MetroGreen® is an interconnected system of public and private natural areas, greenways and trails linking communities throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area.
The 1,144-mile greenway plan covers Leavenworth, Johnson and Wyandotte counties in Kansas and Cass, Clay, Jackson and Platte counties in Missouri.
The concept of a metro greenway system is not new. MetroGreen extends the “;parkways and boulevards” concept of the 1894 Kessler Plan for Kansas City, Missouri; builds on existing local greenway plans and systems; and is the next step in a project begun in 1991 by the Prairie Gateway Chapter of the American Society of the Landscape Architects. Read more about MetroGreen’s history»
MetroGreen identifies more than 75 separate corridors that will form a regional network to connect many of the area’s most valuable natural assets. Over 200 miles of the system have been constructed and an additional 100 miles are planned for construction in the next 10 years.
For additional information about the MetroGreen trail system, please contact Tom Jacobs at 816/474-4240.
Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has provided partial funding for this project under Section 604(b) of the Clean Water Act. MoDNR Subgrant G09-WQM-02.