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Thanks Scott!

Keep on shooting well down there this week!

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Cliff Drive / 8.8.16-No League tonight--Reservoir History
« on: August 08, 2016, 02:57:15 PM »
http://northeastnews.net/pages/?p=11619

For your reading pleasure, some History on the Reservoir.....

Filled: The real deal on Northeast’s reservoir

By admin | Posted March 14th, 2012 |

By Michael Bushnell
Northeast News
March 14, 2012

Recently, there’s been quite a bit of talk about the possibility of filling in the old reservoir overlooking Cliff Drive with dirt and creating more usable park green space or an area for mountain bikers to test their skills.

Given the historic structure is again the center of attention for redevelopment, we’d like to offer an historic perspective on the original intent and purpose of the long neglected, yet integral piece of Northeast history.

In 1909, Kansas City’s Fire and Water Commission proposed building a large water reservoir atop the bluff overlooking the burgeoning, industrial East Bottoms. The area required a high rate of water for industrial purposes due to the growing number of new factories and manufacturing operations that had located there over the past 10 years. Breweries, ice houses, railroad yards, all in need of large quantities of industrial water.

The plan, however, languished and wasn’t broached again until 1914, when it was mentioned in a parks department report outlining improvements to the parks and boulevard system for the city. Construction of the massive reservoir was finally undertaken in 1919 at roughly the same time the Waldo water tower was being constructed. Upon its completion in 1920, the new Northeast reservoir, along with the older but smaller reservoir in Observation Park near 20th Street and Jarboe, gave the city an industrial water supply of more than 23 million gallons of water to serve its growing manufacturing base in the East and West Bottoms areas.

The new reservoir overlooking the East bottoms measured 590-feet long by roughly 230-feet wide and had a capacity of 16 million gallons of water. The smaller Holly Street reservoir located in Observation Park near 20th and Jarboe was roughly 300 feet long by 150-feet wide and had a capacity of 7.75-million gallons.

Almost immediately after being put into service in 1920, Northeast’s huge basin was beset with problems. Cracks began to develop along the seams of the poured concrete basin under the immense pressure of the collected water.

Due to a growing population and the need for more modern water delivery techniques, Kansas Citians passed an $11 million bond issue to construct a new water works on the north side of the river, complete with water intakes located on the Missouri River. Prior to the completion of the new facility, the city’s water intake was on the Kansas River, downstream from the stockyards and all the slaughterhouses that dumped their spent fluids and waste into the river.

In 1928, the new water treatment facility went online. Shortly thereafter in 1931, the newly constructed Northeast Pumping Station on Nicholson Trafficway in the East Bottoms was put into service, thereby rendering the Northeast reservoir obsolete. Its contents were drained and it’s been a forgotten piece of Northeast history for more than 80 years.

Over the years, a variety of neighborhood-based adaptive re-use ideas have been floated for the old reservoir. Some of those ideas included an amphitheater, a skateboard park and even an extreme sports venue with half pipes, jumps and rails for riders to test their skills. The old reservoir, however, continues to sit neglected and vacant, waiting for an adaptive reuse plan that will best use its cavernous twin bowls and stunning view of the Cliff Drive Scenic Byway.

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Cliff Drive / Re: Pin Placements
« on: August 03, 2016, 04:02:46 PM »
NICE!

Now I will have to get the chains to fix a few of them!  Thanks Drew!!

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Cliff Drive / Re: Work days upcoming
« on: August 02, 2016, 10:24:15 AM »
I want to give a big shout out to quite a few folks that have been out there helping this past couple of weeks.

Drew Neitzel again stepping up and making a HUGE difference.
Matt Crowe and his "team" (his boys!!) have gone above and beyond the extra help!
Mark Moseley
Dominic Moseley
Derrick Holt
Trevor Beck
Johnny Kirby
Doug Hostetler
Jason McEwen
Beckett Carduff

Steeler Doug
Kevin Weiss
Jerry Patterson
--Attempts in my book go far!--The weather wasn't there but these guys didn't give up on trying to help!

All told we have over 100 hours of work out there the past few weeks, probably closer to 150.

There are a few items that I want to try to tackle on Wednesday afternoon, and possibly Thursday afternoon, but most is good.

Need to remove homeless camp by hole #2
Finish the #3 cliff and bring down the honeysuckle off the cliff portion
Weedeat/remove honeysuckle along bike trail for mini golf

Love the help and the work.  If you have not gotten out to Cliff to play recently, it is in some great shape *(outside of needing a mow) but the wooded holes are in fine order right now, and that is what makes the course look great.  The exposed bluffs are something that all can enjoy, not just the disc golfers, though we may get it up close and personal anyone using the park can appreciate it.

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the work done, and the community as a whole appreciates it even though they may not let you know.

Thanks all!!

Jack

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Leagues / Re: Leagues PDGA NE Style--2016 Monday nights in HNE
« on: August 01, 2016, 10:38:27 AM »
We will be at Cliff tonight. I won't be playing though I will be working it.  I can get started, but will be down on #2 or #3 most of the night.  All Long, all NICKELS will be the plan.

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Cliff Drive / LDO 2016 Big Course layout
« on: July 29, 2016, 04:10:04 PM »
I am sure there will be a much prettier version but here you go for now!
Hole #1=Play #10 to the middle right placement
Hole #2=Tee from Road go to LONG #18/Practice Pin
Hole #3=Play #11 Short
Hole #4=Tee from the Road to #11 Long Pin
Hole #5=Play Hole #12
Hole #6=Play Hole #13 Short
Hole #7=Tee from the Road and play to #14 Short pin
Hole #8=Tee from #15 Pad and play to #14 Long Pin
Hole #9=Tee from Road and play to #15 Short Pin
Hole #10=Play Hole #16 Short
Hole #11=Tee from #17 pad and play to #18 Pin long left
Hole #12=Play hole #1 to Practice Basket left
Hole #13=Tee from the Road and play to long #1 pin
Hole #14=Play hole #2 Short placement
Hole #15=Play hole #3
Hole #16=Play hole #4 Short
Hole #17=Play hole #5 Short
Hole #18=Play hole #6 Long

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General Banter / Re: Birdland Couch
« on: July 28, 2016, 04:42:07 PM »
hmmm how would that look after the rain.....

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Cliff Drive / Re: Work days upcoming
« on: July 28, 2016, 02:52:58 PM »
I wish I may,
I wish  I might,
If I don't attend Big Shunga delight.  8)

You always have a hall pass in my own mind Doug to play instead of work!

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Cliff Drive / Re: Work days upcoming
« on: July 28, 2016, 01:16:05 PM »
Just a reminder about Saturday.

Please come on out and help out where you can.  I have updated the initial post with things that have been accomplished so far, and added items need to be done.

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Lion's den Prep on Saturday.  Why they moved it to July/August is beyond me, the third weekend of September was generally a great time, but they lost it because they didn't keep the tradition running....

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Cliff Drive / Re: Work days upcoming
« on: July 25, 2016, 09:46:43 AM »
Posting information about the needs at Cliff for the Lion's Den (August 6th).  I hope to be out there this and next weekend to work on the following:

Get trash out and cans cut to have in place

#1-Mow around the basket and the hillside to the south of the basket.  Clear out any trash on the hillside, clean up a little off the pad
#2-mow Fairway
#3-Clean around the top shelf area of the basket and expose cliff.  Cut honeysuckle and weeds on the right hillside
#4-Clean weeds/overgrowth in front of pad.  remove downed tree pieces to side of fairway.  Mow and weedeat the entire area
#5-Mow the hillside and the top layer
#6-Mow fairway and weedeat--ignore long placement for now
#7-#8--clear out the back hole placement and weeds along the hillside.  Exposing as we always do the rock walls all the way down the fairway.  Weedeat everywhere and expose a little more on the long #8
#9-celar out more of the view to the lexington bridge, clean off all the IVY on the big tree by #10 pad
#10-Clear out tree that is over the pad.  Clean up long placement area

That should do it for now.  If you want to help let me know.  9143-485-5123

Got some stuff done this past weekend.  Could really use help in the form of chainsaws and weedeaters this weekend.  Will be out there probably Saturday from 9-3 and Sunday from 9-3.  Would love to see you.  You know who you are!

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Cliff Drive / Work days upcoming
« on: July 21, 2016, 12:33:07 PM »
Posting information about the needs at Cliff for the Lion's Den (August 6th).  I hope to be out there this and next weekend to work on the following:

Get trash out and cans cut to have in place

#1-Mow around the basket and the hillside to the south of the basketClear out any trash on the hillside, clean up a little off the pad
#2-mow Fairway--New--Weedeat the right side off the pad down to the grass section
#3-Clean around the top shelf area of the basket and expose cliff.  Cut honeysuckle and weeds on the right hillside
#4-Clean weeds/overgrowth in front of padremove downed tree pieces to side of fairwayMow and weedeat the entire area
#5-Mow the hillside and the top layer
#6-Mow fairway and weedeat--ignore long placement for now
#7-#8--clear out the back hole placement and weeds along the hillside.  Exposing as we always do the rock walls all the way down the fairway.  Weedeat everywhere and expose a little more on the long #8--New some done, need more!!!  Replace 3 missing chains or 4?[/b]
#9-clear out more of the view to the lexington bridge, clean off all the IVY on the big tree by #10 pad
#10-Clear out tree that is over the pad.  Clean up long placement area

That should do it for now.  If you want to help let me know.  9143-485-5123

7/28/16
New--get all the brush from the past week collectively out by the road/tee pad #10 area from staging area
Continue to clear out and spray herbicide as we cut
get trash collected and up to hole 1 from hillside and all cans
Get cans on the course (Anyone got a portable saw?)
Clean off "original #1 pad area) from honeysuckle, add piles and open up the hillside to ease removal of trash on #1
[/s]

More to follow as we get there.  For More information about the event out on the course on August 6th check out http://lionsdenopen.com/  The park's baskets went in permanently in August of 2004, so the course will be 12 this year, and continues to grow on people across the world!

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Tournaments / Re: AM WORLDS - Rob Martin Watch
« on: July 18, 2016, 01:56:38 PM »
Madison and Wisconsin disc golf in general is a wonderful trip for anyone.  Going to Disc Golf Camp for your vacation is always a good time!

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Leagues / Re: Leagues PDGA NE Style--2016 Monday nights in HNE
« on: July 14, 2016, 02:10:03 PM »

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Barter Town / Re: Disc Golf Baskets and Mini Baskets
« on: July 14, 2016, 10:14:45 AM »
I probably want the mini baskets and if that $8 is real I want that as well.  If it's $80 (which I bet it is....) someone else can have it.

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