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1. Beloved Penn Valley Park Has New Protector Beloved Penn Valley Park Has New Protector May 26, 2010 The Penn Valley Conservancy is a new organization and a "potentially powerful ally for the stretched city parks department" in advocating for the park. The group's purpose is to protect the historic park...

2. Burned Rubber, Shared Memories Burned Rubber, Shared Memories November 28, 2011 The Kansas City International Raceway at 82nd Street and Noland Road was purchased by the city for a park. It has been the home track for the American Hot Rod Association.

3. Educator, Parks Supporter Dies at 88 Educator, Parks Supporter Dies at 88 August 1, 2008 "Jeremiah Cameron, a language and literature educator who served on the Kansas City Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners from 1972-1979, died" July 29, 2008. He died before the dedication ceremony...

4. Funkhouser Shakes Up Park Board Funkhouser Shakes Up Park Board June 12, 2007 Newly elected mayor Mark Funkhouser has appointed a new Kansas City park board. The members are John Fierro, Tyrone Aiken, Frances Semler, Aggie Stackhaus, and Ajamu Webster. Funkhouser "took a slap at...

5. Garden at Theis Park to Be Built Garden at Theis Park to Be Built March 14, 2007 The Kansas City Art Institute and others are planning to install a rain garden in the southwest corner of Frank A. Theis Park located near Volker Boulevard and Oak Street. "The nearly 5,500-square-foot,...

6. KC Park Board to Study Service KC Park Board to Study Service August 4, 2008 Members of the city's Park Board plan to take a closer look at the city's 10 community centers. The main concern is that the centers are well maintained and that they meet the needs of the community. About...

7. Memorial to Black Vets to Be Unveiled Memorial to Black Vets to Be Unveiled September 7, 2010 A memorial of polished, black granite honoring black veterans in all conflicts will be unveiled by the parks department and Enshriners on Sunday, September 12, 2010. Located in the median on The Paseo...

8. New KC Museum Leader Named New KC Museum Leader Named April 26, 2014 Article announces that the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department has named Anna Marie Tutera as the new executive director of the Kansas City Museum at Corinthian Hall. Tutera's background in museum...

9. Nichols Fountain Mystery Solved at Last Nichols Fountain Mystery Solved at Last July 7, 2010 The J. C. Nichols Memorial Fountain was once the centerpiece of the Stanley Mackay family's Harbor Hill estate in Roslyn, New York, on Long Island. The fountain had been created in 1910 by French sculptor...

10. Park Board Launches New Image Park Board Launches New Image June 18, 2008 Kansas City park board begins marketing campaign not only with a new logo, "the green ball," but plans for its own Internet domain. "The campaign is one way the park board is attempting to fulfill Mayor...

11. Park Board OKs Site for a Korean War Memorial Park Board OKs Site for a Korean War Memorial November 21, 2007 Kansas City Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners approved a project to create a memorial for Missourians who died in the Korean War in Washington Square Park, near Union Station. "The design by...

12. Preserving a Towering Landmark Preserving a Towering Landmark 2009-03-11 A group of area residents has formed the Waldo Tower Historical Society to preserve and document the Frank T. Riley Memorial in Tower Park. The water tower was constructed in 1920 and used until 1957.