In April 2019, Parkville voters approved a one-half percent sales tax on retail sales in in Parkville city limits for improvements to the City’s parks. This page provides updates on current projects the City is currently working on for the parks. The Community Land & Recreation Board established priority improvements to the City’s park system, including 1) trail connectivity, 2) completion of the ball fields and multipurpose fields in Platte Landing Park and 3) upgrade and maintenance of smaller neighborhood parks and trails that have a more direct impact to the community.
Pocket Park is located in downtown Parkville at Main Street and 1st Street. The City has contracted with BBN Architects to create a Pocket Park Master Plan. Two distinct concepts are being prepared based on feedback from a small task force comprised of business owners, representatives from the Main Street Parkville Association, Parkville Old Towne Market Community Improvement District, elected officials and city staff. Two stakeholder meetings have been held to-day. The first was held on June 24 to discuss opportunities and constraints of Pocket Park. Click presentation to view the presentation from the meeting. The second was held on July 21.
A joint work session with the Board of Aldermen and the Community Land & Recreation Board is planned for Tuesday, August 4 at 5:30 p.m. Information about the meeting will be available on the City Meetings page.
Platte Landing Park is located in downtown Parkville along the Missouri River. The City has contracted with McClure to integrate the Parks Master Plan’s conceptual design of a sports complex with the finalized wetland project. The Community Land & Recreation Board is currently reviewing options for the ball fields and multipurpose fields. More information will be provided as it becomes available.
English Landing Park is located in downtown Parkville along the Missouri River. On July 21, the Board of Aldermen approved a contract to construct new pickleball courts in English Landing Park. Four regulation courts will be placed where the existing basketball court is to the north of the restrooms. The basketball court will be relocated to south of the sand volleyball courts.
Adams Park is located at 13th Street and Walnut Street and Watkins Park is located at West Street and 10th Street. The City contracted with Vireo’s Landscape Architects for renovation concepts for both Adams and Watkins parks. To help ensure that any renovations will best serve the community that uses the parks, Vireo began the design process by leading a public engagement and participation effort. Vireo blends digital and social connection strategies with traditional in-person strategies. A combination of in-person, pop-up, digital and mail methods will be used to reach residents so all voices have an opportunity to be heard. Vireo will host the following opportunities for public participation:
- Online survey
- In-person social distanced open house (July 23 @ 5:30 p.m. at Parkville City Hall)
- Pop-up displays
- Park banners
More information about these projects will be posted on this page as it becomes available.