Celebrate King holiday with nature walk to Martin Luther King Square Park


Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Courtesy Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department.

The Heartland Conservation Alliance Partnership hopes to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy, get some fresh air, and build community with a nature walk on Monday, Jan. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m.

“This is a great opportunity to enjoy fresh air and sunshine while focusing on the legacy of Dr. King,” said Heartland Conservation Alliance Partnership Coordinator Brianna Leiker.

“It is important to keep in mind Dr. King’s commitment to working together and we hope this event will help build relationships to expand the problem solving capacity of the community.”

Led by a community naturalist, the walk will begin with remarks and a prayer from a local pastor at the Brush Creek Community Center and conclude with refreshments at Martin Luther King, Jr., Square Park. Kansas City residents will be joined by hundreds of thousands across the country celebrating MLK Day, organizers say.


  • 18 from 1-­‐‑3 p.m.
  • For more information about Heartland Conservation Alliance visit their website or find them on Facebook.
  • For details about the Nature Walk, contact Brianna Leiker, Partnership Coordinator, 816-759-7300, ext. 1148, or by email at hcapartnerships@gmail.com
  • Local residents are invited to participate in the casual, family-­‐‑friendly walk for reflection and to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy of peaceful demonstrations. The walk will take place on a paved trail and is appropriate for walkers of all ages and abilities. The 1.5-­‐‑mile nature walk will begin at 1 p.m. at the Brush Creek Community Center, 3801 Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. and conclude at the Martin Luther King, Jr., Square Park. Walkers are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for outdoor weather, including hats and gloves. There is adequate parking, but no indoor facilities or restrooms will be available.


  1. Emily says:

    I didn’t even know there was an MLK park! Can you add the address or intersection?

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