Advocacy Alert: Save Blue River Parkway Trails

Call TODAY to help the trail community stop the sale of public land used for part of the Blue River Parkway Trail!

A local developer is proposing to the Jackson County legislature that they be allowed to purchase five acres of land next to the Oakwood Country Club for a new driving range. The portion of Blue River Parkway system includes some of the KC region’s most treasured singletrack trails for hiking, mountain biking, and experiencing nature. 

If these are ripped out, they cannot be replaced.

You can learn more about the circumstances by clicking here. The section of the trail involved in this land sale is important for a number of reasons, including:

  • It serves as a public resource for an area of KCMO where the annual median income is under $30,000;
  • The land and the trail see tens of thousands of visitors every year;
  • $50,000 has been raised over the past ten years from individuals, local businesses, and national funders; and
  • 600 hours of volunteer work have gone into developing this section of the trail alone.

By the end of Friday, June 12, we need you to call the following legislators and tell them to stop the sale of this land:

Red highlights the parcel at risk.

Tony Miller, 3rd District At-Large Legislator & Land Use Committee Chairman

(816) 881-4423

Dan Tarwater III, Legislative Vice Chairman & 4th District Legislator

(816) 881-3362

Theresa Cass Galvin, Legislative Chair and 6th District Legislator

(816) 881-3132

Scott Burnett, 1st District Legislator

(816) 881-3076

Jalen Anderson, 1st District At-Large Legislator

(816) 881-4477

Ron Finley, 2nd District Legislator

(816) 881-3163

Crystal Williams, 2nd District At-Large Legislator

(816) 881-3464

Charlie Franklin, 3rd District Legislator

(816) 881-4441

Jeane Lauer, 5th District Legislator

(816) 881-4476

Urban Trail Co., KC’s nonprofit trail development organization, is leading the charge to defend local trails and BikeWalkKC encourages our members and constituents to help them in this important work. For updates on this issue, please find the Blue River Parkway Trail page, @brptrails, on Facebook.


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