Recent Murders Bring Kansas City Park Curfew Ordinance To The Forefront
In an effort to address crime in public parks, the Kansas City Council is proposing implementing park hours and developing a plan to make them safer.
Recent murders near several Kansas City trails and parks have brought park safety to the forefront of conversations within the council and in neighborhood groups across the city.
Under the proposed ordinance, all city parks and trails will be open between 5 a.m. and midnight. Being in a park outside of those hours would be illegal. A previous version of the ordinance identified specific parks, but a council committee on Wednesday expanded the measure …