Liberty Parks & Rec and its community partners are dedicated to providing programs that offer participants opportunities to keep your mind sharp and your body active. We offer several programs throughout the year designed for youth and adults providing opportunities for creativity and social engagement. Come explore the range of opportunities offered by Liberty Parks & Rec.
To learn more and register, please select the program you are interested in and you will be directed to the registration page for more details.
Raising Resilient Kids: Parents of teens are invited to attend this three week program that will focus on teens and stress. You will learn how the teen brain is different from the adult brain, how teens are affected by stress and how you can help guide your child to find healthy ways to deal with their stress.
Dog Obedience: Instructed by Rosemarie von Fintel, these classes are based on the Canine Good Citizen Program from the American Kennel Club. Rosemarie has more than 20 years of dog obedience experience and provides proven techniques that will benefit both you and your dog. There are beginner and advanced classes where you will work on skills needed in everyday life, house breaking, grooming, problem solving and more.
Young Rembrandts Art Programs: Youth ages 5-12 will experience the magic of color in the Young Rembrandts classroom. Students learn drawing and core learning skills that prepare them for future artistic and academic success. During our once-a-week classes, we use an innovative step-by-step approach on drawing topics your children can relate to and learn from.
Fall 2017 Class Sessions:
- Alexander Doniphan (session: 11/6-12/11)
- Kellybrook (session: 11/7-12/12)
- Lewis & Clark (session: 11/8-12/20)
- Lillian Schumacher (session: 11/7-12/12)
- Manor Hill (session: 11/9-12/21)
- Ridgeview (session: 11/6-12/11)
- Shoal Creek (session: 11/9-12/21)
Kansas City Chess Club: The Chess Club welcomes all students from advance to beginners. The goal of each club meeting is to have fun while learning chess. The Kansas City Chess Club chess curriculum will guide students from Pawn to King level advancement. Instructors will teach players about important rules, chess etiquette, strategy, openings, endgames, and tactics.
- Did you know... Research says chess improves test scores on Math and Reading?
AARP Safe Driving Class: Keep your driving skills sharp and lower your insurance rate at the same time with the AARP Driver Safety Course.
- No tests given, no driving required and no AARP membership card required.
- Fees are $15 for AARP members and $20 for non AARP members.
Matter of Balance: Many older adults experience a fear of falling. People who develop this fear often limit their activities, which can result in physical weakness, making the risk of falling even greater. Matter of Balance is a program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults ages 50 and better.