Gladstone Parks & Recreation

Happy Rock Park

This 79.8 acre park, located at NE 76th and N. Antioch, is the pride of the Gladstone Parks System. This park features batting cages (open during softball seasons), 5 lighted ball fields, 4 soccer fields, 4 lighted tennis courts, a basketball court, 3 playgrounds, restrooms, drinking fountains and a 1.3 mile fitness trail that circles the park.

Two shelters are availabe for rent for a picnic, birthday party, family reunion, group meeting, etc. The large shelter at Happy Rock is located on the west side of N. Antioch. It features 8 picnic tables in it, electricity, restrooms, water fountain and a playground. This shelter rents for $50 for 4 hours and $5 for each additional hour.

The small shelter at Happy Rock is located east of N. Antioch. It features 3 picnic tables in it, restrooms, water fountain and a playground. This shelter rents for $35 for 4 hours and $5 for each additional hour. Grills are not located at either of these shelters, but you are more than welcome to bring your own.

Oak Grove Park

Oak trees fill this 17 acre park located at NE 76th St. and N. Troost. With a playground, sand volleyball court (nets not provided), two picnic shelters, picnic areas and tables, a drinking fountain and restrooms, this park is a favorite among those looking for a place to gather and have some fun. The 1/2 mile walking trail provides fitness buffs and casual strollers with a beautiful setting. The open spaces make this park the natural choice for the permanent home of Gladstone's Theatre in the Park program. Gladstone Theatre in the Park performs two shows every year. This year on July 9th, 10th & 11th, we will be performing "Annie Get Your Gun". On August 6th, 7th & 8th we will be performing "South Pacific."

Two shelters available to rent at Oak Grove Park. The large shelter is located on the north side of the park. This shelter features 12 picnic tables. It also features electricity and all the amenities of the park. This shelter rents for $50 for 4 hours and $5 for each additional hour.

The small shelter at Oak Grove Park is located on the south side of the park. It features 8 picnic tables, restrooms, water fountain and a sand volleyball court. This shelter rents for $35 for 4 hours and $5 for each additional hour. Grills are not available located at either of these shelters, but you are more than welcome to bring your own.

Central Park

Located at NE 69th St. and N. Holmes, this 14.5 acre park is currently under construction. Opening in May 2007, the Municipal Pool will be updated with a zero-depth entry pool, a spray ground, dumping bucket, open flume slide, new entry, expanded concession area and deck, family changing area, shade structures and play features. In December 2007, Gladstone’s new community center will open featuring a competitive swimming pool and diving well, leisure pool, fitness area, classrooms, and meeting rooms. Central Park continues to have a lighted ball field.

For information on Central Park, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at (816) 436-2200.

Meadowbrook Park

This 14 acre park is located at NE 60th Terrace and N. Michigan.  It has a basketball court, tennis court, sand volleyball court (nets not provided), picnic area, playground, picnic shelter, a creek with a nostalgic walking bridge and a drinking fountain.

For information on reserving any of the facilities in Meadowbrook Park, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at (816) 436-2200.

Hobby Hill Park

This 39.3 acre park is nestled at NW 76th Terrace and N. Main, 3 block west of N. Oak Traffic way.  It contains picnic grounds, a park shelter, nature trails, restrooms and parking.  A spring and a stream keep watch over this secluded treasure.

For information on reserving any of the facilities in Hobby Hill Park, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at (816) 436-2200.

Flora Park

This 29 acre park is located at NW 60th Terrace and N. Flora.  It includes a picnic area, small ball diamond, playground, drinking fountain and a shelter.

For information on reserving any of the facilities in Flora Park, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at (816) 436-2200.

Hamilton Heights Park

This 9 acre park is located at NW 67th St. and N. Main.  Facilities at the park include a playground, shelter, handicapped accessible fishing pier, a walking trail and a basketball court.  Hamilton Heights Park is the newest addition to the Gladstone parks system.

For information on reserving any of the facilities in Hamilton Heights Park, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at (816) 436-2200.

Hidden Hollow Park

This secluded grove of trees, located behind Prospect Plaza shopping center at NE 64th St. and N. Prospect, provides a quiet spot for meditation or to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Little Gully Park

Located at NE 59th St. and N. Park, this 1.78 acre neighborhood park features a playground jungle gym, picnic area and a drinking fountain.

Sycamore Park

This secluded grove at NE 66th St. and N. Prospect is a beautiful setting for quiet study or rest.

Maple Woods Nature Preserve

This National Nature Preserve, located at NE 76th St. and N. Prospect, covers over 38 acres.  It is a wildlife habitat and has hiking trails.












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