Raytown’s Parks and Recreation Department is dedicated to providing the citizens of Raytown with a variety of recreational facilities and programs at a reasonable cost. Residents of Raytown can now explore the range of benefits the city has to offer through our new web site. Please visit each section of our site and find out what we have to offer you!

Raytown Park Shelter Reservations for 2021!!!

Due to the Centers of Disease Control and Jackson County Health Department in respect to COVID-19, the Raytown Parks Department is changing how we will be making shelter house reservations for 2021.

On January 4, 2021, from 8 am to 12 noon, we will only be taking phone calls to make reservations. No standing in line at our front door or coming inside to fill out paperwork this year. Phone calls only – 816-358-4100.

After 12 noon, you can come into park office to make a reservation. Anyone coming into our office, must wear a mask and only one person allowed in at a time.

Payment will need to be made at the time of the reservation with a debit or credit card. If you would like to pay for a reservation with cash or check, please let us know when you make the reservation and you will be given instructions for this. All payments must be made by 5:00 pm the day that you make the reservation.

Once payment is received, you will receive a Green postcard that you will need to take with you the day of your reservation. This is your proof of reservation. Please check to make sure the information listed is correct: Park name, shelter #, date and time of reservation. If incorrect, please let us know as soon as possible.



Shelter houses, tennis courts, skatepark and all playgrounds are now open.  Basketball Courts will remain closed!!! 

Health officials continue to stress the importance of practicing social distancing and good hygiene, as well staying home if you are sick.  We are following Jackson County Health Departments recommendations on sanitation in our parks.

Residents should stay informed and ensure they are receiving information from reliable sources. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Jackson County Health Department offer up-to-date information on their websites and social media. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has activated a 24/7 phone hotline for the public or providers to receive information or guidance related to COVID-19. The hotline can be reached at 877.435.8411.

Mission Statement

The Raytown Parks & Recreation Department was established under its own Board of Directors for the following purposes:

1.  To serve the residents of Raytown and the general public by providing:
a.  A pleasant, safe, and well-maintained parks, recreational facilities, and equipment at a reasonable cost to the participant.
     b.  A variety of recreational programs that are designed, scheduled and staffed to maximize accessibility.
2.  To provide a working environment for its staff that promotes safety, open communication, and fair treatment.
3.  To provide the City of Raytown and it's taxpayers a department that effectively and efficiently uses its funding and resources to generate a sense of pride in the community.

Non-Discrimination Statement

Raytown Parks and Recreation Department, an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, genetic information, or age in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to all groups.

ADA Compliance

The City of Raytown acknowledges its responsibility to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Thus, in order to assist individuals with disabilities who require special services (i.e. sign interpretative services, alternative audio/visual devices, and amanuenses) for participation in or access to the City of Raytown sponsored public programs, services and/or meetings, the City requests that individuals make requests for these services forty-eight (48) hours ahead of the scheduled program, service and or meeting.  To make arrangements, contact Raytown Parks and Recreation at 816-358-4100.

Bids in Progress

2021 Raytown Parks Contract Mowing ProjectSealed bids will be received until 10:00 am on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at City Clerk's Office at Raytown City Hall, 10000 E. 59th St. Raytown MO.  For bid documents, please click here.

 Contact Information

For address, phone numbers and e-mail addresses see the "Links & Helpful Information".