Neighborhood Parks Projects
January 14, 2019
Progress in Parks! As part of plans to make improvements to 10 neighborhood parks, the Liberty City Council approved a contract for two new playgrounds for the Westboro / Canterbury Greenway.
One of the new playgrounds is geared for younger kids, ages 2-5; the other for kids 6+. Installation is expected late spring / early summer.
With input from park visitors through neighborhood park meetings and online surveys last year, it was clear that new playground equipment was sorely needed to replace aging pieces that had been installed in the mid '90s.
Thanks to the purchase of a new compact track loader and rotary mower, Parks & Rec crews have begun addressing a common request heard at the neighborhood park meetings earlier this year regarding clearing of overgrown brush. Crews were tested the new equipment at Northwyck Park in early December. This piece of equipment will make managing overgrown areas of invasive plants a breeze and will provide more open space and visibility at the parks.
November 13, 2018
With input from Liberty residents through neighborhood park meetings and online surveys, the Parks & Rec Board's recommendations for improvements to the 10 neighborhood parks were presented to the City Council. With general agreement from the Council, Parks & Rec staff will begin the procurement process!
Arthur's Hill Park: chat loop trail, drinking fountain, soccer goal, porta restroom and enclosure, pet bags, park signage, clear brush
Bennett Park: pickleball lines on one tennis court, CXT restroom, baseball field improvements, mulched walking trail, clear brush, pet bags, park signage
Clay Woods / Meadows Park: shade structure, water fountain, sand and border for sand volleyball court, pet bags, park signage, clear brush
Clay Ridge Park: clear brush, pedestrian link, porta restroom and enclosure, pet bags, park signage
Jefferson / Cates Greenway: swings, picnic table, clear brush, pet bags, porta restroom and enclosure, park signage
Northwyck Park: bridge connection to other side), benches, small play amenity, pet bags, porta restroom and enclosure, park signage
Place Liberte Park: pour in place surface, water fountain, shelter, benches, new basketball goals, clear brush, pet bags, porta restroom and enclosure, park signage
Ruth Moore Park: historical marker for Ruth Moore, shaded benches, lighting (shelter and restroom), playground, concrete parking pad, pet bags, park signage, clear brush
Westboro / Canterbury: playground for younger children, playground for older children, pet bags, park signage, clear brush
Wilshire Park: water fountain, playground border revamp, pour in place playground surface, additional swings, pet bags, porta restroom and enclosure, park signage, clear brush
Liberty Parks & Recreation Board compiles recommendations based on input from neighbors via meetings & online survey
July - September
Liberty Parks & Rec hosted 10 neighborhood meetings, encouraging feedback & engagement
Opportunities for area residents and park patrons to provide feedback through an online survey for each park up to 2 weeks after each meeting
Additional neighborhood park meetings have been scheduled!
- Arthur's Hill Park - July 24, 7-8 p.m. at the playground area, off S. Jewell Street
- Bennett Park - July 26, 6-7 p.m. at shelter #2 across from baseball field
- Wilshire Park - Aug. 9, 6-7 p.m. at the shelter on Wilshire Boulevard, directly behind the park sign
- Ruth Moore Park - Aug. 14, 6-7 p.m. at the shelter by the playground
- Westboro/Canterbury Park - Aug.16, 6-7 p.m. at the shelter just off of Park Lane
- Place Liberte Park - Aug. 21, 6-7 p.m. at the playground area
- Northwyck Park - Aug. 28, 6-7 p.m. at the shelter off of Reese Street
To gain community input on improvements to the neighborhood parks, the Liberty Parks & Rec Department will be hosting meetings at each of the included parks. The first meetings will focus on parks in Ward 4.
- Claywoods / Clay Meadows: July 10 - 6-7 p.m. at the park playground (enter on the trail behind the pool)
- Clay Ridge: July 12, 6-7 p.m. in the green space at Clay Brooke Drive and Ruth Ewing
- Jefferson Parks / Cates Creek: July 16, 6-7 p.m. at the Missouri Court cul-de-dac in front of Jefferson Park Apartments
Stay tuned for dates and times for other neighborhood parks meetings.
April 3, 2018
In April 2018, Liberty voters approved a 3/8-cent Use Tax with a vote of
Yes: 70.13% (2,839)
No: 29.87% (1,209)
If revenue from this tax comes in as projected it will provide support for general City operations as well as for some capital improvements, including improvements to our neighborhood parks system.