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816 969-1000

Parks and Recreation Administrator Tom Lovell
Parks & Recreation Administrator
J. Thomas Lovell, Jr., CPRP


Main Office
220 SE Green Street
Lee's Summit, MO  64063


Hours: Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm
Phone: (816) 969-1500
Fax: (816) 969-1515

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Parks & Recreation

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An Affirmation

Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation is an extraordinary team of employees & volunteers dedicated to providing quality, innovative and comprehensive, recreational services, facilities and parks.

We are committed to engaging and serving all our citizens through benefit based activities & parks that are representative of the best practices of our profession.

We excel in patron service, responsible use of our fiscal & natural resources, and building our volunteer & community partnerships. Our success is measured by the quality of life enjoyed by our citizens.


Administration Division

Carole Culbertson, Superintendent of Administration

This division provides policy and budget development, auditing and financial analysis, cash management, human resources and staff/patron support services all with just with 4 full time employees.


Recreation Division

Joe Snook, Assistant Administrator. David Dean, Superintendent of Recreation. Tede Price, Superintendent of Recreation.

This division provides recreational opportunities including aquatics, children’s, youth and adult athletics and enrichment programs, free concerts and special events. We operate and manage LSPR’s three community centers and Summit Waves with only 13 full time staff and are 100% cost recovery through fees and sponsorships.

Operations & Construction Divisions

Devin Wetzel, Superintendent of Park Operations. Steve Casey, Superintendent of Park Planning & Construction.  Assistant Superintendent, Steve Thomas

With 18 full time employees these divisions work in tandem sharing equipment and employees and are responsible for the maintenance, repair, and construction of park buildings, grounds and equipment of 26 parks, over 1,000 acres and numerous facilities. Operation of the Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery is also under this section. Responsibilities include record keeping, grave sales, monument sales and installation, and maintenance and repair of building and grounds. In addition, the division is also responsible for the turf, tree and shrub maintenance at designated City-owned properties.

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