Meadowbrook Park Project
A portion of the former 135-acre Meadowbrook Country Club, located in Prairie Village, is being converted into an 80-acre park to address the shortage of park space in northeast Johnson County. The design for the new park will take advantage of the open green space and mature trees that were part of the former golf course and will transform the property into a one-of-a-kind park.
Public Helps Name Meadowbrook Activity Building
The public was invited to help JCPRD name the new activity building within Meadowbrook Park. A public vote on the name took place in July 2017. The top three names were presented to the Johnson County Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners. The Board approved "Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse" as the name for the new multi-use facility.
Kids Vote for the New Playground
Local kids were given the chance to help select the design for the new destination playground. Both video previews of the designs and voting took place at Prairie Village’s annual VillageFest in July 2017. The playground selected was The Tree Line Adventure (PDF).
Phase I: Amenities
- Destination Playground
- Early Childhood Development Center
- Grand Pavilion with capacity for 120 people, with outdoor living room, charcoal grilling island, and fire pit
- The Grove Playground with outdoor musical instruments, a converted sand bunker sandbox, and a climbing net
- Multi-purpose classroom for up to 30
- Open Space
- Outdoor Senior Fitness
- Paved Trails
- Event space for up to 200
- Restoration of three fish-stocked ponds
- Eight lighted pickleball courts
- Three shelters with 48 capacity
Contractors & Cost
Landworks Studio of Olathe prepared designs for the park, while SFS Architecture of Kansas City, Missouri, prepared designs for the Activity Building. Harmon Construction Inc. is the general contractor for this project.
Total costs for this project are 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 Meadowbrook Park Master Plan (PDF) was completed in 2016. The process involved multiple opportunities for public input. The master plan has been recognized with a Planning Initiative Award from the National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials (NACPRO).