KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) — Kansas City is one of the last major cities without a street named after Martin Luther King Jr. after voters overturned a decision to rename The Paseo to Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway.
Discussion is underway Tuesday about how to keep King’s legacy alive by transforming MLK Jr. Square Park.
The park on Swope Parkway and Woodland Avenue is a project on its own. Patrick Mahomes’ 15 and Mahomies Foundation is involved with making the changes at the park that Kansas Citians say are long overdue.
Renderings give an idea of the proposal for the million dollar project. It’s intended to be an accessible playground and park where people can learn about the civil rights history of Kansas City.
The site was formerly called Brush Creek Park. Now-Congressman Emanuel Cleaver proposed a name change in 1976.