Giving Grove Tree Planting

Barry - Platte Community Garden and Orchard is a wonderful partnership between the Platte County Parks and Recreation Department, The Giving Grove, and neighborhood volunteers. With 3 chestnuts, 3 European and 3 Asian pears, 3 apples, 3 bush cherries, and 15' of raspberries, the orchard is a perfect complement to the community garden at the site. The garden and orchard’s goal is to provide a place for children from the neighborhood, local schools, and those visiting the park a chance to experience all the joys of gardening and of harvesting their own healthy food.

Prairie Creek Greenway Ribbon Cutting

Platte County Parks & Recreation is excited to announce the completion of the 4 mile Prairie Creek Greenway south trail loop! The ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. The dedication will take place at the southeast corner of NW 132nd Street and Running Horse Road, south of Platte City, Missouri. Refreshments will be served.

On-street parking is available on NW 132nd Street and Meadow Court. Please do not block driveways, and park away from neighborhood entrance islands to allow traffic to flow smoothly.

For more information, visit or call the Platte County Parks office at 816-858-3419.

Tour De Platte - May 20

We are excited to announce that registration for the 2017 Tour de Platte is now open.  The Tour de Platte is a free bicycle ride designed for bikers of all levels to cycle through the trails, parks, and back roads of Platte County.  The Tour will begin at 8:00 am at E.H. Young Park in Riverside, MO.  (1001 Argosy Pkwy, Riverside, MO 64150). 

T-Shirts from the ride can be purchased for $5.00 each up until May 10th.


This year the Tour de Platte will offer 3 different routes.  Please see below for route details.

Full Route- 34 Miles
This route is designed for the experienced cyclist.  The route will begin at E.H. Young Park and head towards Parkville.  The route makes a large circle throughout Southern Platte County traveling as far north as KCI airport.  The route ends up on the beautiful Line Creek Trail which brings you back to Riverside.   Four break stations with snacks and drinks will be provided on this route.  This route is recommended for experienced cyclists only who will be using road or hybrid style bikes. 

Intermediate Route – 18 Miles

Returning this year to the Tour is the intermediate route.  The intermediate route will begin at E.H. Young and head to the Line Creek Trail.  This round trip route ends at the Challenger Park off the new section of the 152 trail and turns around to head back to Riverside. A break station will be provided at the five mile mark which can be utilized on the way out and heading back in.  Drinks and snacks will be provided at this break station. 

Short Route – 10 Miles

This route is designed for beginners and families participating in the Tour. This route will begin at 8:00 from E.H. Young and head to the Line Creek Trail.   Similar to the intermediate route, this round trip ride will utilize the Line Creek Trail.  Riders will ride to the five mile mark at the Line Creek Trailhead at 64th and Gower and then turn around to return to Riverside.  A break station will be provided at the five mile mark which can be utilized by short route riders.  Drinks and snacks will be provided at this break station. 


Barry Platte 2017 Baseball/Softball Coaches Meeting

Opening day of the 2017 baseball/softball season is quickly approaching.  The staff of Platte County Parks and Recreation would like to invite you to attend the annual Barry Platte ball field reservations meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 15th at 6:00 p.m. at the Platte County Resource Center, 11724 NW Plaza Circle, Kansas City, MO. 

The reservation meeting is based upon a lottery system which determines the order in which a team or league will select available time slots.  Payment for each time slot is due at the time of reservation. Cash or check is accepted. The cost for 2017 is $20.00 for a two-hour period.

If you do not wish to attend the reservation meeting, you can still make reservations by calling the Parks and Recreation Department the week of February 21st (our office is closed Monday, February 20th). For more information call 816-858-3419.

Platte County #1 Quality of Life

Platte County ranked #1 out of 115 counties in Missouri for quality of life, according to a report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Platte ranked second highest for health factors.

The 2017 County Health Rankings compares differences on a broad range of indicators that affect quality of life and health among almost every county throughout the United States. Platte County’s top ranking reflects residents' high priority on health as evidenced by their support for parks, schools, roads, alternate transportation, and safe neighborhoods where they live and work.