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All ages invited to help plan the future Meadowbrook Park in Prairie Village on Sept. 29

Post Date:09/22/2015 8:21 AM

The Johnson County Park and Recreation District (JCPRD) is holding the first of two public meetings as part of its planning process to develop a park master plan for the former Meadowbrook Country Club.

The initial meeting will be held from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the Meadowbrook site located at 9101 Nall Ave., Prairie Village, KS.  The public is invited to come and go at any time during the open house. 

“This open house will be very interactive, and will take place both indoors and out,” said Randy Knight, JCPRD Community Relations Manager.  “There will even be planning activities for kids to help get families excited about the wonderful potential of this new regional park.” 

The second public meeting will be scheduled later this fall after preliminary plans have been developed.

JCPRD selected Landworks Studio in Olathe to prepare the master plan for the site including: access, parking, pedestrian circulation, activity areas, and trails.

“This will be a great addition to the JCPRD system,” said Cliff Middleton, JCPRD Planning and Development Manager, “and a major park amenity and destination park for Prairie Village residents and the entire Johnson County community.”

There are three small lakes included within the site’s approximately 88 acres, as well as several other amenities from the country club in the northwest portion of the property. Those include the clubhouse building, swimming pool, tennis courts, parking lot, and the golf cart storage building. Some, but not necessarily all, of these facilities may be incorporated into the park master plan.

“This park is a unique opportunity created through the cooperation of VanTrust Real Estate, LLC, the owner/developer of the former golf course property, the City of Prairie Village, Johnson County Government, and JCPRD,” said Nancy Wallerstein, JCPRD Board Member.

The four parties recently approved a Memorandum of Understanding that lays out the structure for the purchase of the park property and funding for the first phase of park development.

The City of Prairie Village has approved the creation of a Tax Increment Financing district to fund the purchase and initial development of the park property.  JCPRD will own and manage the park. VanTrust will apply for mixed use zoning to redevelop the portion of the golf course they retain.

Media Contact:

Randy Knight, Community Relations Manager
Johnson County Park & Recreation District
Phone: 913.826.3442   Cell: 913.909.3334
randy.knight@jocogov.org

 

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