In late July 2004 the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s
Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to authorize and fund preparation
of a new master plan for Thomas S. Stoll Memorial Park. The 80-acre
park, located at 12500 W. 119th Street in Overland Park, was dedicated
In October 2004 Patti Banks & Associates, a land-planning firm
based in Kansas City, Missouri, was hired to serve as consultants
for the project. The planning process was designed to include three
public meetings. The first of these took place on December 11, 2004
and included an optional walking tour of the park where participants
could discuss issues onsite with consultants and District staff. The
second public meeting took place on Saturday, March 5, 2005 at Pleasant
Ridge Elementary School, 12235 Rosehill, Overland Park.
During that meeting, the consultants presented two alternative concept
plans based on public input from the first meeting. Using different
configurations, both of the concept plans developed by the consultants
for the second public meeting addressed drainage issues and included
more parking, restrooms, playgrounds, pedestrian pathways, and multiuse
fields. A maintenance compound was also included in both concepts.
Based on staff and public input following the presentation of the
two concept plans on March 5, Patti Banks & Associates developed
a Proposed Master Plan to be presented at the final public meeting
in the planning process.