first_imgWilder Bluff Park under construction in ShawneeConstruction of the new Wilder Bluff Park is underway in Shawnee. Located on about 40 acres near 55th Street and Belmont Drive, the $4 million park will feature trails, a scenic lookout, playgrounds, a splash pad, shelter and open lawn area.Crews are working on the following items:Forming and pouring trails on the north end of the parkGrading for the 20 acres on the south end of the parkDigging to install rain gardensWater service workClearing the way for new, concrete trails through the woodsAdding utility structures soonCity staff announced some progress and shared some pictures and drone footage online.Eight boxes to be available for return mail ballotsThe Johnson County Election Office recently announced eight ballot boxes will be available for voters to return their Nov. 3 ballots. Below is a list of all eight box locations: Northeast Offices, 6000 Lamar Avenue Shawnee Library, 13811 Johnson Drive Restroom coming to off-leash area for dogs in Shawnee Mission ParkThe Johnson County Park and Recreation District is adding a permanent restroom to the off-leash area for dogs.The district last week tweeted the announcement of the addition of the restroom, which is going under construction this fall. Gardner Library, 137 E. Shawnee Street Blue Valley Library, 9000 W. 151st Street Central Resource Library, 9875 W. 87th Street The area is currently served by a portable toilet. The off-leash area will remain open during the project, except for the construction areas noted on the district’s website. Election Office, 2101 E. Kansas City Road De Soto Library, 33145 W. 83rd Street Spring Hill Library, 109 S. Webster Streetlast_img

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