Parkville, Missouri is located on the Missouri River in Platte County and has a population of 5,554 residents. The city is known for its historic downtown with antique shops and art galleries. English Landing Park, set on the banks of the Missouri River is a popular area for recreation for residents. The city is home to Park University with an enrollment of 1,600 students locally along with 40 satellite locations in 21 states The popular Tom Watson designed National Golf Club of Kansas City sites on the north edge of the city.
My husband and I were lucky enough to have last Friday off work and took that time to spend the early afternoon in downtown Parkville. We had a little lunch at the Craic and then headed down to Grigsby Field for the official presentation of $25,000 to the City of Parkville from Royals Charities and Price Chopper. These two groups will make it possible to get the fields up and running this spring and get the kids back in downtown. On one of our first visits to Parkville before we moved here, we visited downtown on a Saturday. That day, there was a summer league baseball game going on, and we were sold on Parkville! We are huge baseball fans, both of the Royals and our own kids. My husband has since coached both of my sons for years on the Parkville fields. We are so thrilled that they will be back in shape for spring training!