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Construction Around Town
Baumgardner Park
Route 7 Improvements Ribbon Cutting
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Let's Move!
Community 5k
Training program
Calling all walkers, runners and couch potatoes!


Interested in doing a 5k, but don't know where to start?  This training program will be on Monday and Thursday nights at St. Mary's Medical Center's outdoor track.


The course fee includes registration in the New Balance Girls on the Run 5k in downtown Blue Springs on Nov. 12.


For more information, click here.

Blue Springs Barbeque Blaze-Off

Friday, Sept. 9, 5 p.m. to Saturday, Sept. 10, 4 p.m.


Hidden Valley Park
6500 NW Valley View Road


Enjoy great BBQ, live music, free giveaways and a beer garden at the 28th annual Blue Springs Barbeque Blaze-Off!  

To see the full schedule, click here.
Fall Fun Festival


Sept. 16,17 & 18
Downtown Blue Springs
Join us for the 42nd annual Fall Fun Festival in Downtown Blue Springs!  This event is sponsored by the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce.


For more information about this event, click here.



 Pooches in the Pool


Saturday, Sept. 17 
noon to 3 p.m.


Centennial Pool-Plex
2401 NW Ashton Dr.
The first 100 four-legged swimmers will be able swim freely in the fenced outdoor pool prior to draining the pool for the season.


The $6 per dog fee benefits the Blue Springs Off-leash dog park. All dogs must be current on vaccinations and wear a collar. 


To register in advance or for more information, call (816) 228-0137.

Constitution Week

It was my honor to proclaim September 14-20, 2011 as the 233rd anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States
of America. 


This proclamation was presented to the Blue Springs Chapter Daughters of the American
Patriotism, education and historic preservation are objectives of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. 


I appreciated Phyllis Wilkins and Paula Clyma for their work on promoting these values in Blue Springs. 

District 1 & 2 Town Hall Meetings

Thursday, Sept. 29
6-7:30 p.m.
Blue Springs 
Country Club
1600 NW Circle Drive


Join Senator Will, Kraus, Representative Jeanie Lauer, District 1 Councilmen Jeff Quibell and District 2 Councilmen Kent Edmondson and Chris Lievsay as they discuss local and state topics.
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Around Town

A bi-weekly message from your Blue Springs Mayor and City Council
 Mayor Carson Ross
Hello and welcome to News Happenings Around Town, your one-stop source for City information and news updates, including those items most important to you.
Labor Day Weekend is almost upon us. It's a time for us to relax, enjoy the fading warm weather and spend time with family and friends.

September will be an exciting month here in Blue Springs. The Labor Day Weekend has many great family events and then the following week the Barbecue Blaze-Off will be at Hidden Valley Park.  The Fall Fun Festival and Pooches in the Pool are the weekend of September 16-18.


I would like to take a moment to welcome our new Assistant City Clerk Trina Clement.  Trina started with us this week and you will soon see her at City Council meetings.  Welcome to the City of Blue Springs, Trina!

I wish all of you a safe and happy Labor Day weekend and look forward to seeing you at the many events here in Blue Springs this September. 


As always, please continue sharing this timely publication and spreading the word about what's good and going on in the City of Blue Springs.

Labor Day weekend events















This will be a busy weekend here in Blue Springs!  Labor Day Weekend signals the last weekend of many popular events here in Blue Springs.


Car Cruise Night

I hope you will join us for the Car Cruise Night in Downtown Blue Springs on Saturday, Sept. 3 beginning at 5 p.m. and going until dark.  This event features a relaxed, casual atmosphere with food, shopping and over 100 classic cars.


Music in the Park

This summer concert series is coming to an end with a double-header!  Join us on Sunday, Sept. 4 at Rotary Park located at 400 NW Vesper.  We will be starting early with Cold Blue Band at 3 p.m. and the 51% Blues Band beginning at 5:30 p.m.  Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and food or drink.  Concessions are also available.


Centennial Pool-Plex

This will be the last weekend of the season at Centennial Pool-Plex.  The pool will be open from 12:30-7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3, Sunday, Sept. 4 and Monday, Sept. 5. Centennial Pool is located at 2401 NW Ashton Drive and features a zero-depth wading pool with water features and a larger pool with two giant waterslides.

Construction Around Town



























Traffic has switched from the south-bound to north-bound lanes on Highway 7.  The Colbern Road & Highway 7 intersection is benefiting from the great construction weather we have had recently.  This project will widen Highway 7 adding turn lanes, center islands and provide signal improvements.  



Petland located in the Southgate shopping center on Highway 7 is now open for business.



Jack in the Box at the intersection of Highway 7 and Mock Avenue. 



QuikTrip located just north of the I-70 interchange on Highway 7.



The new home of the HyVee store located at Highway 7 & Highway 40.



The new Chick-fil-A located at the Adams Dairy Landing Shopping Center is currently being framed.

Baumgardner Park
Baumgardner Park


The new playground equipment and landscaping mulch at Baumgardner Park are installed and ready for play!  The playground equipment at this park is designed for active play including climbing and balance building.  I encourage you to visit this recently renovate park over the holiday weekend.

Route 7 Improvements Ribbon Cutting




























On August 11, MoDot hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the improvements made on Highway 7 from Route 40 to Moreland School Road.  


I joined Chris Redline, Assistant District Engineer of MoDot, Terri Barr from U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill's Office, Zack Brown from U.S. Senator Roy Blunt's Office and State Representative Sheila Solon to help cut the ribbon for a job well done.

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 for 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.