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21. 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...

22. Beyond the Trees of Penn Valley Park, the Towers of the City Beyond the Trees of Penn Valley Park, the Towers of the City June/28/1964 Photo of the park and the view from it of Downtown, with caption.

23. Big Brother in the Parks Big Brother in the Parks April 16, 2003 To help with the problem of illegal dumping, graffitti, and other forms of destruction in parks and byways, the Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department is now using cameras to help control the problem....

24. Bridge Named For Hospital Founders Bridge Named For Hospital Founders December 2, 2004 Short notice indicating that the Kansas City Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners had voted to name a bridge over Anderson Avenue in the Northeast area after Katharine Berry Richardson and Alice...

25. Budd Park Coming Along Budd Park Coming Along July/26/2000 Article gives details about the progress of the pool renovation at Budd Park.

26. Budd-Ugly Budd-Ugly October 12, 2005 Budd Park was named after Judge Azariah Budd who gave 20 acres in 1890 to get the park started. It now contains 26.39 acres and is located between Brighton and Hardesty avenues, from St. John to Budd Park...

27. 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.

28. By the Way: Cliff Drive Moving Forward By the Way: Cliff Drive Moving Forward April 20, 2005 The Kansas City Parks and Recreation Commissioners have approved the Cliff Drive Scenic Byway Interpretive Plan. The plan calls for three informational kiosks to be built along the drive. Article states...

29. Can a Park make a City? The Case for Davis Park. Can a Park make a City? The Case for Davis Park. June 25, 2005 The author examines Ilus W. Davis Park, comparing it to "parks that work" in the nation's great cities. What the park lacks is people, due to the absence of housing and entertainment nearby. If civic leaders...

30. Changes in Truman District Outlined Changes in Truman District Outlined September 1, 2010 Short article about the proposed expansion of Independence's federal Truman heritage district by the National Parks Service. "The current federal district boundary includes 216 parcels, 191 of which are...

31. Citizens Question the Enviromental Effects of Oz Theme Park Citizens Question the Enviromental Effects of Oz Theme Park September/2-8/1999 Discusses residents' concerns regarding environmental clean-up of proposed Oz theme park.

32. City Cemetery City Cemetery February 20, 2027 City cemetery later Shelley Park across form the old Courthouse was abandoned for cemetery use two years previous to the Civil War.

33. Columbus Park Benefits From Brownfields Grant Columbus Park Benefits From Brownfields Grant July 16, 2003 Kansas City will receive $400,000 from the EPA through an assessment Brownfields Grant. Half the money will go to areas where redevelopment has been stopped due to possible environmental contamination....

34. Commentary: Still in Need of a (Real) Riverfront Park Commentary: Still in Need of a (Real) Riverfront Park November-December 21-5 2001 File contains an essay or article about the Richard Berkley Riverfront Park, or Berkley Park on the north end of the Downtown area on the south bank of the Missouri River, named for former mayor Richard...

35. Concourse Fountain Design Accepted Concourse Fountain Design Accepted September/27/2000 Board of Parks and Recreation and a committee of Northeast citizens agree to design plan "B" for improvements to the Concourse Park fountain.

36. Cool Crest Has New Ownership Cool Crest Has New Ownership May 10, 2007 The Cool Crest Family Fun Center which is primarily located in Independence, Missouri, has been acquired by Trancas Capital LLC of Aliso Viejo, California. "The 8-acre park, which opened in 1950 on U.S....

37. Crime Diminishes Park's Glory Crime Diminishes Park's Glory August 2, 2013 Article describes how drug and criminal activity has made Independence Plaza Park a dangerous place for children and residents of Northeast Kansas City. Past and current efforts of the Kansas City Parks...

38. Deaths: Frank Theis Rites Deaths: Frank Theis Rites November/26/1965 Funeral notice for Frank Theis, "75, park board president" residing at the Walnuts Apartments.

39. Decades of Decay Erased Decades of Decay Erased August 30, 2009 A cooperative program between business owners and community service workers has cleaned up public areas in the West Bottoms. Workers have weeded and landscaped parks and medians, removed trash from vacant...

40. Did You Know? Horses and Parks Did You Know? Horses and Parks April/4/2001 Article about many of the changes in the Northeast residential district since the beginning of the park and boulevard system. Description of some of the riders of (and places designed partly for horses...