Candy Cane Hunt

Santa is coming to Radio Springs Park Saturday, December 2nd!
Join us for a Candy Cane Hunt, Hot Chocolate & Cookies, and get your picture taken with Santa!
Festivities will begin at 4:00 PM.

The evening will conclude with a trip around the lake on the “Parks & Rec Sleigh” to see all the beautiful lights!
Cost for all the Festivities is $5 per child.

You can buy your Tickets to this fun event at the Community Center 200 N Ash.
The Light Display will be closed until 7 PM for the Hunt, then will open to vehicular traffic at that time.

For more information contact:
Parks & Recreation Department
417.448.5110 or 417.448.5541.

Mayor’s Tree Lighting

Opening Ceremony for Lights at the Lake

The Lights at the Lake display will begin its season with the lighting of the Mayor’s Tree to be held on Wednesday, November 22th, at 6:00pm. The display will then open nightly from 5:30 to 10:00 pm.

Leaf Collection to Begin on November 27, 2017

The Public Works Department will begin the citywide leaf pick up on November 27, 2017. They are starting in the NE corner of the City, then to the NW, SW and SE and will probably make 2 to 3 rounds.

Rake leaves into open areas along the curb, avoiding mailboxes, fire hydrants, signs, parked cars, and other obstacles that would prevent the leaf collection truck from getting to your leaves.

Here’s how you can help the city meet its leaf collection schedule:

  • Rake leaves as close to the curb as possible and cover them with some type of tarp.
  • Do not rake leaves into the street or storm sewers; leaves clogging the storm sewers can cause flooding during heavy rains.
  • Do not rake twigs, branches, sticks, rocks, bottles, garden debris, pumpkins, etc., in with the leaves; these items can clog up the machine and cause considerable delay to the leaf collection.
  • Avoid parking near leaf piles. Piles blocked by vehicles will not be picked up as it is difficult for the truck and leaf machine to maneuver around parked cars.

Veterans VIP Airplane Rides

If you would like to register for an opportunity to fly with KC Flight during the morning of our airshow on September 16th, please complete the information below. We must receive your information by 5 PM on September 11th. Drawing for will take place on September 13th and winners contacted. These airplanes do have weight restrictions: 2 with 170 lbs and 4 with 210 lbs. Must be able to get into and out of aircraft with little to no assistance.

Free Airshow & Veterans VIP Airplane Rides

Event: City of Nevada & Nevada Tourism Airshow

REGISTER for FREE Veterans VIP Airplane Rides

Performers: Skydive KC, KC Flight Formation Team, Bob Richards Airshows, LT. Tanner Rindels Stunt Pilot.

Activities:  Kids Zone, Ping Pong Ball Drop, Free Prizes, Airplane Static Displays, Food & Vendors

Date: Saturday September 16, 2017

Time: 10 AM to 1:30 PM, gates open at 9 AM

Place: Nevada Municipal Airport-Nvd 18098 E 54 Hwy, Nevada, MO 64772

Details: FREE entry and parking at the airport. NO food, drinks, coolers, portable awnings/tents, alcoholic beverages, pets, bicycles, weapons, skateboards, scooters or inline skates allowed on air show grounds. No smoking allowed inside the gates.  NO rain date (appearances subject to operational capability).


National Night Out – August 1, 2017 – Walton Aquatic Center

On Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, the residents of Nevada will join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “34th Annual National Night Out” (NNO) crime and drug prevention event.

National Night Out, which is co-sponsored locally by the City of Nevada Police Department and Parks Department, involves over 16,728 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases around the world. In all, over 38.5 million people are expected to participate in ‘America’s Night Out Against Crime’.

In Nevada, we will be hosting a swim party at the Walton Aquatic Center. Mayor Brian Leonard will present a Proclamation for 2017 National Night Out. Carson Evans with KNEM/KNMO Radio Station will be the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. Several local sponsors will be present and door prizes will be given away during the event.

National Night Out is a time for America to stand together to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity. This event showcases the vital importance of police-community partnerships and citizen involvement in our fight to build a safer nation.

On NNO, we invite neighborhoods nationwide to join us in “Giving Crime and Drugs a Going Away Party.”

National Night Out 2017 Schedule of Events

  • 6:00 Set up begins
  • 6:25 Proclamation by Mayor
  • 6:30 National Anthem-Wes Morton.
  • 6:30 Gates to pool open for the public.
  • 7:30 Adult drawings for prizes begins.
  • 8:00 Pool closes for the evening.
  • 8:05 Kids drawings for prizes begins.
  • 8:30 Conclusion

For more information call 417-448-5100.



Download Application

The Nevada Police Department is now accepting applications for our 2017 Citizens Police Academy scheduled to begin on April 5, 2017. This program provides citizens with an inside look at the operations of their police department. The program is a lecture and interactive based program to allow the citizen to view community policing from the law enforcement perspective.

The program will continue for eight weeks, meeting every Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm beginning April 5th through May 24th. Most classes will be held at the Nevada Police Department.

Applications can be obtained at the Nevada Police Department or at  and will be accepted now through March 29th.

The program will cover a variety of topics including:

  • Department Orientation
  • 911 Communications and Emergency Dispatching
  • Jail Tour
  • Traffic Stop Interactive Training
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sex Offenses
  • Animal Control
  • Criminal Scene Investigation
  • Traffic Enforcement
  • Drug Recognition
  • Neighborhood Watch
  • Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

Applicant requirements:

  • Complete a citizens police academy application to attend
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • No felony convictions
  • No domestic violence, drug, or violent crime arrest
  • Must be able to perform light physical activity
  • Dress will be casual unless advised otherwise in advance by the instructor

All materials needed for the class will be provided by the Nevada Police Department

If you have questions in regard to the class or requirements contact:

Lt. Steve Bastow