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Host your next great event in Lenexa

Host your next great event in Lenexa
Posted on 01/08/2020
gazebo and birthday party roomChoosing the right venue is an essential step in preparing for an event. Whether you're planning a wedding reception, a birthday party, a family reunion or a business meeting this year, the City of Lenexa offers a variety of popular outdoor park shelters and indoor rental options with a range of amenities. Now is an ideal time to compare our options and secure your reservations. 

Park shelters 

Looking for an affordable spot to host a picnic or other gathering? There are more than a dozen outdoor shelters — including a charming gazebo — located in Lenexa's beautiful parks, with capacities of 20 to 250 people. Lenexa residents get a discounted rental rate.
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Lenexa residents and businesses receive a discounted rate. Rental reservations must be made in person at the Lenexa Rec Center’s Parks & Recreation Desk (17201 W. 87th St. Pkwy.) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Indoor birthday party packages

Celebrate your child’s next special milestone at the Lenexa Rec Center. Choose from several birthday party packages designed to ensure maximum fun. Activities include swimming, bounce houses, Gaga Ball, Nerf Battle Zone, P.E. games, wiffleball and more. Rec Center X Pass members receive a 10% discount. Reservations can be made up to 90 days in advance.
Check availability and book your party

Outdoor pool parties and rentals

During the summer, make a splash by hosting a party at one of our outdoor pools or renting a pool after hours for your private event. Birthday party packages include reserved table space and options for food and beverage service. 

Rental reservations must be made in person at the Lenexa Rec Center’s Parks & Recreation Desk (17201 W. 87th St. Pkwy.) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. 
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Other indoor rentals

Thompson Barn, Community Center, Senior Center

Beautifully rustic, yet conveniently modern, Thompson Barn is a distinctive event space located near College Boulevard and Lackman Road. This brick barn’s rich character was preserved through its transformation into a flexible venue for corporate events, business meetings, parties, weddings and receptions. You may rent the entire facility or the main hall and conference rooms separately. The entire facility can accommodate groups of up to 200 people. 

Lenexa Community Center and Lenexa Senior Center are two facilities in historic Old Town near Santa Fe Trail Drive and Pflumm Road. The Community Center has rooms of 520–8,736 square feet and can accommodate 25 to 400 people. The Senior Center is 1,800 square feet and can accommodate up to 80 people. It’s only available on nights and weekends. Both facilities have full kitchens. 

Thompson Barn, Lenexa Community Center and Lenexa Senior Center facilities are available to reserve on a first-come, first-served basis one year in advance on the first business day of each month. Lenexa residents and businesses receive a discounted rate.

Rental reservations must be made in person at the Lenexa Rec Center’s Parks & Recreation Desk (17201 W. 87th St. Pkwy.) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. To check availability, call Parks & Recreation at 913.477.7100.

Lenexa Public Market

The Lenexa Public Market, located within City Hall at 87th Street Parkway and Penrose Lane, features a versatile rental space called The Kitchen, which overlooks the merchants and visitors on the Market floor. It’s ideal for hands-on demonstrations and classes, private celebrations and community events. An adjacent catering/prep kitchen is included. 
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Published Jan. 8, 2020