Parks & trees Committee


The Parks & Trees Committee makes recommendations to the City Council concerning City owned parks and parkland. The committee consists of no less than 5 members, of which at least four shall be residents of the City and at least one shall be a member of the City Council.  Committee members serve a term of one year which begins on January 1st.

  1. 2023
  2. 2022
  3. 2021
  4. 2020
  5. 2019
  6. 2018
  7. 2017
  8. 2016
  9. 2015

Regular Meeting January 11Agenda (PDF)
Minutes (PDF)
6 p.m.

2023 Parks & Trees Committee Members

Cooper Creek park Restoration Project

Cooper Creek Park Flyer (PDF)The City is working on eradicating two invasive plant species in Cooper Creek Park which have gotten a strong foothold over many decades, choking out native plants, including many trees. The thick and entrenched growth of these invasive plants made it impossible for the City to remove them all by hand. Habitat Architects, a professional, environmentally-sound company, was hired to cut down and/or treat with herbicide the wintercreeper groundcover and vines, bush honeysuckle, 7 Callery Pear trees, and a Tree of Heaven.

 What do we mean by “invasive'' plants? They are aggressive, non-native species which cause or are likely to cause economic harm, environmental harm, or harm to human health. Codes in Roeland Park prohibit specific invasive plant species on private and public property. 

This "Homeowners' Guide" will help Roeland Park homeowners identify two common invasive plants, bush honeysuckle and wintercreeper, that could be growing in your yard and how to eradicate them.