Cardio Zone
Make a splash and enjoy our water slide and lazy river, both open during constru
Open during construction: our lap pool. More pool space coming in late spring 20
Fitness Floor
Gym and Indoor Track
Child Watch- Adventure Zone
Child Watch - Discovery Zone
Indoor Cycling Room

Platte County Community Center South

Platte County Community Center South
8875 Clark Avenue
Parkville, MO 64152
Phone: 816.505.2622

Welcome to PCCCS in Parkville. 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.

The following expansion amenities and features are now open:

  • Expanded Child Watch with a nursery, Discover Zone for toddlers and an Adventure Center with a mini basketball court
  • Expanded Wellness Floor with over 30 new cardio machines (complete)
  • Smart TVs
  • Cycle studio
  • Additional group exercise room


Look for these features coming soon:

  • New four lane pool
  • Diving board
  • Over 100 new parking spaces
  • New teaching kitchen
  • And 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.  This workout tracking and coaching system tracks your strength and cardio workouts, studio classes and your activity outside the facility. 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 our Staff

Meet the wonderful staff at Platte County Community Center South.

Kathy Armitage - Active Lifestyles Program Director

Paula Flynn - Healthy Living Director

Shannan Garcia - Associate Executive Director
Shannan, a native of Albuquerque, NM, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado. She is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, CrossFit Level 1 Trainer, and is certified in YMCA Strength and Conditioning. Since she began working at the YMCA of Greater Kansas City in 2008, Shannan has served as the Olathe Family YMCA Aquatics Director and the Providence YMCA/Ball Family Center Healthy Living Director. Prior to working at the Y, Shannan worked in aquatics managing neighborhood pools and teaching swim lessons. She also has worked in social servies with troubled youth. In her current role, she enjoys being able to help people who otherwise wouldn't be able to to afford a membership or programs for themselves and their families. Shannan is a member of the Parkville Chamber Board and Rotary. In her free time, she enjoys long distance running, triathlons and CrossFit.

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 Volunter.

Matt Mann - Youth and Family Program Coordinator
Matt has a masters degree in Project Management from Keller Graduate School of Management. Prior to joining the Platte County Community Center South team, Matt was a before and after school program site supervisor for the YMCA of Greater Kansas City. In his current role, he enjoys the opportunity to serve thousands of people in our community through fun activities and big events, like Kids Night Outs, Child Watch, the summer block party and New Year's Eve celebration. He has worked in nonprofit, church and parachurch organizations since 2002, most recently as a Program Director with Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks in Branson, MO. His hobbies include drawing, reading, playing board games, and spending time with his wfie, children and their church family.

Tonya Hoopes - Aquatics Director

Becky Miller -

Eric Wagner, Property Director
Eric, a native of Rushville, MO, joined the Platte County Community Center South team in 2007. His previous experience includes commercial and residential facilities management. He is a certified Pool Operator and Aquatics Facility Operator. What he likes most about his role are the endless and unique opportunities to impact people's lives and share experiences with so many diverse people every day. In his spare time, he enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with his friends and family.

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.

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