Parks and Recreation


425 NE Mock Avenue
Blue Springs, MO 64014

(816) 228-0137

(816) 622-4345

Link: Parks and Recreation Department


Monday - Thursday

5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.


5 a.m. to 8 p.m.


7 a.m. to 6 p.m.


10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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.

Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Dovel, Dennis Director of Parks and Recreation (816) 228-0265  
Stuart, Justin Assistant Director (816) 228-0105  

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.

Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Asikainen, Matthew Manager of Recreation (816) 622-4347  
Finke, Kelly Recreation Supervisor (816) 228-0266  
Herrington, Mary Recreation Superintendent (816) 228-0237  
Johnson, Delaney Recreation Supervisor - Sports 8162280270  
Vie, Abby Marketing and Events 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.

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.

Name Title Email Phone Additional Phone
Mayden, Derek Superintendent of Parks, Buildings and Grounds (816) 228-0222  
Ketchum, Jeff Building Maintenance Supervisor (816) 228-4529  
Moore, Steve Park Maintenance Supervisor 816-228-0272  
Carey, Don Athletic Fields Groundskeeper (816) 228-0180  
Adamson, Ray Building Maintenance Worker      
Williamson, Lawrence Construction Technician      
Spooner, Chuck Landscape Technician      
Stephenson, Roger Small Engine Technician      
Hine, John Parks Maintenance Worker      
Boman, Scott Park Maintenance Worker      
Starnes, Clif Bldg Maintenance Technician      
Davis, Cody Bldg Maintenance Technician      
Richardson, Bryan Right-of-Way Maintenance