Jackson County Parks

Adair Park Blue & Gray Park Blue River Parkway Fleming Park  Hayes Park Landahl Park 
Little Blue Trace Longview Lake Park Monkey Mountain Park  Oppenstein Brothers Memorial Park River Bluff Reserve


40 acres

4400 S. Lee's Summit Road
Independence, Missouri
South of I-70 on Lee's Summit Road

Ball play! Adair Park serves primarily as a a girls' softball complex, but it also includes 5 shelters, 40 picnic tables and a nature area with a half-mile trail.

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1,733 acres

7 miles south of I-70 on Buckner-Tarsney Road

Nestled in the oak and hickory hardwood timbers of eastern Jackson County, the beautiful terrain of Blue and Gray Park is popular with horseback riders, hikers and cross-country skiers. Because of the great interest in horseback riding at Blue and Gray Park, the park features a parking lot with pull-through capability for large trailers.

Other facilities include 2 shelterhouses (Bergen Shelter and Hammond Road Shelter), 6 picnic tables and (pit) toilets. The natural setting of the area offers a great opportunity to study wildlife and enjoy the wilderness. There are also facilities for primitive, organized group camping.

There is a fee for overnight horse camping on Brown Road.

A permit is required to park a horse trailer at Blue & Gray Park:
Call (816) 503-4805 for permit reservations. You can purchase a permit at the administration offices:

22807 Woods Chapel Road
Blue Springs MO 64015.

Organized Youth Camping is allowed. Call (816) 503-4805 for pricing.

Equestrian Trails
> There are numerous interconnected horse trails throughout the park.

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2,400 acres

Borders the Big Blue River from Swope Park south to the southern end of Jackson County.

This multi-faceted parkland features many amenities, including several miles of multi-use trails popular for mountain biking. Other highlights include:

Radio-Controlled Airplane Field Horse Riding Area
140th & Holmes Softball Complex Picnic Area
Alex George Lake Soccer Fields
Hiking Trails Shelter Houses

Blue River Mountain Bike Trails
> 4.5 miles one way
> Kenneth Road to Red Bridge Road

Blue River Glades Trail
> 3.0 mile loop
80th Street and Blue River Road
Eddy Ballentine Trail
> Trailhead 200 yards south of Glades Trail on Blue River Road.
> Connects to Blue River Glades Trail, forming a loop trail.

Mountain Bike Trails
> Trailhead at 118th and Lydia.
> Connects to Blue River Glades Trail, forming a loop trail.
> Trails extend from Red Bridge Road to 139th Street.

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Total Land Area: 7,809 acres | Total Lake Area: 1,690 acres

This park features both Lake Jacomo and Blue Springs Lake, campgrounds, boating and much more. CLICK HERE for all the park's details.

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32 acres

249 Santa Fe Street
Sibley, Missouri

Adjacent to Fort Osage, Hayes Park provides a shelter, 6 picnic tables and a playing field facility. It also offers overflow parking for events at Fort Osage.

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1,397 acres

Located 2 miles east of Missouri Highway 7 on Truman Road.

Popular with mountain bikers, this park includes many miles of trails designated for bikers of all levels and skills.

Our newest facility is an archery range complex with static targets and 3 walking courses.

Other activities include horseback riding trails, a softball field, a picnic shelter, 40 picnic tables, primitive group camping, hiking, and in the winter, cross country skiing.

In 1981, the Missouri Department of Conservation opened the Lake City Shooting Range for target shooting and outdoor education. The Conservation Department operates the Range to provide a safe practice area for hunters and marksmen. A new facility made up of a rifle range, pistol range, 3 trap ranges, a skeet range and indoor classroom is currently under construction and will replace the old facility in fall of 2009.

Formerly the Lake City Park Reserve, the park was renamed in 1988 to honor former Jackson County Parks + Rec Director William L. Landahl.

Mountain Bike Trails
> 21 miles
> For various skill levels. Starts on Argo Road.
> An 18.5-mile single track trail was built and is maintained by the Earth Riders Mountain Bike Club.
> The other 2.5 miles of the trail are double-access roads.

The Equestrian Trail Access and trailer parking are located south of Argo Road opposite the Lake City Shooting Range.

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1,856 acres

Borders the Little Blue River from Longview Lake north to Blue Mills Road.

In 1985, Jackson County Parks + Rec completed the purchase of the Little Blue Trace Nature Preserve.

An 11-mile hiking and bicycling trail highlights the park, which also includes -- along this trail system -- 4 shelters, 30 picnic tables and a softball field. The trail currently starts at Blue Mills Road and extends 11 miles to I-70. It will ultimately extend to Longview Lake.

Little Blue Trace Trail
> 11 miles one way
> Rock surface
> I-70 north to Blue Mills Road Shelter
> Entrance acess at:
  • Blue Mills Road
  • Ripley Junction
  • Bundschu Road
  • M-78 shelter just west of Highway 7
  • Necessary Road at R.D. Mize Road
  • Little Blue Parkway in the Hartman Heritage Center

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Total Land Area: 4,852 acres | Total Lake Area: 930 acres

Longview Lake Park features Longview Lake, a full-service marina, public campgrounds and the Fred Arbanas Golf Course. CLICK HERE for all the park's details.

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855 acres

E. Old U.S. Highway 40
Grain Valley, Missouri

The park, purchased in 1972, is used as a nature reserve. It has a variety of cover and terrain. It is popular with hikers, horse back riders, orienteering enthusiasts and scout groups. Organized youth camping is by reservation only. Call (816) 503-4805.

Hiking Trail
> 3.5-mile loop
> Old U.S. Highway 40 parking area

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1 acre

12th & Walnut
Downtown Kansas City, Missouri

This park offers a relaxing reprieve from the busy buzz of the downtown business district. Dedicated in 1981, the park honors the Oppenstein Brothers, who operated a retail jewelry business in Kansas City and were active in the community.

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280 acres

Located on the bluffs overlooking the Missouri River vally east of Missouri Highway 291 along Courtney Atherton Road, the park is a nature reserve. It features heavily wooded hilly terrain.  

River Bluff Nature Trail
> 2.4-mile loop
> Starts and ends on Courtney Road 

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View Jackson County parks in a larger map

Adair Park
Blue & Gray Park
Blue River Parkway
Hayes Park
Landahl Park
Little Blue Trace Park
Monkey Mountain Park
Oppenstein Brothers Memorial Park
River Bluff Nature Reserve

Blue Springs Lake & Lake Jacomo 

Longview Lake




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