<b>Hale Cook Elementary</b> - Active local parents worked with the Kansas City Public Schools to reopen this neighborhood school in 2013.

Welcome to your neighborhood

Ask those in our neighborhood where they live and you'll get a few different answers.

Waldo, Brookside, Brookdo. But the proper name is Ward Parkway Homes Association. Situated in Kansas City, Mo., between Gregory Boulevard (north), Wornall Road (east), 75th Street (south), and State Line Road (west), the Ward Parkway neighborhood is a collection of homes dating as far back as the late 1800s. You'll find Four Squares, Dutch Colonials, Dible Tudors, Arts and Crafts Bungalows and Shirtwaists — each as unique and charming as the tree-lined streets on which they stand.


    Become a Member

    Support the WPHA by becoming a member or renewing your membership.


    Security Patrol

    Our security patrol helps maintain a low crime rate and provides a vacation house watch service.


    Get Involved

    There are many ways to volunteer and make a difference in our neighborhood.


    Host a Block Party

    Block parties are a great way to build connections and create lasting memories with your neighbors.

Latest News



      Don't break the law on July 4th weekend
      Fireworks can make for an awesome display of spectacular lights and booming sound, but within the limits of KCMO, it is illegal to use, possess, or sell them.

      Why? Fireworks can put your safety and the safety of others at risk, especially in the confines of a dense, urban environment. Fireworks can endanger your property and that of your neighbors. We hope all WPHA residents will be respectful and celebrate the 4th of July by watching a professional fireworks display instead.

      As a reminder to WPHA residents, all KCPS school grounds — including Hale Cook Elementary — are closed and off-limits right now due to pandemic. This would include the parking lots for use of any type of fireworks on the 4th of July. Thank you you following guidelines and helping to keep everyone safe.

      If you need to report fireworks, please do not call 9-1-1. Instead, call the police non-emergency number at 816-234-5111.