Washington Park

Welcome to Washington Park

Discover the wide array of fun activities available at Washington Park. Indoor and outdoor options make this park a go-to for family fun all year long!

  • Washington Park Ice Arena
  • Baseball and Softball Fields
  • Greenway Trail
  • Skate Park
  • Horseshoes
  • Tennis Courts

Washington Park Ice Arena

Lace up your skates at the only public ice arena in a 95-mile radius! Washington Park Ice Arena offers public sessions, lessons, and ice sports for all ages and abilities.

Looking for rates and hours? Learn more on the Washington Park Ice Arena facility page!

Ball Fields

Swing batta batta! Washington Park is home to Ernie Vivion, Lions, and Duensing ball fields. Perfect for your team’s practice or Saturday morning game, these fields are lighted, close to restrooms and ADA accessible!

Trying to rent a ball field?

Greenway Trail

Walk your way to 10,000 steps at Washington Park! With 1.4 miles of Greenway trail, it’s the perfect place to start your stroll or stop along the way.

Discover more about Jefferson City’s Greenway Trail System, today!

Tennis Courts

Double down on your tennis outings! Washington Park has 7 lighted tennis courts, perfect for practicing your serve and acing your opponent.

Learn more about hours and reservations on our Tennis Courts page!

Skate Park

Renovation in Spring of 2023! Drop in to fun at the Washington Park Skate Park! One of the fastest growing sports, skateboarding is a great cardio workout and opportunity for friendly competition among peers.

Located behind Washington Park Ice Arena, the area’s only skate park features:

  • Half-pipes
  • Fun Boxes
  • Grinding Rails
  • Daily Hours (Until Dusk)


Ring that stake! Washington Park has a 12-court horseshoe complex waiting for you to start pitching! Bring your own horseshoes. No reservations required.

Find more horseshoe pits in Jefferson City.

Washington Park History

Washington Park was a long time coming! The majority of the park was acquired by the Park Board between 1929 and 1937 as gifts and purchases. In 1938, a request for a grant was submitted and the park lands were obtained. As park development continued, Lions Field and Duensing Tract were acquired in 1944 and 1948 respectively.

It all came to be the park we have today, which continues to grow and evolve!