MLK Jr. Day 2021 KC Parks Activities

MLK Day Self-Guided Nature Walk along Brush Creek>>
All Day
Route: MLK Jr. Square Park, Swope Parkway & Woodland to Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, 3700 Blue Pkwy

MLK Park Update: Contract with Gunter Construction has been approved for the Design/Build of MLK Destination Play Site.  We will be having more Community Conversations about this destination playground in February, with a Ground Breaking scheduled for March and a ribbon cutting by early August.   We value your input, so please be sure to let us know what you think will be important at this one of a kind playground. KC Parks Board Awards Million Dollar Contract to Diverse Project Team for the Design-Build of Historic Playsite at MLK Park>>

KC Parks Ambassadors Socially Distanced Cleanup in Swope Park
1 p.m.
Swope Park Bandstand, Swope Parkway & Pavilion Rd.
There are several areas of the park that need some TLC, so we will divide and conquer based on how many people participate. Stop by the Bandstand to pickup supplies. RSVP to kelly.jander@kcmo.org.

Swope Park History: Swope Park has a complex history, which can be read about in the links below:
*Shelter 5/”Watermelon Hill”
History on the Virtual African American Heritage Trail Website>>
*Swope Park Pool Desegregation
A powerful interview with Alvin Brooks>> 
More history from KCUR>> 

**NOTE: City and KC Parks offices/facilities will closed on January 18 in honor of MLK Jr. Day**