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Turner, Kansas City, KS

Turner is a neighborhood in Kansas City, KS, and is located between 23rd St and 31st St, from State Line Rd to N. Oxford Ave.

Most residents live in single-family homes on large lots. The area is also home to many parks, including Turner Park and Edna Turnblad Park which have playgrounds, tennis courts, baseball fields, and basketball courts. In addition, North Lawn Tennis Club has 7 clay courts available to the public for a nominal fee.

Turner gets its name from real estate developer Walter T. Turner, who in 1912 platted the neighborhood after he had acquired it from W. H. Gardner and Charles Ewing.

The area is also known for its short blocks, which are less than 50 yards in length.

History

Turner was developed by Walter T. Turner, who would eventually build four houses on the corner of 31st St and Chelsea Ave for himself and his family. The area was then divided into lots that were larger than most in other subdivisions at the time because Turner wanted to provide ample space for gardens.

Turner donated a strip of land for a road to be built through the neighborhood after it had been developed, which defined Turner as its own entity. Before Turner was developed, the land housed a dairy farm operated by Charles Ewing, who was related to one of Kansas City’s first mayors. Most of the streets in the area are named after trees and flowers that Ewing grew on the farm.

Historically, Turner has been a predominantly white neighborhood, although the area underwent a period of decline beginning in the 1950s. In an effort to revive Turner and improve its image, residents planted Japanese maples along 31st St.

In 1969, the neighborhood was rezoned from residential to commercial due to plans for I-35 to pass through Kansas City, KS.

Notable Places

Meadowbrook Park is located at the intersection of 27th St and Meadowlark Ln. The park has amenities including a gazebo, playground equipment, trails, sand volleyball pit, picnic tables, horseshoe pits, and tennis courts.

The Meadowbrook Community Association sponsors community events in the park, such as the annual Easter Egg Hunt and Fall Festival.

Hampton Park is located at Hampton Ave and 30th St. It has amenities such as a playground with slides and swings, picnic tables, gazebo, sand volleyball pit, paved bike trails, tennis courts, basketball court, horseshoe pits, and a baseball field.

Turner Branch Library is a Kansas City, KS Public Library branch serving the Turner neighborhood. It has a variety of events and programs for all ages. The building was originally a bank before being donated to the library system.

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 Turner, Kansas City, KS, Head east on Gibbs Rd toward S 47th St, then turn left onto S 42nd St, take another left onto Metropolitan Ave, then go right to merge onto I-635 N. Now, merge onto I-635 N, Entering Missouri, Take exit 12B S for Interstate 29 S/U.S. 71 S, then merge onto I-29 S/US-71 S, Take exit 1D for MO-283 S/Oak Trfwy. Then take another merge onto MO-283 S/N Oak Trafficway, now turn left onto NE 42nd St, stay right to continue on Parvin Rd, then go right onto N Harrison Ave, the destination will be on the right. 

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