Parks and Recreation


425 NE Mock Avenue
Blue Springs, MO 64014

(816) 228-0137

(816) 622-4345

Link: Parks and Recreation Department


Monday - Thursday

5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.


5 a.m. to 8 p.m.


7 a.m. to 6 p.m.


10 a.m. to 6 p.m.



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 816-228-0270
Spano, Brian Marketing and Events Coordinator 816-622-4343
Gathright, Alec Recreation Coordinator-Sports 816-622-4348
Schulte, Marlene Fitness Supervisor 816-622-4346

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
Pycior, Rhonda Administrator 816-228-0271

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    
Adamson, Ray Building Maintenance Worker    
Spooner, Chuck Landscape Technician    
Hine, John Parks Maintenance Worker