|First Look at Preliminary Master plan Proposals for Ernie Miller Park|
A relocated park entrance, an area dedicated to Day Camp use, and a small section of connecting multi-use trail are among possibilities being considered for Ernie Miller Park, 909 North Kansas 7 Highway, Olathe.
Some of the changes being considered for this and two other parks (see related news releases) were outlined for Johnson County Park and Recreation District Board Members during a Special Board Meeting on Sept. 8.
During the meeting, a consultant with Landplan Engineering outlined highlights of preliminary new master plans being prepared for Shawnee Mission Park, Heritage Park, and Ernie Miller Park. Once completed, the master plans will guide future development and renovation of the parks and will be implemented over a number of years.
No final decisions on the plans have been made and the Sept. 8 presentation was a preview to a second series of public hearings set for Sept. 23 through 25 (see related news release). The second public meeting on Ernie Miller Park is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Sept. 25.
The preliminary plans were prepared following a first series of public meetings conducted in May as well as a separate series of meetings with other governmental representatives and special user groups in late August. No timeframe or budget figures for the proposed changes are being discussed at this time.
Officials acknowledged that a number of smaller projects not discussed at the Sept. 8 meeting are also contained in the proposals and will be discussed during the individual public meetings.
Among the major proposals for Ernie Miller Park are:
For more information, contact JCPRD Landscape Architect Jim Wilson at (913)438-7275