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Election information
Primary elections in two council races
Residents in the southern part of Lenexa will have the opportunity to vote in a primary election on Aug. 1, 2017. One position on the Lenexa City Council is up for election in each ward this year, but Ward 2 and Ward 4 have three candidates running, necessitating the need for a primary election.   READ MORE...
Tours of Lenexa Rec Center begin July 5
The wait is almost over! We will begin offering tours of the Lenexa Rec Center on July 5, so you can see the 40-tall water slides, dozens of pieces of fitness equipment, two full-size gyms and much more.   READ MORE...
Erika DeMarco
New Municipal Court judge joins the bench
Lenexa has a new Municipal Court judge, Erika DeMarco, who will take the bench on June 27, 2017. The Municipal Court Judge is a mayoral-appointed position. We received a number of applications for the position, and after a panel of senior city employees interviewed five candidates, they recommended Mayor Michael Boehm interview two candidates. Boehm recommended DeMarco to fill the position.   READ MORE...
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Tree limb drop-off available for Lenexa residents
After two damaging storms on Friday, June 16, and Saturday, June 17, we will be offering a drop-off for Lenexa residents to dispose of downed tree limbs and other storm debris.  READ MORE...
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Celebrate Independence Day in Lenexa
Spend your Fourth of July with your neighbors and friends during two events in Lenexa: the Lenexa Freedom Run and the Lenexa Community Days Parade. Both events are held in Old Town Lenexa and bring the best of Lenexa’s small-town charm to the forefront.   READ MORE...
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36th Annual Great Lenexa BBQ Battle Around the Corner
Get ready for the smell of barbecue – the 36th Annual Great Lenexa BBQ Battle is on June 23-24 at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park in Lenexa. This popular event draws more than 180 teams from around the country to Lenexa each year to compete for the title of Grand Champion.  READ MORE...
Fireworks
Be smart, safe while using fireworks in Lenexa
While fireworks are a fun addition to Independence Day festivities, user error and device malfunctions can cause harm to both people and property.  READ MORE...
Mosquito bite prevention
Simple steps to fight the bite
The most important thing Lenexa residents can do to prevent the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses such as Zika, Chikungunya and West Nile virus infection is to mosquito-proof your home and wear insect repellant, according to the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment.  READ MORE...
Concept art of future pavilion at Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
New pavilion, improvements coming to Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
The heart of Lenexa’s most popular park will be abuzz with construction this summer as the only undeveloped piece of Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park undergoes sweeping improvements.  READ MORE...
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Discussion begins on 2018 Recommended Budget
The Lenexa City Council will begin its review of the city’s 2018 Recommended Budget during a budget review session on Tuesday, May 23, 2017. The work session begins at 6 p.m. in the Lenexa Police Department Training Room. This meeting is open to the public.  READ MORE...
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Five tips to keep children safe over summer break
With no school and warm weather, kids are sure to be active. Here are some safety considerations from the Lenexa Police Department to help ensure everyone stays safe and has fun this summer.  READ MORE...
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Exciting jobs at the Lenexa Rec Center
Looking for a great part-time job? We have a variety of jobs open in our brand new Lenexa Rec Center opening this summer!  READ MORE...
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Lenexa Rec Center offers flexible child watch options
We heard your concerns about child watch costs at the Lenexa Rec Center, and we've made some changes.   READ MORE...
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Explore Lenexa’s parks with Playground Passport
Need a reason to get out and explore a new park? Grab the kids and take figure out the Playground Passport puzzle. It’s easy! Simply visit each of Lenexa’s 27 playgrounds, find the secret letter and number and complete the puzzle. You can participate in three ways:   READ MORE...
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Enjoy family time at Movies in the Park
Warm temperatures are here, which means it’s time for our annual free Movies in the Park. Pack your lawn chair or a blanket and bring the kids to enjoy an evening playing games, listening to music and watching a classic family movie.   READ MORE...
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A new tool to help get Fluffy and Fido back home
When your pet goes missing, Lenexa Animal Control wants to make sure we are doing our best to help reunite you with your furry friend. Animal Control has always kept track of lost and found pets, but now we are able to make that information available to you 24 hours a day.   READ MORE...
Rainout Line Notification Service
Lenexa's new activity notification line
Rainout Line is our new notification system that allows you to instantly receive cancellations and notifications about events and programs and information about facility closures.  READ MORE...
Dilapidated home
Fund home repairs through Exterior Home Repair Program
If you live in the Neighborhood Revitalization District and are planning home improvements, consider applying for an exterior grant reimbursement to help you make improvements to your home.   READ MORE...