Kansas City Parks Tour: Burrus Old Mill Park in Blue Springs

One of Blue Springs’ oldest parks, Burrus Old Mill Park is comprised of 14 acres and also houses the city’s first splash pad.

Best Features of Burrus Old Mill Park

  • New and innovative play equipment
  • Well-shaded picnic area
  • Super cute and imaginative animal art
  • Challenging climbing elements in bigger kid play area
  • Good visibility if kids want to play in separate spaces

Mom Tips

  • Pack some water play gear because it is right next to an irresistible splash park!
  • There’s not a lot of natural shade so be sure to pack sunscreen or make use of the parks giant umbrellas!
  • Make use of all of the park’s amenities including a sand volleyball court, skatepark and basketball court!

For more Kansas City parks to add to your list,
visit our Guide to the Best Parks in Kansas City.

Sarah grew up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza, and now Overland Park. Sarah is mom to 10-year-old, Henry, 7-year-old Clark and 5-year-old Lucy. She has her master’s in urban administration and is passionate about making Kansas City a more equitable and supportive community. In between the crazy, she likes to drink coffee, run, hike, travel as much as possible, and experience all things Kansas City!


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