"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." - Theodore Roosevelt




Other Accomplishments

  • Gezer Sign

    The Gezer Park Projects (2013)

    Gezer Park, at 133rd Street and Mission Road, celebrates our sister city, the Gezer Region of Israel. The design and features of the entire park are intended to educate visitors about the ancient history of that region and its cultural significance. Now that the Gezer Park children's play area is in place, the foundation will focus on turning the park into an educational destination for area schoolchildren.

  • Prairie Lessons

    "Prairie Lessons" Sculpture Project (2007)

    The "Prairie Lessons" sculpture, next to the historic Oxford School House in Ironwoods Park, honors teachers. This work of art represents a unique collaboration driven by the Leawood Foundation, Historic Commission, and Arts Council. Dennis Smith, well known sculptor of children, was commissioned to design a piece to represent the nurturing role teachers play in children's lives and the contributions of one-room school teachers.

  • Oxford School

    Historic Oxford School House at Ironwoods Park

    Oxford School is one of the oldest schools in the state of Kansas. It opened in 1877 and continued to operate as a school until 1955. Donations to the Leawood Foundation helped relocate, preserve, and restore it in 2003.The Kansas Preservation Alliance selected Leawood as the recipient of a 2005 Award for Excellence in Preservation Advocacy for preserving the Oxford Schoolhouse.

  • Park Bench

    Ironwoods Park Bench Project

    This was the foundation's effort to provide comfortable seating throughout the 70-acre park at 14701 Mission Road. As we know, the park offers many amenities for all Leawood citizens. The benches allow visitors to sit and enjoy the park's expansive natural environment.