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