Roeland Park Master Plan

Roeland Park Master Plan

The 5.4-acre park was planned and designed through a city-wide public input process. The community placed a high priority on a walking trail, which connects several new amenities – a garden and an amphitheater/wedding pavilion, a multi-purpose field for soccer, football, and possibly baseball (with a provided backstop), a new tennis court, a half-court basketball court, an open flexible area, new play structures and an exercise trail, and new shaded shelters and restrooms.

Each corner of the site will offer a unique feature, such as a sculpture or a new historically-inspired pavilion, in keeping with the community’s wish to incorporate history, and in accordance with its “Art in R Park” program, which offers loaned sculptures installed on six-month rotations.

Sustainability was a priority for the design team, so the plan utilizes rain gardens and extensive native landscaping to reduce storm water runoff, as well as require less maintenance over time. The plan also preserved as many over-story trees as possible.