Over the last several years, Public Works crews have been tracking the deterioration of concrete at the skate park. The concrete at the park has significant hairline cracking throughout. It is likely due to Alkali-Silica-Reaction in the aggregate, which causes the concrete to fail sooner than normal.
The Shawnee Mission Post wrote about the issue in 2015. Read the article here
We are currently starting the design process to completely remove and rebuild the skate park. The City has hired Newline Skate Parks to design the new skate park. The committee developing the project includes City Council members, City Staff, as well as three members from the skate boarding community.
The new skate park project will include a performance pad area, like the existing park has today. This area could have many purposes, but today primarily provides a place to build a temporary stage for the City’s Jazz Festival. The new design will either separate these two areas or keep them combined.
Preliminary design will take place in the fall of 2019 with final design following in the winter. Construction is expected to begin around the first of March 2020 with completion prior to Jazz Fest 2020. We anticipate there will be three public meetings during the preliminary design phase.
Sept. 20, 2019
A successful public meeting was held on September 19. We had a great turnout. Thanks to all that came to the meeting. Two more public meetings will be held during the planning process. Please try to attend those meetings if you are interested in this project. The next meeting date will be posted here after we set the date. Give us your input: www.surveymonkey.com/r/PVSkateparkSurvey
August 2019 - First Public Meeting Set for Thursday, September 19, 2019
Meadowbrook Clubhouse (Somerset Drive and Nall Ave)
September 19, 2019 6:30pm to 8:30pm
The goal of this meeting is to learn from the skate boarding community what they want out of a new park. See the agenda. Make sure you are there early but no later than 6:30 p.m.
Please contact the Prairie Village Public Works Department at 913-385-4647, or email at email@example.com if you have any questions.