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 and vaping products is prohibited in parks and facilities maintained, owned, and/or operated by the Lee's Summit Parks and Recreation Department.
Renter provides all necessary equipment.
A link to the Special Event Permit Form is at the bottom of this page. Please read through the Special Event Permit information, approval policy and park rules before filling it out and submitting to Lee's Summit Parks & Recreation.
In order to adequately manage resources and ensure the availability of our facilities and amenities for all patrons, Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation requires many activities and events to obtain a permit. Specifically, activities that are designed to benefit or accommodate a particular individual, group, or organization, as well as activities that require the use of a designated space for a specific purpose and length of time require a permit.
Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation will consider applications for activities and events which are 1) compatible with the mission of Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation, 2) able to be reasonably held at the requested site, and 3) can be sustained without causing unacceptable impacts to LSPR resources. LSPR will not issue more than one permit per park, per day. Priority will be given to events that will be completed by 10:00 am.
Applications must generally be submitted at least thirty (30) days prior to the date of the requested event. The Administrator of Parks and Recreation may waive this thirty (30) day requirement based upon the nature of the request and its’ impact on LSPR resources.
Demonstrations: any demonstration, picketing, speechmaking, marching, holding vigils or religious services, and all other like forms of conduct involving communication or expression of views or grievances, engaged in by one or more persons, the conduct of which is reasonably likely to draw a crowd or onlookers.
Special Events: sports events, pageants, races, runs, community celebrations, entertainment activities, the use of any entertainment devices (i.e. bounce houses), exhibitions, parades, fairs, festivals, weddings, concerts or musical events, recitals, carnivals, the use of hot air balloons or other aviation apparatus, animals on display, the use of tents or other temporary structures exceeding 10’x10’, stages or booths, or and similar events which are engaged in by one or more persons, the conduct of which has the effect, intent, or propensity to draw a crowd or onlookers. This includes, specifically, any event which is made public through the use of social media or the media.
Activities and Events occurring under a Permit must comply with all Federal, State and local laws, ordinances and regulations, as applicable, as well as all Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation rules, regulations, and policies in effect at the time of the Activity or Event. Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation reserves the right to cancel a Permit in the event of a violation of any of the above or of any permit requirements.
Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation reserves the right to cancel a Permit due to the potential of severe or dangerous weather conditions or in the event of an emergency. If cancelation is necessary for one of these reasons, a refund of all fees associated with the Permit will be issued.
Permits do not guarantee exclusive use of any park, facility or amenity. LSPR parks, facilities, and amenities shall remain open and available for public use during the Activity or Event. This includes, specifically, any patron’s ability to exercise their free speech, distribution of literature, collection of signatures, etc. during the Activity or Event under the Permit.
Fees: Permits for Demonstrations and Special Events are subject to a $100 fee. These fees cover application processing, staff time, and ancillary costs related to maintenance and restoration of the area following use to ensure costs associated with the event or activity is not imposed on taxpayers.
The Special Event Permit is required for all park uses not conforming with our existing facility rental policy. It shall include concerts, walk-a-thons, runs and other such events requiring special consideration and treatment.
Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation requires each of the following for all special event permit requests:
The Park Board reserves the right to require a Certificate of Insurance evidencing coverage and listing the City of Lee’s Summit, Missouri as additional insured. Coverage limits may be established on a case-by-case basis taking into consideration the particular type of event or activity to be held and the relative risks associated therewith.
Individuals or groups requesting special use or reservation of areas, roadways, or facilities not normally reserved in accordance with this policy may make an application, within the following guidelines, for consideration by the Administrator of Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation.
The above guidelines apply to all requests other than Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation sponsored events. Unusual requests, upon Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation staff review, may be forwarded to the Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation Board.
The following activities are NOT allowed in the parks.
Yield playing areas to all Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation-sanctioned activities.
Please fill out a "Special Event Permit" form by clicking the following links. Please fill out both links attached: Special Event Permit Form Agreement • Special Event Permit Form Application
ATTENTION PARK USERS: If you accidentally find one of these Geocaches in any of our parks, please do not disturb it.
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 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.
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL
Animal Control 969-1640
All other emergencies call 911
Parks and Recreation 969-1500
Disc golf is played like ball golf, except that a flying disc is used.
The object of the game is to land your disc into the metal "pole hole" baskets, using the fewest number of throws possible.
Play at your own risk. For the safety of all users, please observe the following rules:
• Adult supervision required
• Footwear recommended
• NO RUNNING or climbing on water features
• No bullying
• No food or drinks allowed on splashpad
• No glass containers on or around splashpad
• No pets allowed on splashpad
• Children requiring diapers must wear swim diapers
• Evacuate splashpad during stormy weather.
To start the splashpad touch the top of the orange bollard activator. Please keep the splashpad and park clean and free of trash for all to enjoy. Please contact LSPR at 816-969-1500 if you see someone in violation of these rules. In case of an emergency, dial 911.
The skate park is closed from 11 pm to 5 am. No loitering when park is closed.
CAUTION: This is an unsupervised skate park. Skateboarding, inline skating and bicycling are high-risk recreational activities with inherent risks of serious injury or death. Participants assume all risk in using the skate park. If you are not absolutely certain that you have the skill and level of protection to avoid injury, damage or loss you may incur, and you further agree and understand that the City of Lee’s Summit and the City of Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation Board will in no way be responsible for, or provide any compensation for, any injury, loss or damage you may sustain or incur while using the skate park.
Safety equipment such as a helmet, knee and elbow pads should be worn while using the skate park. The use of closed-toed high-top non-slick shoes, gloves, wrist braces and hip pads is also suggested.
The following is prohibited in the skate park:
Use of skate park when equipment is icy or wet
Outside obstacles & modifications to skate park equipment
Personally owned ramps, boxes or other devices
Motorized skateboards, bicycles or other vehicles
Persons not skating/bicycling
Glass objects or containers in skate park area
Abusive, profane, foul language or aggressive behavior
Alcohol, drugs and smoking
Please be courteous to other patrons. Organized events require prior approval by LSPR.