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Nature-Inspired Playground

With the help of the Community Capital Fund, the Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Association is creating a nature-inspired playground that speaks to the natural setting of Kessler Park and is respectful to the Historic Northeast neighborhood. This playground will serve as the area's only public playground and will also be a resource to the many people that visit the nearby Kansas City Museum and Scenic Byway Cliff Drive. This playground supports and reflects the family-friendly redevelopment occurring in the area and will include an embankment slide, swings, and landscaping features. Adjacent to the new playground are currently underutilized and neglected sports courts that will be consolidated and rebuilt.

UPDATE: The construction of a playground and hillside slide have been completed! With help in the form partnerships and funding from the Community Capital Fund, Humana Inc., Ka-Boom! and KC Parks and Rec and the Scarritt Neighborhood Association. The next step is to implement a plan for the park that includes: renovating the four underutilized tennis courts into soccer, basketball, multipurpose and tennis, adding a bike/scooter/walk path, and more!

Year Established: 
Fall 2013
Organization Name: 
Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Association
Organization Type: 
Neighborhood association
Address of the Project: 
Gladstone Blvd and Anderson Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64124
Lead Contact Person: 
Amanda Stinger


Community Capital Fund Neighborhood Opportunity Grant