Parks and Recreation


425 NE Mock Avenue
Blue Springs, MO 64014

(816) 228-0137

(816) 622-4345

Link: Parks and Recreation Department

It is the mission of the Blue Springs Parks and Recreation Department to serve the public’s well-being by providing quality leisure opportunities through the research, establishment, implementation and maintenance of a comprehensive park, recreation, buildings and grounds system.

Name Title Email Phone
Dovel, Dennis Director of Parks and Recreation (816) 228-0265
Stuart, Justin Assistant Director (816) 228-0105

Recreation Division 

(816) 228-0137

(816) 228-7592

Link: Recreation Division

The Recreation Division is responsible for planning and implementing a wide range of recreational, athletic, and cultural activities within the community.

Name Title Email Phone
Asikainen, Matthew Manager of Recreation (816) 622-4347
Finke, Kelly Recreation Supervisor (816) 228-0266
Herrington, Mary Recreation Superintendent (816) 228-0237
Johnson, Delaney Recreation Supervisor - Sports 8162280270
Vie, Abby Marketing and Events Coordinator (816) 622-4343

Vesper Senior Programs 

400 NW Vesper Street
Blue Springs, MO 64015

(816) 228-0181

(816) 228-4340

Link: Vesper Senior Programs

Vesper Hall is a nationally accredited facility overlooking picturesque Rotary Park. As the City’s dedicated focal point for senior services, Vesper Hall offers a wide array of programs that meet the needs of adults 50 and older.

Name Title Email Phone
Bears, Marty Administrator 816-228-0271
Anderson, Kerri Program Assistant 816-228-0238

Parks & Facilities 

(816) 228-0192

Link: Parks & Facilities

The City of Blue Springs Parks system is made up of 18 public parks including four undeveloped parks and an 18-hole golf course. In total, the parks system has 678 acres of park land located throughout the Blue Springs community.

Name Title Email Phone
Mayden, Derek Superintendent of Parks, Buildings and Grounds (816) 228-0222
Ketchum, Jeff Building Maintenance Supervisor (816) 228-4529
Moore, Steve Park Maintenance Supervisor 816-228-0272
Carey, Don Athletic Fields Groundskeeper (816) 228-0180
Adamson, Ray Building Maintenance Worker    
Williamson, Lawrence Construction Technician    
Spooner, Chuck Landscape Technician    
Stephenson, Roger Small Engine Technician    
Hine, John Parks Maintenance Worker    
Boman, Scott Park Maintenance Worker    
Starnes, Clif Bldg Maintenance Technician    
Davis, Cody Bldg Maintenance Technician    
Richardson, Bryan Right-of-Way Maintenance