COVID-19 precautions in place county-wide
Leaders with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas, and Jackson County, Missouri, have coordinated to issue local health orders in response to a resurgence of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations in the region. This has involved a number of restrictions and recommendations aimed at preventing further spread of the virus in our community. For a regularly updated list of links to important updates and resources, check the City's online COVID-19 response page HERE.
2021 park development
The Edwardsville Cemetery, Parks, and Public Spaces (CPPS) Board will focus heavily on park development in 2021. This will be the next step of the strategy initially laid out in late 2019 with the adoption of the Parks & Recreation Master Plan (available for review HERE). The first phase of this effort will involve a comprehensive review of Riverfront Park. A number of amenities and improvements were recommended in the Master Plan for the area. The CPPS Board will take a more focused look at Riverfront Park specifically, with the goals of finalizing a concept by early summer 2021. This will likely involve additional community outreach and opportunities for input, so keep an eye out for news and updates related to this project to see how you can help.
Other focuses of the CPPS Board and the Parks & Recreation division in 2021 include continued maintenance and improvements to the Edwardsville Cemetery, development of new and safe rec programming, restoration of the Stoney Point Cemetery site, and more. COVID-19 has impacted Parks operations greatly, but it has also created new opportunities to focus on these community development projects!