News about what is happening in Blue Springs, MO

Weekend Activities through July 4th in Blue Springs

clock June 28, 2012 13:11 by author Jeff Quibell

Blue Springs Farmers Market – Saturday, June 30 from 7 a.m. to noon in downtown Blue Springs.  Home grown fruits, vegetables, meats and other items for sale that are locally grown or made by hand. The University of Missouri Extension Office will be giving a ‘Cooking of the Day’ class.

Let’s Move! Saturdays – Saturday, June 30 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Burr Oak Woods Nature Center, 1401 Northwest Park Road for “Firefly Adventure”.

Music in the Park Concert – Sunday, July 1 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. the Cover Me Bad alternative/classic rock band will perform from the gazebo at Rotary Park at Railroad Lake, 600 NW Vesper Street. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy this free concert event.

United States Air Force Band Concert – Monday, July 2, 6:30 p.m. Please come and support the Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble at Rotary Park as Railroad Lake, 600 NW Vesper Street. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy this free concert event.

City Fireworks Display – Wednesday, July 4 from Blue Springs High School Peve Stadium. Loose Change performing from the football field from 8 - 9:30 p.m.  Fireworks display begins at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Tailgating in BSHS, Freshman Center, and Centennial Pool-Plex parking lots

Centennial Pool – Open daily from noon to 7 p.m. through Labor Day. Features two giant water slides, a 25-yard indoor, 50-meter outdoor, and a wading pool. Daily admission is $5 for ages 4 and older (3 and under free), season memberships also available. The pool is located at 2401 NW Ashton Drive.

Adams Pointe Golf Club – 1601 NE RD Mize Road. 18-hole championship course and a practice facility. Call (816) 220-3673 for daily fees and a Tee Time.

For additional information visit www.bluespringsgov.com/parks or call the Blue Springs Parks & Recreation Department at (816) 228-0137.


Weekend Activities in Blue Springs June 22–June 24 2012

clock June 19, 2012 11:28 by author Jeff Quibell

Street Flick Outdoor Movie – Friday, June 22, feature presentation, Kung Fu Panda 2 starts as dusk. Children’s games and activities begin at 7:15 p.m. Free popcorn & water, concessions available. Bring blankets and lawn chairs and get comfortable under the stars. Downtown Blue Springs at 12th and Main Streets

Blue Springs Farmers Market – Saturday, June 23 from 7 a.m. to noon in downtown Blue Springs.  Home grown fruits, vegetables, meats and other items for sale that are locally grown or made by hand. The University of Missouri Extension Office will be giving a ‘Cooking of the Day’ class.

Cork & Canvas Art & Wine Walk – Saturday, June 23 from 2 – 8 p.m. Taste local wines and experience local art. Come see and sample!  Downtown Main Street between 10 the 12th Streets.  

Let’s Move! Saturdays – Saturday, June 23 from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. at Watson Rolladium, 513 SW Keystone Drive. $3 for skates and a soft drink.

Music in the Park Concert – Sunday, June 24 from 6:30 – 8:30  p.m. Moats Brothers Band takes the stage and perform from the gazebo at Rotary Park at Railroad Lake, 600 NW Vesper Street.  Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy this free concert event.

Centennial Pool – Open daily from noon to 7 p.m. through Labor Day. Features two giant water slides, a 25-yard indoor, 50-meter outdoor, and a wading pool. Daily admission is $5 for ages 4 and older (3 and under free), season memberships also available. The pool is located at 2401 NW Ashton Drive.

Adams Pointe Golf Club – 1601 NE RD Mize Road. 18-hole championship course and a practice facility. Call (816) 220-3673 for daily fees and a Tee Time.

For additional information visit www.bluespringsgov.com/parks or call the Blue Springs Parks & Recreation Department at (816) 228-0137.


United States Army Band Concert Tonight–June 19, 2012 at 6:30pm

clock June 19, 2012 11:19 by author Jeff Quibell

On Tuesday June 19, 6:30 p.m. join us at Rotary Park as we welcome the 135th Army Band  for an uplifting evening of patriotic music.

This 38 soldier unit will perform a variety of different styles of music.

Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and sit back and enjoy this free event!


Stuff to do this weekend – 6/15-6/17

clock June 15, 2012 15:36 by author Jeff Quibell

Blue Springs Farmers Market – Saturday, June 16 from 7 a.m. to noon in downtown Blue Springs.  Home grown fruits, vegetables, meats and other items for sale that are locally grown or made by hand. The University of Missouri Extension Office will be giving a ‘Cooking of the Day’ class.

Kids Triathlon –The first ever Blue Springs Kids Triathlon will be on Saturday, June 16 beginning at 7:30 a.m.  The Triathlon starts with swimming at the Blue Springs Family, biking on Adams Dairy Parkway and a running through Young Park.  Registration is closed, but everyone is welcome to cheer on the kids! 

Let’s Move! Saturdays – Saturday, June 16 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Blue Springs Ballet & Performing Arts in downtown Blue Springs. Join us for a free Zumba Class.

Music in the Park Concert – Sunday, June 17 from 4-6 p.m. Little Shell & the Blues Thang takes the stage. Harper performs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. from the gazebo at Rotary Park at Railroad Lake, 600 NW Vesper Street.  Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy this free concert event.

Centennial Pool – Open daily from noon to 7 p.m. through Labor Day. Features two giant water slides, a 25-yard indoor, 50-meter outdoor, and a wading pool. Daily admission is $5 for ages 4 and older (3 and under free), season memberships also available. The pool is located at 2401 NW Ashton Drive.

Adams Pointe Golf Club – 1601 NE RD Mize Road. 18-hole championship course and a practice facility. Call (816) 220-3673 for daily fees and a Tee Time.

For additional information visit www.bluespringsgov.com/parks or call the Blue Springs Parks & Recreation Department at (816) 228-0137.

 

Stuff to do this weekend from BSP&R

clock June 7, 2012 17:46 by author Jeff Quibell

Blue Springs Farmers Market – Saturday, June 9 from 7 a.m. to noon in downtown Blue Springs.  Home grown fruits, vegetables, meats and other items for sale that are locally grown or made by hand. The University of Missouri Extension Office will be giving a ‘Cooking of the Day’ class.

Skateboard Competition – Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Old Mill Skate Park, 112 NW Woods Chapel Road.  For ages 10-19 years old, but fun to watch!

Let’s Move! Saturdays – Saturday, June 9, 8-10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Medical Center Track, 201 NW R.D. Mize Road. Walk 3 laps around the track to equal 1 mile.  AND 1:30-3 p.m. at the Metro East Tennis Center, 3019 Vesper. Join us for tennis activities!

Blue Springs Night Bike Ride Saturday, June 9, 11:30 p.m. beginning at Centennial Pool-Plex.  Experienced cyclist can choose between a 10, 14 or 19 mile route. On-site registration starts at 10:30 p.m.

Music in the Park Concert – Sunday, June 10 from 4-6 p.m. BluzBenderz take the stage. Southbound performs from 6:30-8:30 p.m. from the gazebo at Rotary Park at Railroad Lake, 600 NW Vesper Street.  Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy this free concert event.

Centennial Pool – Open daily from noon to 7 p.m. through Labor Day. Features two giant water slides, a 25-yard indoor, 50-meter outdoor, and a wading pool. Daily admission is $5 for ages 4 and older (3 and under free), season memberships also available. The pool is located at 2401 NW Ashton Drive.

Adams Pointe Golf Club – 1601 NE RD Mize Road. 18-hole championship course and a practice facility. Call (816) 220-3673 for daily fees and a Tee Time.

KIDS TRIATHLON – Registration has been extended to June 12!  The first ever Blue Springs Kids Triathlon will be on Saturday, June 16 beginning at the Blue Springs Family Y with body marking starting at 6:15 a.m. Participants will compete in one of three categories: Tri for Tots – 4-5 year olds; 6-10 year olds and 11-14 year olds. Details and registration information can be found at www.bluespringsgov.com/kidstriathlon or by calling the Blue Springs Parks & Recreation Department at (816) 228-0137.

For additional information visit www.bluespringsgov.com/parks or call the Blue Springs Parks & Recreation Department at (816) 228-0137.

 

Stuff to do this weekend from Parks & Rec–May 25-28

clock May 24, 2012 13:01 by author Jeff Quibell

Blue Springs Farmers Market – Saturday, May 26 from 7 a.m. to noon in downtown Blue Springs.  Home grown fruits, vegetables, meats and other items for sale that are locally grown or made by hand. The University of Missouri Extension Office will be giving a ‘Cooking of the Day’ class.

Centennial Pool – Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, May 26-28. Blue Springs Centennial Pool-Plex outdoor pools and waterslides open for the summer season. Open daily from noon to 7:30 p.m. through Labor Day. The pool is located at 2401 NW Ashton Drive.

Let’s Move! Saturdays – Saturday, May 26 from 10-11 a.m. at Burr Oaks Woods Nature Center, 1401 NW Park Road. Join us for a “Freeze Frame Hunt” in the woods.  Camera required.

Music in the Park Concert – Sunday, May 27 from 4-6 p.m. The Mighty Moe Joes! take the stage and from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The Candymakers will play the gazebo at Rotary Park at Railroad Lake, 600 NW Vesper Street.  Bring your lawn chairs or blanket and enjoy this free concert event.

Adams Pointe Golf Club – 1601 NE RD Mize Road. 18-hole championship course and a practice facility. Call (816) 220-3673 for daily fees and a Tee Time.

For additional information visit www.bluespringsgov.com/parks or call the Blue Springs Parks & Recreation Department at (816) 228-0137.


Things to do this weekend–April 14-15

clock April 13, 2012 17:03 by author Jeff Quibell

Let’s Move! Saturdays – Saturday, April 14 at Club 7 Fitness, 1241 SW Highway 7. Fitness events from 8-10 a.m., Nike SPARKS agility class from 10-11 a.m. and Kids Yoga from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public.

Centennial Pool – Saturday, April 14 – Swimnastics Up! (Intermediate to Upper Level Fitness) from 10:45-11:45 a.m. or Aqua-Aerobics 11 a.m. to noon each at $4. Lap Swimming from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. for $3. The pool is located at 2401 NW Ashton Drive.

Adams Pointe Golf Club – 1601 NE RD Mize Road. 18-hole championship course and a practice facility. Call (816) 220-3673 for daily fees and a Tee Time.

NEW Blue Springs Community Garden that is now available for planting. For just $50 a season, you can ‘reap what you sow’ from now until October 31.  The plots, located at 10th & Walnut, may be shared by more than one person/family/group.

Register now or soon for the Pooches on the Parkway Fun Walk & Dog Agility Clinics scheduled on Sunday May 6th.  Pre-registration discounts through April 30th.

For additional information visit www.bluespringsgov.com/parks or call the Blue Springs Parks & Recreation Department at (816) 228-0137.


Blue Springs Parks & Rec February 2012 Newsletter

clock February 20, 2012 15:19 by author Jeff Quibell

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Parks & Recreation

February 2012

Issue: # 2

 

Walking trail at Rotary Park

Add a Little Spring to Your Life

We are planning activities and events to help you stay active and fit this winter. Take this time to prepare for spring and be ready when it arrives, it's just around the corner.

 

In This Issue

From the Director

Valentine Dance

Transportation Service

Winter Activity Guide

Centennial Pool Under New Management

Bits and Pieces

Photos of the Month

From the DirectorDennis Dovel

By Dennis Dovel

Blue Springs Parks and Recreation Department is as diverse as the community it serves. As in so many other aspects of life, the key to running a successful department is having the ability to strike a balance between young and old, tradition and innovation, and the needs of one versus the needs of the community. Keeping this in mind, we will continually strive to honor the past while embracing the challenges of the future, and to serve an entire community while maintaining meaningful connections with individual participants.

Blue SpringsParks and Recreation has a long standing reputation for providing the citizens of Blue Springs with quality park facilities, trails and programs. As I start my tenure as the Director of Parks, Recreation, Building and Grounds for Blue Springs, I do so with a passion to advance the department and expand on the tradition established. We will continue to work with our residents, council, park commissioners and city staff to determine what improvements will not only further the department, but the city as a whole. 

Read more.....

 

Daddy/Daughter and Mother/Son Valentine Dance

Friday, February 10 &

Saturday, February 11th

February is Valentine's month and love and affection is blooming at Vesper Hall.  Mothers and sons are kicking off the month of love with a Valentine Dance on Friday, February 10th and fathers and daughters follow on Saturday, February 11th, from 6:30 - 9:00 pm.  Boys and girls ages 4 and older, along with their mothers and fathers, are invited to an evening of entertainment, DJ music, dancing, and a catered full-course dinner.  Professional pictures to commemorate the event will be available for an additional cost. 

This special event will be held at Vesper Hall, 400 NW Vesper Street.  Doors open at 6:00 pm.  The cost is $20.00 per person.  Deadline for registration is February 6th, so call 228-0137 to register today.  There is a maximum of 60 couples per night.

 

Transportation Service

Transportation service is provided within the city limits of Blue Springs on Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  This service is available to Blue Springs residents with a disability or for those age 60 years of age or older.   Popular destinations are grocery stores, shopping centers, beauty shops, food pantries, doctor appointments and restaurants.  Cost for this service is $3.00 for each one-way ride. 

Transportation is also available to and from Vesper Hall, Monday - Friday at no cost.  Pickup is usually between 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. with a return time between 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Transportation is provided by OATS.  To make an appointment for either of these options call 816-380-7433 (OATS Transportation) at least one day in advance. 

 

Winter/Spring  Activity Guide

The 2012 winter/spring issue of the Parks & Recreation of Blue Springs activity guide is now available. The 23 page activity guide has been mailed to every Blue Springs resident along with the City's Blue Springs Magazine. All 50-Plus activities and programs occurring at Vesper Hall Community Center are also included in the Parks & Recreation activity guide.

Please click on the activity guide cover above to see the many fun and exciting activities, services and facilities we have to offer during the next few months.

 

Centennial Pool Under

New Mangement

Centennial Pool-Plex

Meet Me At The Blue!

Daily operations of the Centennial Pool-Plex are now managed by the Blue Springs School District. Bill Shalley is the new pool manager and has a long time affiliation with the Pool-Plex.

Registration for classes and events will take place at the Blue Springs High School, 2000 NW Ashton Drive, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or call 229-3459.

Find out more...

 

Bits and Pieces

  • Daddy/Daughter & Mother/Son Valentine Dance
  • Rock Climbing
  • Introduction to Martial Arts
  • Watercolor Painting
  • Ceramics for Kids
  • Fencing
  • Knitting
  • Aqua Aerobics, Swimnastics,& Therapeutic Swim
  • Recycling Center at Pink Hill Park
  • Facility Rental Opportunities

More Information.....

 

Photos of the MonthChili Dog Dinner

January Photos

 

Quote to Live By :

"To enjoy the glow of good health, you must execise."

Gene Tunney

 

Our Mission:

It is the mission of the Blue Springs Parks & Recreation Department

to serve the public's well-being by providing quality leisure opportunities through the research, establishment, implementation and maintenance

of a comprehensive parks, recreation, buildings and grounds system.

 

We hope you have found this issue informative. If you have questions about any of the articles from this issue, please email or call us at (816) 228-0137. We look forward to seeing you at some of the activities and programs we are offering this month. Go out and enjoy your parks. 

Sincerely,

Blue Springs Parks and Recreation

www.bluespringsgov.com/parks

Upcoming Events

Mother/Son Valentine Dance

Daddy/Daughter Valentine Dance

Indoor Garage Sale

Hot Shot Contest

Blather, Blarney & Balderdash 

Blather,Blarney & Balderdash

March 9-10 and 15-17

7:30 p.m.

March 11 & 18

2:00 p.m.

Blue Springs High School Auditorium

2000 NW Ashton Dr.

$8 Adults

$7 children 12 & under & seniors 65 and over

www.bluespringscitytheatre.com

Featured Links

Activity Guide

Register for Programs

Park & Recreation Web site

Past Newsletters

Adams Pointe 
Golf Club

 


Parks & Recreation Newsletter January 2012

clock January 4, 2012 09:51 by author Jeff Quibell

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January 2012

Issue: # 1

 

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

The staff at  Parks & Recreation wishes you a very Happpy New Year. We look forward to working with you to take advantage of the opportunities and to meet the challenges ahead.

 

In This Issue

Winter Activity Guide

Centennial Pool Under New Management

Chipping of the Green

50-Plus Fitness & Wellness Week

Chili Dog Dinner

Youth Sports & Recreation Expo

Bits and Pieces

Photos of the Month

Winter/Spring  Activity Guide

JUST OUT:  The 2012 winter/spring issue of the Parks & Recreation of Blue Springs activity guide is now available. The 23 page activity guide has been mailed to every Blue Springs resident along with the City's Blue Springs Magazine. All 50-Plus activities and programs occurring at Vesper Hall Community Center are also included in the Parks & Recreation activity guide.

Please click on the activity guide cover above to see the many fun and exciting activities, services and facilities we have to offer during the next few months.

 

Centennial Pool Under

New Mangement

Centennial Pool-Plex

Meet Me At The Blue!

Beginning January 1, 2012 daily operations of the Centennial Pool-Plex will be managed by the Blue Springs School District. Bill Shalley is the new pool manager and has a long time affiliation with the Pool-Plex.

Registration for classes and events will take place at the Blue Springs High School, 2000 NW Ashton Drive, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or call 229-3459.

Find out more...

 

Chipping of the Green

Drop off your Christmas tree after the holidays at the designated area in Pink Hill Park's west parking lot. Only trees with tinsel and ornaments removed will be accepted.

Recycle Your Cardboard

Don't throw away all those Christmas boxes, recycle them. The recycling center is open on Saturdays, Sundays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. to accept your cardboard boxes and other recyclables.

Find out more...

 

50-Plus Fitness and Wellness Week

Weight Room

Get fit in the New Year during our Fitness and Wellness Week at Vesper Hall Community Center!  All new visitors, ages 50 and over, can exercise for free.  New participants will receive free weight room passes that are good for the week of January 9th through January 13th.  Try the elliptical rider, the dual use strength machine, bicycles, treadmills, and/or free weights.  A regular month pass is $15.00, a regular day pass is $3.00 and a year pass is $120.00.  Try it all for free this one week!

Free exercise classes are available with a canned food donation during Fitness and Wellness Week.  Check out any drop-in exercise class in exchange for a can of food per class. All donations benefit the Midwest Foster Care Food Pantry. Classes include, Crosstrainer Aerobics, Stretching Exercise, Tai Chi, Yoga for Beginners and Beyond, as well as Wii Sports. Call Vesper Hall at 228-0181 for class dates and times.

Available during regular business hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8 am - 9 pm, Wednesday and Friday, 8 am - 5 pm.

 

It's For the Dogs - Chili Dog Dinner & Silent AuctionChili Dog Dinner

R.U.F.F. (Responsible Unleashed Fun for Fido) Blue Springs is holding a Chili Dog Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, January 21st from 5:30 - 7:00 pm at Vesper Hall, 400 NW Vesper Street. Come and feast on chili dogs with assorted toppings, desserts, and beverages. This will be lots of fun for the whole family with a live Deejay and entertainment included.  Other activities include a silent auction, door prizes, raffle drawings, and a demonstration by the Missouri Search & Rescue K-9 Unit. All proceeds benefit the Blue Springs off-leash dog park located in Gregory O. Grounds Park. Cost is $6.00 per adult and $4.00 per child 12 years of age and under. Children 3 years and under are free.

You can pre-register with Blue Springs Parks & Recreation, City Hall, 903 W Main Street, Blue Springs, MO 64015.  Call the Parks & Recreation Offices at 228-0238 for additional information.

More Information.....

 

Youth Sports & Recreation Expo

Youth Sports & Recreation ExpoThe Blue Springs Parks & Recreation Department will be sponsoring the 20th Annual Youth Sports and Recreation Expo, Saturday, January 28th, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.  This event will be held at Adams Pointe Conference Center, 1400 NE Coronado Drive.  The Expo is a great opportunity for kids, parents, coaches and area residents to register for spring and summer programs. Some of the participating programs are baseball, softball, football, basketball, BMX, martial arts, gymnastics, fencing and there are a variety of activities and resources to learn about.  It also gives everyone involved with sports and recreation a chance to meet with the various representatives.  One of the biggest attractions is the appearance of T-Bones Mascot Sizzle and Chiefs KC Wolf.  We hope to see your family and friends out at Adams Pointe Conference Center enjoying this time saving and informative family event.  Don't miss this opportunity to see new products and to meet with the representatives of the various youth athletic organizations.

 

Bits and Pieces

  • Daddy/Daughter & Mother/Son Dance
  • Ballet & Jazz
  • Social Dance
  • Belly Dance
  • Aqua Aerobics, Swimnastics, & Therapeutic Swim
  • Vesper Hall New Years Eve Party
  • Chipping of the Green
  • Recycling Center
  • Facility Rental Opportunities

More Information.....

 

Photos of the MonthHoliday Exprss

December Photos

 

Quote to Live By :

"Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity."

John F. Kennedy

 

Our Mission:

It is the mission of the Blue Springs Parks & Recreation Department

to serve the public's well-being by providing quality leisure opportunities through the research, establishment, implementation and maintenance

of a comprehensive parks, recreation, buildings and grounds system.

 

We hope you have found this issue informative. If you have questions about any of the articles from this issue, please email or call us at (816) 228-0137. We look forward to seeing you at some of the activities and programs we are offering this month. Go out and enjoy your parks. 

Sincerely,

Blue Springs Parks and Recreation

www.bluespringsgov.com/parks

Upcoming Events

50+ New Year's Eve Party

50+ Fitness & Wellness Week

Chili Dog Dinner

Youth Sports & Recreation Expo

50+ New Year's Eve Party 

Saturday,

December 31

7:30 - 11:30 p.m.

Vesper Hall

400 NW Vesper Street

$10 in advance

$15 at the door

Call 228-0181

Featured Links

Activity Guide

Register for Programs

Park & Recreation Web site

Past Newsletters

Adams Pointe 
Golf Club