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A section of the Kill Creek Streamway Trail near 95th Street is expected to soon be closed for about three or four months to accommodate construction of the Panasonic battery plant. Park board members recently approved a plan to close...
Water Works Park in Mission is getting new play equipment. The Mission City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved a nearly $350,000 purchase of inclusive play equipment for Water Works Park. Water Works Park is located off of 53rd Street and Woodson...
Overland Park has formally approved a new ordinance that will permanently allow e-mobility devices, like e-bikes and electric scooters, on its city trails.  The Overland Park City Council on Monday unanimously approved the new ordinance and repealed an existing one...
Leawood’s only dog park will soon have increased walkability. The Leawood City Council this week formally accepted a $50,000 donation toward a new walking path at the central city dog park. The trail will circle the dog park Assistant Parks and...
Overland Park plans to permanently allow e-mobility devices, like e-bikes and electric scooters, on its city trails.  On Monday, the Overland Park City Council Community Development Committee voted 4-0 to recommend approval of the new ordinance and the repeal of...
A Prairie Village couple is suing the city of Mission Hills after their two dogs were severely injured by coyote traps at a city park earlier this year. Last week, Elisabeth Kirsch and Douglas Drake filed a lawsuit against Mission...
A new park honoring Overland Park’s German sister city is a few steps closer to reality.  On Monday, the Overland Park Planning Commission recommended approval of the park’s site plans and plats, clearing the path for its eventual development.  Bietigheim-Bissingen Park,...
Prairie Village recently honed in on a new shelter option for Harmon Park. The Prairie Village City Council last week voted 11-to-0 to direct staff to move forward with a renovation of the existing shelter for $1.17 million. Councilmember Ron...
Cafe Celeste, the new restaurant space in the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, will sell some alcoholic beverages alongside its menu.  Last week, the Overland Park City Council voted 7-4 to move forward with the three-year special use permit,...
Overland Park is paving the way for the future of its parks and recreation system. Called Playbook OP, the updated long-range plan currently under review will eventually identify future goals for the city’s pools, parks, green spaces and other recreational...
The site of the former Marty Pool in northern Overland Park is set to get a new life as a neighborhood park in the next couple of years. On Wednesday, the Overland Park City Council Community Development Committee voted 5-0...
Overland Park is celebrating the role the Blue River plays in its local ecosystem, even as concerns linger about the waterway's long term health. Earlier this week, city officials and community members gathered at the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical...