Located on a 12-acre site situated between 155th and 158th Streets and west of the intersection of 155th Street and Chestnut Street, the future location of Tomahawk Park will add much needed green space to the City of Basehor. This project was made possible through the generous land donation made by Steve and Darla Miles. When completed, Tomahawk Park will feature a multi-use trail as well as a playground, picnic shelter, and restrooms. An open play area will be preserved, allowing for field activities such as frisbee or a game of fetch.
Tomahawk Park will connect with the planned roadway/pedestrian improvements to 155th Street and the trail improvements to 158th Street and Parallel Rd. This project is funded through a combination of cash reserves and capital improvement funds. For the 158th Street and Parallel bicycle and pedestrian improvements to which Tomahawk Park will connect, the City received $500,000 from the Mid-America Regional Council’s Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) – the largest possible grant award under the TAP program.
The City of Basehor met with the students of Basehor Intermediate School and received feedback from the students on playground equipment they would like to see included in the park. They learned about park planning and gave incredibly important feedback to City staff that was used in designing the playground area.
Tomahawk Park will be constructed in two phases:
Phase I – Phase I will construct a playground and trail loop connecting to Landauer Street.
Phase II – Phase II will construct additional trail segments, completing the connection between 155th and 158th Street. This phase will also include the construction of a parking lot, picnic shelter, and restrooms.