Thomas J. Kiely Park

Thomas J. Kiely Park

Lt. Thomas Kiely died Sept. 12, 1918, in France. The original memorial location was a traffic island at the intersection of Brush Creek Blvd. and The Paseo. A cannon was placed in honor of Capt. Kiely by the Thomas J. Kiely American Legion Post, and the site was dedicated in his name in 1941. The cannon was removed for safety reasons just a few months later. In 1947, a different monument was placed there, dedicated to 2 doctors, one killed in WWI and the other during WWII.

This Fitzsimons – Battenfeld Monument was later moved when the traffic island was eliminated with the realignment of Brush Creek and surrounding roads. The park property alongside The Paseo from Cleaver Blvd to Brush Creek was unofficially named Kiely Park, as a replacement for the traffic island park that was removed. The American Legion Post has closed, and little is known about Thomas Kiely at this time.


Volker Boulevard and The Paseo, Kansas City, MO


Opened 1926 


City of Kansas City, MO

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