City of Shawnee

Wilder Bluff

The Shawnee Parks and Recreation Department is adding the new Wilder Bluff park for our residents and community to enjoy at 55th and Belmont Drive. For everyone's safety, we please ask that you stay clear of Wilder Bluff Park as it is under construction over the next several months. We are excited for the park to open to the public in the Spring of 2021!

What's Happening Now?
  • Workers will be placing the water feature boulders in the splash pad area.
  • Crews are building the limestone walls around the splash pad and treetop playground areas.
  • Carpenters are installing tongue and groove on the park shelter roof.
  • The restrooms are being enclosed.
  • Concrete bench seating is being set and poured.
  • All curbs are in except for the entrance, which will be finished towards the end of the project.
  • Crews are forming and pouring trails throughout Wilder Bluff Park.
  • Electrical work is ongoing throughout the park.
What's Next?

 

  • Ongoing work with splash pad, park shelter and trails.
  • Ongoing work with utility installation is underway.
What Was Recently Finished?

 

  • Masonry and steel work on the park shelter and restrooms is finished up.
  • Workers cleared the way for new, concrete trails that will wind through the woods.
  • Crews bored for water service.
  • Footings have been poured.
  • The park shelter pad has been poured.

Background
The Shawnee Parks and Recreation Department is adding a new park for our residents and community to enjoy at 55th and Belmont Drive. At the February 10 City Council meeting, the Governing Body voted to name the new park Wilder Bluff Park.

We held two public meetings and, with that feedback, finalized the designs for the park. The City is partnering with Centric and Confluence to develop Wilder Bluff Park.

It is set to open in Spring 2021.