Mayor Sly James, Parks and Recreation Department kick off registration for ‘Mayor's Night'

KANAS CITY, Mo. - 'Mayor’s Night' is back in Kansas City.

Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Sly James, along with members of the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners and Mark McHenry, Director of the Parks and Recreation Department, launched this year’s registration on Thursday at the Gregg Klice Community Center.

The program is an effort to have a safe place for kids, ages 11 to 18, to hang out during the summer.

The 2014 program includes Mayor’s Night Hoops, Night Kicks, and Night Nets programs, in addition to new arts and culture component of Club KC, according to a press release.

James says the program is not just about stopping the recent trouble popping up on the Country Club Plaza. “It’s an effort to get kids integrated into the city in a way that’s positive,” James said. “The Plaza certainly is one part of it.”  James goes on to add, “Mayor’s nights were around before the Plaza happened.”

Mayor’s Nights officially start May 23. Last year, around 12,000 kids participated.  For more information, click here.

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