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Posted on: December 13, 2016

Jackson County Partners with KCATA to Bring Seniors to “Christmas in the Park” on Dec. 20

Jackson County and Kansas City Area Transportation Authority giving seniors from KC an early Christmas gift in the form of a ride through the county's popular Christmas In The Park spectacular.

KANSAS CITY, MO (Dec.13, 2016) – Just in time for the holiday season, Jackson County and the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) will be extending their “Bringing Kansas City to Jackson County Parks” partnership to give local seniors some holiday cheer.


One of the priorities of Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr., is to make sure all residents of the county know what is available to them – especially through its extensive Parks + Rec system. White and Robbie Makinen, KCATA President and CEO, will greet senior residents starting at 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 20 at Kingswood Senior Living Community, 10000 Wornall Road, Kansas City, MO 64114.


The seniors will board a KCATA bus at 5 p.m. to make a trip to Jackson County Parks + Rec’s Christmas in The Park holiday light display at Longview Lake. KCATA is providing the seniors with free transportation.


“We are excited to provide a way for seniors to visit Christmas in the Park with the help of Jackson County Parks + Rec and KCATA,” White said. “They will have an opportunity to see the wonderful lights of the Christmas season.”

Since its opening in 1987, more than two million patrons have made a drive through Jackson County’s Christmas in The Park part of their annual holiday experience. Christmas in The Park is open nightly from November 25 through December 31 at Longview Lake Park, located two miles south of I-470 off of View High Drive.  For more information, visit www.makeyourdayhere.com.

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