KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Riverfront parks around the Kansas City area are closing due to high water after high amounts of rainfall Thursday into Friday.
In Parkville, police will close English Landing Park and Platte Landing Park at midnight.
The parks will remain closed all day Saturday.
Officials plan to monitor river levels and their impacts to determine if it’s necessary to keep the parks closed Sunday.
Leavenworth city officials are preparing for potential floodwaters along the Missouri River, too.
In anticipation of high water, the city is closing its brush site, riverfront park and campground, and the boat ramp at the park.
Leavenworth is preparing for potential flooding along the Missouri River. https://t.co/sZy1oeO2FB— City of Leavenworth (@LeavenworthKS) June 25, 2021
The Brush Site is closed.
The Riverfront Park and Campground are closed.
The boat ramp at Riverfront Park is closed.
Second Street will be closed in some sections. pic.twitter.com/x4tYVL7r9E
Parts of Second Street will also be closed, officials said.
Also on the Kansas side, Shawnee organizers canceled the Picnic in the Park event at Stump Park due to weather conditions.
They expect to reschedule.
Drivers and pedestrians should never enter high water, even if it appears safe to cross.
Often, the water is deceptively deep and can sweep cars and people away quickly.