Kansas City Parks Tour: Roe Park


Roe Park in Overland Park
(10400 Roe) features an awesome spray ground along with playgrounds for a wide range of ages, shelters, soccer and baseball fields and a loop trail. You can easily spend hours here playing but bring the sunscreen because there is little shade to be found.

Best Features of Roe Park

  • Sprayground with features for toddlers to big kids
  • Nature playground with a pump-run water chute
  • Toddler playground with baby swings
  • Climbing features, tower and massive slide for the big kids
  • Varied playground structures including spinner, different kinds of swings, and balance challenges
  • Large sandbox in natural setting
  • The playground south side of the park features a smaller, brand new playground structure with slides, bridge and bouncy animals.
  • Multiple picnic shelters
  • Nice indoor bathrooms with water fountains
  • Loop trail is great for running or bike riding. Just off the loop are several creek areas along the Indian Creek Trail that are great for exploring!

Mom Tips

  • The spray park is activated by buttons on the sides of the water features. Stomp on them and the water will turn back on.
  • Bring towels for enjoying playground equipment on hot days – that plastic gets HOT.
  • Sonic, McLains and Winsteads are right across the street for a treat or lunch after playing.
  • The spray park is less crowded during the evening hours in the summer.

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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