Kids at Play

Summer is soon coming to an end and school will be back in session. What better way to say good-bye to the warm summer months than to soak up the outdoors with the range of parks and playgrounds in the city, indoor and outdoor games for children to play, and a variety of local outdoor recreation experiences that will bring joy to all.

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    RoKC Olathe Climbing, Yoga, and Fitness Gym


    If you're looking to learn the ropes, delve into yoga, or get your child involved, RoKC is a locally established, world class, community focused climbing gym.

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    Wonder Wonder


    Part art exhibit, part photography opportunity — at Wonder Wonder, an experiential entertainment venue, each room is meant to tap into people’s creativity and curiosity. 

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    Culinary Center of Kansas City


    The Culinary Center of Kansas City® is a premiere culinary arts center dedicated to the education, cultivation and appreciation of food, wine and culinary tradition through over 600 cooking classes and interactive cooking part

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    Kansas City Zoo


    A visit to the Kansas City Zoo is a journey around the world -- an interactive experience that uses all the senses to entertain, educate and engage visitors of all ages.

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    Pinstripes offers Kansas City’s premier bowling, bocce and bistro experience in the Overland Park neighborhood. 

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    Ice Cream Bae


    Visit Ice Cream Bae in Leawood Park Place to cool off and enjoy a delicious treat.

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    Urban Air


    With attractions that cater to any level of adventurer, there’s something for everyone at Urban Air. Mini warriors can conquer obstacles and show gravity who’s boss.

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    Paint Glaze & Fire


    Paint Glaze & Fire is a friendly paint-your-own-pottery space where people of all ages can have fun, make art, and flex their creative muscles.

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    Shawnee Mission Park Marina


    Shawnee Mission Park Marina offers boat rentals including kayaks, paddle boards, pedal boats and canoes in the heart of the beautiful Shawnee Mission Park.

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    Union Station


    At Union Station, enjoy the KC Rail Experience, a planetarium, Science City and a vibrant Theater District featuring a giant screen movie theater, live theater and so much more.

  11. SplashPad- Lea McKeighan Park


    With the combination of fountains and spray features your kiddos will love any time spent at the Lea McKeighan Splash pad!

  12. Summit Waves


    Aquatic center featuring an Action River and wave pool! The water park also features two waterslides, a six lane lap pool with diving boards, a water playground area featuring mini-slides, and dump buckets.

  13. Longview Lake Park


    Take a break from the heat at one of the most popular swimming beaches at Longview Lake or come for a Sand Cinema movie night. 

  14. Lake Jacomo Marina


    Lake Jacomo is a 970-acre lake that is located just a short distance from Johnson County and offers boat rentals, camping, swimming and sailing. 

  15. Deanna Rose Farmstead


    Visit the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead to see over 250 animals and birds, experience a Kanza Indian encampment, horse back riding and fishing pond.

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    Hodge Park Playground


    Hodge Park has it all — trails, a playground, a golf course, historic buildings, and even bison! 

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    Penguin Park


    A Northland classic, Penguin Park has been updated but is still as nostalgic as ever.

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    Variety KC playground


    An inclusive playground, it's a great spot to hit while you're running errands off of Barry Road.

  19. Fun Run 4 Kids


    Need your kids to burn some energy but you can't stand one more minute in the heat? Fun Run is the answer.

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    Kansas City Northern Miniature


    This miniature train is operated by train enthusiasts at Line Creek, and rides are cheap at 75 cents a ride! 

  21. Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary


    Explore science and nature inside, or cool off in the creek while your kids find wildlife.