Central Park Sports Complex Donor Plaza Brick Campaign2024-02-26T16:03:40-05:00

Central Park Sports Complex Donor Plaza Brick Campaign

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Engraved Brick Order Deadline: March 25, 2024

For additional information regarding our engraved brick campaign please contact Lacey Lies at CPSC@independenceks.gov.

The people of Independence have a long tradition of rallying behind important efforts that help make our beautiful community the ideal place to live, work, raise a family, retire and PLAY. We now have opportunity to get behind yet another dynamic project that promises to benefit many generations to come. The Central Park Sports Complex currently under development will provide our residents and visitors improved access to sports and recreation opportunities, contributing to healthy lifestyles and a well-rounded quality of life experience in Independence.

The Project

The phased project includes a complete renovation of the current ballfield complex on North Park Blvd. to ultimately include new and expanded sports, fitness and recreation fields and facilities and improved access and safety for users of all ages and all walks of life. The project will include:

        • A new four-plex of baseball/softball fields accommodating all recreation league age groups;
        • New soccer fields for all ages;
        • Pickleball courts, improved basketball courts, batting cages and a year-round outdoor fitness court (already completed);
        • A lighted 1.1 mile hiking trail;
        • A flexible-use grass field for flag football, practice, pick-up games and overflow;
        • Improved parking, new soccer concessions and restroom facilities, updated and expanded spectator seating and improved lighting throughout the complex;
        • ADA-accessible accommodations throughout;
        • AND MORE!

Important infrastructure improvements at the complex also will be completed to mitigate traffic congestion and damage from potential flooding in the area and create a safe, inviting environment for all users.

How to get involved

The revitalized and transformed complex will serve as a community-focused and family-oriented venue, maximizing the opportunities for participation in sports and free fitness. Certainly, creating such an inclusive, sustainable space for maximum community benefit requires significant investment. The entire project is estimated to cost $10.7 million.

While the City of Independence has been fortunate to obtain some significant grant funding to assist with the initiative, the generous support of private donors is also required to bring the project to full fruition and maximize its impact.

Several Independence businesses and residents have already stepped up to provide lead gifts for this campaign. With our Donor Plaza Brick Campaign, we also have the opportunity to engage the broader community with gifts of varying sizes that will leave a permanent legacy.

For the next few months, we will be taking orders for customized donor bricks to be placed in a prominent, highly visible plaza located within the complex. It’s a prime opportunity to show your support for this historic effort and be recognized for demonstrating your community pride.

We very much appreciate your generosity and look forward to featuring your gift as a permanent fixture of the plaza.

To begin, complete the required fields indicated by the *, then enter your inscription and click on the next button at the bottom of the form: You will be directed to the confirmation page to confirm your inscription. After you have confirmed your inscription, click the submit form button at the bottom right of the page. Please enter the text exactly as you want it to appear on the brick.  You do not need to center the text; the laser software will automatically center the inscription.

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