Welcome to the Great Outdoors Tour!

Hit the trails and explore some of the metro’s best outdoor adventure destinations! If you’re craving fresh air, a forest canopy over your head, and a rocky trail under your feet, this is the tour for you.  Featuring some of the city’s well-known nature parks, along with a few other local jewels found off the beaten path, you’ll be sure to discover local wildlife, serene sanctuaries and so much more. Nature is calling, and now you’ve got a map! The Great Outdoors tour will run 6/1/20 – 5/31/21. 

The Locations

Line Creek Trail
Line Creek Trail
Kansas City, MO 64151
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Shawnee Mission Park
7900 Renner Rd
Shawnee, KS 66219
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Black Hoof Park
9053 Monticello Rd
Lenexa, KS 66220
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Antioch Park
6501 Antioch Rd
Mission, KS 66202
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Cave Springs Park
8701 E Gregory Blvd
Raytown, MO 64133
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Parkville Nature Sanctuary
100-198 E 12 St
Parkville, MO 64152
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Burr Oak Woods
1401 NW Park Road
Blue Springs, MO 64015
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Cedar Lake Park
15500 S Lone Elm Rd
Olathe, KS 66061
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Lakeside Nature Center & Trails
4701 E Gregory Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64132
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Maple Woods Natural Area
2603-2617 NE 76th St Gladstone, MO 64119
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Line Creek Trail

Line Creek Trail
Kansas City, MO 64151
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Line Creek Trail winds serenely through the beautiful countryside of Platte County. In any portion of the trail you’ll find a peaceful experience waiting for you. Follow the trail through wooded areas along the creek for a back-to-nature experience in the heart of the Northland.

Shawnee Mission Park

7900 Renner Rd
Shawnee, KS 66219
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Shawnee Mission Park features a 120-acre lake with swimming beach and marina, 11 shelters, numerous picnic areas, nature trails, play areas,
an archery range, a 44-acre dog off-leash area, an 18-hole disc golf course, mountain biking and hiking trails, equestrian trails, and is home to the
Theatre in the Park.

Black Hoof Park

9053 Monticello Rd
Lenexa, KS 66220
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Black Hoof Park is a 231-acre park featuring 35-acre, deep-water Lake Lenexa. The park offers a unique dam and spillway, several miles of trails through open grass and wooded areas and fun natural play areas for children. You’ll be able to experience beautiful nature and observe a wide variety of wildlife.

Antioch Park

6501 Antioch Rd
Mission, KS 66202
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Antioch Park is JCPRD's oldest and most popular park, attracting up to 700,000 visitors each year. Purchased in 1956 and opened in 1958, the 44-acre park includes amenities such as the two fishing lakes, walking paths, tennis courts, picnic shelters, basketball court, restrooms, the historic Dodge Town play area, and playground.

Cave Springs Park

8701 E Gregory Blvd
Raytown, MO 64133
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We have 4.5 miles of easy but winding trails on 39 acres.

Parkville Nature Sanctuary

100-198 E 12 St
Parkville, MO 64152
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Parkville Nature Sanctuary is a 115 acre natural outdoor area made accessible by nearly three miles of hiking trails.

Burr Oak Woods

1401 NW Park Road
Blue Springs, MO 64015
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Discover Nature at Burr Oak Woods! Burr Oak Woods is a showplace for Missouri's fish, forests and wildlife -- a natural oasis in your own backyard, just 1 mile north of I-70 and minutes from downtown Kansas City.

Cedar Lake Park

15500 S Lone Elm Rd
Olathe, KS 66061
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Cedar Lake is a 67 acre lake surrounded by a 57 acre community park originally dedicated in 1920.

Lakeside Nature Center & Trails

4701 E Gregory Blvd
Kansas City, MO 64132
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Lakeside Nature Center and Trails welcomes you to our handicap accessible nature trail, on the east side of the Center. We hope you will come
back many times in different seasons, when the natural world will continue to change.

Maple Woods Natural Area

2603-2617 NE 76th St Gladstone, MO 64119
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Although surrounded by the City of Gladstone and the greater Kansas City metro area, Maple Woods is a reminder of the wildlands that once dominated this area just 200 years ago.

Earn A Prize

Stamp your passport at just 5 of Kansas City's best parks and trails and earn this Go Explore KC die cut sticker. Perfect for your water bottle, laptop or wherever you like to show your KC pride. Your exclusive sticker will be mailed to your address on file upon completion of your tour. Happy exploring KC!
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