Green Hills of Platte Wildlife Preserve

Managed by Platte County Parks & Recreation

Amid developed properties in the south part of the county stands Green Hills of Platte Wildlife Preserve. The gently sloping hills encompass nature trails, wetlands and views of wildlife in their natural habitat. Platte County Parks & Recreation has also restored several acres of natural prairie grass which blooms brilliantly in the spring and fall.

Wildlife is abundant at the Preserve. Including raccoons, opossums, rabbits, squirrels, deer, fox and many different species of birds.

Featured on the property is a historic log cabin. Historical assessments trace its construction back to the mid-1800s. The cabin is one of the oldest structures still standing in Platte County from the earliest days of settlement after the opening of the Platte Purchase territory in 1836.

The Day Log Cabin is available for children’s events, small groups, book clubs and tours. Reserve the Day Log Cabin online below or call 816-858-3419.

Address Park Address:
4730 N Green Hills Road
Parkville, MO 64152
Hours Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Phone Phone: 816-858-3419
Parking Parking: 12 Spaces
Park Size Park Size (Acres): 48.25
Historical Landmarks Historical Landmarks: Historic Log Cabin

Unpaved Trails Unpaved Trails: 2 (1- 0.5 mile mulch trail and 1 - 0.5 mile limestone screen trail)
ADA Accessible ADA Accessible: Limestone Trail Only

Meet Dorothy Day, the namesake of the Day Cabin, and hear her vision for the Green Hills Wildlife Preserve and conservation in Platte County.

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Platte County Parks playgrounds and restrooms will be closed until further notice.  This includes the playgrounds at Platte Ridge Park, Barry Platte Park, and the Barry Platte Annex.  The restroom facilities at Platte Ridge Park soccer and baseball complexes will also be closed.  Platte County Parks is canceling all ball-field reservations at Barry Platte Park and Platte Ridge Park until further notice per recommendations of the CDC. We will be assessing the situation on a weekly basis. Questions? Please call 816-858-3419

Parks and trails do remain open, including open space and trails.  Please use proper social distancing when using the parks.