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Welcome to Lawson MO!

Lawson, Missouri is located just north of the Kansas City metro and with around 2500 residents, we are a desirable size town.

We don’t hide the fact that we’re small. Indeed, we embrace and celebrate it. We enjoy a community where family values, quality education and community pride create the ideal place to live, work and play.

And yet, we strive to develop strategies that allow us to achieve purposeful and deliberate growth. Around here, we dare to dream big, and then we roll up our sleeves and get to work making it happen. Just take a look around town at all of the improvements over the past decade – a brand new Splash Park, upgrades to our City Pool, improvements to our City Lake complex with the addition of the Lakeview Event Center and Lakeview Campground and RV Park, the new Barker Center on the high school campus, and many more projects that are coming down the pike.

While we have no intention of being the next big city, we won’t ever settle for less when it comes to improving the quality of life for our residents. We are proud to be a small town with big dreams!

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Wow! 😞 Where in the world are all these dogs coming from? It is really getting sad. We have this fur baby in doggie lock up. He is a super sweet boy with no chip. Do you know where he belongs? Found on SamPhil.  816-580-3217.

Wow! 😞 Where in the world are all these dogs coming from? It is really getting sad. We have this fur baby in doggie lock up. He is a super sweet boy with no chip. Do you know where he belongs? Found on SamPhil. 816-580-3217. ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago
CITY SHARES PLANS FOR LIFE CENTER

Following months of working closely with WSKF Architects, the City of Lawson is releasing preliminary plans for the new community center building to be located at Third and Ingles on the former Cornerstone Baptist Church lot. The City purchased the lot back in December with plans to turn the structure into a community center that will fill many gaps in our communitys amenities. After several initial designs that involved remodeling the current structure, it was determined to be more cost effective to raze the current structure, level the lot, and start fresh with new, purpose-built construction. 

City Administrator Matt Nolker shared, “We had initially hoped to be able to use the current structure and simply remodel it for our needs. However, with a wish-list as extensive as ours is, we quickly realized that we needed to start from scratch to create a facility that checks all of the boxes we need it to.”

The new facility will be referred to as the LIFE (Lawson Inclusive Fitness and Education) Center. It will house fitness spaces, including weights and workout equipment, a studio for fitness classes, such as yoga and Zumba, and a multi-purpose gymnasium. The building will also include a dedicated space for senior services and a new, permanent home for the Lawson Food Pantry.

Now that the initial renderings are complete, the next steps for the City are to start putting together various funding sources that will help the project come to fruition and to help offset operational costs once the facility is up and running. Nolker shares, “We know that operating this building cannot be a drain on the City’s finances, so we are determined to put together enough lines of revenue to make this a self-sustaining project that will benefit our community for decades to come.”

CITY SHARES PLANS FOR LIFE CENTER

Following months of working closely with WSKF Architects, the City of Lawson is releasing preliminary plans for the new community center building to be located at Third and Ingles on the former Cornerstone Baptist Church lot. The City purchased the lot back in December with plans to turn the structure into a community center that will fill many gaps in our community's amenities. After several initial designs that involved remodeling the current structure, it was determined to be more cost effective to raze the current structure, level the lot, and start fresh with new, purpose-built construction.

City Administrator Matt Nolker shared, “We had initially hoped to be able to use the current structure and simply remodel it for our needs. However, with a wish-list as extensive as ours is, we quickly realized that we needed to start from scratch to create a facility that checks all of the boxes we need it to.”

The new facility will be referred to as the LIFE (Lawson Inclusive Fitness and Education) Center. It will house fitness spaces, including weights and workout equipment, a studio for fitness classes, such as yoga and Zumba, and a multi-purpose gymnasium. The building will also include a dedicated space for senior services and a new, permanent home for the Lawson Food Pantry.

Now that the initial renderings are complete, the next steps for the City are to start putting together various funding sources that will help the project come to fruition and to help offset operational costs once the facility is up and running. Nolker shares, “We know that operating this building cannot be a drain on the City’s finances, so we are determined to put together enough lines of revenue to make this a self-sustaining project that will benefit our community for decades to come.”
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5 days ago
HEADS UP! Moss Street, between Garner and Silvey Rd, will be closed on Tuesday, July 26 starting at 7am until work is completed (hopefully 1-2 days, weather permitting). 

The closure is due to a sewer line being installed for the Southwest Elementary storm shelter/gym project. 

We appreciate your patience with this short-term inconvenience that will have a long-term positive effect for the school district and our community.

Please share to help get the word out!

HEADS UP! Moss Street, between Garner and Silvey Rd, will be closed on Tuesday, July 26 starting at 7am until work is completed (hopefully 1-2 days, weather permitting).

The closure is due to a sewer line being installed for the Southwest Elementary storm shelter/gym project.

We appreciate your patience with this short-term inconvenience that will have a long-term positive effect for the school district and our community.

Please share to help get the word out!
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2 weeks ago
Seems I’m always posting fur babies that have found their way to doggie jail. Does this baby belong to anyone? 816-580-3217.

Seems I’m always posting fur babies that have found their way to doggie jail. Does this baby belong to anyone? 816-580-3217. ... See MoreSee Less

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