|JCPRD Seeks Federal Funds for Ice Storm Damage|
The Johnson County Park and Recreation District recently filed requests for $50,000 in reimbursements from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for damages to parks sustained in the Jan. 30 and 31 ice storm.
District officials said the late January storm was one of the worst winter storms ever and that all District parks sustained some degree of damage. Tree damage and electrical outages were reported throughout the District and some facilities, including Antioch Park offices, were closed for nearly a week following the storm.
The park District continues to recover from the effects of the storm. Superintendent of Parks and Golf Courses Bill Cobb said crews are now focusing on removing hangers in Antioch Park and at the Heritage Park Golf Course. The photo at right shows park workers trimming a tree just east of the Shawnee Mission Park Administration Building in mid-April.