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English Landing Park

6500 NW Klamm Dr
Parkville,  MO 64152

Phone: (816) 741-7676

English Landing Park is located along the Missouri river in Parkville, Missouri, United States. It includes a 3 mile jogging/biking trail that follows the river's edge, several shelters for picnics, a soccer field, a baseball diamond, volleyball courts, 2 playgrounds. Recently, a small 9-hole Frisbee golf course has been added around the jogging/biking trail. There is also a busy set of train tracks that runs along the length of the park. The area of present-day English Landing Park was bought from the English Brothers by Colonel George S. Park in 1838, who was a veteran of the Texas war of independence. He purchased a riverboat landing from them as well, and that riverboat landing as well as the present-day park became a civil war port of call for slave trade. The Power Plant Restaurant, which sits right next to the rail road tracks at the entrance to the park, was built in the mid-19th century as a coal-fired twin-boiler power plant that fed the entire city. The city itself was founded by Colonel Park in 1844 and by 1850 he had built warehouses and a large stone hotel. In 1853 he established one of Platte County's earliest newspapers, The Industrial Luminary.

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Past Events

  • PR Mile
    09:30 AM - 01/14/2017

    At English Landing Park

    On your mark, get set....RUN! From beginners to professionals, runners alike can agree: it really is all about the mile, your personal record mile. Your PR mile...

  • Christmas on the River
    06:00 PM - 11/18/2016

    At English Landing Park

    Join us for the 24th Annual Christmas on the River Celebration!! An evening full of wonder and music provided by School of Rock, local school choirs and other...

  • Oktoberfest 2016
    03:00 PM - 09/24/2016

    At English Landing Park

    What could be better than an afternoon of grilling, beer, yard games and good company? Voice For Animals KC is hosting our second annual Vegan Oktoberfest. This...

  • 11th Annual Paws in the Park
    09:00 AM - 09/17/2016

    At English Landing Park

    Mark your calendar! Fun for the whole family! Our 11th annual Paws in the Park Dog Walk and Festival is September 17, 2016 at English Landing Park in BEAUTIFUL...

  • Paws in the Park
    08:30 AM - 09/17/2016

    At English Landing Park

    The Eleventh Annual Paws in the Park Dog Walk and Festival is coming September 17, 2016 at English Landing Park in BEAUTIFUL downtown Parkville, MO! A fun day is...

  • Paws in the Park
    07:30 AM - 09/17/2016

    At English Landing Park

  • Color Storm 5K Run
    09:00 AM - 06/12/2016

    At English Landing Park

    Run through English Landing Park in Parkville, MO in a "storm" of color along the beautiful scenic Missouri River. Color euphoria and elation await you in what is...

  • Yoga Run in the Park
    08:00 AM - 06/11/2016

    At English Landing Park

    Diversify your workout with this great combination of running and yoga. We will start out with a 40 minute run or walk at your own pace then then Michelle Derry...

  • GO Project Family 5K
    08:30 AM - 05/07/2016

    At English Landing Park

    Bring your family, invite your friends, start a team and run (or walk) to help Kansas City children and families in crisis. CarePortal, an initiative of GO Project,...

  • Earth Walk and Sangha Picnic
    10:00 AM - 04/23/2016

    At English Landing Park

    As part of the Rime Center's Month of children and youth engagement. we having a walk at the English Landing Park in Parkville, MO. This is activity is to engage...

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