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Does This Lee’s Summit Missouri Neighborhood Have Any Walking Trails?
I recently had a client ask me that question while looking at a home. My immediate answer was no, the subdivision doesn’t have any – but Lee’s Summit, Missouri is VERY well connected. In fact, there is a path at the front of the subdivision!
In 1988, Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation Department developed a comprehensive city-wide greenway master plan. The objective was to maintain and protect open space while responding to the needs of recreational trail users. This would include bicyclists, hikers, walker, runners and other non-motorized activates. The 38-mile planned loop will encompass Lee’s Summit and the surrounding area. Over 100 miles of neighborhood connector routes are planned along roads, parks, and bodies of water. The project is far from complete, but the city plans on adding 4-8 miles of connector routes each year.
As a result, Lee’s Summit was recently upgrade from Bronze to a Silver Level Walk Friendly Community for its walkability initiatives and programs by the Pedestrian & Bicycle Information Center.
If you are not familiar with Lee’s Summit, it is a suburb of Kansas City, Missouri, and the 6th largest city in Missouri. We are a sprawling city almost 66 square miles in size, so the ... more
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