KC Parks and Rec http://kcur.org en Skateboarders Test-Ride Upgrades To Penn Valley Skate Park http://kcur.org/post/skateboarders-test-ride-upgrades-penn-valley-skate-park <p>When Kansas City Parks and Recreation built Penn Valley's Skate Park in 2006, the $380,000 cost didn't cover everything on the plans. To many local skateboarders, the park was unfinished, and lacked what they call "flow." The city got back to it this year with $300,000 more in upgrades, and the park officially re-opens this afternoon (May 15, 2012). And the investment is already beginning to pay off.</p> Mon, 14 May 2012 22:25:55 +0000 Sylvia Maria Gross 17656 at http://kcur.org Skateboarders Test-Ride Upgrades To Penn Valley Skate Park Kansas City Losing Thousands Of Trees A Year http://kcur.org/post/kansas-city-losing-thousands-trees-year <p>If you spent some time outside in the Brookside or Waldo area of town this weekend, chances are you saw people planting trees. &nbsp;They are trying to replace thousands of trees that are disappearing from our neighborhoods.</p><p> Tue, 01 May 2012 23:45:40 +0000 Carrie Coogan 16936 at http://kcur.org Kansas City Losing Thousands Of Trees A Year