The City of Parkville will host a groundbreaking ceremony with the U.S. Corps of Engineers for the Section 1135 wetlands project in Platte Landing Park. The event will be held on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. and the public is invited to attend.
The City partnered with the U.S. Corps of Engineers to develop a Section 1135 project in the Parkville Bottoms located in Platte Landing Park. Platte County conveyed the park to the City in 2018. The Parkville Bottoms is a cornerstone project that will significantly improve habitats for a variety of wildlife. It aligns with recommendations from the Parks Master Plan and will complement recreational features in the riverfront parks, enhance the existing trail system, restore two wetland areas and the riparian corridor along Rush Creek, and improve the aesthetic value of the parks and downtown Parkville. All the areas will be planted with native vegetation that will help protect the source area for water supply wells and add floodplain storage space along the Missouri River. The overall restoration is approximately 23 acres of emergent wetlands, 14 acres of wet mesic bottomland prairie and 4.5 acres of riparian corridor.
For more information about the event, contact Public Works Director Alysen Abel at (816) 741-7676.