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Parks & Recreation

The vision of the Kirksville Parks and Recreation Department is to be the place and time where memorable and fulfilling moments happen in the lives of the citizens we serve.

The mission of the Kirksville Parks and Recreation Department is to improve the lives of all Kirksville citizens, maintain high quality parks and facilities, offer exceptional programming, and enrich the identity of this community through special events.


Parks and Recreation Master Plan

The purpose of the Parks and Recreation Master Plan is to be a modern planning document to serve as a guide to address capital improvement projects, funding strategies, maintenance standards, and a framework for evaluating future park expansion, programs, uses and recreational needs in the community for the next 15 years.  

View the Master Plan

View the Master Plan Appendix


Scholarship Program

The mission of the Parks and Recreation Department is to improve the lives of all Kirksville citizens, maintain high quality parks and recreation facilities, offer exceptional programming and enrich the identity of this community through special events. 

The Kirksville Parks and Recreation Scholarship Program was established with the primary goal of promoting accessibility and inclusivity within our community by providing assistance toward financial barriers that may prevent some individuals from participating in our diverse range of recreational activities and programs. 

For info on how to apply and see what is required, click here.   


Additional Links

Kirksville Parks and Recreation Facebook Page

Program Registration Portal

2024 Sponsorship Opportunities

Residential Street Tree Program

Pool Rentals

Cabana Rentals

Red Cross Certifications

NERF Party at the Armory

Tribute Tree & Memorial Bench Program

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Forest Lake Boat Permit

Special Event Application

Lakes, Parks & Recreation Commission

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Contact The Parks & Recreation Department

Phone:  660.627.1485

Fax: 660.627.1419

Rodney Sadler, Parks and Recreation Director
rsadler@kirksvillecity.com

Robin Harden, Assistant Parks and Recreation Director
rlharden@kirksvillecity.com

Luke Callaghan, Recreation Coordinator
lcallaghan@kirksvillecity.com

Cody Bryant, Aquatics Specialist
c.bryant@kirksvillecity.com