Jackson Park

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Jackson Park Master Plan

7am-11pm Daily

With its rolling wooded hills and scenic overlooks, Jackson Park has a long and storied history. At one time known simply as “City Park,” Jackson found new life in the early 1900’s when Zaremba E. Jackson, a prominent citizen and public official, spear-headed a push to improve the park. In honor of his efforts, city leaders renamed the park for Jackson’s contributions.

Today, Jackson Park is an expansive park property that offers visitors walking trails, picnic spots, frisbee golf, playgrounds, and more. The park covers more than 100 acres, dappled by open green space and natural, wooded areas for bird-watchers and natural enthusiasts. Drive or hike more deeply into the park to see breath-taking views of the Missouri River meandering its way downstream.

Shelters are available to rent without reservation on a first-come, first-served basis, but we recommend that you place a reservation to ensure availability on the day of your event. Complete a reservation request and return it with payment to City Hall.

Jackson Park Pavilion
Book the scenic Jackson Park Pavilion for your special occasion! This 22’x48′ shelter features approximately 7 picnic tables, a charcoal grill,and access to electric and water. It is located near a playground.

Jackson Park Shelter House
Book the Jackson Park Shelter House for your special occasion! This 20’x40′ shelter features approximately 6 picnic tables, a charcoal grill,and access to electric and water. It is located near a playground.

Tips for a Good Experience

  • Blocking or taping off shelters isn’t permitted, or necessary with a reservation.
  • If the shelter is occupied when you arrive, politely inform them you have reserved the shelter and offer to show them your authorized reservation form. Patrons who do not have reservations are expected the vacate the shelter when a booked reservation arrives.
  • Enjoy the park freely, but understand that your reservation entitles you to exclusive use of the shelter only, not other park amenities.
  • Sorry, no glass containers or alcoholic beverages stronger than 3.2%.
  • Don’t drive on the grass.
  • You are responsible for general clean-up before you leave. Fires should be contained within the grill or fire pit and should be completely extinguished before you leave.
  • If non-emergency problems occur, contact the Police Department at 913-367-4323 or 9-1-1 for emergencies.
  • By making the reservation, you are responsible for damage/destruction to public property; the city bears no liability for your event. Sorry, no refunds on cancellations made within 30 days of the reservation date.


  • Shelter Houses
  • Seasonal Restroom
  • Picnic Tables
  • BBQ Grills
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Volleyball Courts
  • Disc Golf
  • Walking Trails
  • Playgrounds

If you have any questions regarding this location, please contact the City Shop at 913-367-5561.