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81. KC Parks Enjoy Impressive Rebound KC Parks Enjoy Impressive Rebound July 26, 2009 The SHAPE program (Safe, Healthy and Attractive Public Environments) initiated by Kansas City in 2003 appears to be working. The parks are cleaner and tennis courts, fountains, benches, and drinking fountains...

82. Kessler Park, Cliff Drive: Designated Scenic Byway? Kessler Park, Cliff Drive: Designated Scenic Byway? April/26/2000 Advances detailed in the Cliff Drive/Kessler Park State Park Plan. The newest idea is named the Kessler Park Cliff Drive Scenic Byway.

83. Kessler Society Continues Namesake's Dedication to Landscape Ideals Kessler Society Continues Namesake's Dedication to Landscape Ideals May 8, 2008 Information on George Kessler and the local Kessler Society located at 104 W. Ninth St., Suite 30, Kansas City, Missouri. "The Kessler Society is dedicated to educating the public on the historical significance...

84. King Louie Buy a Good Deal? King Louie Buy a Good Deal? March 3, 2012 Johnson County officials have purchased the vacant King Louie West bowling alley for $2 million dollars with plans to spend an additional $1.6 million in renovations for the dillapidated building. The...

85. Kiosk, Boulevard to Honor Harper Kiosk, Boulevard to Honor Harper December 2, 2009 The Northeast community and Parks Board have agreed to honor longtime Northeast resident Ruthanne Harper by designating the portion of Gladstone Blvd. from St. John Ave. to Walrond Ave. as "Ruthanne Harper...

86. Kory Goes Public as Oz Faces Increased Opposition Kory Goes Public as Oz Faces Increased Opposition April/6-12/2000 Discusses reaction of Oz theme park developers to opposition to their development.

87. Land Dedicated for Park Land Dedicated for Park March 7, 1997 The Kauffman foundations and Missouri Department of Conservation on Thursday dedicated 37 acres north of UMKC to create Kauffman Legacy Park. The Kauffman Foundation will have headquarters on the land...

88. Land Swap Deal Draws Fire from Northland Residents Land Swap Deal Draws Fire from Northland Residents September-October/30-6/1999 Discusses residents' concerns over the proposal to trade existing park land to a developer for other land, an issue on the 1999 election ballot.

89. Leawood Moves Ahead With Gezer Park Leawood Moves Ahead With Gezer Park September 15, 2006 Gezer Park is to be located on the east side of Mission Road at 133rd Street in Leawood. It is named in honor of Leawood's Sister-City relationship with the Gezer Region of Israel. Construction of the...

90. Lego Builds a KC Home Lego Builds a KC Home April 27, 2012 Article describing the new Legoland Discovery Center at Crown Center in Kansas City, which boasts 30,000 square feet and two amusement park rides, at a cost of $15 million. The attraction is set to open...

91. Life of Superhot Superhero Now in Hands of KC Writer Life of Superhot Superhero Now in Hands of KC Writer May 4, 2008 Local writer Matt Fraction is launching a comic book series called "The Invincible Iron Man" to coincide with the release of the movie "Iron Man." Fraction is one of what he estimates to be over a dozen...

92. Lincoln Electric Park Lincoln Electric Park August 29, 1915 Lincoln Electric Park, an amusement park for African Americans, was located at 20th and Woodland. Neaby residents protest the license granting the Lincoln Electric Park Company to operate a beer garden...

93. Lloyd Canton Also in Race for Legislature Lloyd Canton Also in Race for Legislature April 20, 1956 Biographical article about Lloyd Canton, an African American candidate "for representative in the Missouri state legislature from the fourth district," with residence at 3027 Walrond Avenue. Canton was...

94. Location, Location, Location Location, Location, Location June 28, 2006 Article discusses the Parks and Recreation Department's two main building projects for the Northeast area. These include a new community center for the Northeast to replace the one closed in the Lykins...

95. Mark City's Oldest Building Mark City's Oldest Building November/8/1959 News about the placement of a "plaque marking a structure at 500 Westport road as the oldest building in Kansas City," known as Boone's Trading Post or Kelly's Tavern, said to be "built in 1837 by Joseph...

96. Marker at First Park Marker at First Park November/13/1949 First charity ball dance on November 18, 1858, held at the courthouse for $1.50 per ticket.

97. Marker at First Park Marker at First Park November/13/1949 City's "first" park an 1882 gift to the city at the juncture of 16th, Jarboe, and Belleview Avenues, forming a triangle, hence the later name of Dripps Park," West Prospect Triangle."

98. Master Plan Developed for KC Park Department Master Plan Developed for KC Park Department January 3, 2005 A master plan for the Parks and Recreation Department has been developed by the consulting firm of Bucher Willis & Ratliffe. The plan finds that the department is overextended in covering 211 parks with...

99. 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...

100. Memories Ripple Across Lake of the Woods Memories Ripple Across Lake of the Woods January 7, 2009 Article about the Lake of the Woods, a man-made lake in Swope Park. The lake was constructed in 1908 and was considered a horseshoe shaped lagoon. The reservoir that was to supply it was formed by building...