Disparity In Kansas City Playground Distribution
The memories of our childhood playgrounds remain with many of us as adults. A recent study of Kansas City's parkland revealed that low-income areas have fewer playgrounds in their parks than high-income areas.
On Monday's Central Standard we investigated this disparity and gained insight into the process of building a playground. In the Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood, some residents are working with the Parks Department to build a new playground that will give their children a place to make memories.
- Katherine B. Vaughan, researcher and author, Exploring the Distribution of Park Availability, Features and Quality Across Kansas City, Missouri by Income and Race/Ethnicity
- Amanda Stinger, Scarritt Renaissance Neighborhood Association board member and Chair of the Playground Committee
- Gene Kotlinski, South District Superintendent, Kansas City Parks and Rec