The City of Overbrook and the Kanza Rail-Trails Conservancy held a dedication ceremony on May 10th for a new trailhead on the Landon Nature Trail. The President of KRTC said a few remarks, the President of the Overbrook City Council read a statement of support and a letter from the Governor recognizing the event, and there was a short walk/ride on the newly-finished trail.
There is now one mile of the Landon Nature Trail completed at Overbrook, extending southeast from the trailhead, which is located at about 1st and Maple (Shawnee Heights Road).
The remainder of the trail, extending both north towards the Shawnee County line, and south towards the Flint Hills Nature Trail, remains to be developed.
The KRTC is actively seeking volunteers to work on development of the Landon Trail in the Overbrook area. If you are interested or know of someone who might be interested, please email John Purvis at email@example.com to learn more. Don’t be shy, give it a try. How many times in life do you get a chance to build something which will do so much good for so many people and outlive all of us?
The trailhead and trail segment were partially funded by the Lattner Family Foundation.
Here are some photos from the new trailhead and trail: