Parkville Missouri

Parkville Prepares Community Time Capsule

LogoTransparentLater this spring the City of Parkville is going to begin construction on a new Route 9 entryway project. The project involves aesthetic improvements on Route 9 from the White Aloe Bridge to the city limits, primarily focused at the entryway to downtown near the Train Depot and the entrance of Park University.

As a way to commemorate project completion, city staff has been working to collect items for a community-wide time capsule. The time capsule will be filled with objects from various committees, organizations, neighborhoods, and schools that represent Parkville. The City has already received item commitments from the following organizations: the Parkville Nature Sanctuary, the Parkville Police Department, Park University, Park Hill South High School, the Banneker School Foundation, Northland Lifestyle Magazine, The National, Pinecrest, Melody Heights, and the Parkville Community Land and Recreation Board.  Many other local organizations have been contacted and are still in the process of selecting a specific item to commit for the project. All items will be cataloged and entered into a database for future recording keeping.

Additionally, city staff wants to hear suggestions from residents about what object the City should include that best represents Parkville. All reasonably sized appropriate suggestions will be considered. Feel free to get creative!  Visit the following website to submit an idea: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6RJ5NNS. Community suggestions will be considered until mid-June.

Lucia Mann, Parkville City Hall Intern and Northland CAPS student, stated that “Time capsules are important way to help preserve the present for future generations. This project is a great way to unite the community together and to store memories about the town we all love!” The City is planning on having the time capsule item collection ceremony following the Parkville Days parade in August.  The time capsule will be opened on Parkville’s 200th anniversary in 2049.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact Tim Blakeslee at (816) 741-7676 or tblakeslee@parkvillemo.gov.

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