Walktober Returns October 2nd on Kansas City’s Westside

Walktober Returns October 2nd on Kansas City’s Westside

City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation
Jackson County, Missouri/Jackson County Parks + Rec

Walktober: For the fourth year, KC Parks and Jackson County have partnered on a series of events encouraging everyone to walk, ride or run a different trail on Sundays in October. The month of October is especially ideal for exercising outside ~ the temperatures are cool and the colors are spectacular. Let’s enjoy the scenery and make movement a priority!

Sunday, October 2, 
Noon-2 p.m.
Location: Riverfront Heritage Trail (Segment 4/Westside)
Check-inTony Aguirre Community Center, 2050 W Pennway St.
Walktober’s 2022 series kicks-off on Segment 4 of the Riverfront Heritage Trail which features Kansas City’s vibrant and eclectic Westside. This trail segment follows West Pennway, passes over a pedestrian bridge at I-670 and connects on the north with downtown. As it winds through the Westside Neighborhood it features a several attractive art works with shapes and colors associated with the Mayan Culture. Even the trail lighting is designed to reflect the Spanish-American background of many of the residents. On the north end of this trail segment you will discover a decorative pedestrian bridge that gives you an excellent view of Kaw Valley as it connects the oldest parks in Kansas City. The bridge itself features spectacular iron work that depicts the frequent flock of birds seen in the area. A highlight on this trail segment is 5,500 pound fiberglass Hereford Bull replica that resides in Mulkey Square. . The route is just over one mile out and back. You can extend your walk by visiting Observation Park, walking the loop trail and taking in the amazing views of downtown.

Sunday, October 9, Noon-2 p.m., Cave Spring Trail, 8701 East Gregory
Sunday, October 16, Noon-2 p.m., Brush Creek Trail, Dr. MLK Blvd & Woodland Ave
Sunday, October 23, Noon-2 p.m., Little Blue Trace Trail, 20140 E Jackson Drive


  • Commemorative Walktober buttons, designed by artist Liz Vargas, are available for the first 200 participants to at each location. Attend all four events and collect all four designs! Check them out here>>
  • Plein Air Quick Paint contests take place at all four events with artists painting on-site.
  • Dogs on leashes are welcome.
  • NEW!! Earn a free #Walktober patch at each event by posting a photo on social media of yourself at the park/trail, and tag KC Parks, Jackson County, and Take A Hike, KC

All events are free and open to the public but we do request that you pre-register on Eventbrite>>