The trail at Jerry Smith Park is about 1.3 miles long and winds around a natural prairie preserve. This is a short hike, lasting 30 – 45 minutes.

Jerry Smith Park

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Jerry Smith Park provides a southern anchor for Kansas City, MO’s park and boulevard system. It consists of 360 acres of open rolling hills, wooded forests and a three-acre lake. The park is also an important element of the Centennial Boulevard System. The Centennial Boulevard continuously links 43 miles of Kansas City’s boulevards and parkways, extending from Kansas City International Airport in the Northland to Jerry Smith Park in the south. The Centennial Boulevard segment along Blue River Road also provides a link to the Blue River and a connection among Jerry Smith Park, Minor Park and Swope Park, making it particularly desirable to outdoor enthusiasts.

This is a hike on dirt and rock trails, so make sure you prepare properly. There may be mud on the trail. It is probably a good idea to spray yourself with bug repellent.

YOUR RSVP – If you RSVP YES, then your plans change, update your RSVP to NO, so we don’t wait for you.

OFF-LEASH – All cities in the Kansas City area have “leash laws,” requiring dogs to be on-leash at all times (other than specifically designated areas). As a group, KC Dog Club does not require dogs to be kept on-leash, however, you (alone) are responsible for your dog, the actions of your dog, and any fines you may receive for your dog being off-leash.


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