NEWS: Public is Invited to Speak on Honoring MLK

The City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Board of Commissioners is inviting the public to speak on honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. There will be two opportunities for the public to comment. Both public sessions will be broadcast on KCMO Channel 2 Live. On August 25, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Kansas City (SCLC-GKC), submitted a letter of support to the City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Board of Commissioners to rename the major compilation of thoroughfares now known as Blue Parkway (starting at 55th Street), Swope Parkway and Volker Boulevard in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Public Input Sessions on this recommendation are:
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 2 p.m.
KC Parks Board of Commissioners Meeting (please sign up at the front desk)
4600 East 63rd  Street Trafficway
Kansas City, Missouri 64130

Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 5:30 p.m.
Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, 3700 Blue Parkway
Kansas City, Missouri, 64130

Under the City of Kansas City Charter, Article X next steps will be:
After the Board agrees upon a name, public notice of the recommended name will occur twice during a thirty (30) day period.  Citizen comments and recommendations can be made in writing to the Director (4600 East 63rd St. Trfwy. KCMO 64130 or email and must be postmarked within the thirty (30) day public-notice period or provided in testimony before the Board during the same thirty (30) day period.

After the thirty (30) day public notice period, the Director may request the Board consider a resolution supporting the naming or renaming of the Parks Asset.