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Mrs. Ernest Parks
Obituary for Mrs. Ernest Parks, daughter of Dr. Calvin McDonald, first president of the Jackson County Medical Society and first Jackson County coroner.
Named after a Pioneer
New KC Park Honors Early Community Leader
June 18, 2005
Boone-Hays Park, containing 15 acres and located on the north side of 63rd Street between Euclid and Brooklyn Avenues, was dedicated on June 17, 2005. Included in the park is the grave of frontiersman...
New Park Traces Trails' Effect on KC
Photo and article about the dedication of Schumacher Park on August 29, 2000, "on 93rd Street just east of Bannister Mall," with land donated by the parents of Lou Austin, Lou and Topper Schumacher. Description...
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...
Northeast Celebrates Opening of Restored Park
Independence Plaza Park is located at Independence Avenue and Brooklyn. Park opening resulted from efforts between Northeast neighborhoods and the city's Department of Parks and Recreation.
Northeast Comes Out Beautifully
September 13, 2006
The Kessler Society working with the Kansas City, Missouri, Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners selects the winners for the Kansas City Beautiful Awards. Four of this years winners are in Historic...
Northland Will Get a New Nature Park
May 12, 2004
Park officials have approved a plan for a 48 acre park at North Amity Avenue and Missouri 152 to be called Amity Park or Amity Woods Nature Park. It is located in the Northland and will include woodlands,...
Objections To Homeless Center Aired
November 2, 2005
There has been some objections voiced by business owners concerning the projected homeless day center at Margaret Kemp Park located south of Harrison and Ninth Streets. The Parks and Recreation Department...
Old Clay County Farm Advocated for State Park: Deserted Mill, School and Church Draw Eyes to Watkins Place
File containing an article about the proposed designation of the "the old Watkins farm in Washington township [of Jackson County]" for transformation "into a state park." History of the site back to its...
Old Reservoir New Park Site
March 14, 2012
Postcard image and short article about Observation Park. Located at 20th Street and Jarboe, the 4.4 acre park originally contained a reservoir that provided water to the industrial West Bottoms district....
Once-Hot Corner Now a Cool Park
September 11, 2005
Article describes the development of a park at the intersection of 12th Street and Vine, officially named "Goin' to Kansas City Plaza at 12th Street and Vine." The park, which was dedicated on September...
Oyler Wins Partial Victory in Suit to Block Oz Project
May 27--June 2, 1999
Discusses the lawsuit filed by a member of the Shawnee Indian tribe over ownership of the land formerly occupied by the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant and slated for development by the Oz Entertainment...
Park Board Approves Cliff Drive Tourism Plan
July 14, 2004
The Kansas City Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners recently approved a community tourism and interpretive guide plan for the 4.27 mile Cliff Drive going from the Paseo to Indian Mound. Work is...
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...
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...
Park For the Arts Proposed
May 4, 2007
There is an empty lot at 2100 Wyandotte in the Freight House District that some would like to see turned into a park. The PCB Building was once located on this property and was demolished two years ago...
Park Once a Battlefield
Photo of ducks on a pond at Loose Park, once the site of the Kansas City Country Club, and prior to that the Battle of Westport. Park named after the founder of the Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company.
Park Renovation Unites Community
January 20, 2003
Describes efforts led by Sandy Irle to restore Blind Boone Park in Warrensburg, Missouri, as well as biographical information on Blind Boone, a well-known ragtime pianist.
Park Visitors Will See Stars
January 14, 2007
The sculpture "Rain Thicket" located in Oppenstein Park (12th and Walnut) is scheduled to be torn down and replaced with a new makeover of the space, courtesy of Art in the Loop. The park is owned by Jackson...
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