Tulips on Troost hopes to inspire and motivate the citizens of Kansas City to recognize the value of neighborhood revitalization and beautification in some of the city's most historic districts. Tulips are just on the surface—our deep-rooted goal is to use a beautiful, accessible thing like a tulip to represent positive change on Troost and to let the city know that Troost is worth our time, efforts, and resources.
Who/what is Troost Avenue's name sake?
Troost Avenue is named after Dr. Benoist Troost, a Dutchman who immigrated to Kansas City in the 1840s along with his wife, Mary. Dr. Troost was the city's first medical doctor and is known as one of the city's founding fathers.
We plant tulips in tribute to Troost's namesake, Dr. Benoist Troost who was from Holland. Holland is the home of tulips (and most of the ones we plant on Troost come straight from there!)
How many tulips have been planted so far?
We've planted around 275,000 tulips over the past five years.
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