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National Take a Walk in a Park Day

Did you know that tomorrow is National Take a Walk in a Park Day? With the weekend just beginning, now is the perfect time to plan a trip to a favorite park or to make a point to visit somewhere brand new! Clay County is home to several parks that we recommend you visit, but here is a list of just six that we think you should check out this spring!

1. Macken Park

1002 Clark Ferguson Drive, North Kansas City, MO 64116

North Kansas City’s Macken Park is situated near downtown on a beautifully maintained 60 acres. The park features many amenities, including: reservable shelters, ball fields, walking trails, playgrounds, and more!

2. Dagg Park

2000 Iron Street, North Kansas City, MO 64116

This 5-acre park is perfect for a family day outside, especially during the summer months. Along with shelters, playgrounds, and a rope play system, Dagg Park is home to an interactive water play with their zero-depth spray ground. The Spray Grounds is scheduled to open Memorial Day Weekend and it’s definitely something to mark down on your to-do list for this summer!

3. Smithville Lake

17201 Paradesian, Smithville, MO 64089

Smithville Lake is a 7,200 acre lake and has more than 175 miles of shoreline. Smithville Lake’s amenities include: 2 swim beaches, 777 campsites, reservable shelters, 2 full service marinas including boat rentals, 1 sailboat only marina, 4 disc golf courses, great fishing whether from shore or by boat, 25 miles of walking/biking trails, 11 miles of single-track mountain biking trails, 26 miles of equestrian trails, and so much more!

4. Happy Rock Park

NE 76th and N Antioch, Gladstone, MO 64119

Located on 79.8 acres, Happy Rock Park offers numerous recreational activities. With 5 lighted ball fields, 4 soccer fields, 4 lighted tennis courts, a basketball court, 3 playgrounds, a 1.3 mile fitness trail, shelters, and more, Happy Rock Park is ideal for outdoor fun!

5. Oak Grove Park

NE 76th Street and Troost, Gladstone, MO 64118

A local favorite for community events (including Gladstone Theatre in the Park and the Gladstone Summertime Bluestfest) and more, Oak Grove Park’s 17 acres is home to numerous amenities that make it fun for the whole family. Featuring a playground, sand volleyball court, two shelters, picnic tables, a half mile walking trail, and an amphitheater, Oak Grove Park has lots to offer!

6. Waterworks Park

NE 32nd Street and North Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64116

This park is situated on 57.68 lush miles of hilly woodlands and is positioned to provide perfect views of Downtown Kansas City and North Kansas City, especially at night. Waterworks Park is most visited by those looking to play on the park’s massive disc golf course. The course features 18 holes/baskets and can be slightly difficult to navigate at times, but the sights and course are well worth the walk!

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