Parkville Nature Sanctuary

Managed by City of Parkville

The Parkville Nature Sanctuary is a wildlife preserve and educational site developed and maintained the City of Parkville with the help of a group of extraordinary volunteers. The Parkville Nature Sanctuary is a 115 acre natural outdoor area made accessible by nearly three miles of hiking trails. Daily operations of the Parkville Nature Sanctuary are overseen by a part-time Director. Call Nature Sanctuary Director Joe Ryan at (816) 741-7676 with questions about the Parkville Nature Sanctuary.

The Shelter (known as the Girl Scout Cabin) can be reserved in three-hour increments in the Nature Sanctuary. There is no vehicle access nor utilities available at the shelter. All nature sanctuary rules must be followed. A Reservation application can be found on the City of Parkville website.

NO dogs or other pets allowed on the trails. NO bicycles or skateboards allowed.

The main entrance of the Parkville Nature Sanctuary is at 12th Street off Highway 9, down the hill from the Platte County Health Department.

Address Park Address:
12th Street & Highway 9
Parkville, MO 64152
Hours Hours: Dawn to Dusk
URL Official Web URL: Click Here
Restrooms Restrooms: Yes
Park Size Park Size (Acres): 115

Unpaved Trails Unpaved Trails: 3 miles of trails
ADA Accessible ADA Accessible: Yes
Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelters: Girl Scout Cabin

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.