Spend a day on the water with a boat rental from 3 local marinas

Why trek across the state to Lake of the Ozarks when you can enjoy a day on the water right here in Kansas City. Jackson County Parks operates 3 marinas which all rent out both pontoon and fishing boats.




Rentals are available from April 15th – October 15th. You must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid drivers license to rent. Your furry friends are allowed on Utility Boats, Canoes, and Pedal Boats only. 

The marinas are located at Longview Lake, Blue Springs Lake and Lake Jacomo. To book a rental or get more information you can visit their website here.


Where are people finding morel mushrooms in KS and MO

It’s that time of year again! Spring has sprung and people from across Missouri and Kansas are hunting for morel mushrooms. Some have been reporting great results this season.

Morels like it when it starts to get around 60 degrees and above during the day, and night temperatures hover around 40 degrees. Morels start popping up when the earth gets between 45 and 50 degrees.




If you have never been morel hunting before, it’s a great way to get some exercise and spend some time in nature. Not to mention the delicious recipes you can find using morels.

If you’re a beginner, this interactive map is a great tool to show you where sightings have been reported. The website also has some great tips and info for a successful trip.




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Zoom gives unlimited meetings on Christmas and New Years

With many of us not spending the Christmas season with the one’s we love, Zoom has offered free video meetings on several dates this season. Free Zoom accounts are normally held to a 40 min limit but the limits have been suspended for the following dates.




  • 10 a.m. ET Wednesday, Dec. 23, to 6 a.m. ET Saturday, Dec. 26
  • 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, Dec. 30, to 6 a.m. ET on Saturday, Jan. 2

Learn more and start you virtual holiday party here.


Snow Creek on track to open December 19th

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  • As of 12/11/2021 the opening date is TBD. The warm weather this week has delayed the original opening date.

Snow Creek has begun it’s snowmaking process and is on pace to open on December 19th. Tubing down Tornado Alley or hitting the slopes is a great way to spend a winter day in the Kansas City area. This year should be no different but there will be some changes to normal operations.



The park is working on a reservation only schedule this season. You’ll need to book in advance for your day-trip to the slopes. They will not be allowing any cash payments so be sure to plan accordingly.

Season pass holders will receive priority placement when it comes to reservations. They are currently having a sale on season passes that will end on Dec 6th. You can learn more and book your reservation on Snow Creek’s website here.