkville Fireworks Ordinance Information

LogoTransparentPosted below is Parkville’s fireworks ordinance.  Section A details the types of fireworks that can be discharged and Section B details the days and times fireworks are allowed to be discharged within city limits.


A.     No person shall within the City sell, offer for sale, expose for sale, use, possess, discharge or explode any fireworks except those described as follows:

          Ground devices as described in RSMo., 320.106(2), containing no more than fifty (50) mg of explosive composition, and classified as Class C explosives by the United States Department of Transportation.  Class C aerial devices may be sold, offered for sale, exposed for sale or possessed, but may not be used, discharged or exploded within the City limits of Parkville.

B.     No person shall within the City sell, offer for sale, expose for sale, use, possess, discharge or explode any fireworks of any class except on the following dates and times.  July first (1st), second (2nd), third (3rd) and fifth (5th) between 10:00 A.M. and 10:00 P.M.  On July fourth (4th) between 10:00 A.M. and 12:00 A.M.  (Midnight).  In addition, authorized fireworks may be discharged or exploded from 9:00 P.M. on December thirty-first (31st) until 1:00 A.M. on January first (1st).

C.     Any seller(s) of fireworks within the City shall have first procured bodily injury and property damage liability insurance in the amount of eight hundred thousand dollars ($800,000.00), individual and aggregate, naming the City of Parkville as additional insured, and an occupation license from the City of Parkville.

D.     Subsections (A) through (C) above shall not apply to the sale or use of fireworks for pyrotechnic displays presented by any civic group which has first obtained a permit for such display from the Board of Aldermen.  This permit shall be granted subject to the granting of a permit from the State Fire Marshall.

E.     No person shall possess, discharge or explode any kind of fireworks in English Landing Park, including all its playing fields, unless specific permission has been granted by the Board of Aldermen.

F.     Additional Regulations.

     1.     The sale of fireworks and the erection of temporary stands for such purpose are permitted in the following Zoning Districts:

          a.     “B-1″, Neighborhood Business

          b.     “B-2″, General Business

          c.     County “CH”, Highway Commercial

          d.     County “AG”, Agricultural

          e.     Industrial districts at the discretion of the City Administrator

     2.     Applicant shall furnish a plot plan of the tract showing the location of the proposed stand or present building in which fireworks shall be sold. Dimensions of the building and distances from the street, property lines, adequate off-street parking and other buildings on the lot must be shown. The off-street parking must be on a lot covered with either a hard surface or gravel. Off-street parking on grassed areas shall not be permitted.

     3.     Sales and storage of fireworks must be at least two hundred (200) feet from a residence.

     4.     Fire protection measures in the form of a water hose, fire extinguisher and sand buckets must be kept immediately available at all times.

     5.     Stands must be at least fifty (50) feet from the above ground or below ground vented fuel storage tanks.

     6.     Fireworks shall not be sold by minors except under the direct supervision of an adult.

     7.     Licenses for the sale of fireworks must be posted in a conspicuous place, either on the stand or near the counter if sale is within a building.

     8.     The operator of a stand or counter must post a sign, clearly visible, prohibiting loitering, smoking, open burning and/or the discharge of fireworks in the vicinity.

     9.     Temporary stands are to be dismantled and removed completely, and the area restored to its former condition by July fifth (5th) of the license year.

July 4th Parkville Symphonic Band Concert Details


The Parkville Symphonic Band will celebrate Independence Day with its 21st consecutive July 4 Concert on Saturday, July 4, at 7:30 p.m., in the Park University Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel on the Park University Campus in Parkville, Missouri.

Join us for a celebration of American music with selections ranging from Glenn Miller hits to John Williams’ March from “1941.”  Patriotic tunes will thrill you with America the Beautiful, while the Armed Forces Salute will have you tapping your toe and humming along with the songs of each branch of our military service. And, of course we will include Stars and Stripes!

Admittance to the concert is free.  Afterwards, relax on the Park University Chapel Lawn and enjoy the Parkville fireworks show at 9:45.  Lawn chairs or a blanket, and insect repellent are recommended.  More information about the band is at, or call (816) 741-7388.

5K Certification

LogoTransparentParkville is pleased to announce that our new 5K route through English Landing Park and Platte Landing Park has been officially certified by USA Track and Field. 10K certification coming soon!

5K Certification (2)

2015 Street Maintenance Program

LogoTransparentStreet Maintenance Schedule Update 6/22/15: Metro Asphalt will continue to mill Main Street pavement on Tuesday. They will place asphalt on Wednesday and Thursday (weather permitting) starting at 9 HWY and ending on 7th Street.

Metro Asphalt will open up sections of roadway when it is safe to drive on. If residents drive on the warm asphalt or tack materials, they can track that onto their driveways and into their garages.

We also ask that the residents don’t run sprinkler systems until after the contractor is done with the street maintenance. During paving residents will need to park on the adjacent side streets. Thank you for your cooperation!

Street Maintenance Schedule Update 6/19/15: Street Maintenance will occur on Main Street, from Hwy 9 to 7th Street, starting on Monday, June 22nd.  The crew will begin milling the street on Monday and asphalting on Tuesday.  Residents are asked to not drive on the fresh asphalt or tack material, as it will stain the concrete on your driveway and in your garage.  It is ok to drive on the milled section on Monday. Please use the side streets to park.

Street Maintenance Schedule Update 6/17/15: The contractor will be asphalting the area of Riss Lake 10th Plat today and tomorrow (Wednesday and Thursday).  

Street Maintenance Schedule Update 6/11/15: Due to the forecast for inclement weather, paving in Riss Lake has been postponed until Monday. 

Street Maintenance Schedule Update 6/10/15: Asphalt will be placed in Riss Lake 10th Plat tomorrow (Thursday). The contractor will start on Agron and then move to Forest Park, Park Ridge and Parkview. There is a possibility that the contractor may not be able to finish the work in one day. Due to trash services in Riss Lake on Friday, the contractor will be back next week to complete the paving operations.

Street Maintenance Schedule Update 6/9/15:

Tuesday 6/9: Finish milling of Parkview in Riss Lake.

Wednesday 6/10: Asphalting Brink Myers and N. National. Begin asphalting Riss Lake 10th Plat, starting on Parkview.

Thursday 6/11: Asphalting Park Ridge, Forest Park, and Agron.

***OLD SCHEDULE IS BELOW*** Please refer to the updates above for accurate information. 

The 2015 Street Maintenance Program is scheduled to begin this week.


Wednesday June 3,

Starting at Brink Myers Road when finished moving to National Drive and when finished there they will move to Riss Lake where the plan is to only mill Parkview Drive time permitting.

Thursday June 4,

Start milling on Agron (Street Dept. to help with patching on this street 40’x7’) when finished Forest Park will be done and to finish they will be milling Parkridge Drive. **If the milling is not completed on Thursday, Friday will be used to finish milling.


Monday June 8,

Asphalt Overlay will start on Brink Myers Road when finished moving to North National Drive. Moving of equipment to Riss Lake prior to paving on Tuesday morning.

Tuesday June 9,

Riss Lake overlay will start on Forest Park when completed they will do Agron up to Riss Lake Drive. If time allows they will move equipment to Parkridge Drive at Forest Park and start pulling up the hill.

Wednesday June 10,

On Wednesday the second day at Riss Lake they will start paving on Parkridge Drive at Forest Park and work their way up to Parkview Drive where they will set back in at the end of Parkview and pull out to Riss Lake Drive.

** All procedures of this project is WEATHER PERMITTING that means if it rains this will change the dates and times but not the order in which these streets will be milled and overlaid.

Please visit this link for the public notice. Updates on affected streets will be posted on and


Asphalt Curb Patching

LogoTransparentThe City replaces a number of curbs each year as part of the annual street maintenance program. Unfortunately, each curb cannot be replaced in a single maintenance cycle.  For curbs that do not get a full replacement, City Staff determines if intermediary maintenance is necessary until a permanent fix is available.

If intermediary action is necessary, the City will install temporary asphalt patching. Temporary asphalt patching is a proven technique that will protect the taxpayers investment in our infrastructure while stretching our maintenance budget.  If you have concerns about the condition of your curbs or concerns about temporary asphalt patching, please contact the Parkville Public Works at 816-741-7676.

Notice to Riss Lake Residents

LogoTransparentNotice to Riss Lake residents: This message is a follow up to the Mayor’s promise that City staff would look into your water issues.  Since receiving complaints from the residents, the City of Parkville has contacted Missouri American Water to alert them to the water quality issue at Riss Lake. Missouri American Water has brought in their Regional Water Quality Specialist to assist with identifying the issues at Riss Lake.

If you are experiencing an issue with the quality of your water or are seeing small flakes in your water, please contact Missouri American Water at 816-741-2992 to schedule an appointment to review your water quality issues. They will be able to determine if the issue is on the main line or your home’s internal line. If you do not receive an adequate response from the water company, please contact Public Works at 816-741-7676.

City of Champions


Signage commemorating Park University’s 2014 NAIA National Championship titles in both Men’s and Women’s volleyball has been installed on Route 9. Check it out next time you drive by!1604848_10155779829500637_1429927754037459388_n