On Wednesday, the first really gorgeous afternoon of the year, a couple dozen people were playing pickleball at Meadowbrook Park at 91st and Nall.
That was until two Prairie Village police officers showed up to tell the players they were violating the emergency order limiting gatherings to no more than ten people.
It wasn’t quite a bust but the officers came armed with copies of the emergency order issued by the county health department last Saturday.
The officers said while the order is enforceable they were there to “educate” people.
One player described the officers as “perfectly nice.”
When asked if they were driving around looking for gatherings of more than ten people, the officers said no, someone called the pickleball gathering in.
Sam Zeff is KCUR's Metro Reporter. Follow him on Twitter @SamZeff.