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Posted on: January 31, 2018

Jackson County holds Public Open House on park improvement projects

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County is seeking the community’s input as it looks to develop new recreational amenities and make critical improvements to existing facilities within its Parks + Rec System.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 30, 2018

 

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

mhester@jacksongov.org 

 

Jackson County holds Public Open House on park improvement projects

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County is seeking the community’s input as it looks to develop new recreational amenities and make critical improvements to existing facilities within its Parks + Rec System.

The community is encouraged to attend an open house this week, where they can learn more about the proposed projects and share their feedback. Media is invited to attend.

What: Public Open House

Park Improvement Projects

When: Thursday, February 1

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Where: Fred Arbanas Golf Course

11100 View High Drive, Lee’s Summit, MO


As Jackson County prepares to apply for state and federal funding, leaders are seeking the community’s input for two park improvement projects.


The first proposed project will replace infrastructure at the softball fields at 140th and Holmes. The area was destroyed by the summer 2017 floods and has since been closed to the public because of unsafe conditions. Funding for this project would be used to create a new multi-use soccer complex and mountain bike trails along the Blue River Parkway.


The second project proposes to re-route the Little Blue Trace Trail under the bridge at Missouri Highway 78. The current configuration creates a challenge for walkers and bikers, as they are forced onto the highway for a short distance to continue on the trail. This project, in partnership with the Missouri Department of Transportation, will eliminate the highway crossing.


For additional information, visit makeyourdayhere.com.

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