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Your Guide to Kansas City Outdoor FUN: Jacob L. Loose Park!

Welcome to Loose Park!

Just because it’s Fall, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the great outdoors.

Loose Park Guide - Kansas City, Missouri


One place to enjoy with the kids this Autumn is Jacob L. Loose Park in Kansas City, Missouri. Located off Wornall Road, you’ve probably driven by this gorgeous park dozens of times. While you can admire certain attributes of Loose Park from afar, you may not know what lies behind the tree-lined entrance of this grand park. Before your family heads out for a leisurely walk or a day of play, here is the need-to-know information about Loose Park!

Loose Park Guide

First, a Little Loose Park History

Loose Park is the third-largest in Kansas City. The park was, “ a major site for the Battle of Westport where Confederate forces were routed by Union forces in the area in which the park is now located. It is estimated that 29,000 people were involved in the battle. The property at that time was owned by William Bent, a man who led wagon trains and traded with the Indians.” -KCPARKS.ORG. 

The park property was originally used as part of a golf course, until 1926 when Ella Loose bought the property. Ella purchased it to create a park in honor of her husband, Jacob Loose. In 1927, she gave the park to the City so all Kansas City families could enjoy the park’s beauty. Jacob Loose founded the Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company and died in 1923.


Loose Park Guide - Kansas City, Missouri


Park Features YOUR Family will Enjoy

At just about 75 acres, Loose Park is one of the largest and, in my opinion, best parks in Kansas City for all ages and lifestyles. If your family is active, you can enjoy a spacious playground & green space, a volleyball court, tennis courts and (in the summer months) a spray ground!

My kids love the playground! Especially because of the sand pit and mini rock wall. Not to mention, I enjoy the swings as well. We haven’t had the opportunity to play in the spray ground (pictured above), but it looks perfect for smaller kids!


Loose Park Guide - Kansas City, Missouri


If your family enjoys spending time watching birds, taking in the scenery, or enjoying a leisurely stroll Loose Park has more than enough room. You can explore the Kansas City Municipal Rose Garden, walk along park wide trails or sit and look over the lake.

There are plenty of benches spread throughout the park. During the Fall, the fountains may not always be on, but it still is a sight to see! Just ask the dog that jumped in to get a fish last week!


Loose Park Guide - Kanas City, Missouri


During Fall months, Loose Park is ideal for family photos and relaxing picnics as well. The scenery makes for great Fall photos of the family. I love taking my camera to the park and snapping photos of my kids. Loose Park is the perfect backdrop, especially during the Fall with the leaves changing colors.


Loose Park Guide - Kansas City, Missouri


Whether you are looking to get out and play or enjoy the scenery, consider heading to Jacob L. Loose Park! The park is open everyday from 5am to midnight, so you can definitely make a day out of it! Happy trails!

Tips for Your Trip from other Parents

  • Loose Park is a fun place for a picnic in Kansas City! LOTS of space to run and play.
  • Recycling is NOW available at Loose Park – Be sure to protect the environment during your visit.
  • Shelter rentals at the park are available May through October each year. Book early so you don’t miss out!
  • The park opens at 5am, so if you’re on the hunt for an early morning outdoor jog – Check it out!
  • Don’t forget to check out the Rose Garden at Loose Park!
  • Visit the park in the Summer- the kids can play in the Splash Park!

Jacob L. Loose Park is located at: 5200 Wornall, Kansas City, MO 64112

Do you have tips or questions about the park?! Drop us a comment, we’d love to hear from you!

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KC Pumpkin Patch Preview!

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KC Pumpkin Patch Preview!

Happy Fall Y’all! It is officially Fall so that means it is time to hit up the good old pumpkin patch! Luckily as a Mom Squad ambassador, I get to do all the dirty work for you and check out this season’s must see places! I was so excited to have the opportunity to preview this year’s activities at the KC Pumpkin Patch!

The KC Pumpkin Patch is a”Kid- friendly country- style entertainment just a few miles from Kansas City” and it is so much fun! It really is a perfect family outing for this Fall season. With tons of stuff to do, wide open spaces for the kiddos to run around and amazing food (especially the apple donuts), everyone is sure to have a great time! Plus, there is plenty of picnic areas to sit and enjoy your lunch or quick treats.

The KC Pumpkin Patch is open every day this season and closes for the season on October 31st. The KC Pumpkin Patch has not 1, not 2 but 3 slides perfect for everyone. They also have a zip line, hay rides, tricycle tracks, a Kiddie corn maze, grain truck ski-ball, a jumping pillow and tons more to do! Plus your little critters can feed little critters too! Of course, we can’t forget they have TONS OF PUMPKINS! We were there for 2 hours and we still didn’t get to do everything lol. Visiting the KC Pumpkin Patch really is an all-day adventure!

General admission tickets are only $9.95 + tax per person, $5 for military and 2 and under are FREE! General admission includes most activities on the farm and the hayride! If you plan your trip on the weekends, your admission includes special stage shows! Plus you can experience haunted trailers and more (extra cost). You can purchase your tickets, plan your trip, see the menu and more online. Head over to their website to see full list of activities too.

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