Neighborhood Parks Projects
November 20, 2019
Parks & Rec crews continued to work toward the new installation of the pour in place surfacing that will be going in at Place Liberte and Wilshire Parks. LPR framed in and poured the concrete curb and leveled out the base layer in preparations for the surfacing. Work will continue as weather allows.
- December 9 - Contractors installed surfacing at Place Liberte
- March 16 - Contractors installed surfacing and new We-Go-Round play structure at Wilshire Park
November 1, 2019
Parks & Rec crews started to install the new park sings at all of the neighborhood parks giving them a fresh new look. The before and afters are quite remarkable. Look for those the next time you visit one of the parks.
September 9, 2019
The new CXT restroom was installed at Bennett Park featuring a men's and women's restroom with ADA access. These restrooms are engineered and designed for long life and easy to clean and maintain. Parks & Rec crews finished off the install with a new sidewalk.
August 28, 2019
Parks & Rec crews designed, built and installed a new portable restroom enclosure at Wilshire Park. These will also be installed at Arthur's Hill Park, Northwyck Park and Place Liberte Park to enhance the presence of the portable restrooms.
August 20, 2019
Parks & Rec crews started removing the playground border Place Liberte in preparations for the new border and pour in place surfacing coming soon!
August 15, 2019
Parks & Rec crews installed the new swing set at Wilshire Park. Wilshire Park will also be receiving a new pour in place surface and new playground border to go along with the swings.
August 13, 2019
Parks & Rec crews continue to work through the Use Tax projects with the installation of professional grade, premium sand at the Clay Woods volleyball courts. The neighborhood surprised the crew with a thank you poster for the "awesome new sand." LPR really appreciates the enthusiasm from the young volleyballers.
July 22, 2019
Contractors began leveling out the area at Westboro/Canterbury park along South Withers Road for the new pickleball courts! There will be 4 courts with an 8' perimeter fence, gate, lighting and 3' fencing between courts for safer play.
- July 29- Contractors started to pour the concrete pad
- August 23- Contractors installed perimeter fence
- September 11- Contractors painted the court and installed nets
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July 18, 2019
Parks & Rec crews fixed the clogged toilet at Bennet Park and ensured it would not be clogged again. The old restrooms were removed to make way for the new CXT restrooms to be installed in the coming weeks. Temporary portable restrooms were delivered so park users can still utilize a restroom.
July 1, 2019
Parks & Rec crews installed a second soccer goal at Arthur's Hill Park. Both goals were built in house by LPR's Curtis Renno allowing the department to be resourceful with the Use Tax funds and provide quality products to the parks. Go check them out and work on your soccer skills.
June 20, 2019
Parks & Rec crews installed water fountains at Wilshire Park (2) and Arthur's Hill Park (1) as part of the 5 new fountains to be installed through the Use Tax. LPR is waiting on contractors for additional water lines and installation for the new fountains at Claywoods / Claymeadows and Place Liberte. Look for those coming soon!
June 6, 2019
Parks & Rec crews framed out and poured a new parking pad at Ruth Moore Park across from the sprayground providing 8 new additional parking spaces. LPR was able to use a new power concrete screed allowing us to save money by doing it ourselves. This project and equipment were all made possible with funds from the Use Tax.
June 5, 2019
The new playground and 100 ft. zip line at Ruth Moore Park are now open! Parks & Rec crews finished off the installation with a new border and added mulch. Participants can splash around in the sprayground then channel their inner Tarzan on the zip line.
April 10, 2019
Liberty Parks & Rec crews installed the new aqua zipline at the Liberty Community Center outdoor pool. The AquaZip’N™ is an exhilarating poolside attraction, combing the thrill of an adventure zipline with rope swinging. Participants of every age launch into the pool with a big splash! What a fun new feature and should be popular when the outdoor pool opens on May 25.
March 27, 2019
Installation will begin in the first part of April for the new playground at Ruth Moore Park. LPR crews removed the old playground to make way for the new drain pipes and the new playground will be re-located down by the sprayground. This new playground will include two new features highlighted by a 100 ft. zip line!
March 22, 2019
Liberty Parks & Rec crews finished installation of the two new playgrounds at Westboro / Canterbury with the addition of fresh mulch. One of the new playgrounds is geared for younger kids, ages 2-5; the other for kids 6+. Both playgrounds are open just in time for Spring!
February 25, 2019
Liberty Parks & Rec crews demolished one of the old Westboro / Canterbury playgrounds in preparation for one of two new playgrounds coming to the park later this spring!
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.