In 2014, the City of Basehor acquired approximately 37.6 acres of land starting at the southwest corner of 158th Street and Parallel Road, continuing along 158th Street south to the Basehor Community Library and Gray Hawk Elementary. The property then extends from 158th Street to Garden Parkway respectively. This property is the future home of the Civic Campus.
What is the Civic Campus? The City of Basehor Governing Body has set the vision for this property to be a multiuse campus featuring amenities for the community, including a splash pad, playground, event lawn, trails, a fishing pond, sledding hill and other civic facilities.
The total for Civic Campus trails is estimated to cost $1.8 million. More than 70% of the funds needed for the trails, $1.2 million, were awarded to the city in grants and external funding.
In January of 2022, the City Council authorized engineering for the trail and stormwater amenities at the Civic Campus. Later in 2022, the City organized opportunities for the community to give input on this project, including an Open House and a portal through which community members could give feedback.
We are very excited to start this incredibly exciting project for our community. This project ties in with the trail improvements underway along 158th Street and Parallel and promotes our effort to provide safe connectivity in Basehor.
In Phase I, the City has begun the mass grading at the site needed for the pond, the trail network, the splash pad, playground and the event lawn.
The images below are preliminary and are subject to change throughout the project.