Due to excessive rain and forecasts calling for additional precipitation in the near future, the grand opening for the Meadowbrook Park and Clubhouse has been postponed and is now set for Saturday June 22. The new park is located at 9101 Nall Ave., Prairie Village.
The original grand opening was planned for June 1, and the additional time is needed to ensure completion and poured surface drying time for the park’s destination playground called the Treeline Adventure.
While the grand opening has been delayed, programming at MBPC will go on mostly as planned beginning June 3. In all, 24 programs and five special events at planned at this site during June. For a complete listing of these programs, go to https://jcprd.com/1220/Programs-and-Events. The one exception is a program called Confident City Cycling, which was originally scheduled for June 8, but which has now been cancelled.
As a special promotion, a variety of fitness classes planned at MBPC during the first week of June will offer participants the opportunity to take one class for free between June 3 and 7. Fitness classes during this time include: WERQ Exercise for ages 18 and older on June 3 (18786), June 5 (18787), and June 6 (18788); HIIT Exercise for ages 18 and older on June 4 (18778) and June 7 (18780); and Chair Yoga for 50 Plus on June 4 (18717) and June 6 (18718). To take a free class, no preregistration is required; just show up at the designated class time. For more information about the classes above, go to JCPRD.com, click on register for activities, and perform a course ID search for any of the codes above.
The grand opening event on June 22 will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will involve a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m., comments from public officials, tours of the property and clubhouse, art activities, yoga and personal trainer demonstrations, snacks, giveaways, music, information about and opportunities to sign up for JCPRD programs, and more.
Once the clubhouse parking lot clubhouse fills, overflow parking will be at Christ Church Anglican at 5500 W. 91st St., and at Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church, 9300 Nall, both of which are across Nall to the west and are within easy walking distance.
Meadowbook Park consists of about 80 acres, located primarily on the northern portion of the site of the former Meadowbrook Country Club. In addition to the Treeline Adventure destination playground, the park will include: a large shelter called the Grand Pavilion which can accommodate approximately 160 people; three additional picnic shelters; eight pickleball courts; a separate play and picnic area called The Groves located in a grove of Oak trees; Meadowbrook Hill which utilizes surplus soil from enlarging the park’s lakes to create a high area which will be perfect for snow sledding and other exercise pursuits throughout the year; three miles of paved trails; and an area containing low-impact outdoor fitness equipment.
Much of the programming at the site will take place at the 10,000 square-foot Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse, located near the park’s northwest corner near 91st Street. The building includes an event space for about 200 people, a multipurpose room, and a Natureplay Preschool with an outdoor playground. Other building features include a small lobby, administration area, catering kitchen, and a deck overlooking the park area.