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Wassmer Park Grand Opening set for October 26

Post Date:10/18/2019 11:00 AM

A grand opening celebration will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, October 26 at Prairie Village’s newest park, Wassmer Park.

The park, which is located on the site of the former Faith Lutheran Church at 67th Street and Roe Avenue, features playground equipment, a zip line, a bocce ball court, display gardens, green space and two park shelters. The grand opening celebration will include the park dedication, unveiling of a Faith Lutheran Church historical marker, free face painting and balloon animals, music, yard games, Master Gardeners show and tell and a Bocce Ball Demonstration by Special Olympians Colin Garrision & Dakota Chettle. Food trucks will also be on-location for the celebration. Park guests attending the grand opening celebration are encouraged to walk or ride their bicycles to the event, if possible, due to limited parking.

Wassmer Park is named after former Mayor Laura Wassmer. She served on the Prairie Village City Council for 17 years before being elected Mayor in 2015, a position she held until January 2019. During her tenure as an elected official, Wassmer influenced many areas of the City, including the parks and trails system. She has been devoted to park enhancements, acquisition of new park properties, and was instrumental in the purchase agreement with Faith Lutheran Church to acquire this property as a park.

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