Meadowbrook Park Master Plan
Planning for the Future
The Meadowbrook Park Master Plan was created to address the park space needs of Northeast Johnson County residents who lack a large regional park. The resulting master plan takes full advantage of approximately 80 acres of prime land consisting predominantly of lawn and mature trees that were established on the former Meadowbrook Golf and Country Club property in Prairie Village, Kansas. This report is a summary of the master plan and process that was utilized to transform the property into a one-of-a-kind park.
The design team was led by Landworks Studio who served as lead designer and project manager. The firm was supported by Shockey Consulting Services to run the public involvement components and Affinis Corporation for civil and traffic consulting. Key stakeholders included the Johnson County Park and Recreation District (JCPRD) staff and board, the City of Prairie Village, VanTrust Real Estate, and the Johnson County Board of Commissioners (BOCC). Select members of these organizations were invited to be a part of an Advisory Group that was created to help expedite the project.
This Advisory Group also included Prairie Village staff, Planning Commissioners and citizen representatives from Prairie Village and Overland Park. The project was further expedited by holding the first ever Joint Officials Meeting that included the JCPRD board, Prairie Village City Council, Prairie Village Planning Commission, and BOCC. The officials provided feedback on the Guiding Principles for the project, public meeting and survey input, stakeholder input, and the initial concepts proposed.
Crediting an efficient process and effective decision making by all officials, the overall project took just over 5 months to complete.
Additional Project Details
The future of Meadowbrook park includes:
- Additional playground
- Environmental education learning are
- Lighted tennis courts
- Sculpture garden
- Sculptures, additional shelters and restrooms
- Small parking lot
- Spray park
The first phase of the park's development is underway. Visit the Meadowbrook Park's project page for details, property notes, and future implementations.
Developers for Residential & Commercial Properties
Located in the heart of Prairie Village between Somerset and 95th Street from Roe to Nall, Meadowbrook's two upscale, maintenance-provided residential neighborhoods are a mix of single family homes, twin villa homes, luxury apartments, and a senior living complex. An inn and restaurant are centrally located in a garden alongside a lake.
Initial Phase Imagery
National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials (NACPRO)
2016 Planning Initiative Award
Presented to Meadowbrook Park Master Plan Johnson County Park and Recreation District