Parks & Trails

City Parks

Binder Lake
Binder Park
Experience all the fun and beauty our city’s largest park has to offer. The perfect escape during any season, Binder Park is a gathering place for people of all interests.

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Washington Park
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!

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Community Park
Community Park
Climb to the tippy top of the tower, glide through the air on the zip lines, or splash around on the spray-ground. At Community Park, there’s more to explore than ever before!

725 Marshall Street
Jefferson City MO, 65101

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Ellis-Porter Pool
Ellis-Porter Riverside Park
Take in the scenery and excitement of Ellis-Porter Riverside Park. Named after Arthur W. Ellis, a former Mayor, and Ben C. Porter, a former director of Parks and Recreation, this 60-acre park has something for everyone.

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Memorial Park
From play time to party time, the beauty of Memorial Park is the perfect backdrop for your adventure. Enjoy the playgrounds, pool, pavilion, and more!

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Hough Park - Oak Hills Golf Course Greens
Hough Park
Grab a round of golf or go for a scenic walk. Hough Park is your escape to beautiful greens, towering trees, and a large fishing lake!

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McClung Park Pavilion
McClung Park
Nestled atop a hill and brimming with trees, McClung Park is a longtime retreat amidst bustling Jefferson City. This 45-acre park is best known for its large pavilions and views of the city, especially those of the state capitol building.

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McKay Lake at McKay Park
McKay Park
Make McKay your afternoon getaway. From fishing to fitness, this 20.4 acre park is a great gathering place for families and friends with many interests between them.

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North Jefferson Recreation Area
North Jefferson Recreation Area
Bat at the ball fields or grow greens in the community garden. There’s no end to the fun you can have with this park’s wide variety of amenities!

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Aurora Park Improvements Coming in 2021
Aurora Park
Located just off the Southern portion of the Greenway Trail, Aurora Park is perfect for those essential outdoor activities. Take the kids to the playground for an afternoon, join in a pick-up game of basketball, or sweat it out on the fitness loop.

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East Miller Park Playground
East Miller Park
This 2.5 acre park contains a playground, a full basketball court, fitness stations, a fitness loop, two horseshoe pits, covered picnic tables, grills for cookouts, and restroom facilities. The paved fitness loop extends a third of mile.

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Green Berry Acres Creek
Green Berry Acres
This 4.5 acre park is home to a large open space perfect for imaginative play. You can also find a rentable outdoor shelter and indoor cabin, restrooms, and nature trails. Get away at Green Berry Acres!

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Hickory Adams Park Improvements Coming in 2021
Hickory Adams Park
Conquer the monkey bars, toss a football, or organize a horseshoes tournament! Hickory Adams Park is fun for kids and adults alike.

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Green Space at Lavinia Park
Lavinia Park
Lavinia Park is a natural park, home to mature trees and open play area. Enjoy a classic picnic or play a game of catch in this green space!

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Park Place
Park Place is perfect for gathering with friends. Meet up for a play date on the jungle gym or challenge your bestie on the basketball court.

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Rolling Hills - Southridge Park Playground
Rolling Hills – Southridge Park
Conveniently located off Southridge Drive, Rolling Hills – Southridge Park has a newer playground that encourages your kids to get moving.

2437 Lexington Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65101

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Capital Views at Rotary Centennial Park
Rotary Centennial Park
Enjoy a scenic view of the Missouri River, State Capitol and Old Millbottom area. During your visit, peruse the interpretive signage or take in the sights from any of the benches or picnic tables.

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Trails

People Enjoying JC Parks Fitness Trails and Loops
Fitness Trails & Loops
Find your favorite fitness trails & loops. From morning stroll to afternoon sweat sesh, there are many ways to walk a mile (or more) in JC Parks!

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Greenway Trail System
The greenway is a multi-use trail designed to provide a safe alternative to walk, jog, bike, or skate away from busy city streets. There are currently about 15 miles of greenway trail throughout Jefferson City providing additional opportunities for outdoor recreation, relaxation and enjoyment.

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Two men enjoying JC Parks Mountain Biking Trails
Mountain Biking Trails
Keep the kids engaged or catch up on cardio. Mountain biking is a great way to get outdoors and get some exercise! Discover trails for all ages and abilities in JC Parks.

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Forestry

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Jefferson City Forestry
Trees play an invaluable role in our park system! Jefferson City forestry staff have the important task of maintaining JC Parks.

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Scenic Stops

Blue Star Memorial Highway
Blue Star Memorial Highway markers are erected to honor our brave service men and women. Jefferson City has four Blue Star Memorials.

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Clay Street Trailhead Bike Plaza
Clay Street Trailhead Plaza
At the intersection of Clay Street and West Main Street, Clay Street Trailhead Plaza offers safe access to the Missouri River Bridge pedestrian & bicycle walkway.

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Lewis and Clark Trailhead Plaza
Lewis and Clark Trailhead Plaza and its commemorative monument stand on Capitol grounds at the corner of Capitol Avenue and Jefferson Street.

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Ellis-Porter Pool
Ellis-Porter Riverside Park
Take in the scenery and excitement of Ellis-Porter Riverside Park. Named after Arthur W. Ellis, a former Mayor, and Ben C. Porter, a former director of Parks and Recreation, this 60-acre park has something for everyone.

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North Jefferson Recreation Area
North Jefferson Recreation Area
Bat at the ball fields or grow greens in the community garden. There’s no end to the fun you can have with this park’s wide variety of amenities!

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Capital Views at Rotary Centennial Park
Rotary Centennial Park
Enjoy a scenic view of the Missouri River, State Capitol and Old Millbottom area. During your visit, peruse the interpretive signage or take in the sights from any of the benches or picnic tables.

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