Prairie Village residents on Thursday will have a chance to review and comment on proposed improvements to four of the city’s parks: McCrum, Taliaferro (formerly Meadowlake), Prairie, and Harmon/Santa Fe.
The city approved approximately $250,000 worth of parks improvements in its annual budget last summer, the first investment in a plan to spend around $1 million on parks improvements between 2014 and 2017. Still, the improvement plans for 2014 are modest compared to the work that recently went into the redevelopment of Franklin and Weltner Parks.
The public meeting/open house Thursday, to be held from 5-7 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room at City Hall, will provide residents the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed projects before construction is started to begin this spring. Here’s the list of slated improvements listed on the city’s website:
This park will have significant improvements listed below as well as other modifications.
- New Shelter
- New nature play and sand area including new playground structure, swings, and a trike path.
- Removal of overhead power lines and placing underground.
This park will have a new nature play and sand area added between the existing play area and existing shelter.
This park will have the climbing boulder removed and relocated to McCrum Park and a toddler swing will be added.
Harmon Park/Santa Fe Park-
A new 9 hole disc golf course is planned.
For further information or comments, please contact Keith Bredehoeft, Public Works Public Works Director, at (913) 385-4642 or [email protected]
Renderings of the proposed park projects are below: