Loose Park Rose Garden, Kansas City

4.7
#5 of 11 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.
The 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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  • This is one of my favorite parks to exercise in Kansas City. The outer sidewalk/track is approximately 1.37 miles and is always clean, but it can get crowded as it would be nicer if they would widen t...  more »
  • We go here every year. We like to get our family pictures taken here. The landscaping is amazing. It's hard to believe that such a wonderful park is found inside the city.  more »
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  • This is a beautiful park. Great place to go to just be outside. There is a decent amount of parking but it does fill up quickly, especially on nice days. There are tennis courts, a picnic area, a walking trail, ponds, gardens, and a restroom. Beautiful spot for pictures. Lots of open land to play.
  • Oh such a beautiful place, what’s not there? You will find absolutely everything for your weekend outing. There is shelter so you can have gatherings, nice scenic views for photo shoot. You want to see variety in trees? You want to see variety in flowers? Go to this place. Small lake area is another wonder. Lighting is perfect to give you a romantic feeling. Swing is there, you can find several tennis courts to play that is absolutely free of charge. Kids swim areas and water splashing. Night and day every seasons this place is a perfect for your leisure time

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