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Development Of Martin Luther King Park Among 2021 Plans For Kansas City Parks

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Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation
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The proposed design for Kansas City's Martin Luther King Jr. Square Park includes accessible slides, swings, a merry-go-round and more.

The parks department will have to prioritize its 2021 development in the midst of a shrinking budget.

The proposed budget for Kansas City promises a fiscally tight year for city agencies. Even so, Kansas City Parks and Recreation is moving forward with plans for parks — including Martin Luther King Jr. Square Park.

The public has the opportunity to give feedback virtually or in person on how best to honor Martin Luther King Jr. in Kansas City on Monday, March 8th at 6 p.m. More information is available online here.

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