Minnesota Avenue Closure: June 18-19

BPU will be completing one final water upgrade at 8th St. and Minnesota Ave. in downtown KCK. The job includes the installation of new pipe across Minnesota Avenue, which will include closure of both lanes of traffic on Minnesota Avenue from 8th to 9th Streets. The work will begin Thursday morning, June 18, until completion, which is scheduled for approximately 10 hours.

Minnesota Avenue between 8th and 9th streets will be reopened on Thursday evening but will be closed again Friday morning to complete the restoration. The street will reopen by Friday afternoon. If you have any questions, please contact C. Marshall Robinett, Supervisor Water Distribution, Maintenance and Construction, BPU, at 913.573.9658 or via email.

June Wednesday Walk Highlights Downtown KCK Murals

downtown kck muralFeel like going for a stroll? Join us for our next Wednesday Walk, which will feature some of our beautiful downtown KCK murals. Meet at noon on Wednesday, June 17 at 7th & Minnesota. From there, artist Jose Faus will lead us on a tour of his murals along Minnesota Ave. and 7th Street while discussing the subject matter, his technique and his inspiration.

The walk will conclude at 1p, and we’ll make time for a quick picnic if you’d like to bring a sack lunch. This will be a great opportunity to get to know one of our city’s incredible artists, not to mention grab some beautiful photo opps. Bring a friend or colleague and we’ll see you there!

Image via Jose Faus

June 19: Food Truck Friday with Indios Carbonsitos

IndiosCarbonsitos_SopesWe’re so excited to welcome back a Food Truck Friday favorite: Indios Carbonsitos! This month’s Food Truck Friday will be on the third Friday of the month, so please note the date change. We’ll be set up in the parking lot across from the Hilton Garden Inn (520 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan.) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 19. Stop by and enjoy some of Indios Carbonsitos’ delicious Mexican street food. See you there!

Registration Open for DashKCK, a Downtown KCK 5K

dashkckCalling all runners and walkers! We’re excited to team up with Donnelly College for DashKCK, a 5K race/walk that starts at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 12.

The race starts and finishes at the JFK Community Center next to Big 11 Lake Park and includes a 3.1-mile route through the heart of downtown KCK, a fantastic way to see more of the vibrant community and all of the exciting things that are happening in it.

Registration is now open, so sign up and grab your spot! Individual participation is $8, or sign up a family of 4 or more for $25. Registration includes a bib with chip timer, a baseball cap, additional prizes for age group winners and snacks.

Once you’re done with DashKCK, be sure to stick around Big 11 Lake Park for Library in the Park, which kicks off when the race is over. The Kansas City Kansas Public Library will have a variety of booths and services set up around the park, as well as live entertainment, family-friendly activities, food and more.

It’s going to be a beautiful day of events in #downtownKCK. Join us!