A reservoir in Kessler Park sits empty after being drained in 1931.
The reservoir in Kansas City's northeast neighborhood is overgrown with vegetation after sitting empty for more than 80 years.
The reservoir was drained after only 11 years of use. It is 591 feet long, 225 feet wide and can hold millions of gallons of water.
Residents think the reservoir site could lead to great things in the area if a group had money to spend on it.
Much of the concrete around the outside of the reservoir is covered in graffiti. The area has been dormant since 1931.
Long-time residents in Kansas City's northeast neighborhoods remember the concrete abyss and iron fence of the reservoir.
Years of abandonment for the Kessler Park reservoir have led to overgrowth within the concrete walls of the site.
Residents have different ideas about the potential surrounding the reservoir site. One resident thinks the area could house a restaurant, while another thinks an outdoor activity area would be best.
The overgrowth, graffiti and rust on the iron fence are the only changes long-time residents notice.
This reservoir laid dormant for years after officials cited problems with leakage and an outdated design.
A massive abandoned reservoir in Kessler Park sits along the Cliff Drive Scenic Byway. The reservoir was drained in 1931.
One of the biggest changes residents have seen in the reservoir over the years is the amount of graffiti littering the walls, stairs and iron fence.
The massive reservoir is surrounded by graffiti covered concrete walls. It holds millions of gallons of water.
A rusting iron fence surrounds the abyss that held water for 11 years before being drained. Two northeast neighborhood residents think the space could be used for more if groups had money to develop the site.
This reservoir was built in 1920 and used for 11 years before it was drained. Since then, it has been dormant in Kessler Park.
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