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JCPRD Board seeks input on names for four future park properties
POSTED: 07/18/2014
 
A mid-August deadline has been set for public input on proposed names for four future park properties being considered by the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

The properties include a 55-acre site near 207th Street and Metcalf Avenue, tentatively named the Stilwell Community Park, and a 60-acre tract near 175th street and Mission Road, tentatively named Camp Branch Glade, which will be a portion of a planned 300-acre park at the site, which would be called Camp Branch Park. Also relating to the latter is the name Camp Branch Streamway Park, which would refer to a proposed future park along Camp Branch Creek.

These names were approved during recent meetings of JCPRD’s Board of Park & Recreation Commissioners. In accordance with district policy, the board is currently seeking input from the public on the proposed names for these properties.  For consideration prior to the formal naming of the properties, input must be received on or before Aug. 18.  Comments and/or alternate suggestions may be submitted to the board by sending an email to chairman@jcprd.com or by sending a letter to: Board Chair, JCPRD Administration Building, 7904 Renner Road, Shawnee Mission, KS 66219.

During its May 21, the district board approved a development plan for the phase one development of the Stilwell Community Park site. A concept for the park’s development has been presented at a series of public meetings conducted earlier this year and, in response to public input, was modified to include a single entrance to the park on 175th Street. The park that is scheduled to open later this year with a parking lot, signage and trails. This property was originally purchased in 1998, but funding has not previously been available for development.

The Camp Branch Glade property is also getting under way soon and the new park is expected to open in January, also with a parking lot, signage and trails. That project is the result of a real estate exchange made in 2012 between JCPRD and the Blue Valley School District.

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