Something Kansas City is known for is its parks. From sprawling open spaces to fun-filled swing sets, there’s a park for everyone. Want to hike or have a picnic? Take a gander at A. Blair Stover’s top five best parks in Kansas City.
1) Loose Park. Wornall Road and 51st Street.
Considered Kansas City’s favorite park, this extensive park has everything you can think of and more. Fun picnic areas, scene walks, tennis courts, and a water park all make up the third largest park in Kansas City.
2) Shawnee Mission Park. 7900 Renner Road, Shawnee.
This park is not only the largest park in the county but it also happens to be the most visited. Frisbee golfers, fishing gurus, and runners will love the features that Shawnee offers. And even Fido can come along for the fun with the park’s off-leash dog area.
3) Antioch Park. 66th Street and Antioch Road in Merriam, KS.
This park tailors to the kiddies with a playground modeled after Old Dodge Town where kids can play cowboys and bank robbers. A great place for the kids to have fun while parents get a chance to sit down and relax.
4) Penguin Park. North Vivion Road and North Norton Avenue in the Northland.
With quite a few renovations, this park is also good choice for children. There are enormous slides and even a 23-foot penguin slide and a 26-foot kangaroo slide.
5) Sar-ko-Park. 87th Street and Lackman Road.
With a plethora of shaded areas, this park is enjoyable for all families. A good place to let your kids run with six open play areas and five playgrounds. This is also a great place for the adults, with the numerous tennis, basketball, baseball, and tennis facilities.