An observation tower at Shawnee Mission Park was a popular place on Christmas Day in this 2002 file photo. The tower, originally built in 1964, was deemed unsafe in January and closed to the public. The Johnson County Parks & Recreation Board of Commissioners delayed building a new tower Wednesday, Nov. 15, during a meeting and instead will build an observation deck at Kill Creek Park in Olathe.
An observation tower at Shawnee Mission Park was a popular place on Christmas Day in this 2002 file photo. The tower, originally built in 1964, was deemed unsafe in January and closed to the public. The Johnson County Parks & Recreation Board of Commissioners delayed building a new tower Wednesday, Nov. 15, during a meeting and instead will build an observation deck at Kill Creek Park in Olathe. JEFF ROBERSON File
An observation tower at Shawnee Mission Park was a popular place on Christmas Day in this 2002 file photo. The tower, originally built in 1964, was deemed unsafe in January and closed to the public. The Johnson County Parks & Recreation Board of Commissioners delayed building a new tower Wednesday, Nov. 15, during a meeting and instead will build an observation deck at Kill Creek Park in Olathe. JEFF ROBERSON File

Parks board hits pause on Shawnee Mission Park observation tower project

November 16, 2017 09:46 PM