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Lowenstein Park Playground

Lowenstein Park Playground

Lee’s Summit Parks and Recreation (LSPR) has been a part of Lee’s Summit since 1968, when it consisted of only three parks and one staff person. Today, the national award-winning team has over 30 parks with over 1,200 acres of land, over 40 full-time employees, more than 300 part-time and seasonal staff, four community centers, an outdoor aquatics facility, an amphitheater, an adult sports complex, three splash pads, hundreds of recreational programs and over 90 miles of trails. Each park offers something unique, for “every age, every season.” Make a plan to visit each of these parks and enjoy their many amenities:
 
Arborwalk: A 17-acre park developed in the Arborwalk Housing Division off 150 Highway and Ward Road. It includes a playground, pond and a .75-mile trail.
 
Banner Park-Upper: Park features four tennis courts, four pickleball courts, playground, parking, a shelter and a .4-mile trail. Located at 520 NE Noeleen.
 
Banner Park-Lower: Park features two ball diamonds, playground and 5-acre native habitat area. Located at 601 NE Park Drive.
 
Canterbury Park: 4.4-acre park includes a ¾-mile walking trail connecting a perimeter loop around Highland Park Elementary School to Blackwell Road and Bingham Drive with landscaping and seating. Located at 501 SE Blackwell Road.
 
Deer Valley Park: Located east of Hwy-291 off Mulberry Street, this 26.7-acre park includes a large playground, 10-acre native habitat area, open field area, a small parking area and .7-mile asphalt trail. Located at 1400 NE Neawanna Drive.
 
Dogwood Park: 5-acre park features Lee's Summit's second off-leash dog park. Located at 51 NW Victoria Drive.
 
Eagle Creek Park: A 26.3-acre park backing up to Eagle Creek homes. It has a .7-mile asphalt trail. Located at 2561 SW Golden Eagle Drive.
 
Happy Tails Park: 4-acre park features Lee's Summit's first off-leash dog park. The park circles a Lee's Summit water tower. Located at 1251 SE Ranson Road.
 
Harris Park: Lee’s Summit’s oldest park (since 1918) is located at Blue Parkway and Jefferson Street. It is 17.9-acres in size and has one picnic shelter with tables, Summit Waves and Harris Park Community Center within walking distance, .35-mile trail and a large playground area. Summit Waves has a lap pool, children's play area, two water slides, a 904-foot action river, a concession stand and LSPR’s new wave pool, which opened in 2020.

Harris Park Community Center: (HPCC) has six volleyball courts, six pickleball courts, three basketball courts and two meeting rooms. HPCC is also home to Camp Summit in the summer months for 600 children.
 
Charles David Hartman Memorial Park: This 20-acre park is located on Pryor Road between Third Street and Longview Road. This park is home to LSPR's adult softball league and features lighted softball fields, playgrounds, walkways and a concession stand with restrooms. It is also a trailhead and connector to the Rock Island trail.
 
Howard Park: A 20-acre park located at 3498 NE Independence Avenue, south of Woods Chapel Road. It is home to a splash pad, a nine-hole disc golf course, an asphalt trail, 10 acres of native habitat area, parking and a large playground area.
 
William B. Howard Station Park: Though small with only .4 acres, this park serves as the central location for downtown Lee's Summit and features a Veterans Memorial, fountains, caboose, Amtrak station, depot (housing Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Council) and the Mayor's Christmas tree. Located at 228 SE Main Street.
 
Langsford Park: Park offers a playground, .4-mile asphalt trail and a little library where patrons check out or leave books for other park patrons. Located west of Todd George/Langsford Road intersection.
 
Lea McKeighan Park: Located on the north and south sides of Chipman Road. The north side features an outdoor ice-skating rink (Summit Ice) in the winter and three pickleball courts in the summer. In addition, the park includes a splash pad, low ropes course, skate park, four lighted sand volleyball courts, shelter, concession and restroom building and a .5-mile trail. The park to the south of Chipman features a .6-mile trail, adventure play, zip line, open green space for passive or active recreation, shelter and restrooms.
 
Legacy Park: Covers 692 acres and includes 12 soccer fields, 16 baseball fields, eight softball fields and three football fields. The park also includes three shelters, Lovell Community Center, 18-hole disc golf course, amphitheater, inclusive playground, 4.7-mile trail, 3 miles of single-track biking and hiking trail and a fishing dock for the 22-acre lake. The lake can be used for non-motorized boating, fishing and paddle boarding. Visit Legacy Park Community Center for bicycle, canoe and stand-up paddleboard rentals.
 
Lowenstein Park: Donated in 1968 by the Lowenstein brothers, it has since been developed and now renovated into a 17.7-acre park with improvements to and installation of additional parking, including parking lot lighting, 20 new trees, realignment and reconstruction of existing park trails, three new shelters, a fully operational restroom open year-round, a nature playground, playground equipment and play areas for children, and an outdoor fitness area. This park is next to the new Streets of West Pryor area and is home to the Children's Memorial Butterfly Garden.
 
McKee Park: A 18.9-acre park includes a .7-mile multi-use trail connecting Todd George and Chipman Road. Located at 501 NE Todd George Parkway.
 
Miller J. Fields Park: An 18-acre park that features a Splashpad. It is located at 1301 SE Third Terrace in the Briarcroft subdivision. Includes three baseball diamonds, restrooms, a large playground area, and two shelters with picnic tables.
 
Osage Trails Park: A 20-acre park by Stoney Creek neighborhood (4201 SW Pryor Road). Includes a playground, shelter, 0.6-mile walking trail loop and connectors to the adjacent neighborhood, and parking. The park was dedicated in 2011 and was named by the Summit Pointe Elementary School children after the osage trees in the park.
 
Pleasant Lea Park: A 16.4-acre neighborhood park has two tennis courts, two handball courts, a large playground, multi-purpose field and a .8-mile trail. Located at 1100 SW Walnut Street.
 
Bryan C. Pottberg Park: This 25-acre park has a firefighter-themed playground and a memorial area featuring a statue and an inlay of the firefighter’s emblem. Named for Bryan C. Pottberg who died in the line of duty during a water rescue exercise. Located at 5200 NE Campground Road.
 
South Lea Park: This 1-acre park is located at 819 SW Lea Drive and features a playground and a basketball half-court.
 
Summit Park: Located at 451 NW Blue Parkway, residents can enjoy new tennis courts with energy-efficient lighting, new playground, additional parking, permanent year-round restrooms, park shelters, and two baseball practice infields and batting cages. A 0.5-mile trail loops around the entire park.
 
Sylvia Bailey Park: In 2014, opened as a community garden with 48 10-by-10-foot plats. Every year, until January 15, current plat-holders have the first choice of renewing. Located at 1800 SE Ranson Road, across from James A. Reed Wildlife Area.
 
Velie Park: A 31.5-acre park is located at 2 NW Anderson Drive and has a playground, a pond, 1.1-mile trail and a .2-mile nature trail (mulch).
 
Wadsworth Park: A 1.9-acre site in Mulberry East subdivision at 1010 NE Chestnut. This park includes a picnic shelter with tables, a playground and a basketball goal.
 
Williams-Grant Park: This 4-acre park at 401 SE Howard Avenue has a picnic table, multi-purpose field and a .25-mile trail. This park features a pirate ship-themed playground and plenty of shade.
 
Winterset Nature Area: This 10.2-acre park, adjacent to Charles David Hartman Park, is a natural area with a .6-mile wood chip trail that meanders through different types of trees and wildflowers, wood bridges and waterfalls. Any time of year you are sure to see some local wildlife and some amazing examples of Missouri native flowers. Located at 700 SW Pryor Road.
 
Woods Playground: The surrounding homes of this .25-acre site are able to enjoy the feel of their own personal playground in this quarter-acre park located at 615 NW Little Avenue.