At 1,805-acres, Swope Park is the crown jewel of the KC Parks system. As Kansas City’s largest park, and one of the largest urban parks in the United States, Swope Park is home to many of Kansas City’s finest attractions and annually attracts more than 2 million visitors. Download Swope Park Map 2015
Thomas Hunton Swope was born in Kentucky in 1827. After living in several states, he moved to St. Louis where he worked in real estate. He came to Kansas City in 1857 after purchasing some property here and later became the largest individual land owner in Kansas City. Mr. Swope was called “Colonel” Swope, but the title was honorary and not from military service. In 1896, Colonel Swope donated 1,334 acres to the City of Kansas City, Mo. for use as a public park. With property acquisitions made over the years, the park now has 1,805 acres.
Battle of Westport Museum & Visitor Center
Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course
Heart of American Golf Academy
Kansas City Community Gardens
Kansas City Zoo
Lakeside Nature Center
Southeast Community Center
Swope Memorial Golf Course
Swope Park Disc Golf Course
Swope Park Off Leash Area
Swope Park Pool
Swope Park Soccer Village and Sporting KC Training Facility
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