John Barkley Plaza

The open space that used to be the location of the Park Police/Visitor Information building at the main entrance into Shawnee Mission Park has retained the name John Barkley. This space where the building used to sit was re-imagined as the John Barkley Plaza and the gateway to Shawnee Mission Park. This project will provide parking, seating and shade for patrons to gather and meet, and create a memorial to John Barkley, who established the county park system and was the first JCPRD Parks Superintendent. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2020. 

John Barkley Plaza Rendering View from the East