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Upcoming Events

Phil Collins Experience

August 5 | Legacy Park Amphitheater

Fourth Fridays Art Walk| August 26

Downtown Lee's Summit

Blues Fest (FREE EVENT)

August 27 | Legacy Park Amphitheater


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Pryor Road Improvement Project 

The City is designing infrastructure improvements for the Pryor Road corridor from Longview to Hook roads, a project that was approved by voters with the passage of the 2017 sales tax initiative. Take a look at the project design and submit comments online. The project will widen the road, add curbs and gutters, traffic signals, lighting, sidewalks and a multiuse path. The comment period ends August 20.

Review the Project

Fourth Fridays Art Walk

August 26

The Fourth Friday Art Walks in Downtown Lee’s Summit are packed with a variety of activities including artist showcases inside downtown businesses, music, theatre and more!

Sights and Sounds on the Plaza 

5 - 8 p.m. | City Hall Plaza

Music in the Park | 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Howard Station Park

Art Walk Details

Stream Team Cleanup 

October 8 | 10 a.m. - noon

Volunteers are needed to help with litter and debris removal from a stream that feeds Prairie Lee Lake. To participate, meet organizers at the shelter at Upper Banner Park located at 520 NE Noeleen Lane.  

Trash bags and gloves will be provided, and prizes will be awarded for the most unique items collected. Lunch will be offered to all volunteers. 

Student and scout community services hours can be earned. Stream Team is a volunteer effort coordinated by the City’s Public Works Department. Call 816.969.1800 for more information.

Now Hiring

Join our team at the City of Lee’s Summit. The City offers rewarding career opportunities, a positive environment and fantastic benefits. Open positions include:

  • Project Manager – Central Building Services
  • Communications Supervisor – Fire
  • Applications Administrator – Information Technology
  • Budget Manager – Finance
Discover More Career Opportunities

Langsford & MO 291 Road Work

August 10 - 26

To facilitate the installation of a median on Langsford Road, portions of the road will be closed. 

The project will be completed in two phases with phase one requiring the closure of the eastbound Langsford Road left turn lane at MO 291. Vehicles will be provided a detour utilizing Independence Avenue and Chipman Road. In addition, westbound traffic through the intersection will be restricted from two lanes to one lane. 

During the second phase, westbound Langsford Road through traffic will be reduced from two lanes to one lane through the intersection. There are no lane restrictions on MO 291.  

Downtown Lee's Summit Farmers Market

Support local and visit the Farmers Market on Wednesdays or Saturdays. Find a variety of goods including cheese, homemade bread, fresh-cut flowers and more! 

Wednesday and Saturday Market

At the corner of Douglas and Green streets

8 a.m. - noon

LS Connect

Report Common Nonemergency Concerns

Have you noticed a pothole that needs to be filled? Is a street light out? Help us help you! Report nonemergency concerns on the LS Connect app. It's easy and quick. Simply take a picture, mark the location with a brief description and we'll do the rest.

Learn How to Get the App

Alexa, What’s My Flash Briefing?

Are you a fan (or wish you were) of the City’s One-Minute Flash Briefing available on any Echo device? The Alexa Skill has received an update! Follow these simple steps and redownload (or download) the skill so you have the scoop on all things City! It’s easy and free!

Lee's Summit South Recycling Center 

2101 SE Hamblen Road

Did you know you can recycle cardboard and glass at the Lee's Summit South Recycling Center? The following can be recycled for FREE: 

  • Cardboard (flattened)
  • Glass (lids off)
  • Aluminum, tin and steel cans
  • Paper, paperboard, newspaper and magazines (not shredded)
  • Paper milk/juice cartons
  • Plastic #1 and #2

Monday – Friday | 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday | 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Ramp and Lane Closures

U.S. 50 and Chipman Road

MoDOT will be closing the following as part of the U.S. 50 and Chipman Road bridge replacement project through Thursday, August 4, weather permitting.


  • The exit ramp from Interstate 470 to eastbound U.S. 50. from approximately 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • One lane on westbound U.S. 50 at Chipman Road from approximately 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Let's Get Moving

Want to start taking advantage of the many trails and parks by starting a biking or walking regimen? Starting can be daunting for many, but with the use of technology, there are so many ways to get help.

Motivation to begin and then to persevere are two major obstacles. One way to get motivated is to join friends or other people who like to bike, hike or walk. If you don’t have friends who are interested, there are many meet-up groups on Facebook and other social media sites that you can join. These groups let you know the places and times they are meeting so you can join them. Search the Facebook Community Groups and search for Bicycle and Walking groups to begin. It’s easier to persevere when you connect with others.

Other useful technology resources are apps for your smartphone. There are many GPS programs for hiking. All Trails, Trail Link, Avenza Maps, Gaia GPS are all examples. These apps show trails in the areas you want to walk, run or bike. Information on difficulty level, length of the trail and directions to get there as well as tracking your progress on the trail are given. Hikers and bikers provide reviews of the trails so you can find suitable trails. These apps let you find new places to explore which is another great motivator to get out there and move.

Get moving and enjoy the trails, streets and parks in our community.

Author - Jan Nelson is a Lee’s Summit resident and member of the Livable Streets Advisory Board, a mayor-appointed, volunteer board whose goals include working to make our community and streets more “livable,” safe and accessible for all citizens.

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Cooling Centers

It's HOT! The Lee's Summit Parks & Recreation Community Centers and Mid-Continent Libraries serve as cooling centers during regular business hours.

  • Mid-Continent Public Libraries
  • J. Thomas Lovell Jr. Community Center at Legacy Park
  • Gamber Community Center
  • Longview Community Center
  • Harris Park Community Center

Call United Way at 2-1-1 for assistance or more information about public cooling centers.

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