KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After months of planning, the Kansas City Parks Department and the 15 and the Mahomies Foundation broke ground on a new plan for Martin Luther King Jr. Square Park on Monday afternoon.
Mahomes’ foundation is helping the Kansas City Parks and Recreation board put an all-inclusive play site at the park.
KC Parks and Rec awarded Gunter Construction the design build contract for the education play site at the park.
The $1 million contract includes community engagement, conceptual design, developing construction documents, performing all work, and acquiring all materials for construction of the playground.
There is also an opportunity to buy a legacy brick that will be placed in the park.
Crews expect to have the play area completed in the fall of 2021.