A June 1 grand opening has been set for the much-anticipated Meadowbrook Park and Clubhouse, located at 9101 Nall Ave., Prairie Village.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will involve a ribbon cutting at 10:30 a.m., and 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. Watch for additional details.
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 Ave., both of which are across Nall Ave. 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. The park will include: a destination playground called the Treeline Adventure; a large shelter called the Grand Pavilion, which will 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.
A major entryway to the new park will be past 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.
In addition to providing green space in the densely-populated northeastern section of the county, the new park will also present many new programming opportunities. The current May through August issue of the My JCPRD Activities catalog includes 55 programs at Meadowbrook between June 3 and Aug. 31, including 26 programs and five special events in June.