Kansas City Parks and Recreation announced today that they have teamed up with 15 and the Mahomies to fund a new destination playground in Kansas City. The playground will be located at MLK, Jr. Square Park.
Patrick Mahomes has this to say about the project, “The 15 and the Mahomies Foundation is pumped to build a playground where KC kids can play and be active in their neighborhood. We hope that this project brings this community together in a positive and engaging way for years to come.”
Evangel Church near 103rd and Holmes has rescheduled it’s annual fireworks show for this Saturday. The parking lot will open at 7:30 with the show beginning at 8:30.
This is a drive-in style event and will have plenty of space for people to socially distance. The show may be visible from some surrounding lots on the south side of 435 but I’d get there early to ensure a good spot for viewing.
Pets are not allowed and there will be no concessions available. You can learn more on the Evangel website here.
The newly completed Russell and Helen Means (Kill Creek) Observation Tower in west Johnson County is like something from Tomorrow Land. It’s quite a switch from the old tower located at Shawnee Mission Park.
This new structure is 58′ tall and offers some fantastic views of the surrounding area. The tower is equipped with an ADA Compliant Elevator and a base to top level stair case.
Kill Creek Park is located in west Johnson County on the southern edge of De Soto. During the summer the park is open from 5am-11pm. Great for sunsets and fall leaf viewing.
The people at Parker’s Corn Maze have released their 2020 maze design and it’s a huge tribute to the Kansas City Chiefs. Parker’s Corn Maze is located in Hannibal, MO about 3.5 hours east of Kansas City.
If you’re a Chiefs fan, this maze would make for a great weekend trip. Hannibal is full of history and other amazing sights like Mark Twain’s Boyhood home and the famous Mark Twain Cave. The bluffs on the Mississippi River make for some beautiful fall colors as well.
The maze opens up on September 12th and will be available to visitors Saturday and Sunday from 10AM-6-PM. They will also have Friday night non scary mazes starting in October.