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Brashear Park

Located on Cottage Grove just east of Baltimore Street / Business US Highway 63. This park is just minutes from the campuses of the Kirksville R-III School District and Truman State University. The park has a covered picnic shelter with electrical outlets, a barbecue grill, handicap accessible restrooms, a basketball court, a playground structure, swing sets, a merry-go-round, and a 60 ft. by 30 ft. wading pool. The wading pool is open from Memorial Day through the start of the school year, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Park Address: 1415 E. Normal Street

Brashear Park Master Plan

Brashear Park Tree Plan

Jaycee Park

This park is located on North Osteopathy Street. This park has a covered picnic shelter with electrical outlets, barbecue grills, restrooms, basketball court, playground structure, swing sets, a wading pool and a regulation softball field. This field is available for public use. The wading pool is open from Memorial Day through the start of the school year, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Park Address: 1115 North Osteopathy Street

Jaycee Park Master Plan

Jaycee Park Tree Plan

 

Memorial Park

Located on East Cottonwood Street five blocks west of Baltimore Street / Business US Highway 63. This park is just minutes north and east of the Central Business District / Downtown. The park has a covered picnic shelter with electrical outlets, barbecue grills, restrooms, basketball court, playground structure, and swing sets. This park is dedicated to the veterans of foreign wars. The obelisk, W.W I German Howitzer, and Civil War Era Cannon, formerly on the southern half of the park, have been moved to the Adair County Veterans Memorial Plaza.

Park Address: 404 East Cottonwood Street

Memorial Park Master Plan

Memorial Park Tree Plan

 

North Park Complex

This 30 acre complex is located at Charles Street and Novinger Street just east of Baltimore Street / Business US Highway 63 in northern Kirksville. This complex offers two lighted 300 foot softball fields, a lighted regulation baseball field, two 300 foot softball fields, a 270 foot softball field, and two pee wee fields. There is a concession stand, covered picnic shelter, playground structure and a paved parking lot that will accommodate 350+ cars. All fields have eight foot sidewalks leading from the parking lot to the backstop to allow everyone to enjoy the games. Also included at the park are batting cages, and the Kirksville Skate Park, completed in 2009!

Park Address: 2710 Novinger Street

North Park Complex Master Plan

North Park Complex Tree Plan

 

Patryla Park

This park is located on Decker Road just to the west of North Osteopathy Street. This park is located just north of Northeast Regional Medical Center and A.T. Still University. This park has a covered picnic shelter with electrical outlets, handicap accessible restrooms, two tennis courts and a regulation lighted softball field. A portion of this park is wooded and the wooded area borders a large pond, Spur Pond, which is stocked with trout on a yearly basis.


Park Address: 1202 Decker Road

Patryla Park Master Plan

Patryla Park East Tree Plan

 

P.C. Mills Park

This park is located on Hamilton Street just west of South Osteopathy Street in the southwest Kirksville. The park has a covered picnic shelter, restrooms and wading pool, a softball backstop, playground structure, swing sets, barbecue grill, and a large play field. The wading pool is open from Memorial Day through the start of the school year, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Park Address: 1506 South Baird Street

P.C. Mills Park Master Plan

P.C. Mills Park Tree Plan

 

McKinney Bark Park

Formerly a Missouri Department of Transportation Roadside Park that was acquired by the City, this park is located on South Franklin Street and is the City’s first, and only, dedicated Dog Park. It was named after local resident Rich McKinney, who was an early advocate for constructing a dog park in the City. The park offers both a small and large dog off leash area, along with dog waterers, waste stations, and picnic tables.

Park Address: 2524 S. Franklin Street

McKinney Bark Park Master Plan

McKinney Bark Park Tree Plan

 

Rotary Park

Once called Swimming Pool Park, this park is located along Baltimore Street / Business US Highway 63 just north of Cottonwood Street and the Adair County Public Library, along East Mill Street. The park has been “adopted” by its namesake, the Rotary Club of Kirksville. The park has three covered picnic shelters with electrical outlets, restrooms, a snow sledding area, a playground structure, and swing sets. This park is also home to the Kirksville Aquatic Center, the Ray Klinginsmith Amphitheatre, and Disc Golf Course. The Aquatic Center is open year round.

Park Address: 801 East Mill Street

Rotary Park Master Plan

Rotary Park Tree Plan

 

Photo Courtesy of D.R. Halstead 

Adair County Veterans Memorial Plaza

This park is located off Baltimore Street / Business US Highway 63. In 2000, the City of Kirksville donated a small portion of Rotary Park to the Adair County Veterans Commission for the construction of a Veterans Memorial wall to memorialize veterans of the region from all conflicts. Granite tablets were erected, forming a near semi-circle around an obelisk. The Plaza also features a W.W. I German Howitzer and a Civil War Era Cannon.

   

Hazel Creek Lake

This park is located 3.2 miles north of Kirksville on US Highway 63, then 1.5 miles west on Hungry Hollow Road (look for cantilever sign). The park offers two boat ramps, a picnic area, and restroom facilities. This park is popular with anglers and waterfowl hunters. The park is owned by the City of Kirksville as a primary water supply and is operated in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Hazel Creek Lake Master Plan

 

Forest Lake

Located two miles west of town in Thousand Hills State Park, this 573 acre lake provides the city both with drinking water and recreational opportunities. The lake is used for fishing, swimming, and both motorized and non-motorized boating. A marina offers boat and equipment rentals. Two campgrounds provide a total of 57 campsites. Overnight accommodations are also offered at seven duplex cabins. Trails are available for hiking and bicycling and include the Forest Lake Trail, which is being developed in cooperation with the community volunteer organization FLATS.

   

Hiking and Biking Trails

Designated trails run throughout the city of Kirksville providing safe and scenic routes for both hikers and bikers. To plan your next route, view all completed and proposed trails in the Master Trail Map below.

Master Trail Map