With renovation nearing completion, Prairie Village’s McCrum Park back open to public


Soon enough, residents of Prairie Village’s northwest side will have a completed, renovated park to call their own.

City Public Works officials say contractors have only the finished touched to put on the refreshed McCrum Park. At this point, only some minor electrical work, site grading and the installation of some pour-in-place rubber remain to complete the project, which broke ground late this summer as part of the city’s 2014 parks renovation plan.

The park is now open for public use, though crews may block off areas with construction fencing if they need to restrict access to finish off the final to-dos.

Additionally, AT&T is in the process of investigating its usage of a hung utility line that runs east to west over the park. Once AT&T determines its requirements for a line in that area and possible relocation options, the line will be taken down.

Prairie Village senior project manager Melissa Prenger said that due to temperature restrictions on the installation of the pour-in-place rubber in the play area, it will likely be installed this spring. Final site restoration — seed, sodding and planting trees and shrubs — is weather dependent as well.