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-TEC Works with Rotary Club of Overland Park’s Children’s Book Drive

Kelly Rogge
Public Information Supervisor
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Warehouse space donated by the Kansas City Kansas Community College Dr. Thomas R. Burke Technical Education Center will be home to a special donation that will benefit thousands of children in the Kansas City, Kansas School District (USD 500).

Warehouse space donated by the Kansas City Kansas Community College Dr. Thomas R. Burke Technical Education Center will be home to a special donation that will benefit thousands of children in the Kansas City, Kansas School District (USD 500).

The Rotary Club of Overland Park is in the process of donating 13,000 new children’s books to USD 500. Forty-three schools and Head Start programs in district will benefit from the donation. In addition to the warehouse space, KCKCC-TEC will be providing on-site security and assistance with distribution and community promotions.

Rotary’s education mission is to strengthen the capacity of communities to support education and literacy for children and adults. This second Children’s Book Drive was an impactful way to provide children in USD 500 an educational literacy gift as students departed for Summer Break. Each book donated includes a sticker identifying the donation from the Overland Park Rotary Club and space for each child to write his/ her name in the book.

The Children’s Book Drive was orchestrated by various Overland Park Rotary Club members in conjunction with Feed the Children’s new book donation program. The book donation is equivalent to a monetary donation of more than $600,000 in new children’s book titles.

There will be a Book Drive Community & Press Event at 1 p.m. May 18 at KCKCC-TEC, 6565 State Ave. in KCK. Rotarians, KCKCC Tech Center Staff and VIPs including – KCK Mayor Mark Holland; Kansas City Chiefs Ambassadors; Mary Jean Eisenhower, CEO of People to People International; KCKCC President Dr. Doris Givens and Erin Carlstrom, VP of Programs for Feed the Children and their film crew.

Thanks goes out to all Rotary and KC United! members, who volunteered time and energies to sort, stack, load and unload more than 10,000 cases of children’s books for the Book Drive. Thanks also goes to the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/ Kansas City, KS and Mayor Holland for providing the vehicles, manpower and personnel to distribute the books to USD 500 as well as Fry-Wagner for donating more than 200 extra boxes to package books for distribution.

For more information on the donation or the Children’s Book Drive, contact William Gladhart, PR Chair, at

About Rotary

Rotary brings together a global network of volunteers dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.2 million members of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and regions. Rotary members work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping families in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. For more information, visit

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