City to hold public meeting to discuss park next to new police headquarters

photo by: Nick Krug

Plans are in the works for a new 10-acre city park on land in west Lawrence just north of 5100 Overland Drive, the proposed location for a new police headquarters.

The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department and the police department will hold a public meeting next week to gather input regarding the new park planned for northwest Lawrence.

The park will be next to the future police headquarters building. Earlier this year, the city began discussing plans to devote about 10 acres of its 29-acre property near the intersection of Overland and Wakarusa drives for the park. Another portion of the property will be the site of the police department’s new $17 million headquarters. In August, the Lawrence City Commission authorized a $1.35 million architectural services contract with Leawood firm Hoefer Wysocki for the new police headquarters.

The design team is seeking the public’s input before it begins a conceptual site design, according to a news release from the city. The focus of the meeting will be the future park elements that will share and complement the police headquarters.

The meeting will be from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the Legacy Room at Sports Pavilion Lawrence, 100 Rock Chalk Lane. Hoefer Wysocki Architects and Land Works Studio will lead the meeting. The meeting will be the first of four meetings within the next few months.

5100 Overland Dr, Lawrence, KS 66049

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