Our Work

Stagecoach Park Master Plan

Olathe, Kansas

Selected by the City of Olathe, Kansas as part of a multi-disciplinary team, Confluence is leading the park master planning for this 40+ acre historic park property that currently serves as a signature destination park located in the heart of the community.  The park environs include the Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site and Heritage Center, incorporating a visitor’s center that provides an educational experience and maintains a strong connection to the City’s rich history.

As part of this overall project, extensive design and planning efforts are being undertaken to properly nestle a new community center facility and related site improvements into the existing passive park’s rolling terrain and mature stands of trees while complementing the site’s existing water features.  Sustainable design approaches include the integration of interpretive rain gardens and bio-retention areas.  Additional site features will include ample parking, pedestrian trail connections, a sprayground area, and adjacent patio spaces and interpretive park areas that extend the use of the park into the new Community Center.

The master plan provides an opportunity to consider additional creative enhancements and park improvements that can be implemented over time to address the community’s short and long-term needs. Our work also includes assisting with City Council and stakeholder involvement throughout the design and planning process.