My daughter Emery and I have decided to go on a “Park Tour” of the Kansas City metro as a safe way to spend time together as we wait out this CO-VID pandemic. We’ll review each park on the following criteria:
- Aesthetic Beauty
- Quality of Playground
- Quality of Trail
- Water Feature
- Special Feature
Each criterion will be given a grade of…
- Below Average
- Above Average
With that being said, our first park review will be of Leawood City Park in Leawood, KS…
- Aesthetic Beauty, Grade: 5
Leawood City Park was gorgeous. It had a beautiful scenic trail, great pond with some wildlife, and extremely clean and well-kept. Emery and I were impressed!
- Quality of Playground: 4
This playground was very elaborate and had plenty of slides, swings, and play equipment for all age levels. Very handicap friendly as well for any kids with accessibility concerns.
- Quality of Trail: 5
The trail was extremely long and beautiful. There were lots of bikers utilizing the trail and plenty of scenic views. It’s sure to satisfy anyone’s hiking/biking needs!
- Water Feature: 4
The park had a large pond in the middle of the premises that had plenty of geese, ducks, and other wildlife to enjoy as well as a beautiful fountain.
- Special Feature: 5
Within the park, there is an awesome outdoor aquatic center that has lots of great features for kids—including a water slide, diving boards, play area, etc. There’s a fee to be able to enjoy the pool (day pass or seasonal) but it looked like it would be well worth the admission!
- Overall: 5
Emery and I both feel this park was superb! In addition to the quality aquatic center, trails, playground and pond, the pool also has tennis courts, soccer fields, nature trails, and an off-leash dog area. In our estimation, this pool is well worth a trip!
“The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.”—Psalm 19:1