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Second Public Meeting on Stoll Park Master Plan is March 5
POSTED: 02/22/2005
The second of three planned public opportunities for input on a new master plan for Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park has been set for March 5. The meeting will take place from 10 a.m. to noon in the multipurpose room of Pleasant Ridge Elementary School, 12235 Rosehill Road, Overland Park, which is located about three blocks from the park.

Participants will have an opportunity to give their input on two alternate conceptual park plans prepared by Patti Banks & Associates, the Johnson County Park and Recreation District's consultants for the master planning project.

“Each plan will have different ideas in it. Patti Banks will have the participants compare the different ideas and elements to see what they like better,” said Park Planner Megan Merryman. “One will have a loop drive and the other will have pretty much the same kind of drive it has now and we’ll see the reaction.”

The two plans were prepared based on public input received during the initial public meeting, which took place on Dec. 11 and drew about 30 participants. Both conceptual plans, Merryman said, will include more parking, restrooms, playgrounds, pedestrian pathways, and measures which address drainage concerns, but in different configurations.

Unlike the first meeting, which was promoted as "a walk in the park," and included walking tours of the park , the March 5 meeting will be entirely indoors, Merryman said.

"They will have something to look at, so besides making suggestions and bringing up issues, there will actually be visuals for them to consider," she said.

The date for a third and final public input session has yet to be set, but Merryman said she is hopeful this can take place in early April.

Formulating new plans for existing JCPRD parks was a recommendation of the District's 20-year Master Action Plan, MAP 2020, which was put into place in 2001. MAP 2020 recognized a need to update development and renovation plans for district parks as a guide for the next 20 years.

For more information on the Stoll Park Master Plan, call Park Planner Megan Merryman at (913) 894-3345.

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