We want to hear from you. If you are a resident of Platte County, we invite you to participate in a survey conducted by the MARC (Mid-America Regional Council) Solid Waste Management District to help better understand the role of recycling in your household and community. It will only take a few minutes. Your information will not be shared. Click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/marcrecycling
On July 1, MRC held an electronics recycling event at City Hall from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm. The event proved to be such a huge success that the MRC truck was filled to the brim and had leave early. If you missed the event on July 1, MRC will return for another electronics recycling event on September 2, from 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm at City Hall.
MRC collected the following amounts of e-waste on July 1:
Yesterday Main Street Parkville Association, City of Parkville and community members took action to make sure the July 4th Celebration is good for families and local residents to enjoy! Though carnival rides will not operate, today the Main Street Parkville Association announced the addition of the Inflatable Children’s Village. Children 12 and under may experience unlimited play for $10 wristbands. Games, face painters, festival food vendors, a big telescope and personalized airbrushed shirts are also available. Festivities will be open on Thursday, July 3, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. in the city parking lot east of Main St. and south of the railroad tracks.
The celebration continues on Friday, July 4 with the American Legion Pancake Breakfast, 11 Main Street, starting at 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The “American Dreams” parade will begin at 10:00 a.m. at 63rd Street and 9 Hwy and ends in Historic Downtown Parkville on Main Street. Former Chiefs player Ted McKnight will be announcing the parade with 50 plus participants including the Platte County Sheriff Department Color Guard, Grand Marshal Jim McCall, clowns, the Sheltie Rescue Association, VFW, a surprise flash mob and many more.
Immediately following the parade the Inflatable Children’s Village and other activities will re-open. Take a moment to browse the shops, grab a bite to eat at one of the local restaurants or take a stroll in beautiful English Landing Park or the new Platte Landing Park. Please note that portions of the parks south of Rush Creek will close at noon in preparation for the evening fireworks display. A shuttle service will run on July 4 from 6:00 p.m. to midnight. Shuttle locations include South Platte Community Center, Park University and Park Hill South High School. The Parkville Symphonic Band will perform at Park University, Graham Tyler Memorial Chapel at 7:30 p.m. The Falcon Sky Diving Team will amaze you at 8:00 p.m. and the fireworks grand finale starts at 9:45 p.m.
On Saturday, July 5, the Inflatable Children’s Village and related vendors will be open from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Please visit Main Street Parkville Association at www.parkvillemo.org for more information.
The Parkville Police Department will close off park area south of Rush Creek at Noon (12:00 p.m.) tomorrow to facilitate the creation of a fireworks safezone. Please see the attached flyer for more information.
The carnival will not be operating at the downtown Parkville July 4 celebration because it did not pass safety inspections performed this afternoon by the Amusement Ride Safety Unit of the Missouri Department of Public Safety and the Southern Platte Fire Protection District (Fire Marshal). Due to the complexity and number of violations, the best option was to close the carnival rides for the duration of the celebration. This decision was made in the interest of safety for all visitors to downtown Parkville. There will still be a great July 4 celebration in downtown Parkville. The weather looks to be beautiful, and there are many other activities for families to enjoy including a pancake breakfast, parade, vendors, fireworks, and more. Please visit www.parkvillemo.org for a complete schedule of activities.
Mr. Anthony Barber made public comment at the July 1, 2014, Board of Aldermen agenda to request a four-way stop sign at the intersection of Crooked Road and River Hills Drive in River Hills Estates. In June 2013, the City contracted with TranSystems to complete a traffic analysis of the proposed four-way stop at this intersection. The evaluation determined that a four-way stop is not warranted at this intersection according to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). The Board agreed to revisit the issue after the year to determine if traffic patterns have changed due to residential growth.
Check out what’s on tap for the Main Street Parkville July 4th Celebration starting next Wednesday. See the flyer below!
Update: The carnival will not be operating at the downtown Parkville July 4 celebration because it did not pass safety inspections performed this afternoon by the Amusement Ride Safety Unit of the Missouri Department of Public Safety and the Southern Platte Fire Protection District (Fire Marshal). Due to the complexity and number of violations, the best option was to close the carnival rides for the duration of the celebration. This decision was made in the interest of safety for all visitors to downtown Parkville. There will still be a great July 4 celebration in downtown Parkville. The weather looks to be beautiful, and there are many other activities for families to enjoy including a pancake breakfast, parade, vendors, fireworks, and more. Please visit www.parkvillemo.org for a complete schedule of activities.
Head to our facebook page to check out photos from the Platte Landing Park grand opening ceremony and a video of the ribbon cutting.
The Parkville EDC is hosting a meeting with Brian Nowotny, Director of Platte County Parks and Recreation presenting a program on the Platte County Parks Master Plan Update on Thursday June 26th at the Platte County South Community Center (YMCA) in Parkville at 6:15 pm. Program to start at 6:30 pm. This is open to the public so invite your neighbors. Please RSVP to Greg Foss.
Greg Foss, CEcD
Parkville Economic Development Council
Platte Landing Park set for Grand Opening
-new regional park opens to public on June 21st
Platte County and Parkville officials today announced the grand opening date for Platte Landing Park. County Commissioners and the Parkville Mayor and Board of Alderman will lead a formal opening ceremony and ribbon cutting on Saturday, June 21st at 10:00 AM. Platte County’s newest park is located in historic Parkville, Missouri, at the end of Main Street and adjacent to English Landing Park on the Missouri River. The ceremony will take place at the boat ramp, and public parking is available in designated areas at the west end of the park.
Platte Landing Park is a cooperative effort between Platte County and the City of Parkville. The first phase of the new 140 acre park includes two miles of trails, Platte County’s first off-leash area for dogs, and a new boat ramp into the main channel of the Missouri River.
Funding for Platte Landing Park came from a variety of sources including funds from the County’s dedicated parks and recreation sales tax. The City of Parkville provided in-kind donations for development of the park and will oversee operations and maintenance on a daily basis. Funds for the boat ramp were provided from the Missouri Department of Conservation Community Assistance Program and the Mid-America Regional Council Kansas City Area Maritime Security Grant Program. Numerous other donations were received for the first phase of park construction from Martin Marietta Materials, the Parkville Turkey Trot Association, and the Missouri American Water Company.
The name “Platte Landing” was given to the park to recognize the important role the Missouri River played in the early development of Platte County as the primary means of travel and commerce. The master plan for the park was created by a citizen’s steering committee with input from county residents through public meetings and surveys. Future phases of Platte Landing Park will be developed as funding allows and include the restoration of over 60 acres of riverfront wetland habitat and the development of recreational baseball and soccer fields.
Click here for the Grand Opening Facebook Page!
About Platte County Parks and Recreation: Platte County is in its thirteenth year of implementing the Park System Master Plan for new recreational amenities in all areas of the County. With funding originally approved by the voters in 2000 and renewed in 2009, the County has expanded from one 18 acre park to a system of five regional parks, over twenty-five miles of trails and two indoor community centers. More information about Platte County Parks and Recreation is available online at www.platteparks.com.
About Parkville, MO: Located in southern Platte County approximately 10 miles from downtown Kansas City, Parkville has a growing population of roughly 5,500 residents. Parkville maintains five public parks, of which Platte Landing Park is the largest. More information on the City of Parkville is available online at www.parkvillemo.gov.
Platte County Parks & Recreation Contact: Brian Nowotny, Director (816) 858.419; firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Parkville Contact: Lauren Palmer, City Administrator (816) 741-7676; email@example.com