Meadowbrook Park: KC’s Newest Park Unique Play Area for Kids
Meadowbrook Park is the newest KC park, a one-of-a-kind activity in Prairie Village, KS. It’s filled with tons of exciting & fun activities for kids.
Near the intersection of 91st and Nall, Johnson County’s newest park is ideal for spending the day with your family – read below to find out why!
You can sit back as your kids navigate the large ropes course or play with your smaller kiddos on the playground designed just for them!
There are things to do for every member of your family. Meadowbrook Park includes an expansive area of walking trails, two large playgrounds, multiple shelter areas, a modern clubhouse, and multiple ways to exercise.
Once completed, the park will span 80 acres of the former Meadowbrook Country Club. With so much space..bring a picnic to eat & enjoy the grassy areas, or explore this unique park in Kansas City!
Features of Meadowbrook Park in KC
The park features a zip line, multiple playgrounds, and an assortment of kids activities for all ages. It’s a must-see spot for Kansas City families who love outdoor play! There are even signs at each play set giving the recommended ages…
There are also many shelters, including a larger shelter area with a fireplace and plenty of covered tables for your private party at the park. Tons of other fun features are included at Meadowbrook Park too:
- 2 Large Playgrounds – divided into two areas a 2-5 yr old park and 5-12 yr old area
- Rock Wall
- Climbing Ropes
- Multiple swing sets
- Outdoor Fitness Activities for low impact exercise
- The Grove Playground – featuring a bunker sandbox, climbing net & musical instruments for the outdoors
- 8 Pickle ball Courts
- 3 Large Shelters (capacity of 48 people)
- Grand Pavilion Shelter with outdoor living room, grilling island & fire pit. (capacity of 120)
- Paved Walking Trails
- Ponds stocked with fish
- Event space (capacity 200)
- Tons of open, grassy areas to have a picnic or play
- Early Childhood Development Center & Classroom
Things to Do at Meadowbrook Park
There are great kids programs hosted at Meadowbrook Park, like Meadowbrook Park Natureplay, where children learn about nature through discovery & outdoor exploration.
This park offers a great environment for your kids to explore! Children will also spend time indoors, learning awareness about nature & an appreciation for nature’s beauty.
You can also go fishing!
There are 3 fishing ponds stocked with largemouth bass, catfish & bluegill fish. So bring your fishing rods & a few chairs to enjoy the afternoon by the pond. Keep in mind, fishing permits are required to fish the pond.
Take a walk around the park, with tons of beautiful trees, walkways & bridges. Or, ride your bikes around the area!
Play Pickleball! The 8 courts at this park at able to be reserved, so you can walk up & play. There are some Johnson County programs that use the courts, but other than that they are free play.
Perfect for Little Ones or Older Kids
Tons of equipment to climb on, slide down, walk across and play. The kids area has perfectly sized equipment for my 2 year old to play on. So, I think the age levels suit families well.
When pulling into the parking lot we noticed right away the outdoor area is tucked away from the main road – a big positive for a Mom with a toddler who loves to run. Everything looked very clean and there were tons of parking spots.
Being a Mom, I always scope out the restrooms. To my surprise, were all individual! Each individual restroom is equipped with their own changing table and toddler seat. I was able to push my stroller in with me and turn it around with no trouble.
There are also many fun activities for older kids to play on. You can find tons of open space for children to play, while you can see them from your spot!
The park had extra wide walking trails that went around the whole park. There were water foundations located throughout the park that had 3 heights – perfect if you have kids & pets. One for adults, one for kids and one for dogs to drink from.
Overall, we are very impressed with the park. It was safe, clean, and new. we recommend it!
Meadowbrook Park is Still Growing
Johnson County created this park to address community concerns about the lack to outdoor play space in the area. There are multiple phases planned for the park, so there is still more to come! The 10,000 square-foot clubhouse will continue to build on the programs available, as well as the physical attractions in the park.
Total costs for this project are estimated at $12.2 million, including approximately $4.2 million in proceeds from a Tax-Increment Financing (TIF) district, and $8 million in JCPRD-issued Certificates of Participation.
This Meadowbrook project is still under construction, with multiple phases planned. The total cost of the Meadowbrook Park Project is about $12.2 million (estimate), which includes a 1/3 of the funding from Tax-Increment Financing (TIF) district proceeds. The other $8 million is being financed through Johnson County Parks & Rec Department.
If you have an emergency, call 911 then the JOCO Park Police dispatch, (913) 782-0720. Find more info about the new Meadowbrook Park KC online, or head to the club house on-site. Thanks to Jenny from our volunteer Mom Squad for getting us the scoop.
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