Receive $90 Toward A Senior Membership at the Liberty Community Center

Clay County Senior Services has provided grant funding to the Liberty Community Center for senior memberships in 2021. Seniors aged 60+ living in Clay County can qualify. The maximum per person per year allocation is $90 toward the purchase of a $325 annual senior membership. Grant funds are available for both new and renewing members. Renewal options are based on attaining the required 72 visits in the previous year.

This funding provides grants for 540 senior memberships!
Trail of Trees Dedicated to LPR's Cameron Leeds

Located in the beautiful countryside of Stocksdale Park, Cameron's Trail of Trees was an Eagle Scout Project completed by David Stark of Troop 374 in loving memory of Liberty Parks & Rec's Cameron Leeds.

Walk the paved trail at Stocksdale Park and look for the QR codes posted on the trees. Use your phone to scan the QR codes and learn more about each tree species. You will be directed to the Missouri Department of Conservation web page.

In addition to Cameron's love of trees as a certified arborist, there are several connections to this project that make it even more special.

Cameron earned the rank of Eagle Scout at the age of 16. His project was therapy exercise equipment for the students at Liberty Early Childhood Education Center. David, who completed the trail of trees project, attended the education center when he was younger and used the equipment that Cameron provided.

During the approval phase of this project, Parks staff met the Stark's at the park, walked the trail and signed off on a job well done. The date was December 15, which at the time, seemed like another Tuesday. It wasn't until the monument sign was being created, that we realized that December 15 is Cameron's birthday! How fitting for this project honoring him.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this project possible. It's a great way to remember Cameron.

June 5 is National Trails Day so head out to Stockdale Park and check it out!
Welcome Back to the Silver Center!
Thank you for your patience as we navigate through these unprecedented times. As we work toward opening the Liberty Silver Center fully, we must continue to follow the guidelines set forth by the Clay County Public Health Center. Masks are recommended in the Liberty Community Center but no longer required.

As of Monday, May 10, we have started to reopen the Silver Center for games and lunch. With funds received from MARC, a sanitizer mister (with solution) along with three patio tables with chairs and umbrellas were purchased to enhance sanitization and provide outdoor seating. Within the coming weeks, we will have a comfortable outdoor eating area for our seniors to dine if they choose. If you are ready to come back, we would love to see you!

The Liberty Access Bus provided 313 rides in the month of May and added two new members. 94 of the rides were to the Liberty Silver Center where riders were ecstatic to be back among their friends and enjoying all the games and classes they’ve missed over the past year.

The Liberty Access Bus provides transportation for adults 60 and older within the city limits of Liberty free of charge. Physically challenged individuals (ages 18-59) who do not have access to their own transportation may also utilize Liberty Access for a nominal fee.  
"The U.S. Surgeon General estimates that 60% of American adults are not regularly active and another 25% are not active at all. Trails and greenways provide a safe, inexpensive avenue for regular exercise for people living in rural, urban and suburban areas."

-National Park Service

The Liberty Parks & Rec Foundation (LPRF) is currently raising funds for its 5th Annual Campaign with plans to build a multi-use trail at Ruth Moore Park. The LPRF is committed to supporting the continued improvement of our Liberty parks, including our playgrounds, trails, and our healthy play spaces. 
Q: Is that tractor in two pieces?
A: Yes!

We have some very talented individuals on our LPR team and for parks mechanic, Jeff Renno, this is just another day at the shop. We all like to secretly take things apart, but it's putting it back together that can be the struggle. LPR was quoted more than $5,000 to fix the tractor and Renno was able to do it himself in 8 hours time and for around $800. Amazing work and a great way to save the department some money in the process. Thanks Renno!
Supporting the Dog Park

Liberty Parks & Rec has partnered with Serenity on the Square to offer Moonlight Yoga at Stocksdale Park. Moonlight Yoga is a monthly benefit for the off-leash dog park instructed and coordinated by Patti Stark, owner of Serenity on the Square.

2021 Dates and Times:
  • Sunday, June 20: 5:45 a.m. 
  • Summer Solstice Sunrise Yoga
  • Thursday, June 24: 9:30 p.m. 
  • Friday, July 23: 9:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Aug. 22: 9 p.m.
  • Monday, Sept. 20: 8:15 p.m.
Summer Swim Lessons

With summer right around the corner, it's a great time to take advantage of swim lessons at the Liberty Community Center. Participating in swim lessons not only teaches skills to become a stronger swimmer, but also provides experience in the water and teaches water safety.

Registration is now open for summer group swim lessons with sessions offered in June, July and August for all ages and abilities.

June sessions are:
  • June 2 - 22
  • June 23 - July 13
The Liberty Parks & Rec Foundation (LPRF) was established in 2006 as a way to provide funding for scholarships and improvements to the Liberty Parks & Rec system that would otherwise not be possible with public funding.

In 2020, despite COVID-19 limitations on usual fundraising and events, LPRF raised more than $41,000 to provide scholarships for youth programming and Liberty Community Center memberships to those in need.

In addition to funding for scholarships, the 2021 annual campaign, chaired by Crowley Furniture, hopes to raise $80,000 to be used for shade structures at the Capitol Federal® Sports Complex of Liberty baseball and softball fields and a multi-use trail at Ruth Moore Park.
LPR Receives $75,000 in Grant Funding from AmeriCorps
Liberty Parks & Rec (LPR) has received an AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP grant from the AmeriCorps federal agency to support seventy-five RSVP volunteers aged 55+ serving in Liberty, Missouri. This opportunity will increase RSVP presence in the North Central Region which was previously unserved by an AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP project.
With this new funding, LPR will leverage the skills and experience of seniors in Clay County to support Meals on Wheels, Evidence –Based Wellness Programs and Environmental Stewardship projects. These AmeriCorps Seniors volunteers will have an opportunity to serve their community in a wide range of projects designed to insure healthy futures for the citizens of the Liberty community. 
Popcorn in the Park- Wonder Woman 1984

Bring your family and friends, along with your blankets and lawn chairs, and head out to Stocksdale Park to enjoy Wonder Woman 1984 on the big screen, under the stars.

Friday, June 25
  • Fun and games start at 7 p.m.
  • Movie starts at dusk (around 8:30 p.m.)
Youth Sports Registration Now Open!

Registration is available for the following fall sports with deadlines starting August 1! Click the links to learn more and register.

  • COMING SOON- Youth Volleyball and Tennis Clinics
July 10
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The LCC Outdoor Pool hours:
  • May 29 - Aug. 23
  • Monday - Saturday: 12 - 8 p.m. 
  • Sundays, Memorial Day and July 4: 12 - 6 p.m.
  • Aug. 24 - Sept. 6
  • Closed weekdays 
  • Saturday: 12 - 8 p.m. 
  • Sundays and Labor Day: 12 - 6 p.m.
  • Open to LCC Members or with purchase of a Day Pass.

Ruth Moore Park Sprayground hours:
  • Open daily from 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Free and open to the public

  • City Park will feature a new sprayground and is still under construction.