Anyone who has visited the Kansas City
metro area to look for an apartment in Parkville, Missouri, may find the town aptly named for its abundance of park lands that keep Parkville apartment renters busy. The most famous of these areas, the English Landing Park, is located along the Missouri river, and contains jogging and biking trails, a soccer field, a baseball diamond, volleyball courts, two playgrounds and even a nine-hole Frisbee golf course, much to the delight of those who rent Parkville apartments.
However, the town's name actually has nothing to do with the popular sporting grounds. Rather, the name comes from the town's founder, George S. Park, who bought the land in 1838, not long after the land was purchased from Native Americans and opened for new settlements. Although decades have passed since George Park left his mark on the area, those with currently rent Parkville apartments can still feel his influence. For instance, he tried to build the first bridge across the Missouri River, and though Kansas City's Hannibal Bridge opened first, the effort shaped the community nonetheless.
But perhaps Park's greatest contribution to present-day renters of Parkville apartments was the donation of land that would be used to found Park University. The school, which was founded in 1875, today primarily specializes in electronic learning and education for the U.S. military. The Park University Pirates, who play in the American Midwest Conference, entertain Parkville apartment owners with a variety of athletic events.
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