The huge crowds expected for Wednesday’s victory parade will impact city services, especially those facilities located downtown, as hundreds of city employees shift duties to help set up for and clean up after KCMO’s first Super Bowl victory parade in 50 years.
Here’s a rundown for Feb. 5:
Closed from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Kansas City Municipal Court
Located just three blocks from the parade route, all hearings at Municipal Court are cancelled, due to closed streets, limited parking and bus service. The building is open to the public from 8 a.m.-11 a.m. and from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Judges will review cases for those being held in-custody. All other Municipal Court cases, however, will be continued to later dates. The parties in those cases will receive notices in the mail with the new court dates. Information on new court dates can be found online .
Media inquiries should be directed to Municipal Court Public Information Officer Benita Jones at 816- 513-6711.
Kansas City Health Department
The main building, 2400 Troost Ave., will close its doors and parking lots to the public on Feb. 5., reopening on Thursday, Feb. 6, at 7:30 a.m. Most clinics open at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6. The Office of Vital Records opens at 7:30 a.m. Find more information about hours of operation for each clinic online.
Media inquiries should be directed to Michelle Pekarsky, public information officer, 816-719-3610 (cell). Follow the Health Department on Facebook and Twitter .
City Planning and Development
All inspections will be cancelled on Wednesday but will resume Thursday. All public offices at City Hall are closed from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Trash & Recycling
Trash, recycling and bulky-item collection will shift one day later than usual. Thursday collection will take place on Friday. This change is necessary because these workers will be cleaning up after the parade.
The City of Kansas City, Missouri and the Kansas City Chiefs invite all fans to a Chiefs Kingdom Champions Parade and victory rally in downtown KCMO.
The two-mile long parade starts at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5.
The parade starts on Grand Boulevard at 6th street and heads south to Pershing Road. The parade turns west on Pershing Road to Union Station. The victory rally stage will be in front of Union Station, with the National WWI Museum and Memorial hosting viewing opportunities on its north lawn. The victory rally starts at approximately 1:30 p.m., shortly after the parade ends.
Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and Jackson County Executive Frank White invite all of Chiefs Kingdom to celebrate with them at the Chiefs Champions Parade down Grand Boulevard on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.
For parade maps and complete information, including park and ride locations and closed streets, please visit www.chiefsparade.com
Watch the parade anywhere along the route. Barricades will line the entire route along the curb. Pedestrian crossings are marked on the map, but they will be closed while the parade is in progress.
Watch the victory rally in front of Union Station from the south parking lot, Pershing Road (which will be closed) or the lawn of the National WWI Museum and Memorial.
Arrive early to find a spot. This will be a family-friendly event, and fans are reminded that public consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited. Remember it’s best to travel light and to not bring bags or backpacks.
Medical Stations and Lost Child Locations are noted on the parade maps.
Children’s contact info – Ensure that your children have contact information for their parents or guardians on their person.
Make a plan in case you are separated from your family, including identifying meet up points.
Cell phone reception will be extremely limited.
Union Station will be closed to the public.
Don’t bring drones. Federal law prohibits the use of drones over parade crowds.
Officially licensed merchandise will be available at the following locations:
(a) Little Theater at Bartle Hall at 13th & Wyandotte
(b) Power & Light District at 13th & Walnut
(c) Big Brothers Big Sisters at 17th & Walnut
(d) Kadean Construction at McGee between 18th & 19th
(e) River Market at 5th & Walnut
Transportation and Parking: KCATA will offer free bus rides; however, bus service will be limited (similar to Sunday service). Please visit www.ridekc.org for more information.
We encourage people to use Park and Ride locations: 47th and State Metrocenter 4601 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66102 Dropoff: 31st & Gillham
Worlds of Fun 4545 Worlds of Fun Ave, Kansas City, MO 64161 Dropoff: Truman Road & Lydia
HyVee Arena / West Bottoms 1800 Genessee St, Kansas City, MO 64102 Dropoff: 18th & Troost
Swope Park/Zoo 6800 Zoo Dr, Kansas City, MO 64132 Dropoff: 31st & Main
Oak Park Mall 11149 W 95th St, Overland Park, KS 66214 (95th and Neiman Road Park & Ride location) Dropoff: 25th & Southwest Boulevard
Park and Ride shuttles will run from 7 a.m.-11:30 a.m., and then again from the end of the rally until the crowd disperses.
Spectators are advised to carpool and use public transportation. Parking will be extremely limited near the parade and rally.
Kansas City Streetcar will suspend operation beginning at midnight prior to the parade and will reopen as soon as conditions allow.
Closed Streets: • Grand Boulevard from the Missouri River to Pershing Road, starting Tuesday at 2 p.m. • All east-west streets between Walnut and McGee from the Missouri River to Pershing Road, starting Tuesday 2 p.m. Some vehicle crossings will remain open until Wednesday 5 a.m. • Main Street from 20th Street to Pershing Road will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians. • Main Street from Pershing Road to 31st Street will be closed to vehicles, but open to pedestrians. • Kessler Road from Pershing to the west side of the National WWI Museum and Memorial.
Accessibility: Parade producers have designated space in front of a video screen on the southeast corner of the National WWI Museum and Memorial grounds for wheelchairs and ADA accessibility. Please be advised that space is limited and is first come, first served.
Weather: Be prepared for typical February weather with the possibility of light snow and cold temperatures. We suggest wearing boots and your warmest clothes, since spectators will be outside for several hours.
Sponsors and Supporters: Many thanks to Chiefs Kingdom Champions Parade sponsors: Community America Credit Union, Sprint, Midwest Ford Dealers, GEHA, KSHB-TV, State Farm, Anheuser-Busch, Heartland Coca-Cola, and Hy-Vee.
Additional thanks to our parade supporters: The City of Kansas City, Jackson County, Union Station, National WWI Museum and Memorial, Missouri National Guard, O’Neill Events, Kansas City Sports Commission.
KSHB-TV is the Official Broadcast Partner of the Chiefs Kingdom Champions Parade and will televise the parade live.
The Chiefs Kingdom Champions Parade planning team was led by the Kansas City Sports Commission and O’Neill Events, with assistance from the Kansas City Chiefs and staff from many City of Kansas City departments, including Kansas City Parks & Recreation, Police, Fire, Public Works and the City Manager’s Office.