Platte Ridge Park

Managed by Platte County Parks & Recreation

Spectacular panoramic views of Platte County can be seen from the 215-acre Platte Ridge Park.  Completed in 2005, the park offers both sports and leisure activities.  On the sports side, visitors to the park can enjoy soccer, football, baseball, softball and cross country running. The County partners with the YMCA, Platte City and Platte County & West Platte School Districts to provide a variety of programs for every age level.

The cross country trail is a 5K grass course with mileage markers every half mile. The best access is from the northwest corner of the pond trail near the family recreation area. The grass course is open to the public during normal park hours unless a community or school event has been previously scheduled. View a map of the course here.

On the leisure side, relaxation can be found at the shelter, playground and fishing pond.

In fall 2009, Platte Ridge Park was the recipient of a large reforestation effort with over 400 new trees planted on site.  The trees will help protect the park natural resources and improve local water quality.

Fishing Pond

All anglers must follow Missouri state fishing regulations and a Missouri fishing license is required. NO BOW FISHING ALLOWED.

In order to keep the Platte Ridge Park pond fish population in check, we ask anglers to voluntarily follow the following fishing limits.

  • Largemouth Bass: Daily limit of 6 (with a protected slot length limit of 13"-15")
  • Bluegill: Daily limit of 10
  • Channel Catfish: Daily limit of 4
  • Grass Carp: Catch and release only. The Grass Carp are stocked in the pond to help with vegetation management.

Download Fishing Regulations

Address Park Address:
17130 MO Highway 371
Platte City, MO 64079
Hours Hours: Dawn to Dusk
Parking Parking: 38 (Family Area) / 299 (Baseball Complex) / 273 (Soccer/Football Complex)
Park Size Park Size (Acres): 215

Unpaved Trails Unpaved Trails: .33 Mile Pond Trail / 5K Cross Country Trail (Grass)
Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelters: 1 (with grill)
Picnic Tables Picnic Tables: `
Baseball/Softball Fields Baseball/Softball Fields: 4
Volleyball Courts Volleyball Courts: 1
Soccer Fields Soccer Fields: 1
Fishing Fishing: Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish

COVID-19 UPDATE: Parks, trails and playgrounds at Platte County Park maintained facilities ARE NOW OPEN.  Please practice proper social distancing while using the parks.