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Public Art Master Plan

JCPRD is preparing for the future with the development of a new Public Art Master Plan which will guide the new Public Art Program’s vision for public art in JCPRD parks, greenways and facilities for the next five years. 

The planning process relies on broad community input, which will be gained through county-wide questionnaires, roundtable discussions, community events, and more. Stay tuned through this website, Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter to learn about opportunities to participate.

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Click here to see a listing of JCPRD parks!

JCPRD is working with Via Partnership and SWT Design to guide the planning process. Via Partnership is a public art consulting firm with more than 20 years of experience working with communities across North America to develop innovative and successful public art plans and strategies. SWT Design is an integrated landscape architecture based and recently worked with JCPRD to develop its forward-looking Legacy Plan. 

The public art master planning process is being guided by a 15-member Core Team, comprised of residents of Johnson County and local stakeholders, including members the JRPRD Public Art Committee, local artists, arts administrators, and community leaders. 

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Attention kansas city area artists and creatives

Join us for a virtual roundtable discussion to help craft the future of public art through the Johnson County Parks and Recreation District (JCPRD) Public Art Master Planning process. We are interested in your ideas about public art. 

The roundtable discussion will: 

  • Explore how public art can support the enjoyment and use of JCPRD parks and facilities.
  • Imagine locations and approaches for public art throughout the park system.
  • Listen to the ways that JCPRD can help support local artists in developing a public art practice.

We have two options for you to attend, registration is required through the links below. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Via Partnership, our partners in this project containing information about joining the meeting.

Saturday, February 6 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. 

Register Here

Tuesday, February 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Register Here

Please join us to share your ideas and to help us craft the future of public art! 


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The Core Team Includes:

Mark Allen - JCPRD Planning

Anne Blessing - Leawood Arts Council and Library Foundation 

Julie Bilyea – City of Overland Park, Public Art Program

Bob Carlson - JCPRD Board Liaison

Nicole Emanuel - Artist and Founder of InterUrban ArtHouse

Megan Garrett - JCPRD Planning

Angi Hedjuk – InterUrban ArtHouse, CEO

James Martin – KCMO Public Art Commission, Public Art Administrator

Carisa McMullen – Landworks Studio, Principal

Susan Mong – JCPRD Superintendent of Culture

Martin Pyle – Sculptor and member of JoCo Public Art Commission

Hasna Sal - Artist 

Shelly Trewolla – Prairie Village Arts Council

Sarah Vanlanduyt – Arts Council of JoCo, Executive Director

Whitney Williamson – Nerman Museum at JCCC


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