Drive by the soon-to be pocket park at 8th and Norton! Great Feb cleanup day!
WOW! Thanks to everyone who came out for the clean-up this afternoon. We filled three dumpsters to the brim with trash and used 20+ volunteers to clear the vacant lot at 8th & Norton of trash, undergrowth and dead branches. That work filled another dumpster.
On top of all that, we cleared 22 dump sites in the neighborhood.
If you want to participate in a focus group to talk about ideas for making this lot into a quiet pocket park for the Lykins residents, let us know!
Many many thanks to the awesome people from Heartland Conservation Alliance for helping us make this happen. Check out these photos from the HCA!
Land Bank Grants Lykins 8 Properties
See the properties in Green? The big one is the Park, of course. But the others are parcels that were given to rehabbers and developers as part of the Lykins Focused Development Project. 4 will be for Habitat for Humanity, 3 for Catholic Charities, and one will be a pocket park (the one south of the Park. Stay tuned!
Fall 2019 Cleanup, WOW!!!
Voila! Saturday Lykins Cleanup Day was Awesome! All this trash in the truck....it used to be on the curb. Lots of it. We cleaned up 22 sites. Stay tuned for more exciting news on a program for Keeping Lykins Lovely.
October's House of the Month
It's that time again! The Lykins Neighborhood Association's House of the Month is a cute red house on a corner in Lykins. Drive around the neighborhood to see if you can spot it! Each month we select a house that reflects the love and care that its residents have shown it. The owners receive a $50 gift card and this cool sign for a month. To nominate a house of the month just click here!
It's that time of the fall again!
All Northeast Neighborhoods will be participating in the Fall Cleanup on October 5.. There will be a compactor at Lykins Square Park. Accepted Items are Bulky Items, Trash in bags, Yard Waste, and Tires (bring these to the Concourse only).
For information on volunteering and more (and volunteers are needed!) contact Alice Nelms (816-581-5646) or Gabe Glaser (816-581-5687).
September House of the Month
The Lykins Neighborhood Association's House of the Month! Each month we select a house that reflects the love and care that its residents have shown it. The owners receive a $50 gift card and this cool sign for a month. Drive around the neighborhood to see if you can spot it! Or nominate a house of the month by sending us an email on our contact page..
Can't wait to see this
SOOOO, this house was designated the Lykins Neighborhood's "bad" house of the month in August. Now, it's being cared for and redone inside and out by one of Lykins' cool rehabbers. Maybe it will be the House of the Month sometime soon! And even better, it will be a home for a family that deserves this cute place to call their own!
New times for Lykins Square Park
Keep your eyes in the park! The Neighborhood Association, with the incredible talent of Eco-Abet, a talented group of architects, landscape designers and urban planners, worked together to create a new master plan for our park! It will take a while to get things going, but we expect more shade trees, picnic tables and grills, and we have requested funds for a new walking path, a walk that connects Norton, new soccer fields and playground equipment for older children . . And new cameras that will help us keep our eyes in the park to keep things safer.
Last Saturday, August 24, the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce Centurions volunteered their time to help the Lykins Neighborhood Association cover all kinds of nasty graffiti in the Neighborhood! Thank you very much to all!