The proposed 1,144-mile interconnected system of public and private open spaces, greenways and trails dubbed MetroGreen® is intended to link seven counties in the Kansas City metropolitan area. In Kansas, it covers Leavenworth, Johnson, and Wyandotte Counties, as well as Cass, Clay, Jackson, and Platte Counties.

MetroGreen continues a long history of valuing green space in the Kansas City region by proposing the “parkways and boulevards” concept of the 1894 Kessler Plan for Kansas City, Mo. By identifying more than 75 distinct corridors to form a regional network of greenways that connects many of the areas most important natural assets.

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