Showing posts with label Penn Valley Park. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Penn Valley Park. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Still Images From The Eclipse

Taken in Penn Valley Park from 12:15pm to 1:25pm... images from a time lapse series, one photo every seven seconds.







           Above and below....a firetruck made a run through the image area at totality.





Sunday, July 15, 2012

Visual Update - Penn Valley Park

 Penn Valley Park is undergoing a  $7 million renovation.  New roads, curbs, walkways, changes to the Lake area....  and that's what I visited today.   Above, looking south, shows the water level lowered to make working on the banks easier.  I'm standing at 27th Street.
 Above, looking north from just below 31st Street...  much of the drainage and roadbed work (on the far right) is complete.
 Above, flora and fauna still muddle through as if nothing was going on around them.  Below, with the drought, it's not hard to tell where the creek is.

 The path overgrowth has been cleared all the way to the lake.  Much easier walking these days.   Below, another look at the creek that feeds the lake.

 Originally called "Penn Street Ravine"  the area in the early to middle  part of the 1800s was used by wagon trains heading west.   In 1893 it was decided by the Parks Board to preserve the valley as a park.  134 acres were set aside for a Boulevard and Park.
 Above, one of the original walkway bridges is being retained and new walkways are leading up to and away from it.

 Above,  Washington Lake.   Note the WDAF (Fox 4) tower on the horizon.  Just to its left is the Scout Statue.
 Ran into a Blue Heron (thanks John Cooper for the ID) while I was there.   I was thrilled, he/she was not and left.


 Above and below, looking north toward the KC skyline.

 Above, another Heron picture, below, some ducklings...  Carl was line-leader.

One last shot of my Heron with the incongruity of the skyline in the background.    I visited just the lake area.  Penn Valley Park also has an off-leash dog park, skate park, exercise trail, four tennis courts, picnic shelter, playground, two lighted ball diamonds, Just Off Broadway Theatre, and the Liberty Memorial.    All shots Nikon D800.  Landscapes, ISO 100, F5.6-F8, 24-70mm lens.   Birds  ISO 400, F8, 70 - 200mm lens.

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 :) )