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#1 – Antioch Park
6501 Antioch Rd Merriam, KS 66202
Johnson County’s oldest and most popular park. Some park amenities include walking paths, not one but two lakes made just for fishing, tennis courts, basketball court, a playground, picnic shelters, restrooms, and more! Antioch Park is known to be well-kept, and it is also a family favorite because there is so much to do here! The kids have plenty of things to explore, climb on, swing on, and lots of room to run around, try 44-acres worth of fun! First on our list of the best park in Kansas City!
This park resides on the Missouri side for all of you that live in the Kansas City North area! What’s nice about Penguin Park is that the park divides into age-appropriate play areas, so if you are a parent with kids of different ages, they are more than welcome to split up to play on whichever playground. What’s great about this is, your kids can be content playing on the playground, benefitting their age group, and you can sit within the picnic area that allows you to see both playground areas at once! The kids that come to visit Penguin Park get most excited about the giant animals that get included in the park, such as a giraffe, kangaroo, elephant, and of course, a penguin! Some other amenities this park offers are walking/biking trails and a pond for fishing. Come to Penguin Park to check out the giant friendly animals and more!
Feeling like you need to get out of the house? The kids are restless and are bouncing off the walls, and even your dog is driving you nuts due to limited activity. Problem solved! Pack up the car with your kid(s), your dog(s), and some snacks and head to Roe Park! This park is perfect for families who like to be active! Roe Parks amenities include age-appropriate playgrounds, lots of room for you and your pets to run around and burn off some energy. There are even a few soccer fields within the park! So next time you feel like escaping your not so humble abode, don’t forget to bring a soccer ball!
This 1600-acre park is a fan favorite! There is a lot of space for you and your family to run around and burn off some energy. There are three playgrounds for your kids to choose from, play on one or two or all three! This park is dog friendly; there’s even a 53-acre off-leash area to allow your dog to get the freedom they deserve, perfect for playing fetch! Shawnee Mission Park is known for its beauty; many people take pictures here due to the park having beautiful backgrounds. Some might consider taking their family pictures, senior pictures, engagement pictures, or even just for fun pictures. Within this 1600-acre park, 120 of the acreage is taking up by a lake made for boating, fishing, swimming, and more. Spend a day at Shawnee Mission Park, where the fun never ends! There are even shelters for special events such as birthday parties; the fun family gets together, graduation parties, etc. You can even rent paddle boats, canoes, and fishing boats if you don’t have one of your own!
Do you love to bike? Come here, to Wyandotte County Lake! The trails are perfect for those who love adventure on their bikes! This park has one big trail that loops around the park, allowing you to see anything and everything. Some more amenities Wyandotte offers are a library, marina, and even a war memorial! Please make the most of it at Wyandotte County Lake, where you and your family have the privilege to bike, walk, hike, fish, play, and have some family fun!
Stop and smell the roses, literally! Loose Park offers guests to come to check out its beautiful acreage and historical land! This park has a lovely rose garden guests can walk around in and enjoy the scenery of beautiful roses. Loose Park also has picnic areas and a large shelter house perfect for parties, celebrations, and events for you and your friends and family to enjoy! Also open to the public is a playground with sandpit kids will love to dive into and ply for hours! Jacob Park would be a place to keep in mind for a perfect day trip! Sixth on our list of the best park in Kansas City!
#7 – Black Bob Park
14500 151st St, Olathe, KS 66062
If you and your family need an all-day adventure, load up the car and drive to Blackbob Park! How this park draws the attention of kids is their castle-themed playground! By playing on this playground, they are going to feel like little princes and princesses! This park also offers batting cages to all the baseball players out there, and basketball court! So whether you’re a baseball fan or basketball fan, or both, don’t forget to bring gear and enjoy a nice game or practice of your favorite sport.
#8 – Valley Park
4000 E Terr, Grandview, MO 64030
This park is a perfect match for parents that have little monkeys at home! Although this park resides in Grandview, Valley Park, one of the unique parks out there! In other words, it is worth the drive! Not only is this particular park perfect for your rambunctious child(ren), but it will challenge those little muscles considering they are allowed to climb on everything! Even slide down a 55ft slide one time, three times or twenty times! Last on our list for the best park in Kansas City!