Friday, November 17, 2017

Golden Ghetto Goodbye: Shawnee Mission Park Observation Tower Never Coming Back

Sad news regarding a local landmark that long served as place to look out on the vast cultural wasteland that is Kansas flyover country while getting high and dreaming of somewhere slightly nicer. Read more:

Parks board hits pause on Shawnee Mission Park observation tower project

Plans to rebuild the Observation Tower at Shawnee Mission Park have been scrapped - at least for now. The Johnson County Park & Recreation District's Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, Nov. 15, voted 4-3 to cancel the project and divert the $1.9 million already included in the district's 2018 budget for the project to other uses.


Anonymous said...

That sucks. The tower was awesome!

Public Service Announcement said...

Parks and Rec need to save their money to spend over in Prairie Village building that big new fancy park there that the locals won't want any outsiders using.

Anonymous said...

That's exactly right about the Prairie Village people. I can't wait to drive over there with my MO tags and half black family and use the crap out of that park.

baKC said...

I was up there in 2014 a couple times.
Glad I got a chance to check it out.

Anonymous said...

Just be ready to have cops watching your every move. That was one of the dumbest arrangements ever conceptualized. As if owners of million-dollar homes and very high end apartments are going to want the great unwashed frolicking in their park setting.