NEWS: Walktober Returns October 4 on the Rock Island Trail

NEWS: Walktober Returns October 4 on the Rock Island Trail

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

Walktober: For the second year, KC Parks, BikeWalkKC and Jackson County have partnered on a series of events encouraging everyone to walk, ride or run a different trail every Sunday in October. One of the few things that has not changed during the pandemic is our ability to enjoy the great outdoors! The month of October is especially ideal for exercising outside ~ the temperatures are cool and the colors are spectacular. Although Walktober may look a bit different this year, it is still a terrific opportunity to safely tour some of autumn’s most vibrant landscapes and make movement a priority!!

October 4, Noon-2 p.m.: Rock Island Trail>>
October 11, 10 a.m.-Noon: Riverfront Heritage Trail>>
October 18, Noon-2 p.m.: Indian Creek Trail >>
October 25, Noon-2 p.m.: Little Blue Valley Trail>>


  • Commemorative Walktober buttons, designed by artist Kevin Worley, 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 competitions will take place at the October 4October 11 and October 18 events.
  • Dogs on leashes are welcome.
  • All attendees are asked to practice social distancing and wear a mask when in close proximity to others.

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