About Us

County Park Systems

Did you know that Jackson County Parks + Rec is the third largest county parks system in America?  
At 21,000 acres, our parks system features outstanding lakes, campgrounds, one of the Kansas City area's finest public golf courses and historic sites that date back to 1808 when Missouri was considered to be "way out West."


It's all about "FUN" when you spend a day with Jackson County Parks + Rec. For the land lover, we have one of the largest park systems of any county in the America.

For the water enthusiast, Jackson County is home to fantastic beaches and lakes, with the finest public marinas in Missouri.

We offer our residents and regional neighbors 21,000 acres of premier outdoor enjoyment for "get-away-from-it-all" weekends and memorable vacations.

From boating and biking to hiking and horseback riding, get on the go! From softball and golf, get into the game! From beaches and campgrounds to picnics and fishing, just sit back and relax.


We now offer Parks + Rec Coupons (PDF) for member of the community!

Our Mission

To provide fun-filled opportunities in beautiful outdoor settings so people can make their day! 

Park Fees, Rules + Regulations

View a complete listing of Park Fees and Park Regulations (PDF).