ROANOKE PARK MASTER PLAN DESIGN PRINCIPLES

Connectivity
Connectivity to the park from the surrounding neighborhoods
1a Sidewalks – connecting to neighborhoods 1b Vehicular Gateways 1c Pedestrian Gateways 1d Staircases

Lighting
5a Illuminate Bluffs in SW corner of Karnes and Roanoke 5b Elegant street lighting along Karnes and Roanoke 5c Path lighting (low level lighting – 42” and below) 6

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View Corridors

4Quiet places to view the park from within the park
Signage

Rain Garden

4Location with view informative vista features (bluff
age, natural springs, seepage areas, etc)

4Opportunity to showcase on-site water collection 4Water run-off control

4Educational
- Plants - History

Connectivity within the park
Sidewalks – closing the loops 1f Hiking Path – connecting with nature – educational opportunities 1g Crosswalks – safe and secure road crossings 1c 1d 1b 4 1f 5b 5c

Roads
2a Karnes Boulevard

4Various Methods for traffic slowing
- Bike Paths - Road Narrowing - Road surface change at crosswalks (brick pavers) 2b Roanoke Boulevard

1g 1a 2a 7 5a 3 6 1a

4Could be closed for community events 4Historic Street should be celebrated
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Sports District
1e

4Consolidation of “active” amenities to a
central location

4Move tennis courts to allow for other uses
(larger playground and rain garden)

1a

4Utilize existing parking 4Develop organized activities with community center
4

2b

Playgrounds

4Locations good – updates needed 4Water spray-mist/play area
42 Roanoke Park, Kansas City, Missouri