parks and rec signs
Platte County officials unveiled the new look for Platte
County Parks and Recreation signs July 30 at Barry-Platte
Park in Kansas City North.
The signs, which proudly display the park's name and
the Platte County Parks and Recreation Department's logo,
will be a model for signs that will be located in new
parks as they are acquired and developed under the county's
park system master plan.
Also as part of the county's parks signage effort, those
parks or projects that are awarded funds through the Platte
County Parks and Recreation Outreach Grant Program will
be designated with the new markers.
"These are more than just attractive welcoming signs
for Barry-Platte Park, they represent the county's efforts
to maintain and upgrade our entire parks system,"
Presiding Commissioner Betty Knight said.
Funding for the signs came from the Platte County parks
and stormwater tax passed in August of 2000.
The signs are a durable composite mixture of aggregate
and resins that will resist wear and tear and will reduce
the county's maintenance costs. The signs were ordered
through Fry and Associates, Inc., and were installed by
Platte Valley Construction, LLC. One sign is located in
the main park and the second sign is located in the "annex
"Platte County's name is now proudly displayed on
this park. The county's role in maintaining the park and
providing park land is now much more apparent," said
1st District Commissioner Michael Short.
Along with the new park signs, Barry-Platte Park also
boasts new parking lots and landscaping improvements.
"If you glance around the park, it's easy to tell
where the tax funds went to improve these facilities,"
2nd District Commissioner Steve Wegner said. "This
park is now a wonderful amenity for county residents."
The 18-acre park is located three blocks north of N.W.
Barry Road on Old Stage Coach Road. It includes two shelters,
three playground structures, swings, a ballfield with
electrical power for pitching machines and two sand volleyball
courts. There is also a mile-long walking path.
"Barry-Platte Park was the first in the county's
parks system, so it's appropriate that our new signage
program begins here," said Brian Nowotny, Platte
County Parks and Recreation Director. "These signs
are going to become more and more familiar to county residents
as the county expands its parks system.