Parks & trees Committee


The Parks & Trees Committee makes recommendations to the City Council concerning City owned parks and parkland. The committee consists of no less than 5 members, of which at least four shall be residents of the City and at least one shall be a member of the City Council.  Committee members serve a term of one year which begins on January 1st.

  1. 2024
  2. 2023
  3. 2022
  4. 2021
  5. 2020
  6. 2019
  7. 2018
  8. 2017
  9. 2016
  10. 2015

Regular Meeting February 21Agenda (PDF)

6 p.m.
Regular MeetingJanuary 10
Minutes (PDF)

6 p.m.

2024 parks and trees advisory committee members

Kate Raglow
Tom Madigan
Russell McCorkle
Jaime Davis
Linda Thornbrugh
Sarah Martin
Judy Hyde
Kailee Noland
Linda Heinen
Mallorie Hurlburt

Cooper Creek park Restoration Project

Cooper Creek Park Flyer (PDF)The City is working on eradicating two invasive plant species in Cooper Creek Park which have gotten a strong foothold over many decades, choking out native plants, including many trees. The thick and entrenched growth of these invasive plants made it impossible for the City to remove them all by hand. Habitat Architects, a professional, environmentally-sound company, was hired to cut down and/or treat with herbicide the wintercreeper groundcover and vines, bush honeysuckle, 7 Callery Pear trees, and a Tree of Heaven.

 What do we mean by “invasive'' plants? They are aggressive, non-native species which cause or are likely to cause economic harm, environmental harm, or harm to human health. Codes in Roeland Park prohibit specific invasive plant species on private and public property. This "Homeowners' Guide"  will help Roeland Park homeowners identify two common invasive plants, bush honeysuckle and wintercreeper, that could be growing in your yard and how to eradicate them.

Cooper Creek Interpretive Sign Opens in new windowCooper creek interpretive sign

Visitors to Cooper Creek Park can add some fascinating information about nature when they read a new interpretive sign which will be installed soon in the park. A QR Code on the sign will link to the City’s website where further information and resources can be found that pertain to a healthy Riparian Ecosystem, the restoration work done in the park during the last 3 years, and how homeowners can benefit nature in their own yards. 

R Park Wildflower Meadow

R Park Wildflower Update 2.15.23 Opens in new windowClick on this link or the graphic for a larger image and more information.