The Firehouse on 20th Bar & Grill w/ The Good Sam Club Bar Band 220 East 20th Ave
North Kansas City, Mo…..
North Kansas City is a city in Clay County, Missouri, United States and is an independent municipality that is a part of the Kansas City metropolitan area. The population was 4,714 as of the 2000 census but a large business/industrial base swells the daytime population by thousands more. Originally a northern suburb across the Missouri River from Kansas City, Missouri, it is now almost completely surrounded by Kansas City, which has annexed far to the north of North Kansas City’s northern city limits. North Kansas City also adjoins the small municipality of Avondale.
In 1883, Willard E. Winner came to the area with plans to build a city north of Kansas City across the Missouri River, and connect the two by a bridge. He built a rock road that became Swift Avenue and he started constructing a bridge across the Missouri River. He then purchased land and laid subdivisions in town lots. The city was well planned and built with homes, commercial houses, paved and lighted streets, a water works system and parks in advance of its inhabitants. The district was incorporated on November 4, 1912, as the Town of North Kansas City.
While 4,714 people reside in North Kansas City, the industrial/business portion of the city comprises approximately 3/4ths of the land area making the daytime population much larger.
The Fire Department has approximately 60 EMS personnel occupying two stations. The police department has approximately 40 sworn police officers and approximately 10 civilian personnel. North Kansas City has its own hospital, library and park system. Macken Park is an approximate 60-acre (240,000 m2) park with a walking trail, running track, picnic shelters, playgrounds, lighted tennis and handball courts, baseball fields, soccer fields and basketball courts. Dagg Park, located east of City Hall features picnic tables, children’s playground, wading pool, and fountain. The North Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department offers an extensive list of programs and activities year-round. The city cooperates with local merchants in providing area residents and workers with entertainment events like Northtown’s Noontime Friday in the Park concerts, parades and special displays.
North Kansas City Library, located at the southeast corner of 23rd and Howell, offers loans of books, magazines, video tapes, DVDs, and compact discs. The library is also North Kansas City High School’s media center. The library is run by the city and is not a part of the Kansas City Public Library or the Mid-Continent Public Library systems. North Kansas City Hospital, founded in 1958, is a primary acute care center with 451 beds.