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Knoches Park, Kansas City, MO

Knoches Park is a neighborhood in Kansas City, MO, and is located on the south side of I-435 between 59th and 63rd streets. It’s one block south of the Turner Diagonal, which is also known as Gregory Boulevard South.

Here, you will find a few small trees and old-fashioned lamp posts. Some areas remain unkept, while others are uniform and well planned out. The grass almost looks like it could be real. Adjacent to the park is an auto mechanic shop with old tires scattered about the parking lot.

The surrounding neighborhood is sparsely populated and quiet, with a few homes lining the streets. For those who live here, it’s a great place to relax at Knoches park, home of several athletic fields where teenagers enjoy playing softball and soccer.

History

The first settlers were John and Margaret Knoches that lived in a log cabin and ran a trading post and then later a grocery store (Kansas City Public Library).

By 1896, fifty families were living in the area that was referred to as Knoche’s Park (Kansas City Journal).

The Knoches family sold their land to developers and moved across the state line to Lee Summit, MO. During the 1950s subdivisions were formed east of Gregory Street for middle-class professionals leaving an uneventful area for those who were less fortunate.

In the mid-1960s, I-435 was built and further cut off Knoches Park from the rest of Kansas City. By the mid-1960s, developers began to purchase the land.

Today, Knoches Park is a quiet residential area with older housing stock. This neighborhood has experienced many changes over its history and continues to see new residents move in as well as “urban pioneers.”

Notable Places

Knoches Park, Kansas City, MO, has few notable buildings. The home of the current mayor of Kansas City, Sly James, is located at 5846 Independence Avenue.

It also has a Jewish Community Center at 6500 Independence Avenue, which provides programs for the community.

Knoches Park, Kansas City, MO is home to Turner Park. Built in 1895, Turner Park is a small park that includes baseball fields and picnic areas (Kansas City Public Library).

Notable Residents

James grew up in the Turner area and attended Rockhurst High School. He graduated from Rockhurst University with a degree in political science and went on to earn his law degree from the University of Missouri (The Examiner).

After serving as councilman for 14 years along with stints as a mayor pro-tempore and acting mayor, James became the 55th mayor of Kansas City in 2010 (The Examiner).

Driving Direction To One Shot Water Heaters of Kansas City, MO:

One Shot Water Heaters of Kansas City is located at 4102 N Harrison Ave, Kansas City, MO 64116. From Knoches Park, Kansas City, MO, Head north on Elmwood Ave toward E 33rd St, then go left onto E 31st St, then turn right onto Jackson Ave, now turn left onto Myrtle Ave, Continue driving straight to stay on Myrtle Ave, Time to take the ramp on the left onto I-70 W. Time to merge onto I-70 W, stay right at the fork to stay on I-70 W, follow signs for Interstate 70 W/Interstate 29 N/Interstate 35 N/US 71 N/St Joseph/Des Moines, Keep left to stay on I-70 W, now continue onto US-71 N (signs for I-29 N/I-35 N/Saint Joseph/Des Moines), keep driving onto I-29 N/I-35 N/US-71 N, time to take exit 8A for Parvin Rd. Now take left onto NE Parvin Rd, take a final left onto N Harrison Ave, Destination will be on the right.

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