Parks and Recreation

Joplin Area Parks

Are you looking for a particular park, or just curious about what’s in your neighborhood? Here we have a list of area parks that will get your family laughing, and playing! Click on the name of the parks for more information. You can also click on the address of each park for a map to pull up for directions. 

Carl Junction Parks:

Center Creek Park features the Bulldog Beach Pool, tennis and basketball courts, sand volleyball, picnic tables with shelters, and of course playground equipment for the kids. The park is very large, and is semi-wooded, which is great for a picnic. You can also fish from the banks of Center Creek, which is always a lot of fun!

The park is located at 203 Valley Lane, Carl Junction, MO 64834

Country Club Estates Park has a picnic shelter, playground, basketball courts, and a lot of room to run

Country Club Estates Park is located at 175 Hickory St., Carl Junction, Missouri

Memorial Park features two parks, one for smaller children, and one for older children, with picnic tables to eat at.

Memorial Park is located at 413 Pennell St., Carl Junction, MO 64834

Carthage Parks: 

The Battle of Carthage was the earliest full-scale battle of the Civil War, preceding Bull Run by 11 days. Battle of Carthage State Historic Site contains a quiet meadow and the spring that made the area an encampment for both the Union and Confederate troops during the battle. The area is little changed in its appearance since the battle was fought on July 5, 1861. An interpretative kiosk explains the history of the battle

The park is opened during daylight hours and is located at 1219 East Chestnut Street, Carthage, MO

Municipal park has so many things to enjoy! There is a skating rink, swimming pool, tennis courts, playgrounds, Carthage Kiwanis, and scenic picnic shelters. The park also encompasses an 18 hole golf course. The park is very large, so you can easily fly a kite, play with a ball, or ride your bike!

Municipal Park is located at 1827 Richard Webster Drive, Carthage, MO

Central Park features a playground, walking track, gazebo pavillion, seasonal wading pool, fountains, old bandstand and Marlin Perkins tribute statue.

Central Park is located at 714 South Garrison, Carthage, MO

Kellogg Lake feature a boat ramp, picnic area, fishing jetty, and Kellogg Lake that is 25 acres.

Kellogg Lake is located at Kellogg Lake Drive / Old 66 Boulevard, Carthage, MO

Joplin Parks: 

Cunningham Park has grills, picnick pavilion, 2 playground areas, basketball courts, a small waterfall with pond, and more. Cunningham park is a lot of fun for kids of all ages!

Cunningham Park is located at 26th & Maiden Lane, Joplin, Missouri

Ewert Park is featured with a playground, tennis courts, picnic pavilion, grills, and Ewert Aquatic Park next door.

Ewert is located at 836 Southeast Murphy Boulevard, Joplin, Missouri

Garvin Park is behind McDonal’s on Main Street, with an updated playground, and Gazebo.

Garvin Park is located at 28th & Virgina, Joplin, Missouri

Humphrey Park is a wonderful quiet park, with picnic tables, playground, and a large area great for bike riding, or throwing balls.

Humphrey Park is located at Utica & Independence, Joplin, Missouri

Landreth Park features an amphitheater, picnic pavilions, two playgrounds, walking trail, and more. This is a great park to spend the afternoon at!

Landreth Park is located at Landreth & Pool Street, Joplin, Missouri

Leonard Park has a playground, tennis courts, walking trail, and more.

Leonard Park is located at 4th & Turk, Joplin, Missouri

McClelland Park is popular with Disc Golf, and also has a wonderful playground, grills, and a very opened area.

McClelland Park is located at Glendale Road and McClelland Park Boulevard, Joplin, Missouri

Parr Hill Park has been updated with new playgrounds, a dog park, and in the summer months you can play on the Splash Pad.

Parr Hill Park is located at 18th & Kansas, Joplin, Missouri 

Schifferdecker Park has 2 parks, with a skate board ramp. There is also a gazebo, picnic tables, and features Schifferdecker Aquatic Center

Schifferdecker Park is located at 606 South Schifferdecker Avenue, Joplin, Missouri

Will Norton Maricle Field is a great park for a child with special needs. The playground is big enough for wheel chairs, and full support swings. The park is also great for sensory needs. The park also offers sport teams for those with special needs, and it’s a great program!

Will Norton Maricle Field is located behind the Joplin Athletic Complex at 3463 West 1st Street, Joplin, Missouri 

Neosho Parks:

Big Spring Park is a beautiful park with a huge children’s wading pool, playground, and gardens. You can also feed the ducks and fish, during the warmer months.

Big Spring Park is located at 360 West Spring Street, Neosho, Missouri

Morse Park has something for everyone. Ball fields, playgrounds, gardens, rental pavilion and great fishing!

Morse Park is located at E. Spring St. Neosho, MO

Webb City Parks:

King Jack Park is the home of the Webb City Farmers Market, and the street car rides. Further back, there is a park, two fishing lakes, and walking trail with a beatiful bridge to walk over Paradise Lake.

King Jack Park is located at 106 West Tracy Street, Webb City, Missouri

Memorial park was first a reflective park where the memories of those Webb City veterans who lost their lives in World War I could be honored and cherished by the entire community. Since then, the Memorial board has been updated to include more of our fallen. Today, in addition to the Veterans Memorial, there is a playground, swing sets, basketball court, and picnic tables.

Memorial Park is located at Ball and Daugherty Street, Webb City, Missouri

Hall Street Park has been renovated in 2012, with two playgrounds, new picnic tables, swings, basketball court, and half-pipe skate-board ramp.

Hall Street Park is located at 514 N. Hall Street, Webb City, Missouri

Sunset Creek Park is a newer park, with playground, and tennis courts. There is plenty of room to run around, and have a picnic.

Sunset Creek Park is located at East Rudondo Drive and West Aylor Street, Webb City, Missouri

Hatten Park features a family-size pavilion, two playgrounds, picnic tables, and several basketball goals. The Webb City Parks & Recreation Department has scheduled a park-wide restoration beginning in the fall of 2014. The project will be focused on restoring, as much as is practical, Hatten Park to its original WPA appearance of the 1930’s.

Hatten Park is located at 354 N. College Street, Webb City, Missouri



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