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 Parks & Recreation Events
Movie in the Park - Moana

Friday, June 16
7:30 p.m. - Activities; Movie starts at dusk
Rotary Park
600 NW Vesper St

Grab a blanket and a lawn chair and head to Rotary Park to enjoy a FREE outdoor movie and popcorn under
the stars. Movies are family friendly and are displayed on a huge inflatable screen with a state-of-the-art
projection and sound system.
Skateboard Competition Registration

Friday, June 16
4 p.m. Registration | 5 p.m. Start Time
Old Mill Skate Park 

Registration is still open for this yearly skate competition. The price to participate is $10 and there are three levels:
Beginners (10 years and younger)
Intermediate (18 months or more of experience)
Expert (more than two years of experience)

Pre-registration is recommended although participants can register the day of the event; helmets and signed waivers are required. There will be prizes awarded to best in each category. To register online, click here , login then use this code: #2060501
 Corks & Canvas 
Art & Wine Walk 
Saturday, June 24
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Downtown Blue Springs

This event features live music, local wineries, downtown merchants, restaurants and craft spirit makers. This eve nt is free and open to the public; wine samples for guests 21 years of age and older.

This event is sponsored by  Downtown Alive!
 Let's Move! Saturdays
These events are free and open to the public.

To view the entire spring/summer schedule, click here.

CrossFit Cerberus
200 NW 11th Street
June 10, 10 - 11 a.m.
Kids Boot Camp
Ages 3 -5, girls & boys

Blue Springs Family YMCA
1300 Adams Dairy Parkway
June 10, 12 - 3 p.m.
Open Swim wiht adult photo ID. Kids 5 and under must have a parent in the pool. Parents must supervise kids for the duration of the event. 

Gage Center
1101 NW Jefferson
June 17, 11 a.m. to Noon
Bump City/Dragon Ninja
City of Blue SpringsNews Happenings
Around Town
A bi-weekly message from your Blue Springs Mayor and City Council
Hello and welcome to News Happenings Around Town, your on e-stop source for City information and news updates including information that's im portant to you.

I am happy to share that Blue Springs' population is on the move, again! The Census population estimates show we have 54,431 residents; this is a continued upward growth path with an increase of more than 200 people from  last year.

We have plenty for our new residents to enjoy! This weekend you can take the family to see a free Movie in the Park on Friday and enjoy our Music in the Park Summer Concert Series on Sunday. Keep reading to learn more about what's going on in our City. 

As always, please continue sharing this timely publication and spreading the word about the good things in the City of Blue Springs. 
Blue Springs Police Department Motorcycle Unit 

The Blue Springs Police Department's new Motorcycle Unit will roll out their two new bikes tomorrow, Friday, June 9. The Motorcycle Unit consists of Blue Springs Officers Bill Ely and Chris Myers.  Both officers received over 80 hours of intensive motorcycle officer training.

This Unit has been added to our current Traffic Control Unit as a way to increase community ties by making traffic officers more approachable, allowing quicker responses to accident calls and for use during special events and traffic control for funerals. 

Click here for more information.
Voter ID Law

On Tuesday, June 6, Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft visited Blue Springs to talk about the state's new voter ID law that was passed by residents in November 2016. 

If you were unable to attend and would like to learn more about the law and how it may affect you, click here.
Exploring Blue Springs

Discover local adventures in and around Blue Springs. Enjoy the warm weather and several Missouri habitats by visiting the Burr Oak Woods Conservation Area and Nature Center

You can also grab a friend and enjoy one of the 100+ campsites maintained by Jackson County Parks + Rec ,have some fun on the water at Fleming Park or enjoy some fishing at Gregory O. Grounds Park. If you prefer dry land, Blue Springs has more than 35 miles of trails for you to explore. 

Read more in the 2017 spring edition of The Blue Springs Magazine. 
Development in Blue Springs

Snowball Cove is a new business located in Blue Springs on 200 NW State Route 7 next to the Einstein Bros. Bagels. 

Cool down this weekend by trying one of their snow cones during the grand opening on Saturday, June 10, from noon to 9 p.m.

Work has started on another Generation 3 QuikTrip expected to open on Woods Chapel Road next to the CVS store. As a Generation 3 store it will include a QT Kitchen with touchscreen ordering, various store entrances to help with traffic flow and a variety of hot and cold specialty drinks to name a few amenities. 
 City Government on CTV-7
Blue Springs POV Ep 11
Blue Springs POV Ep 11
Check out what's new and going on in Blue Springs, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by tuning into CTV-7 on Comcast Cable channel 7 or AT&T U-verse Channel 99.

To watch videos of past Blue Springs events, check out the City's YouTube page by clicking here.
I hope you have found this issue of News Happenings Around Town to be both informative and timely for your City information needs. Is there anything we missed? Do you have questions about any of the articles from this issue? Share your thoughts with me and the City Council by calling City Hall at (816) 228-0110. Know that we truly value your time and support of our City and hope you join us for the next issue of News Happenings
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Carson Ross, Mayor
City of Blue Springs
The City of Blue Springs is a unique community where families, visitors and businesses share a special quality of life and an abundant spirit of community closeness and cooperation. 


Our number one goal is to ensure that our residents, visitors and patrons receive quality customer service and attention with every program and service the City provides. Just as you stand by a community that strives to meet your family's needs, we promise to do our best to meet these needs and anticipate what's best for you and our community, to the best of our ability.