The public is invited to provide input on a master plan for the Johnson County Park and Recreation District’s Stoneridge property
Public input will be sought via an online surve
y presented by Landworks Studios, Olathe.
The master plan for Stoneridge, which is expected to be completed later this year, will not be implemented as part of the first phase of development of Cedar Niles Park, which began in late January and is focusing on about four miles of paved multi-use trails, mostly along Cedar and Little Cedar creeks. Construction of the first phase of the park’s development is expected to take about a year.
Stoneridge is a 75-acre parcel that the Board of Johnson County Park and Recreation Commissioners authorized acquisition of in December 2018. Containing a residence and some outbuildings, the property was referred to by park officials as the “donut hole” because at the time of acquisition, JCPRD owned all the surrounding properties. Purchase of this piece of private property completed the 1,030-acre future park site for Cedar Niles, which stretches nearly two miles north and south between 119th and 135th streets in Olathe.