Current Project - Meadowbrook ParkA large portion of the former 135-acre Meadowbrook Country Club is being converted into an 80-acre park, to address the shortage of park space in Northeast Johnson County. The new park will take full advantage of the prime land which consists of lawn and mature trees that were part of the former golf course, and will transform the property into a one-of-a-kind park.
Potential Building Name Identified by JCPRD Board
At its regular meeting on July 21, the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners for the Johnson County Park and Recreation District approved the potential name of “Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse” for a new multiuse building to be constructed within Meadowbrook Park, 9101 Nall Avenue, Prairie Village.
The public shall have until August 31 to provide comments and suggestions in writing to the JCPRD board chair or by mail (Board Chair, JCPRD, 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee Mission KS 66219). All comments or suggestions must be received or postmarked by August 31. The board will take formal action on the name of the building at its regular board meeting on Sept. 20.
Let the Kids Vote!
Kids were given the chance to help select what they like best for a new playground at the future Meadowbrook Park. Playground video previews and voting took place at Prairie Village’s annual VillageFest on July 4. The winner will be announced at a later date.
A master planning process for the park involved multiple opportunities for public input and was completed in 2016. The master plan has already been recognized with a Planning Initiative Award from the National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials (NACPRO). Designs for the park were completed in early 2017 and a ribbon cutting is anticipated in spring 2018.
Landworks Studio of Olathe prepared designs for the park, while SFS Architecture of Kansas City, MO., prepared designs for the Activity Building. Harmon Construction Inc. is the general contractor for this project. Total costs for this project have been estimated at $12.2 million, including approximately $4.2 million in proceeds from a Tax-Increment Financing (TIF) district, and $8 million in JCPRD-issued Certificates of Participation.
The future of Meadowbrook park includes an additional playground, shelter, restroom and small parking lot at the northeast corner of the park. The area will also host a sculpture garden overlook located on the highest green of the old course. Other amenities to look forward to in the future include a spray park, tennis courts, environmental education learning area, sculptures, additional shelters and restrooms.
Initial Phase Imagary