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Parks & Recreation

Johnson County has declared a state of emergency in response to COVID-19.

As this is an evolving situation, please check back here for additional details.

  • The Lenexa Rec CenterLenexa Community Center and Lenexa Senior Center are closed and programs associated with those facilities are canceled.
  • All other Lenexa Parks & Recreation programs are also canceled.
  • For questions, contact Parks & Recreation customer service Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 913.477.7100.

  • Limited appointments can be arranged with Parks & Recreation staff. Contact them at 913.477.7100 or

Parks & Recreation Department
Gary Ristow, Director



Lenexa Community Center
13420 Oak St.
Lenexa, KS 66215
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Lenexa Rec Center - Parks & Recreation Desk
17201 W. 87th St. Pkwy.
Lenexa, KS 66219
Hours: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday

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Explore the many parks, recreation opportunities and events that make our community a great place to live and play. We can help you plan a family outing, register for a class, search for volunteer opportunities or rent a facility for your next gathering.

We provide a wide range of parks and recreation services for you through three divisions:

  • Administrative – Coordinates all of the day-to-day activities in our department. This includes long-range planning to meet future parks and recreation needs in the community.

  • Park Maintenance – Responsible for the care and maintenance of all of our parks, recreation facilities and grounds, and for support during recreation programs and events.

  • Recreation – Plans and executes recreation programs for all ages, including pools, sports leagues, special interest classes, senior citizens activities, trips to regional points of interest, and festivals and events.

Parks & Recreation Advisory Board

Meeting agendas and minutes


  • Mike Rzeszut, Chairperson (term expires Feb. 28, 2023)

  • Jeff Mark, Vice Chair (Feb. 28, 2021)

  • Craig Denny (Feb. 28, 2021)

  • Gary Ewing (Feb. 28, 2023)

  • Brooke Wurdack (Feb. 28, 2022)

  • Diane Schmidt (Feb. 28, 2023)

  • Patrick Thomas (Feb. 28, 2022)

  • Aivars Sics (Feb. 28, 2021)

  • Wanda Kiewiet (Feb. 28, 2022)

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