4201 E. 63rd St.
Kansas City, MO 64130
|Hours of operation|
Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Monday - Thursday: 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 - 5 p.m.
Monday/Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Bringing families and friends together is the goal of the new Southeast Community Center in Swope Park. The 46,755-square-foot center has Wi-Fi, a full-sized basketball court, meeting rooms, game room, tot drop-off, craft room, therapy pool, recreation pool with play features and fitness area with weights and cardiovascular equipment. A variety of aerobics classes are offered, and a track is installed above the gym so members can walk or run in year-round comfort.
View a map of the Southeast Community Center's upper level and lower level.
Get a copy of Southeast Community Center's
2012 - 13 Fall and Winter Activities Guide
What's New at the Center
FREE Yoga Demonstration
Feb. 13 and 20
Wednesday, 6 - 7 p.m.
Yoga is about helping your body feel good and look good through non strenuous exercise. The poses systematically works the entire body, stretching muscles, building foundational strength, detoxing internal organs, stimulating the glandular systems, and challenging the cardiovascular system It can be as much or as little as you want it to be. For some it is purely a physical pursuit, keeping the body toned, strong and flexible. For others, yoga becomes more of a mindset and a way of living.
Everyone can practice yoga, regardless of age, experience, or level of flexibility. Everyone can benefit from yoga. Not only does it help with physical flexibility, it helps with “mental flexibility” and patience. Yoga is like life, is about finding bliss and serenity in the moment. So come on and joy us for a fantastic yoga experience.
Ditch the workout... Join the Party!
Zumba is a Latin-dance based fitness program that is sweeping the Nation. It's a party all by itself and we are throwing a BIG ONE! Benefits include calorie burn, increases in aerobic threshold, stamina, increase bone density, improved balance, and muscle tone, decreases in body fat, and lower blood pressure.
Jan 8 - Feb 28
Tuesday, 6 - 7 p.m.
Thursday, 7 - 8 p.m.
$64 per person for 8 week session or $5 walk-in
A fun, high energetic cardio workout.
Saturday Zumba Class
Saturday, 10 - 11 a.m.
$5 walk-in only
Artwork in Southeast Community Center
Artists: Julia Cole and Leigh Rosser
The project consists of a series of art nodes that connect thematically throughout the space, in a flexible set of relationships. The artists have installed a total of five artworks in the building, including a 150-foot-long responsive, kinetic sculpture (Ripple Effect), a touchable, polished wood topography of the land on which the community center, park, and surrounding neighborhoods are located (Common Ground), and three translucent maps that explore different symbolic ways of representing what community is (Mapping Community: Map of Probability, Map of Possibility and Map of Being).
The remaining two works are interactive sites intended to provide an exhibition venue for the display of artifacts and videos made by community members. Both of these works, Connection Web and Video Explorers, exist initially as complete artworks containing seed images and text that are potential teaching/exploration tools for visitors to the center. The creations were funded by the City of Kansas City 1% for the Arts program.
"Swope Park- A Photographic Essay"
Artist: Paul McMillian
Photographer Paul McMillian has captured the natural beauty and wildlife in his exhibit "Swope Park- A Photographic Essay" displayed on the walls of the Southeast Community Center. The exhibit features 24 scenic images of Swope Park and its grounds.
McMillian photographed several different locations and environments within the park over the span of a year and a half. The expansive and varied areas of the park proved to be a rewarding subject matter. While the natural beauty of the park proved to be an inspiration to McMillian, he came across a different reality of the park that he felt compelled to include as well: areas of trash.
In presenting his vision of the park to the public, McMillian hopes to present a real and fair snapshot of the park. In addition, he wants visitors to consider their role and responsibility as stewards of Kansas City's unique outdoor treasure. In talking about the situation, he offered up an open question to the masses: "Imagine if the dollars and effort the city spends on trash cleanup could be used for beautification efforts such as planting new flowers?"
The Kansas City, Mo. Parks and Recreation Department facilities and programs are available to people of all abilities. If accommodations or individualized supports are needed to participate, please contact Carrie Randle, Inclusion Facilitator, at 816-513-0730.