Funded Projects and Grants

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Over the past 20 years, the 1/2 cent sales tax has funded multiple projects and grants within Platte County.  Please click the buttons below to access information about these projects.   

Kayak trips

Pop Up Duck’s Head Float! July 24, 2020

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Bring your own boat: Don’t forget your paddle, water and life preserver. Kayaks, Canoes, or SUPs welcome! Distance is 2.5 miles and takes about an hour. The Duck’s Head is a unique situation where the entrance and exit ramps are in the same parking lot. No car shuttling needed. If …

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Instructional Kayak Event (July 11, 2020)

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Kayaking for Beginners Experience kayaking first hand at the FREE Kayak event July 11, 2020, starting at 9 am! Boats and gear will be supplied; bring your own boat if you have one. Instruction will be given on paddle movement and motion, boat basics and safety. Participants will experience kayaking …

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2020 Youth Sports & Activities Grant Opportunity

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Platte County Parks is pleased to announce a new grant program geared towards assisting with Youth Sports and Activities. $250,000 has been allocated for this grant program from the 1/2 cent sales tax which funds parks and recreation in Platte County. The application is now available and is due back …

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Platte County Parks 100 Mile Challenge

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Platte County Parks 100 Mile Challenge New Challenge! Starts Sept 30, 2020 Get out and move!  Complete 25 activities by the end of the year! Activities include anything: walking, running, hiking, biking, paddling, swimming, yoga, golf, weights, circuit training, pickleball, basketball and more! 1. Check out our website for the …

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Kayak trips

Pop up Event- Float the Duck’s Head! June 19, 2020

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June 19, 2020 – Launch 9:00 AM Cost: FREE Let’s kick off the 100-mile challenge! Get a jump start on your Platte County Parks 100 mile challenge! Platte Falls Conservation Area 15665 Knighton Ave, Platte City, MO 64079 Show N Go – Approximately an Hour-long float “Duck’s Head” has 2 …

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2020 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program

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When: Saturday, June 27, 8am – Noon Where: Platte Ridge Park, 17130 MO Highway 371, North of Platte City What: Paint and paint-related products, automotive fluids, batteries, lawn and garden chemicals, glues and adhesives, household cleaners, etc. NO ELECTRONICS Who: Free for residents of Platte County with Weston and Platte City …

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Barry Platte Community Garden

Visit the Barry-Platte Community Garden!

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Barry Platte Community Garden is where visitors are welcome to plant, maintain and harvest. Please follow @Barry Platte Community Garden for more information on weekly meetups. The garden’s harvest provides for the local community surrounding the garden.  “I would love to introduce people to the idea of gardening. Anyone is …

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Free Fishing Day at Platte Ridge Park – June 6th, 2020

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Come out and fish! Missouri Department of Conservation and Platte County Parks are hosting a free fishing clinic from 10:00 am until noon! Kid and family-friendly! The Missouri Conservation Dept. will have poles, hooks, bobbers, and Platte County Parks will provide the bait. You are welcome to bring your own …

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Weston Bend State Park is Closed Until April 30th

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Weston Bend State Park in Platte County will close on April 2 at 5 p.m. and will last until April 30.   The closures come “out of an abundance of caution and in response to recent events” and are set to address overcrowding and concerns regarding public safety, according to …

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