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New pavilion, improvements coming to Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park

New pavilion, improvements coming to Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
Posted on 06/02/2017
Concept art of future pavilion at Sar-Ko-Par Trails ParkThe heart of Lenexa’s most popular park will be abuzz with construction this summer as the only undeveloped piece of Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park undergoes sweeping improvements.

This project, which began in late May, manifested through a Park Master Plan as the top priority for the park for residents and patrons. The central area of the Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, the site of the original owner’s home, is the only area of the 51-acre park not open to public.

Within the next few months, this site will be home to striking new facilities for public and private events and other new and enhanced amenities.

The centerpiece of the improvements is a new pavilion, which will offer seating for up to 200 people and will be the largest open-air outdoor structure in Lenexa’s parks system.

The pavilion will be perched atop the highest point of the park, offering fantastic views of the surrounding landscape and Rose’s Pond from an overlook deck. With plenty of space and beautiful surroundings, the new pavilion will be a great location for hosting large gatherings like birthday parties.

Other planned improvements include the replacement of the central restroom and Lion’s Shelter, new parking and trails, the replacement of a reinforced box culvert near the skate park and other stormwater and site improvements.

During the project, the Lions Shelter and 125th Anniversary Shelter will not be available to rent.
Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park has a unique history and has been developed over many years to suit the needs of the community over time. An old well on the project site will be protected through construction to offer visitors a look at the park property’s history.

Limited underground work and grading will take place through June and will not impact any areas of the park currently available for public use. The bulk of construction will begin following July 1. After Labor Day, Greenway Lane will close for five days for the installation of a reinforced box culvert under the road.

Residents should be able to enjoy all of the new features of the park by March 1, 2018.