- Yield playing areas to all Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation sanctioned activities.
- Garage sales are not permitted in the parks.
- Petting Zoos, Horses, Carnivals, Personal Water Slide, Pools, and Music Concerts are NOT allowed.
- Electrically amplified music is not allowed.
- Motorized vehicles are allowed in designated parking areas only.
Alcohol in parks is allowed by permit only at Lowenstein Park, Legacy Park and Summit Park
City ordinance prohibits the sale of alcohol on park property. Consumption of alcohol is also prohibited without a special permit from the Parks and Recreation Department. Special permit is ONLY available for Lowenstein Park, Legacy Park and Summit Park. There is a $25 charge for the permit. Requests must be made in person and require a shelter reservation.
In an effort to reduce the negative impact of tobacco use on parks and recreation patrons, the use of all tobacco products is prohibited in parks and facilities maintained, owned, and/or operated by the Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation Department.
Bounce Houses are allowed BY PERMIT ONLY at Legacy, Lowenstein, Miller J Feilds, Osage Trails, and Summit Parks for $25.
Renter provides all necessary equipment.
The following are NOT allowed in the parks for your safety and to protect your parks.
- DAMAGE of park property. City Ordinance Chp. 17-85
- USE of parks from 11:00pm until 5:00am. City Ordinance Chp. 19 Art III
- COURT PLAY over one hour when others are waiting.
- ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES. City Ordinance Chp. 19 Art III
- Motorized VEHICLES on park grounds. City Ordinance Chp. 19 Art III
- SKATES, BICYCLES or SKATEBOARDS on sidewalks, parking lots or court areas. City Ordinance Chp. 29-11
- LITTERING. City Ordinance Chp. 17-89
Geocache General Information
- Geocaching is a new, entertaining adventure game for Global Positioning System (GPS) users. The basic idea is to have individuals and organizations set up caches all over the world and share the locations of these caches on the internet. GPS users can then use the location coordinates to find the caches. Once found, a cache may provide the visitor with a wide variety of rewards. All the visitor is asked to do is to leave something to replace the item that they took.
- We believe allowing geocaching in the park system will have mutual positive benefits to the user and the department, including the following:
- Geocaching will attract visitors who otherwise may never visit Lee’s Summit parks;
- Geocachers will receive the benefits of exercise while searching for the caches;
- The placement of geocaches in the park system will provide new, wholesome recreational opportunities for individuals and families.
- The Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation Department eagerly welcomes this activity to the park system.
ATTENTION PARK USERS: If you accidentally find one of these Geocaches in any of our parks, please do not disturb it.
- Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation allows geocaching under the following guidelines: 1. Caches shall not be placed within 100 feet of playgrounds, ballfields, and shelters.
- When placing caches in the park system, no digging or any other kind of disruption of the ground will be permitted.
- Caches shall be clearly labeled as a geocache and include an explanation of what it is in the event it is found by non-geocachers. At the very least, contact information should be included on or inside the cache with the description of the cache as well as the name of the cache as listed on the www.geocaching.com Web site.
- Please include a detailed description of the cache location in the encoded "hints" section that will guide a finder to the location without difficulty.
- In order to see the geographical impact of geocaching, the Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation Department encourages the finder to submit his name, city and state on the official geocache web site once a cache is located in a city park.
- Geocachers are allowed to place a cache on Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation property so long as they comply with the restrictions stated above. Caches found not to be in compliance with this policy may be removed at the discretion of department staff.
- Please do not place food, sharp items, illegal items such as drugs, or materials restricted from minors, such as tobacco or alcohol, in the physical cache.
Use of Drones in Parks
The operation of radio-controlled motorized aircraft in a park within LSPR jurisdiction is not permitted without prior approval from the Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation Department. Permission to use a radio controlled motorized aircraft may be granted on a case by case basis if request demonstrates a specific public need for the radio controlled motorized aircraft usage and does not constitute an infringement on the public’s use of the parks, a danger to patrons within the parks, or a violates park user privacy. The operator of the aircraft will be expected to follow all FAA guidelines including contacting the Lee’s Summit airport. LSPR is committed to providing a safe environment for patrons who choose to enjoy the park system.