Building a parks system for Platte County…

Since 2000 the park system in Platte County has grown from a single 18-acre neighborhood park to six regional parks, over 30 miles of trails, the Shiloh Springs Golf Course, and two indoor community centers with 150,000 square feet of health, wellness and aquatic space. 

Partnerships are the foundation of the Platte County parks system.  With leadership from the County Commission and Parks Board, partnerships have been developed with every city, school district, and recreation non-profit organization in the county to provide recreational services.  These collaborations help to keep our parks well maintained and safe while leveraging the dedicated tax dollars and avoiding duplication of services.

Interested in learning more? TheParks Board meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 5:30 pm at the Platte County Resource Center, 1174 NW Plaza Circle, Kansas City. All meetings are open to the public and feedback and participation is always welcomed.

To view the current Parks Master Plan and learn more about our mission and goals click here.

Platte County Commission

Ron Schieber,     Presiding           Commissioner

Dagmar wood,      1st District       Commissioner

john elliott,      2nd District      Commissioner

platte county park Board


KENNY BROWN,     Vice Chair

JEFF ELSEA,     Secretary

Neil Davidson

Tim Nash

Jack Laney




Dan Erickson, director

Noel Challis

Pat Clark,          Park                       Superintendent

mike shriner,     Golf course             superintentdent

Chris Oryshyn, Parks & Recreation Planner