|Northernmost portion of Mill Creek Streamway Park closed due to storm damage|
Closed is a 1.5-mile portion of the Mill Creek Streamway Park's Gary L. Haller Trail stretching from Wilder Road in Shawnee North to and on Nelson Island in the Kansas River. The closure effectively cuts off access to Nelson Island, the only publicly-accessible island in the Kansas River in the metropolitan area, which first opened in 1996.
Superintendent of Parks and Golf Courses Bill Maasen said the stream bank along part of this portion of the creek was eroded to within a few feet of the paved Gary L. Haller trail at several points. It is anticipated the trail will be relocated to the west, to move it away from Mill Creek.