Health & Recreation

Wellness & Fitness Center

Wellness & Fitness Center is situated on the Main Campus with 11,000 square feet of space, it has an indoor track, weight room, aerobic studio, treadmills, bicycles, steppers, climbers, and an aerobic super-circuit.
The wellness staff provides personal training sessions, body composition analysis, and fitness testing. Health and nutrition seminars and incentive programs are offered throughout the semester to students to enhance their state of well being. Locker room and shower facilities are available for those who choose to use the facility before or after work or college, or on their lunch hour. The facility is open to the employees and students of the college, as well as the members of our community. They can attend classes, seminars, nutrition and fitness testing and counseling, as well as personal training, all at an affordable cost.

Participants are required to be currently enrolled in an activity course in order to use the KCKCC Wellness & Fitness Center (WFC) facility.

Campus Gardens

The Cooper-Campus GardenForeman Heirloom and Native Gardens is a collection of ethno-botanical gardens located on the campus of Kansas City Kansas Community College.  The gardens are privately funded and maintained by community volunteers.  KCKCC generously hosts these gardens for their educational value.

Garden Tours are conducted every 3rd Thursday of the month, June - August, by arrangement only.  Contact Pam Louis-Walden at 913 620-6930.

Blue Devil Fun Run Walk

Blue Devil Fun Run

Cooper-Foreman Gardens

Campus Gardens

KCKCC Professor to Participate in Riverfront Readings

Kelly Rogge
Public Information Supervisor
Monday, March 06, 2017
A Kansas City Kansas Community College Professor will be among the readers in the Writer’s Place monthly series – Riverfront Readings.

A Kansas City Kansas Community College Professor will be among the readers in the Writer’s Place monthly series – Riverfront Readings.

Tom Weis, professor of English, will be one of two readers at the March 10 event. The second reader is 2009-13 Kansas Poet Laureate Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Ph.D. Philip Miller and Don Blevins started the Riverfront Readings series in 1986, and readers are selected by a committee. Readings are at 8 p.m. the second Friday of the month at The Writer’s Place, 3607 Pennsylvania in Kansas City, Mo. Admission is free.

“It's an honor,” Weis said of being selected to participate. “I enjoy reading at the Writer's Place where I am surrounded by a thoughtful and supportive audience. The Writer's Place is the best venue in the city for poets and fiction writers to present their work.”

Weis teaches Composition I and II and American Literature in the Honors Program at KCKCC. He has a bachelor of arts from the Evergreen State College and a master of arts in English from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. He has done several public readings over the past 20 years and his original poetry and fiction have appeared in numerous publications. This will be his second time as a reader in the Riverfront Readings.

Mirriam-Goldberg is the author of 19 books including “The Divorce Girl.” She is the founder of Transformative Language Arts at Goddard College, where she also teachers.

For more information on Riverfront Readings, visit For more information on The Writers Place, visit

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