The Northland Fountain in the background, a woman walks her dog near the fountain in Anita B. Gorman Park at Vivon Road and N. Oak Trafficway. “Parks of an iconic character create the identity of a city. A city has a vested interest to preserve them,” says Richard Dolesh of the National Recreation and Parks Association. Kansas City is considering an ordinance that would impose standards on commercial developments to prevent them from marring the character of parks and boulevards.
The Northland Fountain in the background, a woman walks her dog near the fountain in Anita B. Gorman Park at Vivon Road and N. Oak Trafficway. “Parks of an iconic character create the identity of a city. A city has a vested interest to preserve them,” says Richard Dolesh of the National Recreation and Parks Association. Kansas City is considering an ordinance that would impose standards on commercial developments to prevent them from marring the character of parks and boulevards. File photo by Allison Long The Kansas City Star
The Northland Fountain in the background, a woman walks her dog near the fountain in Anita B. Gorman Park at Vivon Road and N. Oak Trafficway. “Parks of an iconic character create the identity of a city. A city has a vested interest to preserve them,” says Richard Dolesh of the National Recreation and Parks Association. Kansas City is considering an ordinance that would impose standards on commercial developments to prevent them from marring the character of parks and boulevards. File photo by Allison Long The Kansas City Star

Historic drive: Push is underway to preserve KC’s boulevards, parkways and parks

February 03, 2015 3:02 PM