The City of Parkville seeks citizen input on the final park master plans for Adams and Watkins parks. The input is requested as part of the Board of Aldermen’s consideration for adoption of the plan on November 3, 2020.
In April 2019, Parkville voters approved a one-half percent sales tax to be used to fund capital improvements to the City’s parks, including the neighborhood parks – Adams Park, Watkins Park and Pocket Park. The City engaged Vireo to assist with the public engagement and master planning for Adams and Watkins parks.
Residents had the opportunity to provide feedback on improvements they would like to see in the parks through a public forum, hard copy surveys and an online survey. Based on the feedback gathered, staff worked with Vireo to prepare master plans for each park.
The Adams Park Master Plan contains terraced features that will remain a focal point of the park. In the first phase, the following improvements will be made:
- the shelter will be relocated;
- a loop trail will be constructed to provide a circular walking path within the park;
- fencing will be used as a boundary to better define the park.
The ultimate master plan proposes a playground with a slide installed in the natural grade of the park, an upgraded shelter and a new parking area for visitors.
The Watkins Park Master Plan will keep its existing vast green space. In the first phase, the following improvements are proposed:
- the parking lot will be relocated closer to West Street;
- fencing will be used to better define the park;
- a small playground will be installed;
- a loop trail will be installed around the perimeter;
- the shelter will be relocated closer to the proposed parking area.
The ultimate master plan will include upgrades to the playground area, an upgraded shelter, resurfacing of the basketball court and enhancements to the stream corridor.
Improvements to each park will be split into phases, dependent upon funding, with the ultimate goal of completing the master plan designs.
The Community Land & Recreation Board reviewed and provided feedback on the plans at their meeting on September 9th. The community can review the final designs on the City’s website at http://parkvillemo.gov/community/parks/park-projects/ and provide feedback prior to consideration by the Board of Aldermen on November 3rd.
For more information, contact Public Works Director Alysen Abel at (816) 741-7676.