good idea Caleb, and Doug whats wrong with people going to play Legacy or P-hill instead? @ years ago this was not an option at all for the entire eastern side of the metro area.
Kudos to all the people that have helped to make this happen.
Caleb is exactly correct about the vast size in other municipalities, and John has a great working relationship with the BS P&R. It also helps that the footprint of the park is such that it was already a high usage area, and the added work (investment) they did with the smaller acerage doesn't add as much to it as a Blue Valley that is on about 130 acres, vs. the ~30, with very defined areas that they need there. It takes less work to do, and its already a targetted area to maintain, nothing to big and new to ignore, a perfect fit!
ITs a great example of the P&R taking the ownership to ensure that things are done well, and that is all through the relationship that John has been fostering for years. Everyone in KC area and visitors benefit!