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.
As winter is fast approaching, there is still time to get out and enjoy the last few fall days of 2014! Lea McKeighan North Park is the perfect place to do this. It is conveniently located on the northeast corner of Chipman Road and Douglas Street. This park is highlighted by a large concrete skate park and recently renovated sand volleyball courts. This north location of the park is geared more toward teenagers and adults. Lea McKeighan South Park has a great play area for the younger children. It is located just across Chipman Road. Come spend a few hours enjoying the park today!