Canterbury Park

501 South East Blackwell Road
Lees Summit, MO 64086


In 2000, Parks and Recreation completed acquisition of a small neighborhood park and walking trail in the Canterbury area of Highland Park Elementary School in eastern Lee’s Summit. The property and easements were received in partnership from multiple donors. The Canterbury Homeowners Association donated 1.05 acres of common area property to initiate the project. Utilicorp United donated 1.17 acres of property located immediately north of its Lee’s Summit Eastern Substation adjacent to the Canterbury Homeowners property. UtiliCorp United also donated over 1,000 linear feet of trail easement to provide a connection to Highland Park Elementary School. Additionally, Lee’s Summit R-7 School District provided over 3,000 linear feet of easement for walking trail construction along the perimeter of Highland Park Elementary School. The park includes a ¾ mile walking trail connecting a perimeter loop around Highland Park Elementary School to Blackwell Road and Bingham Drive with accompanied landscaping and seating.This 4.4 acre park serves as an example of true partnership as it was made possible through LSPR, the Neighborhood Association and Public Works.

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