5-Year Dedicated Parks Maintenance Sales Tax

Thank you Blue Springs!  On April 4, Blue Springs residents voted in favor of a 5-Year Dedicated Parks Maintenance Sales Tax to provide funding for local parks.  This new sales tax will be applied on October 1, 2017.  Projects will be implemented as funding becomes available.

There are approximately 35 million dollars of unfunded deferred maintenance needs in Blue Springs parks. This sales tax will fund approximately 40 percent – 15 million dollars – of the parks deferred maintenance needs over the 5-year sunset period.

The 5-year dedicated parks maintenance ½ cent sales tax will be funded by residents and non-residents making retail purchases in Blue Springs.  The ½ cent sales tax adds 25 cents for every $50 spent in Blue Springs and would raise approximately $3 million dollars annually.

Revenues from the dedicated parks sales tax are only to be used for deferred parks maintenance and renovation purposes. This proposed funding would not replace current General Fund allocations for parks and cannot be used for parks operations, including the Blue Springs Fieldhouse.

Parks Maintenance Proposed Projects Include:

Major Renovation of Burrus Old Mill Park

  • Construction of a new Splash Pad
  • Renovations to the: playground, basketball court, baseball field, volleyball court, skate park, shelters and restrooms.

Major Renovation of Wilbur Young Park

Renovations to the: playground, basketball courts, softball field, tennis courts, volleyball courts, shelters and restrooms.

Deferred maintenance repairs at every park in Blue Springs.  To download a complete list (PDF), click here.  For a project list with cost estimates, click here.

Trails Maintenance Proposed Projects Include:

  • Repairs to segments of Adams Dairy Parkway Trail
  • Repairs to segments of Duncan Road Trail
  • Repairs to Woods Chapel Park Trail
  • Replacement of Rotary Park Trail
  • Repairs to 5 additional trail sections in Blue Springs.  Click here for a complete list.

Facilities Maintenance Proposed Projects Include:

Vesper Hall

  • Replacement of the original roof
  • Flooring replacement, building repair and repainting

Adams Pointe Golf Course

  • • Replacement of the original roof
  • • Cart path replacement, bunker repair and replacement
For a complete facilities maintenance list, click here.

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