We are starting to apply some names to trail sections. Note that I said trail sections. We have opted to go with a larger number of names for shorter sections of trail to help with identifying where you are on the trails. One reason for this is so that if a trail user notes an issue on the trail and contacts the trail managers we can be more specific. For instance, someone could email us and say, "Hey, I was out running today and found a tree down across the trail on the Buzz Kill section." That will allow us to narrow that down quickly to where we need to go do maintenance. These names probably won't make it to the map, as it would make the map too busy. The carsonite markers will remain on the map.
Using current estimates of cost per linear foot, the trails built by volunteers at Stocksdale/Walnut Woods represent approximately $90,000 in value added to these public lands. This is based on lower end estimates as of 04/15/11.
Stocksdale Park is open all hours now.
Local Eateries (No national chain restaurants allowed)
Ginger Sue's: Breakfast and Lunch. Great food in a neat little place. The "official" restaurant of the trail crew! 12 W Kansas St
Seva: Great Indian food. Across I-35 on the north side of 152 and Flintlock. Near Chipotle.
Sorella's: Another little deli. On Missouri street just east of the square.
Stan Gaskill 1950-2013
Sad news for all who frequent the Smithville Lake trails. Late Friday Stan
Gaskill passed away "at home peacefully among his loving family". Stan was
8 months ago
Directions to SWW
From I-35: Take 152 east into Liberty. Take this past 291 (becomes Kansas Ave.). At the stoplight of Kansas and N. Ridge turn right and then immediately bear left at the fork. Proceed east on what is now Sunset Ave. As you continue east, it then becomes Mill St. When you reach the traffic light at William Jewell College, turn right and cross the RR Tracks. Proceed east on Richfield Road. You will reach La Frenz road, there will be a sign for Stocksdale Park, you will turn right on La Frenz. This road will twist around left then right before you reach the park.
From 291 South: If coming from Lee's Summit or Independence, proceed north on 291, as you approach Liberty you will come to the first traffic light, which is Ruth Ewing Road. Turn right on Ruth Ewing and proceed east. It will turn north and become La Frenz road. This will go directly to Stocksdale Park.