Open Gym

Girls playing basketball in a gymOur open gym activities are held in the Multipurpose Room at the Lenexa Community Center, 13420 Oak St. Please call 913.477.7100 to confirm that day’s open gym availability.

To participate in any open gym activity, you must have a signed waiver and release form on file. Children 17 and younger are required to have the waiver signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Open gym Waiver and Release Form


After-school open gym

Held during the school year from mid-August until late May. Admission is free.

  • Tuesdays, 3:30 to 5:15 p.m.: 8th grade and younger

  • Wednesdays, 3:30 to 5 p.m.: 8th grade and younger

  • Thursdays, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.: 9th grade and older

Summer open gym

Held approximately June through August. During times the gym is not programmed for other activities, it will be open for all ages. Ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Cost is $1 per person.

Holiday open gym

Held during winter and spring breaks for the Shawnee Mission School District. Open to all ages. Ages 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Cost is $1 per person.

Senior open gym

Reserved for adults who are 55 or older. Cost is $1 per person.

  • Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon

  • Thursdays, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Morning walkers

Held Tuesday, Thursday and Friday mornings from 8 to 9 a.m. Reserved for adults 18 and older.

  • Admission is free

  • 14 laps equals 1 mile

Noontime basketball

Held Thursdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. Reserved for adults 18 and older. Balls provided.

  • Cost is $1 for residents / $2 for non-residents


  1. We reserve the right to limit the number of participants. The normal capacity of the gym is 75 people, and we will give Lenexa residents priority if the gym reaches capacity.

  2. Coaching is not allowed during open gym.

  3. You assume all risks associated with using our facility. Use may result in injury.

  4. Open gym may not be appropriate for all children. Our staff do not provide supervision during open gym. Adult supervision is required for children 10 and younger and recommended for older children.

  5. You must wear proper attire at all times. This includes shirts and athletic shoes. No undergarments may be showing. Black-soled shoes are prohibited, except for non-marking soles.

  6. If an accident or injury occurs, please notify a staff member immediately. Please report all unsafe conditions immediately.

  7. Protect your personal belongings - we are not responsible for lost or stolen property.

  8. No running or bouncing balls in the hallway, and no kicking volleyballs or basketballs in the gym or hallway.

  9. Please return all balls to their proper place - or the office - when you are done using them.

  10. You are expected to be on your best behavior. We do not tolerate profanity, fighting, spitting, gambling, horseplay or destruction of property, and any instances may result in discipline. This can include, but is not limited to, requesting you to leave, contacting the police, suspending your open gym privileges or informing minors’ parents or guardians. Please report any instances to a staff member.

  11. We do not allow food or drink in the gym. Water fountains are available in the hallway.

  12. We reserve the right to close open gym because of other programs or events.

  13. We reserve the right to ask anyone to leave.

  14. Residents are allowed to bring one non-resident per visit, and you will be asked to show proof of residency.