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Missouri Municipal League Innovation Award.
Enjoying The Taste of Blue Springs
2016-2017 Proposed City Budget
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Downtown Blue Springs Happenings

47th Annual Fall Fun Festival
Friday, September 16 - Sunday, September 18
FREE Admision
Come out and enjoy tasty food options, a carnival and one of the largest parades in Eastern Jackson County. Click here for more information or contact the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce at 816-229-8558.

18th Annual National Night Out Against Crime
Tuesday, October 4, 5:30-8 p.m.
Downtown Blue Springs 
FREE Admision
Bring the family to learn about police operations and general public safety information. This event will feature the Mad Science Group, food, entertainment, games and prizes!
Fieldhouse One Year Celebration
Friday, Sept 30 & Saturday, Oct 1
Blue Springs Fieldhouse
425 NE Mock Ave

Join us at the Fieldhouse for this two-day celebration which includes food, a wellness fair and much more! 

Friday Activities, 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.:
Free Breakfast; snacks throughout the day
Giveways & raffles
Free Fieldhouse Classes
Bounce House
Health & Wellness Fair

Saturday Activities, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.:
All of the above
Bubble Ball Game & Basketball Hotshot Competition
Face Painting
And More! 

There will be a 5K Walk/Run on Saturday. A $30 registration fee is required in advance. Call the Fieldhouse at 816-228-0137 to register
 How to Open & Grow Your Business Expo
Saturday, October 8
10 a.m. to Noon
Mid-Continent Public Library; 
Blue Springs South Branch
2220 SW State Route 7

Join us for this free event for entrepreneurs and business owners! Attendees can:

  • Learn How To Open or Grow a Business in Blue Springs
  • Meet with Professional Coaches and Discuss Business Plans
  • Speak with Financial Institutions
  • Research Available Commercial Properties 
  • Connect with Local Resources
 Let's Move! Saturdays
These events are free and open to the public, unless noted.

To view the entire summer schedul e,  click here .

Blue Springs Family YMCA
1300 Adams Dairy Pkwy
Sept. 17, Noon to 3 p.m.
Open Swim 
Adult photo ID required, Kids 5 & under must have a parent in the pool. Parents must supervise kids for the duration of the event. 

Rink Ratz
513 Sw Keystone Drive
Sept 17, 7-9 p.m.
Open roller skating 

ThunderDome Athletics 
2505 SW Highway 40, Ste. C
Sept 24, 11 a.m. to Noon
Kids speed & agility clinic, ages 8+
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 those items most important to you.

I am pleased to share Blue Springs has again been recognized by the Missouri Municipal League (MML) for the Blue Springs Fieldhouse. Keep reading for more details. 

There are a number of events coming up in Blue Springs to be excited about. This Friday, September 16, we kick off our 47th annual Fall Fun Fest in Downtown Blue Springs. Bring the family and enjoy unique food vendors, live performances and more for this three day event.

September is also National Preparedness Month. Emergencies and disasters can happen at any time. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to think about the following situations and plan just in case. I encourage you to make a Family Emergency Plan today.  

As always, please continue sharing this timely publication and spreading the word about the good things in the City of Blue Springs.
Missouri Municipal League Innovation Award

From Left to Right: City Administrator Eric Johnson, Mayor Carson Ross, Director or Parks, Recreation and Buildings Dennis Dovel and Mayor Pro Tem Chris Lievsay

It is my pleasure to share that the City of Blue Springs is the recipient the 2016  Missouri Municipal League Innovation Award for the Blue Springs Fieldhouse. This marks the second year in a row that the City has won this distinguished award. 
In late 2014, the City decided to invest in residents' recreational and wellness needs by redeveloping the former SportsCity building into the current Blue Springs Fieldhouse.  The City saved a significant amount of taxpayer dollars by repurposing an  aging, function-specific building in our community.

Created with people in mind, the Fieldhouse provides recreational opportunities the entire family can enjoy together. While one person uses the instructor-led spin and aerobics classes, another family member can try an interactive workout through the Fitness On DemandTM feature, allowing them to follow along with a virtual instructor. Another option is to use the state-of-the-art fitness center measuring 6,500 square-feet outfitted with equipment that has the latest technology to help users track and maintain their fitness goals.

The Fieldhouse continues to serve the needs of the community and will be celebrating their one year anniversary at the end of this month. 
Enjoying The Taste of Blue Springs
It was a nother great turnout for the annual 
Taste of Blue Springs event!

This is the second year for the community event and more than thirty restaurants participated and brought delicious samples for visitors to try. Attendees also had the chance to enter raffle for prizes. 
A number of canned goods were collected to support the Blue Springs  Community Services League and funds raised will help with future efforts of the  Blue Springs Historical Society.
2016-2017 Proposed City Budget

The 2016-17 Proposed Budget Manual was submitted to City Council on August 1.  This proposed budget, the City's current and past budgets can be viewed by clicking here .
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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.