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Thursday, March 28, 2019
Hyde Pool Removal Progress

Landfill crews have been assisting the parks department in the removal of the Hyde Park swimming pool. This project started three weeks ago with the intent of taking out a single swimming pool that was built in 1955. What crews did not expect was a second pool underneath and around the original pool they were taking out. This pool was constructed in 1925, and is significantly larger than the pool built in 1955. The pool removal is nearly complete and back filling should begin later this week. If the weather cooperates, crews should be done with the removal process and ready to prep the area for seeding early next week. A new water feature for Hyde Park was approved by voters last August through the Capital Improvements Program (CIP) half-cent sales tax.
Spring Open Burning

Open burning has been approved for April 1-21, between the hours of 10am-3:30pm daily. Only dry yard waste such as leaves, brush and logs grown on the residential property may be burned. Residents are encouraged to explore alternatives to open burning. Many options for disposing of yard waste are easy, do not contribute to air pollution, are not dependent on time restrictions or the weather and provide the health benefit of physical activity while doing yard work.

Special Olympics Missouri Indoor Games

Approximately 3,000 athletes, coaches and partners will be heading to St. Joseph this weekend for the Special Olympics Missouri Indoor Games. This is the second year the games have been hosted in St. Joseph. Participates will take part in bowling and basketball championships on March 29-30, at the Civic Arena, REC Center, Belt Entertainment, South Side Family Fun Center, Lafayette, LeBlond, Central and Benton high schools, and Missouri Western State University. Don't forget to cheer on the competitors during the opening ceremonies at the Civic Arena on Friday, March 29, at 7:30pm. 

Volunteers are greatly appreciated and play a critical role in the success of Special Olympic events. Most opportunities do not require any training and last about four hours. To sign up to be a volunteer, click here .

Time to Get Out and Play

During the March 11 City Council meeting, council approved the purchase of playgrounds to replace old and non-existent equipment in six neighborhood parks throughout St. Joseph. These six playgrounds are Mary, Seitz, College Hill, Rest Square, Hochman, and Patee parks. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds... read more
Run/Walk for the Paws 5K

Grab your four-legged friends and join the Friends of the Animal Shelter for the 5th Annual Run/Walk for the Paws 5K on Saturday, April 13, starting at 9am. This is the group's largest fundraiser of the year and all funds raised will go toward the capital campaign project for a new animal shelter. The race will start in the parking lot across the street from Bode Ice Arena, 2500 Southwest Parkway, and will follow the southwest parkway up to Bartlett Park and then back to Bode Ice Arena. Local pet-related businesses/organizations will have booths for participants to browse and there will also be a kid’s activity booth. Awards for first, second and third place for male and female participants in age categories along with awards for first, second and third place dog finishers.

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