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Brookside area

Kansas City Parks and Recreation has opened its newest sand volleyball court in Brookside Park, 56th Street and Brookside Boulevard. The court was built for $75,000 with 5,060 cubic feet of sand 12 inches deep. To reserve court, visit



3 blocks of Troost closed for street overhaul

Troost Avenue will be closed for three months from 24th to 27th streets as part of a $7 million street reconstruction project from 23rd to 30TH streets.

Work started this week to install new pavement, curbs, sidewalks and streetscape elements.

“The northern section of the rebuilt Troost Avenue will be designed for increased walkability and neighborhood interaction, while the southern section of the project will primarily focus on street reconstruction,” the city said in a news release.

Motorists will be detoured to Campbell Street. Visitors to the Health Department should use the entrance at 24th and Harrison streets.

Raytown chamber hosts legislative update

The Raytown Area Chamber of Commerce is offering a luncheon opportunity May 28 where citizens can hear directly from elected officials about what’s going on legislatively.

Among those confirmed to attend are State Reps. Tom McDonald, Noel Torpey and Mike Cierpiot; Jackson County Legislator Bob Spence; Kansas City Mayor Pro Tem Cindy Circo, and a representative for U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill.

The lunch will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bordner Event Center, 11950 E. Missouri 350 in Raytown. Registration and networking begin at 11.

The cost is $15, and reservations are required by May 23. Call the chamber at 816-353-8500 to secure a spot.