Welcome to the Parkville Living Center

The Parkville Living Center (PLC) is a space created to facilitate community. We walk with our community through all the situations that life presents. We recognize that love grows the more you give it away. We are creating a space for Parkville to be in community – to explore all that life has to offer, together.

Start a new Thanksgiving tradition…

Celebrate as community!

Join us on Thanksgiving Day for a free, fun, family-oriented community meal. We will have traditional Thanksgiving food, complete with pie and other dessert options. 

Anyone who comes through our door is part of our community. Join us, invite others, and spend some time together.

RSVP is not required, but recommended. RSVP here.

Our next Break Time will be December 30th. 

More info here.


Let us share with you a little about our first year journey in 2021

2021 has been quite the first year for us, and probably you too… With all that is going on it is more important than ever that we have a community space, with no financial barriers to entry, where all are welcome and we can explore what it means to be in community.

We want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to our wonderful community and its members for bringing all of yourselves and supporting this effort.

Read our Year in Review here


Check out our 2022 Activity Calendar

A community has needs, both to give as well as to receive.

Call ‪(816) 741-6824‬  or email marcus@parkvillelivingcenter.org to continue this conversation.

The Vision

With your help we are creating a new type of community center, in the heart of Parkville. Hosted by Parkville Presbyterian Church, the Parkville Living Center is a place where building relationship is our guiding principle. We invite anyone to come and share in the journey that is life. We hold space to meet our community needs where they are, we bring our experiences and the collective experiences of our community to guide us and to help us grow, together. Out of this personal engagement comes events, activities and other expressions of community, growth, peace and joy.

Town Hall Forum

Find out what is happening in Parkville. Free monthly forum.

Fun, News, & Events

Art Wall

We recognize the value in art expression and with your help we spread that value.

Share Expression

Money Talk

Need help navigating or growing your finances? Have the time and talents to help others?

Want to talk?

Our Stories

Stories provide a gift to the teller as well as to the listener. Explore Our Stories to learn more.

Parkville Stories

Sharing stories of our community

Stories are how we attempt to communicate the holistic nature of life. Through stories we not only tell of an experience, but we share that experience and craft the story to our audience. Here we will tell some of those stories, and we invite you to tell YOUR stories. For more information or to tell your stories, please contact the Parkville Living Center.

Thank you for Parkville Presbyterian Church

It is amazing how much can be gained from a simple conversation – in fact, that is probably the way most amazing things start. In this blog we explore a conversation with Perl Spencer and learn about some of Parkville’s less celebrated past.

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PCSF – Community Grant

Platte County Senior Fund Community GrantThe Parkville Living Center is proud to announce the awarding of a Community Grant from the Platte County Senior Fund! We have some big plans with this grant and it is all to benefit you, our community! "We are building a...

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It all adds up

It all adds up

It all adds upIn this vlog we discuss community center fundraising. Particularly the Parkville Living Center. We believe that with many hands, the impossible becomes possible. We also believe that everyone has incredible value that should be celebrated! Check out how...

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Healing vs Cure

We are often heard saying that we walk with people and that we hold space for people, but what does that mean? In the blog below we attempt to put words to the wordless and to recognize our limits, as well as our potential.

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What Churches Can Learn From Public Libraries

It is amazing how much can be gained from a simple conversation – in fact, that is probably the way most amazing things start. In this blog we explore a conversation with Perl Spencer and learn about some of Parkville’s less celebrated past.

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The origins of Parkville Days

I have lived in Parkville for many years now, celebrating our historic downtown area, the river, the parks and of course Parkville Days. It never really occurred to me to look up the history of Parkville Days, as I just assumed a small river trading town simply always had a carnival-type event. This is not a story of someone setting off to research a carnival, rather it is the story of how amazing things start, both in terms of art but also in terms of tradition.

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Get in Touch. Get Involved.

This dynamic offering depends on you, our community. Reach out, even if you are not sure why, and we can talk about whatever is on your mind.

819 Main St. Parkville, MO 64152

Call Us: ‪(816) 741-6824

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