The Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation Board (LSPR) and the Board of Trustees for the Metropolitan Community College of Kansas City, Missouri (MCC) have entered into discussions for the purchase of the Longview Recreation Center located on the Longview campus, with the goal of transitioning ownership and operations of the facility to LSPR in the coming months.
We believe this potential transaction provides exciting opportunities for the Lee’s Summit and Longview Communities. LSPR and MCC staff are continuing to work together to prepare final proposals, which the respective boards will be reviewing over the next several weeks. Information will be shared with the community as the discussions progress.
Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation (LSPR) is a national award-winning team with 41 full-time employees, 300 part-time and seasonal staff, 31 parks with a total of 1,200 acres, three community centers, 77 miles of trails, an outdoor aquatics facility, an amphitheater, an adult sports complex and hundreds of recreational programs. LSPR has maintained national accreditation for 15 years and won the National Gold Medal Award for Park and Recreation Excellence in 2010. Both of these accomplishments are validation that LSPR implements the best practices of our profession and is recognized as a leader nationally.
Metropolitan Community College is Kansas City’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education; 2017-18 marks our 103rd academic year. The College was founded in 1915 as the Kansas City Polytechnic Institute. In 1919 it became known as the Junior College of Kansas City. Our five campuses — MCC-Blue River, MCC-Business & Technology, MCC-Longview, MCC-Maple Woods and MCC-Penn Valley — and a robust online program educate more than 30,000 students annually through credit and noncredit courses and business services.