It’s finally nice outside to play! Grab the kids and gear and head out to these parks and pool locations for some fun!
Cunningham Park –
Cunningham Park has been restored beautifully since the tornado that destroyed it. It was one of the many losses that our community has put time and effort into for the rebuild. We love the butterfly garden and remembrance areas that were put up, and pond. The park features two play areas that are a lot of fun, and ample room to just run and explore. The pool offers a children’s play feature, zero depth entry, splash pad and water slides.
A new addition across from the park is Mercy Park, which is another tribute to our community. It features a lovely trail that has wonderful ponds and water sprays, and a gazebo up high like a look out tower. It’s easy to get lost in this area of tranquillity.
Cunningham Family Aquatic Center offers a children’s play feature, zero depth entry, splash pad and two large water slides.
A full concession stand as well as a large shelter connected to the pool that makes this a great place for private parties.
You can find these parks at: W 26TH & S. Maiden Ln
Ewert Park –
Another great park in Joplin – This park has recently updated their play structure and picnic areas and they look great! The pool features a zero depth entry, children’s play feature, slides, and one big water slide.
You can visit this park at: 836 Southeast Murphy Blvd
Located behind McDonalds on Main Street has a perfect sized park with a play structure, swings, a fun little bridge, and gazebo.
Located at: 28th and Virgina
Landreth Park –
With a walking trail, family night movies, three parks, tennis ball courts, volley ball and ball fields, this park always has people enjoying it’s surroundings.
McClelland Park –
This park tucked away near Shoal Creek and Inspiration Point can make a fun day of exploring. If you are big into Disc Golf there is a decent course located here, as well. There is a fun play structure and a large field to play games, practice throwing a ball, and flying kites – no tree’s are in the way! This park is surrounded by nature, no big city lights or streets, and is a sweet little spot outside of town.
You can visit the park here: 4568 McClelland Park Rd
Schifferdecker Park –
This park is located right next to the Joplin Mineral Museum, and the Joplin Parks Department where our area youth are able to participate in basketball, tennis, soccer, and football. You will also find Will’s Miracle Field that has a special needs play ground that is wheel chair friendly! Schifferdecker has a fun play structure, a skate park, and the Joplin Aquatic Center is the biggest pool we have in town. This park was recently redone with added two water slides, rock wall, lazy river and more. It’s a really fun spot to spend the day!
Schifferdecker Park is located at: 606 South Schifferdecker Ave
Parr Hill Park –
Parr Hill has been updated with three play structures, a gated dog park, and splash pad. This park is just a few streets from the new Joplin library so you can easily make a day of fun!
Parr Hill is located at: 18th and Kansas
Season Pass (good at all three locations)
Family passes as of 2018 are $140, or you can purchase individual passes. You can also reserve the pools for birthday or church parties.
City of Joplin is offering 50% off season pass for those of qualify. For more information please call 417-625-4750 or stop by the Athletic Complex at 3301 W. 1st St
Website: Joplin Parks Department
Municipal Park –
This park has so many things to enjoy! The local skating rink is located here, along with an outdoor pool. Carthage Kiwanis is also located at the park which dates back to the 1950s with vintage rides and a newly updated carousel. If you enjoy golf, there is an 18 hole golf course to play on, too.
Municipal Park is located at: 1827 Richard Webster Drive
Central Park –
Grab the kids and head over to the playground and wading pool. You will also find fountains, a gazebo, and walking track.
Central Park is located at: 714 South Garrison
Big Spring Park –
Big Spring Park is a beautiful park with a 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 –
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
King Jack Park
The city has been working hard on King Jack Park which now includes an awesome splash pad, park, walking trails, and fishing. Located within walking distance is the Webb City Farmers Market, and Street Car. In the summer you can grab a children’s free lunch or dinner, ride the street car, and play at the park. It’s a wonderful location and the city has done a great job!
King Jack Park is located at: 555 S Main St, Webb City