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Discussion about future of property south of Tonganoxie Water Park set for Tuesday

November 27, 2013

City officials will meet with the public for an introductory meeting and create a task force to discuss future plans for land south of Tonganoxie Water Park that will be transformed into a park in some capacity.

Residents can join in the 6 p.m. meeting Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Tonganoxie Public LIbrary, Third and Bury streets. It also will serve as a Tonganoxie City Council work session, as several council members plan to attend.

The property commonly referred to as the “Gallagher Property” was donated to the city by the sons of Harry Sr. and Margaret Gallagher. Since 1938, the Gallaghers owned the white house at 301. S. Main Street. After Margaret Gallagher’s death in late 2010, the Gallagher sons, Harry, Jr., Larry and Robert, donated the property to the city for use as a municipal park. The house was demolished and the property is awaiting public input on how to move forward with a proposed park.

For more information, contact Jennifer Jones-Lacy at or 913-845-2620.


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