KC Parks and Recreation Department trims mowing services, citing COVID-19

The mowing cycles will extend to 3-4 weeks.
Posted at 4:05 PM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 17:05:05-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mowing services across Kansas City, Missouri, parks will be reduced, according to the city's Parks and Recreation Department.

The department said in a news release that six mowing cycles across parks, boulevard and parkways will be cut. This will extend mowing cycles in the area to three to four weeks.

Park spaces across the area "are being utilized in an unprecedented capacity" during the pandemic and it’s taking a toll on workers, according to the release. The increase in traffic has resulted in crew members struggling to keep up with the demand of more trash being left at the parks.

The department also is facing budgetary issues.

Those interested in volunteering to pick up trash can email