Sports fans are now be able to play volleyball and kickball on Kansas City’s riverfront. A new recreational space was constructed this summer at Berkley Riverfront Park, a great addition for KC natives and visitors alike. Port KC and KC Crew, a thriving local recreational sports league operator, teamed up to meet demand for more recreational opportunities near downtown.
The space includes six full-sized sand volleyball courts with high efficiency LED lights for night play, a kickball field and a leisure sports area for activities such as badminton, croquet, bags and bocce ball. Once fully operational, the site has the potential to host approximately 1,000 volleyball and 250 kickball league players per week. Public use, spectators and special events will continue to increase facility use as momentum gains. Special events including live music, food trucks and sports tournaments will be scheduled throughout the year. The courts will operate through the spring, summer and fall each year. The new amenities are located near the eastern most part of the park. This is the first phase of sport courts to be constructed at the park. Future plans include construction of a bocce court and additional amenities. The construction of the Berkley Courts complements Port KC’s vision for the riverfront as an active, mixed-use urban village.