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5 Ways to Support Jefferson City’s Park System

JC Parks are your parks! As a citizen (or visitor) of Jefferson City, there are countless things you can do to support the parks, programs, and facilities designed to make our community healthier. Find a free or affordab …

JC Parks, Recreation & Forestry Master Plan Cover
JC Parks Master Plan Explained

Did you know JC Parks has a master plan? It’s 242 pages of research, designs, and other goodness aimed at continuing our mission of improving the lives of residents and making Jefferson City a happier and healthier place …

Adults backpacking in Binder Park
3 Trail Adventures to Energize Your Weekend

As the weather cools off and the leaves start to change, it’s a lovely time of year for new trail adventures. With over 40 miles of trail system in JC Parks, there are countless ways to get out and explore. It all depend …

Community Halloween Event Promotes Voter Awareness

JC Parks has partnered with Building Community Bridges and Jefferson City NAACP for Halloween Walk the Vote to bring awareness to upcoming elections. The non-partisan event will be held at Community Park, 725 Marshall St …

Capital Views at Rotary Centennial Park
Your Guide to Meditation in JC Parks

Deep breathing. Yoga. A quiet walk. Or simply sitting in nature. No matter your meditation style, JC Parks can help. Use this simple guide to choose the best time and spot for your mindful JC Parks moment!   Choose …

Gravel trail surrounded by trees. Frog Hollow Nature Trail.
Take Our Trail Quiz

When it comes to getting out and exploring Jefferson City, you have so many options with JC Parks trails! Try our trail quiz to see which one we recommend based on your activity, preferred trail length, and desired locat …

McKay Lake at McKay Park
Top 10 Ways to Make Your JC Parks Moment

What are JC Parks Moments? They can be exciting or peaceful. They can happen in a crowd or when you’re on your own. Any moment that makes you smile, lets you breathe, or helps you see the world a new way – That’s a JC Pa …

Fathers Day
Pool Activities You Don’t Want to Miss

With summer coming to a close, there’s only a little more time to fit in some fun pool activities! Make your way to one of the JC Parks pools to enjoy public session, programs, or an event.   Pick Your Pool For some …

Day Camp Kayaker
Fishing and Boating in JC Parks

From casting your line to launching your craft, JC Parks offers places, programs, and events perfect for anyone who operates on lake time. Discover several opportunities for fishing and boating in Jefferson City, today! …

Rolling Hills - Southridge Park Playground
30 Days of Play in JC Parks

We all know the rule of thumb: Children need 60 minutes of physical activity each day for healthy development. And playing is the most fun way to make it happen! But sometimes it can be tough to come up with new and enga …