JCPRD Planning & Development
In 2014 the Johnson County Park & Recreation District will be updating MAP 2020, the district’s master action plan for expanding and managing Johnson County’s open space and recreational resources through the year 2020.
A team of nationally acclaimed specialists headed by SWT Design of St. Louis has been commissioned to re-evaluate and update the plan’s recommendations and implementation strategies. Joining SWT in the planning effort are De Soto-based Indigo Design, VSR Design of Prairie Village, Ballard*King & Associates of Highlands Ranch, CO, and ETC Institute of Olathe.
Originally adopted by the Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners in 2001, the recommendations within Map 2020 included the acquisition of enough parkland to maintain a county-wide standard of 40-acres per thousand residents. Another specific recommendation of MAP 2020 was the updating of master plans for each park in the county system.
The proposed planning for Antioch Park was completed by Theis Doolittle Associates in April 2003, and a "3 Plans for 3 Parks" project was conducted by Landplan Engineering in 2003 for Ernie Miller Park, Heritage Park and Shawnee Mission Park. Patti Banks Associates then developed master plans for Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park in 2005 and the Oakridge Farm site adjacent to Shawnee Mission Park in 2007. The master planning for Sunflower Nature Park and two future park sites - the Rieke Lake property and the Cedar-Niles property - was completed by Bowman Bowman Novick in 2008.
Future Park Site on 175th Street between Mission Road and Nall Avenue
At its board meeting on May 21, the Johnson County Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners approved a Development Plan for the phase one development of the district’s South Mission Road future park site located on 175th Street near Camp Branch Creek in southeast Johnson County. A concept plan for the park’s development had been presented at a series of public meetings and, in response to public input, was modified to include a single entrance to the park on 175th Street. Click here to view the approved plan for the initial 57 acres of the park that is scheduled to be opened later this year.
For information on the district's other park master plans, visit....