Lee’s Summit, Missouri is the sixth largest city in the Kansas City Metro area with a population of 91,364. It was ranked 27th in the 2010 Money magazine 100 Best Cities to Live in the United States. Three public school districts serve the children of the city, Lee’s Summit School District, Blue Springs School District and Raymore Peculiar School District. The Lee’s Summit school district receive the state’s highest recognition for academic achievement, Missouri’s Distinction in Performance Award. During fall 2011, the the Lee’s Summit School District was recognized for being among a handful of districts in the state to earn a perfect score on criteria for the Distinction In Performance Award each year for the last 11 years. The Lee’s Summit School District was among 16 percent of the nation's school districts receiving the SchoolMatch "What Parents Want" national award in spring 2012. Longview Community College, Summit Technology Center, a branch of the University of Central Missouri and a branch of Baker University all provide opportunities for higher education in Lee’s Summit.
Summit Park is a park located off of Blue Parkway in Lee's Summit, close to Summit Fair. It offers 6.5 acres of lighted tennis courts, a playground, one shelter, a 1/2 mile trail, and two baseball diamonds. Restrooms are available at this park as well. So, if you are looking for a park that just gives the basics with a few extra flares then this is the park for you. It is nothing too flashy but is still fun for kids. Since it is close to other recreation and shopping, it is a fun stop to make while you are already out.