Spring Valley Park
Spring Valley Park gets its name from the six springs that used to flow within the 33 acres acquired for the park – located in a valley.
In 1991, a statue was placed in the park to honor Bernard Powell, a local community leader slain in 1979. Mr. Powell (1947-1979) worked for civil rights in the 1960’s and later helped establish a group t promote job training for black youth, as well as encouraging neighborhood beautification with the theme of “Ghetto or Goldmine – the Choice is Yours!” The statue was placed across the street from the Powell family home.
Spring Valley Park – located between 27th St. on the north, Garfield and Brooklyn Ave. on the east, 29th St. on the south and Woodland Ave. and Vine St. on the west. A 1905 Kansas City Star article said that it was estimated hundreds of people would come to drink the spring water every day.