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121. Park Renovation Unites Community 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.

122. Park Visitors Will See Stars 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...

123. Park's Jewel Returns to Glory Park's Jewel Returns to Glory October/10/2001 Photo and article about the re-opening on October 11, 2001 of Cliff Drive as a "historic roadway" in Northeast Kansas City receiving "the State Scenic By-Way designation." Also a chronology of Cliff Drive's...

124. Parks Parks August/4/1907

125. Parks and Recreation Department Statistics Parks and Recreation Department Statistics February 28, 2007 Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department has 212 parks, 130 ball diamonds, 116.5 surface acres of lake, 109 tennis courts, 55 shelters, 20 soccer fields, 19 miles of exercise trails, 18 football fields,...

126. Parks Favored Downtown Parks Favored Downtown January/5/1967 Article calling for more parks Downtown to counter the "overly intensive usage" of land, with problems of crowding, transportation, intermittent blight, etc. without space designated as open.

127. Parks Improved in 2003, is 87% Good Enough? Parks Improved in 2003, is 87% Good Enough? January 21, 2004 The city's Parks and Recreation Department started conducting random inspections of 129 of the city's parks. There were 948 reports logged in 2003 and in 829 of the cases the conditions were rated as acceptable....

128. Pay Dirt! Pay Dirt! August 5, 2012 Cover story on the Mid-Western Artifact Society, established in 1976, that is "the largest metal detecting club in the Kansas City area." The group holds monthly meetings at spots they've obtained permission...

129. Pedestrian Trail to Connect Cliff Drive to City Market Pedestrian Trail to Connect Cliff Drive to City Market August 29, 2012 The Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department has received a grant from the National Scenic Byway Program for the construction of a pedestrian and biking trail connecting the Cliff Drive Scenic Byway...

130. Penn Valley Park Penn Valley Park November/13/1927 History regarding the land that later became part of Penn Valley Park, especially the home of Frank L. Wilkinson and where the Pioneer Mother statue now stands.

131. Plan Seeks More Parks Plan Seeks More Parks June/11/1972 Overview of the park situation in the city and examination of needs and benefits of an increased area for parks within the city.

132. Planes Thrilled 125,000 Here in 1918 Planes Thrilled 125,000 Here in 1918 August/28/1968 Article recalling the mock air battle on August 28, 1918, over Swope Park, by the British-American Flying Mission touring the country to provide the public better understanding of airplanes and their utilization...

133. Playtime in Blue Valley Park Playtime in Blue Valley Park October 6, 2004 The Blue Valley Neighborhood Association adopted Blue Valley Park four years ago to help turn around the park's bad reputation. Now there is a new playground and a disc golf course. Help came from non-profit...

134. Pondering a Sweeping Vista of Brush Creek Beauty Pondering a Sweeping Vista of Brush Creek Beauty May 14, 2003 Illustrations and map of proposed improvements along Brush Creek. The design was developed by Bucher, Willis & Ratliff Consulting Engineers, Planners & Architects under commission by the parks department....

135. Presenting Kansas City to its forty thousand newcomers. Presenting Kansas City to its forty thousand newcomers. March 7, 1943 Written as a a "guide to newcomers to Kansas City", this article provides an overview of the City, its layout and attractions in 1943.

136. 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.

137. Progress at the Second-Oldest Park Progress at the Second-Oldest Park October 11, 2006 Article details the Indian Mound neighborhood's concern about cleaning up Budd Park. Michael Herron, North region manager at Parks and Recreation "explained that Budd Park, established in 1891, is Kansas...

138. Promises of a Really Big Show Promises of a Really Big Show February/10-16/2000 Discusses the career and activities of Robert B. Kory, the man behind the proposed Oz theme park near DeSoto, Kansas.

139. Razed Expectations Razed Expectations September 9-15, 2010 Article describes the efforts of midtown resident Chris Harris to sustain an urban park he built in his Ivanhoe neighborhood. Located between 40th & 41st streets along Wayne Avenue, Harris Park includes...

140. Reach for the Stars Reach for the Stars January 20, 2008 Cover story about artist Laura De Angelis and her work on the new design for Oppenstein Brothers Memorial Park at 12th and Walnut streets called "Celestial Flyways." "The centerpiece of the redesigned...