Kirksville is rolling in green park space, with over 2,060 acres of maintained parks, ponds, and lakes! We are fortunate to offer 1,000 acres of maintained parks, making it hard to find a neighborhood in Kirksville that's not within walking distance to at least one of our many City parks!
Take a look at one of our lakes or ponds! With over 1,000 acres of water there is always something to do. Winter trout fishing at Spur Pond is always something different. Muskie fishing and duck hunting are popular activities at Hazel Creek Lake, and don't forget the diverse recreation options available at Forest Lake, located within Thousand Hills State Park.
Check out the Reservations/Registrations Portal to take part in all the action!
The Parks and Recreation Department provides diverse programming for all ages throughout the year! Between the special programs through the Aquatic Center and various traditional events, Parks and Recreation ensures quality, new experiences that you won't want to miss!
Visit Current Programs and Events to learn about events for the entire family, adults, or children. Be sure to check back often and like the Kirksville Parks and Recreation Facebook page. Events are updated as the schedule changes.
The City of Kirksville has provided recreational and educational swimming opportunities for the Northeast Missouri region since the mid 1950s. In the 1990s the citizens of Kirksville approved 1/2-cent parks sales tax to replace the old municipal pool facility. The Aquatic Center was opened on June 19, 1999.
The Aquatic Center consists of both an indoor and outdoor heated pools and fills a niche in the community with year-round aquatic programming. The ability to offer an expanded line up of programs has increased the level of participation, not only from local residents but from residents throughout the Northeast Missouri region.