Mayor Peter Kerckhoff proclaimed the month of July as Parks and Recreation month at the City Council meeting Monday night. Kerckhoff presented the framed proclamation letter to Parks Superintendent John Kennedy at the beginning of the meeting.
Kennedy presented a calendar at the meeting, and challenged the residents of Raymore to complete the calendar, which has a different outdoor activity to complete each day.
“The reward is first of all, it’s better for your health,” Kennedy said. “It’s also better for you and your kids as a family to get outside and do some activities.”
Kennedy hopes that the month long activity calendar will help increase residents’ family time outdoors at the parks. He said kids in today’s generation suffer from Nature Deficit Disorder, and would like to see them more involved with outdoor activities and help support the parks in Raymore.