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Loose Park, Kansas City

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#3 of 7 in Parks in Kansas City
Loose Park is the third largest park in Kansas City. It is located at 51st Street and Wornall Road. The park is home to a lake, a shelter house, Civil War markers, tennis courts, a water park, picnic areas and a Rose Garden. The Rose Garden is popular for all types of outdoor special events including theatrical performances and wedding ceremonies.The park was once a pasture belonging to Kansas City pioneer Seth Ward. During the Battle of Westport in American Civil War Confederate General Sterling Price is said to have to commanded his forces from gun emplacements on the south end of the park.In 1897 Ward leased the land to the Kansas City Country Club for its first golf course. In 1907 J.C. Nichols bought land around the course to form the Country Club District and Country Club Plaza. In 1925 when the golf club moved to Mission Hills, Kansas the land became a city park.In 1977 artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude wrapped the Walk Ways with 12,500 m2 of orange-yellow coloured shiny nylon fabric.In 1979 Neal Patterson, Cliff Illig and Paul Gorup founded the Cerner Corporation while on a picnic in the park.Garden CenterThe Loose Park Garden Center was built in 1957 for meetings and horticultural exhibitions of various kinds. It is located in Loose Park at 5200 Pennsylvania Avenue. The garden center has two large meeting rooms with small kitchens attached to the meeting rooms.
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  • Great place for all to enjoy in a central location. Beautiful scenery and great for those who are looking for a spot in the city to walk, run, bike, picnic or just hang out.  more »
  • Terrific place for a jog and if nice weather-picnic.Not really busy.Peacfull ambience and lot of lovers walking !  more »
  • We drove through this park to view fall foliage. It is beautifully landscaped and is adjacent to a golf course. Lots of places to park and picnic. Signage could be improved to identify entrances and p...  more »
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  • This is a really great Park. It is large and has a perimeter walking trail. It has a really nice Rose Garden that a lot of people go to for photo opportunities and they have a lake with several arched bridges over the top. There is a lot of open space and people bring their dogs and take them for walks and a lot of people have picnics and family gatherings here. It's a lot of fun to go to this park and if you haven't been there give it a try. They also have a nice playground for kids.
  • If you are looking for a place to take a romantic walk with your partner or a place to take the kids for a picnic or to wear them out on the jungle gym this is the place for you. The rose garden is a great place to take a romantic walk and see KC fountains and the beautiful pond has an arched bridge that many have proposed on. It is Kansas Cities central park.
  • This place is very good if you’re looking for cooking supplies and all sorts of stuff involving you’re house they have from spoons to chairs and tables. A to Z of the home you could say lots of stuff people would enjoy and it’s some upscale stuff for the low low and Marshall’s it’s the same thing only with clothes they have all types of brands there from echo to polo and the north face they have lots of clothes there men women and kids they have shoes to they got from adidas to Jordan’s they have a lot of types of colognes too polo adidas a lot of high end stuff for the low low My wife often drags me there. I typically don't want to go but I'm usually glad I did. They have a very good selection of odds and ends for kitchens and bars. I have gotten some very good deals on lead Crystal for my bar there. Every time I shop there there has been a huge line but it goes very fast. The checkout is very efficient.
  • Love the space. I have 2 high energy dogs who like to run on a longer leash which is sometimes tough in a popular park. However, here there is plenty of room to walk and romp even though there was a good number of people and dogs around. The place is so large, it's easy to maneuver them around. Highly recommend.
  • This is a beautiful park with a nice paved walking path, a lake with ducks, tennis courts, playground equipment, and lots of dogs with their owners. I feel very safe walking my dog here. There is also a water fountain for adults, children and four-footed friends.

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