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2005 Media Releases


Date:
June 22, 2005
For More Information Contact:
Diane Gonzolas, Citizen Information Center, 441-7831
Stacey Ault, Parks and Recreation, 441-3084


Public Invited To Dedication of New Park

Mayor Coleen J. Seng today invited the public to the dedication of McAdams Park, 44th and Y streets, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23. The development of the 1.6-acre park is the result of a public-private partnership between the City and the East Campus Community Organization (ECCO). ECCO used Community Action Program grants to fund a water source to the park and a walking path around the park with paved sidewalks connecting to the MoPac Trail. The new park features a main play structure with swings and a shelter.

The park site was the location of the McAdams family home for nearly 60 years. Neighborhood volunteers salvaged limestone blocks during the demolition of the McAdams house, and those blocks were used for the new entry pavilion at Sunken Gardens.

A master plan for the park was developed by the Parks and Recreation Department in conjunction with ECCO in 2002. The park includes about 75 percent of the features included in the master plan. To date, ECCO has raised nearly $6000 in private funds to support development of the park. The property for the new park was purchased with funding from the sale of surplus property at Holmes Lake.

ECCO is sponsoring an ice cream social immediately following the dedication.


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