Hike a Wildland
The wild lands await! Many people are unaware that there are so many beautiful, undisturbed natural areas in the Kansas City region. Come out and take a walk and visit these living natural history lessons. Better yet, volunteer with Kansas City WildLands and help us apply CPR to these areas: Conserve, Protect and Restore!
Click the links below for directions, topo maps and descriptions of the Natural Areas.
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1. Blue River Parkway
Kansas City, Missouri Jackson County Parks and Recreation (Minor Park- Kansas City Parks and Recreation)
2. Blue River Glades Natural Area
Kansas City, Missouri Jackson County Parks and Recreation
3. Ogg Road Prairie
Shawnee Mission Park, Shawnee Mission, Kansas Johnson County Park and Recreation District.
4. Hidden Valley Natural Area
Kansas City, Missouri (north) Kansas City Parks and Recreation
5. Isley Park Woods
Excelsior Springs, Missouri City of Excelsior Springs, Missouri
6. Kill Creek Prairie
De Soto, Kansas Johnson County Park and Recreation District
7. Ernie Miller Park
Olathe, Kansas Johnson County Park and Recreation District
8. Rocky Point Glades & Swope Park
Kansas City, Missouri Kansas City Parks and Recreation
9. The Prairie Center
Olathe, Kansas Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks
10. Maple Woods Natural Area
Gladstone, Missouri Missouri Department of Conservation
11. Powell Gardens
Kingsville, Missouri Powell Gardens, Inc.
12. Jerry Smith Park and Saeger Woods Conservation Area
Kansas City, Missouri (south) Kansas City Parks and Recreation and Missouri Department of Conservation
13. Cliff Drive
Kansas City, Missouri (northeast) Kansas City Parks and Recreation and Missouri Department of Conservation