City using drones at parks

The City of Kirksville’s Parks and Recreation Department will use drone technology to conduct topographical surveys in several City parks. This innovative approach will help to better understand current park terrain and facilitate informed decision-making for future park development and maintenance. On Friday, March 22, 2024, residents may notice a drone flying over designated areas in multiple City parks, including Brashear Park, P.C. Mills Park and North Park. The drone will be equipped with sensors and cameras capable of capturing detailed topographic data. The Parks and Recreation Department assures residents that all necessary precautions will be taken to ensure the safe and responsible operation of the drone during the surveying process. Additionally, the privacy of park visitors will be respected, and the drone will strictly focus on capturing topographical data.