Vote on McKeon Stage Tree Art

LogoTransparentEarlier this year, a large cottonwood tree behind the McKeon Stage was marked as to-be-removed. However, a 15-foot section of the trunk will be left in place so artwork can be carved into remaining tree stump to serve as a symbolic monument in English Landing Park. The Parkville Community Land and Recreation Board selected their top three designs and suggested that the final selection should be done through a public vote. As a result, we want to hear from you!
The three recommendations are (1) Bald Eagle, (2) Grizzly Bear, and (3) Lewis and Clark. Representative pictures of these options are attached below. To vote, visit:
For more information, please contact Parkville City Hall at 816-741-7676.

Yard Waste Dropoff

LogoTransparentClean up your yard!

1. Beginning Monday, October 12th until Friday, November 13th Parkville Residents can drop off yard waste for NO CHARGE at 6305 NW Riverpark Drive. Drop off anytime Monday – Friday between 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Parkville Residents Only. Yard waste does not have to be bagged.

2. Yard waste is accepted at the Parkville Fall Clean Up on Saturday, October 10th between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 6305 NW Riverpark Drive. Small limbs (MUST be bundled or tied) and bagged leaves and grass (no plastic bags) are accepeted. NO CHARGE. Parkville Residents Only.

Proof of residency is required for both events. Sorry, no businesses. Acceptable documentation includes a Parkville Sewer Bill or Platte County paid property tax receipt that demonstrates a tax liability to the City of Parkville. A drivers license is not acceptable proof of residency.

Yard Waste Drop Off Fall

Fall Clean Up

LogoTransparentFall Clean Up Information:

When: Saturday, October 10th, 8 am-4 pm
Where: Damon-Pursell Construction Site, 6305 N.W. River Park Drive, Riverside.
Cost: Free for City of Parkville residents only (proof of residency required, sorry no businesses).
Curbside: Monday, October 12th.

What is collected: Small limbs (MUST be bundled or tied), bagged leaves and grass (no plastic bags), used batteries, scrap metal, water heaters, auto parts, metal products, air conditioners (without compressor), washers and dryers (without motor), tires, furniture, miscellaneous debris.

What is not collected: paint, air conditioner compressors, washer/ dryer motors, household hazardous waste items.

Call Parkville City Hall with any questions at 816-741-7676.

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Crooked Road Bank Stabilization project

LogoTransparentImportant Notice! Platte County has notified the City that the Crooked Road Bank Stabilization project will begin ASAP. Crooked Road will be closed north of N. National Ave for approximately 60 days. The anticipated completion date is December 4, 2015. All work is weather dependent.Crooked Road


Pumpkin Carving for Ghost Stories

LogoTransparentSave the Date! Pumpkin Carving for Ghost Stories.

Where: English Landing Park West Shelter
When: 6 pm – 8 pm, Thursday, October 22nd
What to bring: Carving tools.

All are welcome to join! Completed jack-o’-lanterns line the “Pumpkin Trail” at the Ghost Stories Event.

Blasting notifications from Martin Marietta

LogoTransparentAttention Riss Lake and Riverchase residents! Sign up to receive blasting notifications from the Martin Marietta mining operation at Park University. Notices will include the time, location, and number of blasts.

Simply email with your preferred method of contact – email, phone, or text. To receive text notifications, you must provide a mobile number and the cell service provider. Martin Marietta is providing this service to better inform the public about when and where blasts will occur.

MRC Electronics Recycling is 10/6/15

LogoTransparentReminder! The next MRC electronics recycling event is October 6th, at Parkville City Hall from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm. There is no residency requirement.

Need a place to get rid of that old freezer, cell phone or most anything else with a cord or battery? The city has partnered with the Parkville Commons, and MRC Recycling to collect basically everything that has a cord or battery (working or not).

There is a charge to recycle TVs. $20 for TVs smaller than 27” and $40 for TVs larger than 28″.

Notice! Second Route 9 Corridor Study Public Meeting

LogoTransparentThe second public meeting regarding the ongoing Route 9 corridor study is Thursday, October 29 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Parkville Presbyterian Church.    The event is a come-and-go open house.  Those able to attend are encouraged to drop in anytime between 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Members of the consulting team will be in attendance to report on the corridor study progress to-date, answer specific project questions, and to receive public comment and feedback regarding the study.

For the most up-to-date information on the project, please click here to visit the project webpage.

Project Overview:

Route 9 is regionally significant, connecting vehicular and pedestrian traffic on Route 45 to employment centers and regional destinations including downtown Parkville, Park University, the Horizons, over 200 acres of parkland, the South Platte County Community Center and the Platte County Health Department. The purpose of the Route 9 Corridor Study is to create an implementation plan that addresses the following key priorities for the project partners:

  • Determine needed vehicular and pedestrian improvements to mitigate safety and capacity issues, and minimize traffic conflicts, on Route 9.
  • Enhance aesthetics and pedestrian movements, particularly in proximity to downtown Parkville and Park University.
  • Accommodate compatible new development and redevelopment along the corridor.
  • Reduce future construction costs by facilitating the reservation of right-of-way for future improvements.
  • Position the participating municipalities to compete in future transportation grant cycles for eligible improvements in the corridor

UPDATE: K Highway Closure

LogoTransparentUPDATE 10/1/15: Highway K is OPEN

From MoDOT: Work on the Route K project has been extended through next week (Friday, October 2). Work was scheduled to be complete by Friday, September 18.

Crews have closed portions of northbound and southbound Route K between Route 152 and Route 45. NW 76th St. to NW. Crooked Rd. is also closed. All work is weather dependent.

All work is weather dependent. For information please contact MoDOT at

Platte County Community Center South 5K or 10K

LogoTransparentThis Friday! Join the Platte County Community Center South for a certified, time-chipped 5K or 10K run through English Landing Park and Platte Landing Park.


The race will benefit the Y’s annual campaign, which makes financial assistance available to give all who need the Y the opportunity to participate in life-enriching programs and membership.