Aquatic Center included in the plans to redevelop Indian Springs.
  • Petitioned Mayor & Commissioners of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County

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Mayor & Commissioners of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County

Aquatic Center included in the plans to redevelop Indian Springs.

    1. Jarius Jones
    2. Petition by

      Jarius Jones

      Kansas City, KS

On behalf of the citizens of Kansas City, KS, I (Jarius O. Jones) am voicing the desire to have a state-of-the art aquatic center constructed in the heart of our wonderful community. This needs to be amended into the plans of the redevelopment effort of Indian Springs, so that we can enjoy the outdoor pleasures of summer.
I am a proud native and longtime resident of Kansas City, KS, who made a conscious decision to reside in KCK. Though there were many opportunities for my wife and I to relocate and raise our five children in a different community, we felt that the cultural diversity of Wyandotte County, the innovative and progressive nature of the USD# 500 Kansas City Kansas Public Schools, and the potential for improvement of my childhood surroundings made it the ideal fit. Much like the Joneses, countless others have expressed the same sentiments and made the decision to make KCK their home. However, it is very disheartening to many of the citizens when it is realized that we lack a quality public swimming facility that is accessible to all.
We are aware of the existence of the swimming pool at Parkwood and we appreciate the purpose it has served for generations of citizens living in the northeast section of KCK. However, the size of the swimming pool and its limiting design are inadequate. Some have argued that we should be satisfied with the opening of Schlitterbahn Waterpark; however, the exorbitant cost of admission, the nature of the waterpark and its location make it very difficult for us to patronize and to experience.
A swimming facility with wading pools for our youngest residents, swimming pools conducive for educating citizens how to swim and of pool safety, as well as swimming pools families can enjoy are needed for the deserving members of our community. For decades, we have been forced to travel across city and county lines where we have poured money into other municipalities for the purpose of accessing quality swimming accommodations. This is unacceptable and we demand that an aquatic center be constructed in Kansas City, KS, as a part of the proposal to redevelop Indian Springs into a recreational hub for Wyandotte County, Kansas.
We trust that our elected officials will make the correct decision to modify and to integrate this component into the original proposal.
Sincerely,

Jarius O. Jones and the Citizens of Kansas City, KS

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    News

    1. Benefits & Popularity of Aquatic Centers as reported in the KC Star

      Jarius Jones
      Petition Organizer

      Please take a moment to read this article in the Kansas City Star. It speaks about the Aquatic Centers in Johnson County and how citizens are enjoying their existence. Wyandotte County/KCK is missing from the conversation and we have an opportunity to change this. Let's ask our officials to build us an adequate swimming facility so that we will be included in the conversation. Pass the petition around to fellow citizens of our town and get them to demonstrate their support by signing. Join me in telling the Mayor and Commissioners that "We want the BEST and not the REST!"

    2. Cover-letter to the Petition

      Jarius Jones
      Petition Organizer

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      Jarius Jones
      Petition Organizer

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    4. Reached 250 signatures
    5. Let your voices be heard by signing this petition! WyCo/KCK deserves this!

      Jarius Jones
      Petition Organizer

      If we desire to see this come to fruition, we must act now by signing the petition. Please pass the word along to your neighbors and friends and encourage them to sign the petition as well. This is the ideal time to say to our civic leaders that we need a public swimming facility within the heart of KCK so that we, our children, grandchildren, extended family, friends, and neighbors can cool off during the hot and humid days of summer.
      We recognize that the YMCA on 86th and Parallel Pkwy has a swimming pool; but it's small size indicates that it was never intended to serve the broader community in the way public aquatic centers do.
      Do your part and spread the word so that this issue doesn't die!

    6. Reached 10 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Isha Suttington KANSAS CITY, KS
      • 10 months ago

      thats a great idea because theres burly anything to do in wyandotte co. and when i was growing up indian springs was the place to have fun since its been gone theres nothing for this gerneration to do.

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    • Angie Tolefree KANSAS CITY, KS
      • about 1 year ago

      This is important to myself because I have little children and as a resident of Wyandotte County all my life we have never had anything nice like this for the residents of Wyandotte County.

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    • maria smith KANSAS CITY, KS
      • over 1 year ago

      to have this family to go that don't cost a arm and a leg.

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    • Pang Her KANSAS CITY, KS
      • almost 2 years ago

      I would love to take my family and I out to a close community pool where I don't have to go other public community pools that are further away from where I live.

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    • Jon Coleman KANSAS CITY, KS
      • almost 2 years ago

      So the teenagers (us) can have a place to chill during the summer instead of paying high price for Schlitterbahn Water Park

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