Parks and Recreation

 

425 NE Mock Avenue
Blue Springs, MO 64014

(816) 228-0137

(816) 622-4345


Link: Parks and Recreation Department

It is the mission of the Blue Springs Parks and Recreation Department to serve the public’s well-being by providing quality leisure opportunities through the research, establishment, implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive park, recreation, buildings and grounds system.
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Dovel, Dennis Director of Parks and Recreation (816) 228-0265
McCoy, Sherry Secretary (816) 228-0137

Recreation Division 

(816) 228-0137

(816) 228-7592

Link: Recreation Division

The Recreation Division is responsible for planning and implementing a wide range of recreational, athletic, and cultural activities within the community.
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Farris, James Recreation Supervisor - Sports (816) 228-0270
Cogbill, Nichole Recreation Supervisor - Youth Programs (816) 228-0266
Stuart, Justin Assistant Director (816) 228-0105
Herrington, Mary Recreation Superintendent (816) 228-0237
Talaski, Jen Fitness Supervisor (816) 622-4346
Asikainen, Matthew Manager of Recreation (816) 622-4347
Hoskin, Arley Marketing Coordinator (816) 622-4343

Vesper Senior Programs 

400 NW Vesper Street
Blue Springs, MO 64015

(816) 228-0181

(816) 228-4340


Link: Vesper Senior Programs

Vesper Hall is a nationally accredited facility overlooking picturesque Rotary Park. As the City’s dedicated focal point for senior services, Vesper Hall offers a wide array of programs that meet the needs of adults 50 and older.
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Bears, Marty Administrator 816-228-0271
Thompson, Paul Recreation Supervisor (816)228-0238

Parks & Facilities 

(816) 228-0192

Link: Parks & Facilities

The City of Blue Springs Parks system is made up of 18 public parks including four undeveloped parks and an 18-hole golf course. In total, the parks system has 678 acres of park land located throughout the Blue Springs community.
Staff
Name Title Email Phone
Cooper, Randy Superintendent-Parks & Bldgs (816) 228-0222
Mayden, Derek Parks Maintenance Supervisor (816) 228-0272
Ketchum, Jeff Building Maintenance Supervisor (816) 228-4529
Carey, Don Athletic Fields Groundskeeper (816) 228-0180
Adamson, Ray Building Maintenance Worker    
Williamson, Lawrence Construction Technician    
Spooner, Chuck Landscape Technician    
Anderson, Mark Carpenter    
Stephenson, Roger Small Engine Technician    
Hine, John Parks Maintenance Worker    
Boman, Scott Park Maintenance Worker    
Moore, Steve Playground/Park Safety Specialist    
Starnes, Clif Bldg Maintenance Technician    
Davis, Cody Bldg Maintenance Technician    
Richardson, Bryan Right-of-Way Maintenance