Oak Park Southwest Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
Three luscious green parks, a cultural center, churches, and myriad of eateries are all at the disposal of residents of the Oak Park Southwest neighborhood in Kansas City. Old Park Southwest stretches from Prospect Avenue in the west to Benton Boulevard in the east and from East 39th Street in the north to Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard in the south.
Brush Creek Park offers green wooded areas along the blue waters of Brush Creek on Oak Park Southwest’s southern edge. Oak Park has wide open green spaces that are ideal for games like soccer or football, tossing around a Frisbee, and many other open air activities in the center of Oak Park Southwest. Seven Oaks Park’s pocket of natural beauty is just a short drive east on East 39th Street.
Residents and visitors alike can sample some Kansas City culture at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, which was named in honor of the political and social activist and seeks to recognize and preserve the contributions African-Americans have made to Kansas City. The center is a member of the Cultural Mall Complex and promotes education and entertainment that is rich in culture. Oak Park Southwest is also home to approximately five churches.
The Oak Park Southwest neighborhood offers a number of options to grab a bite to eat or a cold drink after a long day of work. Several restaurants that call the neighborhood home including Booker’s BBQ, which serves Kansas City Barbecue, and Two Fish and Five Loaves. For a nightcap locals head to the GQ Lounge on the neighborhood’s west side.
Green spaces and blue waters, a cultural center, and local restaurants are part of the reason Oak Park Southwest is an appealing Kansas City neighborhood.