On October 4, the official sign unveiling and renaming of Tiffany Springs Park to Mark L. McHenry Park event was held at the 838-acre Northland park. The name honors former KC Parks Director Mark McHenry’s 44+ years of service to Kansas City, MO Parks and Recreation.
Mark McHenry retired at the end of 2018. Highlights of McHenry’s career include adding 34 parks, building six more community centers, doubling the size of the zoo, helping create the current National World War 1 Museum and Memorial, and revitalizing Starlight Theatre. He also modernized the department’s operations by increasing resident involvement in park planning, using Citizen Satisfaction Survey data to drive decisions, and updating technology used by employees. In his early years in the department, McHenry remembers repairing fiberglass kangaroos at Penguin Park, and cutting logs for the Shoal Creek Living History Museum. In retirement, he has devoted more time to cycling even more miles on KC’s boulevards and trails, traveling, enjoying family time and continuing his service on several parks-related boards and the Missouri Conservation Commission. More>>