Showing posts with label KC Parks and Recreation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label KC Parks and Recreation. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Along The Indian Mound Trail

This shows the abundant springs along the Cliff Drive Scenic Byway in Northeast Kansas City.   All are located along the Indian Mound Trail which runs below Gladstone Boulevard from the East Entrance to Cliff Drive all the way to White Avenue.     Take a break from Winter :)

Friday, June 29, 2012

State of the Art Soccer Fields Dedicated In Northeast

Four new soccer fields were dedicated Friday evening... two grass and two synthetic..  all are state of the art.  The fields, parking lot, amphitheater and concession stand/restrooms are on the site of the old bus/trolley barn at 9th and Van Brunt.  This view is looking south from the parking lot on 9th Street.
 Several teams put on an exhibition before it was time for the ceremony.

 When it's 101 you make your own shade if necessary.

 Above, the Northeast News was there interviewing Nick...
 The Mayor also arrived as did Jackson County Legislator Theresa Garza Ruiz, her husband Genaro of the Mayor's staff and many from the City Council and Parks Department.
 Left to right,  Congressman Emanuel Cleaver,  Major James,  John Fierro , Jean Paul Chaurand, President of the Parks Board, Parks Board members McClain Bryant and David Mecklenburg, Scott Wagner 1st District at Large Councilman, and Jermaine Reed, 3rd District Councilman.










 Mark McHenry, Parks Department Director was the Master of Ceremonies.
 The Soccer Park was officially opened with first a ribbon cutting.

 Then a ceremonial soccer ball kick by the dignitaries.
The fields are fully lit for nighttime use as well.   Cost was around 2.6 million dollars.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

KC Parks Part Two: Penn Valley

Our Central Park is nestled between Crown Center and the Southwest Traffic Way and is truly an oasis in the urban landscape. Above the clover blooms and the skyline looms.... a great place just to walk and ponder. Below, one of the many denizens of PVP... a hawk....
Kansas City is blessed to have one of the best park systems in the nation.... well maintained and designed....
Many folks don't even know there's a lake in Penn Valley... fishermen are there most days.




Ducks and geese know a good thing when they find it..... (great place to raise a family :) )