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Public Advisory: Normal operations today, Friday, Jan. 17, with the following exceptions ... | last updated: 01/17/2020 - 5:52am | + read more

We have been closely monitoring weather and road conditions last night and this morning, and have decided to proceed with normal operations today, Friday, Jan. 17, with the following exceptions:

  • To and from Papercrete transportation has been cancelled for the day.
  • Catch-a-Ride volunteer transportation services are cancelled for the day.
  • Area Agency on Aging – Home Delivered Meals (Meals on Wheels) will not be delivered today.
  • Nutrition Centers are closed today.
  • Some Museum, Theatre and Arts programs have been rescheduled (participants have been notified).
  • Johnson County Library branches will open at noon, today. Friends of the Library Bookstores at Antioch, Blue Valley and Central Resource Libraries will be closed all day.
  • Paratransit and Micro Transit riders should expect delays between 30-60  minutes. Check @RideKC on social media for the latest.


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Kill Creek Park Observation Tower Project

Kill Creek Park Observation Tower rendering

(Information through Nov. 30, 2019)

Date authorized: 11/15/2017 (approved $1,000,000 from JCPRD’s capital improvement fund and $1,051,627 from The Parks and Recreation Foundation of Johnson County)

Project Authorization: $2,051,627

Delivery Method: Design, Bid, Build

Design Firm: SFS

Contractor: Loyd Buildings, Inc.

Completion Date: Substantial Completion anticipated Fall 2019

Future Pending Action(s): No action required from BOCC

Update: The Parks and Recreation Foundation of Johnson County and Johnson County Board of Park and Recreation Commissioners have approved of a concept to develop an observation tower to be located at Kill Creek Park. Roughly half of the project will be funded through the Means family donation that is administered by the Foundation. Design plans have been developed and the project was successfully bid in August. Construction is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

Project Details

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