Swope Park

Swope Park

LOCATION:
East Meyer Boulevard and Swope Parkway

HOURS:
5a - Midnight every day

Swope Park Bandstand

Swope Park Bandstand

Number of Tables 20
Seating Capacity 200
Total Capacity 400
Electricity Yes
Playground Yes
Restroom Facilities Portable
Water Hydrants/ Fountain Yes
Grills 2
Lights Yes

Rental Fee (Monday – Friday): $95
Rental Fee (Weekends/ Holiday): $125

Swope Park Shelter #2

Swope Park Shelter #2

Number of Tables 16
Seating Capacity 128
Total Capacity 250
Electricity Yes
Playground Yes
Restroom Facilities Portable
Water Hydrants/ Fountain Yes
Grills 1
Lights Yes

Rental Fee (Monday – Friday): $69
Rental Fee (Weekends/ Holiday): $100

Swope Park Shelter #3

Swope Park Shelter #3

Number of Tables 6
Seating Capacity 48
Total Capacity 100
Electricity Yes
Playground Yes
Restroom Facilities Portable
Water Hydrants/ Fountain Yes
Grills 1
Lights Yes

Rental Fee (Monday – Friday): $44
Rental Fee (Weekends/ Holiday): $75

Swope Park Shelter #4

Swope Park Shelter #4

Number of Tables 6
Seating Capacity 48
Total Capacity 100
Electricity Yes
Playground No
Restroom Facilities Portable
Water Hydrants/ Fountain Yes
Grills 1
Lights Yes

Rental Fee (Monday – Friday): $44
Rental Fee (Weekends/ Holiday): $75

Swope Park Shelter #5

Swope Park Shelter #5

Number of Tables 6
Seating Capacity 48
Total Capacity 100
Electricity No
Playground Yes
Restroom Facilities Portable
Water Hydrants/ Fountain No
Grills 1
Lights No

Rental Fee (Monday – Friday): $44
Rental Fee (Weekends/ Holiday): $75

Swope Park Shelter #7

Swope Park Shelter #7

Number of Tables 6
Seating Capacity 48
Total Capacity 100
Electricity Yes
Playground No
Restroom Facilities Portable
Water Hydrants/ Fountain Yes
Grills 1
Lights Yes

Rental Fee (Monday – Friday): $44
Rental Fee (Weekends/ Holiday): $75

Swope Park Shelter #9

Swope Park Shelter #9

This shelter is first-come, first served. There is not a fee and no reservations.

Number of Tables: 3
Seating Capacity: 30
Playground: No
Water Hydrants/ Fountain: No
Grills: 1

Swope Park Shelter #10

Swope Park Shelter #10

Number of Tables 6
Seating Capacity 48
Total Capacity 75
Electricity Yes
Playground No
Restroom Facilities Building
Water Hydrants/ Fountain Yes
Grills 2
Lights Yes

Rental Fee (Monday – Friday): $44
Rental Fee (Weekends/ Holiday): $75

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The Park
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 municipal parks in the United States, Swope Park is home to many of Kansas City’s finest attractions and annually hosts more than 2 million visitors.

Hiking trails wind through woodlands and grassy meadows encompassing soccer fields, golf courses, community gardens, fountains and a treetop adventure park. Within the park is Starlight Theatre, an outdoor amphitheater featuring musicals and concerts, and the Kansas City Zoo with more than 1,000 animals from around the globe. The Lakeside Nature Center, Missouri’s largest native species rehabilitation center, is also located in Swope Park. The park annually hosts the Ethnic Enrichment Festival which takes place the third weekend of August. Download Swope Park Map>>

Facilities/Amenities
Battle of Westport Museum & Visitor Center
Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course
Heart of American Golf Course/Tom Watson Golf Academy

Kansas City Community Gardens
Kansas City Zoo
Lake of the Woods
Lakeside Nature Center
Southeast Community Center
Starlight Theatre
Swope Memorial Golf Course

Swope Park Off Leash Area
Swope Park Pool
Swope Soccer Village

Swope Trails

History
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. Thomas Swope is buried under the floor of the Thomas H. Swope Memorial near the Swope Memorial Golf Course.

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