Platte County Community Center North

Platte County Community Center North
3101 Running Horse Road
Platte City, MO 64079
Phone: 816.858.0114

Welcome to Platte County Community Center in Platte City. The Platte County Community Centers operated by the YMCA of Greater Kansas City are expanding, thanks to a voter-approved half-cent sales tax to fund Platte County Parks and Recreation.

New amenities opening this summer include:

  • Expanded Child Watch area
  • Full-size gymnasium
  • Indoor walking track
  • New cycle and group exercise studios
  • Expanded cardio equipment area with FitLinxx technology
  • State-of-the-art eight lane competition pool brought to you in partnership with the Platte County R-3 School District
  • New activity pool and resistance walk
  • And so much more

This facility also offers FitLinxx- a computerized exercise tracking system that attaches directly to fitness equipment, adding an extraordinary “intelligent” dimension to your workout experience.  The system learns your exercise programs, coaches you through your workout, tracks progress over time, and provides a level of safety and confidence during every exercise. Come in today and let our Healthy Living Coaches show you how to maximize your workout experience!

Meet the wonderful staff at Platte County Community Center North.

Kristian Allen - Healthy Living Director
Kristian holds a Bachelor’s in Business from the University of Missouri – Columbia.  She is certified by the YMCA of the USA as a personal trainer and group exercise instructor for a variety of classes, including step, yoga, strength and conditioning, Pilates, Reebok Cycle and interval training. Also, she is certified as an instructor for Les Mills BODYPUMP™, Tabata Boot Camp, INSANITY™ and SilverSneakers®. Previously, she worked in various management roles at Drury Hotels for 14 years.  Since she came to the YMCA of Greater Kansas City in 2008, Kristian has worked as a wellness specialist, group exercise instructor, personal trainer and Active Older Adults program coordinator. She has been our healthy living director since 2011. Sharing a passion for fitness and helping our members onto a path toward healthy living are her favorite aspects of her job. Outside of our center, Kristian enjoys sports, being a spectator for her kids’ athletics, cooking and baking and serving on the PTA.

Matthew Eaves - Executive Director
Matt grew up in western Kansas and holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Fort Hays State University. His background includes business management, sports administration and education. For Matt, the greatest part of his job is uniting people and serving his community. He also values working with his staff to developing cause-driven leaders. Outside of work, Matt enjoys fishing, hunting, sports and traveling.

Ralph Little - Property Director
Ralph, a native of Kansas City, takes great pride in managing our beautiful facility. He has been with the YMCA of Greater Kansas City since 2006 and has been in his current role since November of 2013. Previously, Ralph spent 32 years in the banking and mortgage industries and he has earned several facility management certifications. Outside of work, Ralph enjoys woodworking, cooking and sports.

Garry Linn - District Vice President
Garry, a native of central Indiana, holds Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Sports Science and Fitness Management from Upper Iowa University. He came to the YMCA of Greater Kansas City in 2001 and has also served as a Sports Director, Senior Sports Director and Executive Director. Prior to working at the Y, he was a college professor and coach. For Garry, the best part of his job is being part of an organization that exists to positively impact the lives of the people every day by helping them build confidence, self-esteem and the courage to make a contribution to their community. Garry is a board member for the Recreation Council of Greater Kansas City; a member of Northland Regional Chamber, Parkville Area Chamber, North Kansas City Breakfast Club, Northland Youth Suburban League, Southern Platte Rotary, Vision North Committee and Liberty Area Chamber; a previous Board member of the Parkville Chamber; and a YMCA Challenger Sports Volunteer.

Ami Marquardt - Program Assistant
Ami joined the Platte county Community Center North team in 2007, bringing with her a wealth of experience in the fields of sales and banking. She earned a degree from the University of Utah and has earned certifications from the YMCA for diversity, management, leadership and other key components to delivering an excellent customer experience. Ami oversees Child Watch and Kids Night Out programs and also supports membership and other center events.  Positive people, curious children and a healthy environment are what Ami enjoys most about her role at our center. In her spare time, Ami enjoys running outdoors with her husband of 27 years. They even compete in marathons together.  

Derrick Wilde - Sports Director
Derrick, a native of Westpahlia, MO, joined the YMCA of Greater Kansas City in 2013. He holds a degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies from Missouri State University. He has spent most of his career in municipal parks and recreation in the Kansas City area. His passion is positively impacting children through quality youth sports experiences. He attributes his career to values such as teamwork, trust, creativity and sportsmanship that he learned while playing sports his entire life. In his free time, he enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, camping and sports with his wife and two sons. He is a certified Parks and Recreation Professional and Youth Sports Administrator.


3101 Running Horse Road, Platte City, Missouri 64079


M-Th: 5 a.m.-9 p.m.

F: 5 a.m.-8 p.m.

Sat: 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sun: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 



M-F: 8 a.m.-12 p.m.

M-Th: 4:15 p.m.-8:15 p.m.

Sat: 8 a.m.- 12 p.m.


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