Legacy for Parks Foundation

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The Legacy for Parks Foundation enhances the quality of life for the people of Lee’s Summit through the stewardship of resources to develop, improve and preserve Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation.

It is a volunteer driven, 501c3 non-profit organization.

Lee’s Summit is home to an award winning parks and recreation department! In addition to providing healthful youth and adult recreation programming, preservation of precious open space is especially important for a city that loses over 100-acres of open space a year to development. The Foundation provides additional resources to leverage taxes, fees and grants to enhance parks and recreation services.

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Foundation Impacts and Initiatives

The Legacy for Parks Foundation is proud to financially support and enhance both large and small scale projects throughout the LSPR system with amenities which may not otherwise be possible. In 2014, the Foundation provided a $25,000 grant towards the construction of the first splashpad in Lee’s Summit, Located at Miller J. Fields Park, providing a fun, free amenity for all to enjoy.

The Foundation is also excited to provide financial support to the next large scale LSPR renovation project at Pleasant Lea Park, a neighborhood park located in central Lee’s Summit. The financial support provided by the Foundation not only afford LSPR the opportunity to enhance the offerings planned for the park, but also assisted the Department in securing a Land Water Conservation Act grant to further underwrite project costs, resulting in savings of tax dollars for Department use in other areas.

In addition, the Foundation’s menu of honorarium offerings, including Commemorative Benches, Pooch Paws for a Cause, and Children’s Memorial Butterfly Garden Stones, enrich and enhance LSPR’s existing high caliber facilities.

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Ways to Give / Leave a Legacy...


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Legacy for Parks Foundation Board

Jackie McCormick-Heanue, President Melanie Allen, Vice President
Leigh Ann Nelson, Treasurer Kristi Johnson-Ware, Secretary
Angela Turner Bill Chipman
Nancy Bruns Laura Maxwell


Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation Board Liaisons

Mindy Aulenbach, Park Board President Tyler Morehead

Get in Touch

Interested in the Legacy for Parks Foundation? Have questions, want to get involved, or find out more?

Contact us at legacyforparksfoundation@gmail.com

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Lee's Summit Parks and Rec
  • Address: City Hall: 220 SE Green, Lee's Summit, MO 64063
  • Phone: 816-969-1500
  • FAX: 816-969-1515
Frequently Asked Questions
  • To get answers to frequently asked questions check out the Parks FAQ page
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