The City of Parkville is pleased to announce that both the large and small dog parks in Platte Landing Park are now more pet-friendly, thanks to local Girl Scout Troop 591. The scouts donated their time and energy to bring amenities to the off-leash dog areas to help them earn the Girl Scout Bronze Award.
Earlier this year, Girl Scout Troop No. 591 presented a volunteer proposal to the Parkville Community Land and Recreation Board and Board of Aldermen for several enhancements to the dog parks, including an incline/decline ramp, a paint scheme for the drainage pipe, a “Take a Toy Leave a Toy” bin and signage. The troop sought donations through several fundraisers to help fund the amenities, which were estimated at $2,300. The Girl Scout Troop will maintain the structures for three years and check in monthly to make any necessary repairs.
According to the proposal, several members of Girl Scout Troop 591 frequent the park and love the opportunities it provides to residents and visitors. In the spirit of community, they wanted to assist in making the area comfortable, welcoming and productive.
Mayor Nan Johnston said “These amenities that Girl Scout Troop 591 built and donated look fantastic and will be enjoyed by dogs and their owners for many years to come. I’m very proud to see our younger generation donate their time and energy to improve our parks and help the community.”
For more information, please contact Assistant to the City Administrator Tim Blakeslee at (816) 741-7676.