Bird City is a small, yet progressive, community. Here are some of the major projects that have taken place in the in the past few years in our community.
- Seeing a need for a lacking service within our community, Bird City Century II Development Foundation constructed a home to the east of the Cheylin Wellness Center, to serve as a new daycare facility for the community. The Cougar Cub Daycare is a non-profit entity and licensed for up to 12 children;
- City of Bird City is in the process of changing out and putting in new water meters and water lines throughout town;
- The old PrairieLand Electric Building was purchased in 2014 and completely gutted; new business opportunities are being pursued to bring into Bird City;
- A community wellness center was a goal of the community, and a dedicated group of individuals created plans to build the Cheylin Wellness Center, a joint project of the community and school, and was completed in 2013.
- American Legion Hall was gifted to the Bird City Century II Development Foundation in 2011 and underwent a major renovation in 2012, the American Legion is available for weddings, funerals, auctions, meetings and community events;
- Bird City Senior Estates, consisting of 2-duplexes, was built in 2012 by an area developer when hearing that Bird City was in need of senior housing;
- Robertson-Griffin-Bacon Memorial Building is a business incubator building located in downtown Bird City, formerly known as Security State Bank building, the Bird City Century II Development Foundation purchased and renovated this building in 2011 in memory of its donors;
- 5th Street Apartments: received approval and funding from the State of Kansas to build two-single family homes and two duplex apartments (a total of six new homes), construction began in October 2009 with tenants occupying them as of August 2010;
- Since 2009, Hometown Market has expanded its produce, freezer, and beverage sections with new coolers and updated lighting in the store; new flooring, windows and doors were replaced in 2014-2015.
- City of Bird City completed a new sewer lagoon system in 2008;
- Landscaped the entrance to Bird City with a new sign and flagpoles in 2008; new brick was built up and reinforced around the entrance in 2015;
- Bird City Dairy, owned by McCarty Family Farms, was recruited as an 1800 head dairy farm to Bird City in 2007, which initially created 20 new jobs and brought in over 20 children to the Cheylin School District. The dairy expanded in 2011, which now houses 3200 cows, employs over 30 people and ships their milk to a processing facility in Rexford, KS, owned by McCarty Family Farms, which supplies condensed milk to a Dannon yogurt plant in Texas, visit them at mccartyfamilyfarms.com;
- Built an addition to the American Legion Hall which houses the Foundation offices in 2006;
- Renovated the city park, 2005-2007, with ongoing improvements;
CITY OF BIRD CITY WATER REPORT 2015 – The water for the City of Bird City comes from two ground water wells. Click Here for the most recent Consumer Confidence Report provided by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. This report shows the city’s water test results.
Bird City sits along US Highway 36 in Northwest Kansas approximately 17 miles south of the Nebraska border and 28 miles east of the Colorado border.
We are proud of our community and invite you to stop and visit or plan a trip during one of the special events in the area.