Cave Spring Park

Where history meets nature.

Welcome to William M. Klein Park (aka: Cave Spring)






is now open displaying dozens of Unique Harry Truman Photos and Personal Items.

President Truman, pictured above, was a regular hiker as a youth at Cave Spring Park and his Grand Father Solomon Young once owned the property.


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Looking for Help:  

Cave Spring Park is a 501(c)3 park staffed and run by volunteers.  We are reaching out to the community at large and seeing if any knows of a 4-wheeler (atv) or utility trailer that they would like to donate for use at the park.  If have one or know someone please email:

Click the Link Below to see Fox 4 news at Cave Spring.

Fox 4 News @ Cave Spring

 Click HERE for directions to the Park.

Cave Spring is a 36-acre urban nature center and historic area located at 8701 Gregory , Kansas City, Missouri.  The area includes an interpretive center building, picnic area, and scenic walking trail The easily traveled hiking trails combined with the natural features of a cave and wildlife habitat pond allow many the opportunity to pursue ecological studies.

School children and adults Visiting Cave Spring are introduced to the ecology of the Kansas City area through natural history and cultural history studies.

The Cave Spring Association, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1975 to preserve a historic Santa Fe Trail area and its natural state for the public.  The organization manages and maintains the William Klein Park and the Clark Memorial Nature Center The area is known collectively as Cave Spring.

Since its beginnings along the Santa Fe Trail, the Cave Spring area reflects the diversity of Kansas City cultural and natural history During the 1840s, covered wagons traveling west passed by the area owned and farmed by the Barnes family.  In later years, the property was owned by Solomon Young, the maternal grandfather of Harry S Truman.  During the 1930s, the Cave Spring Club offered a respite from the city for golfers and their families.

Today, Cave Spring serves metropolitan Kansas City as an outdoor recreation facility for hikers and educational opportunities for school field trips and adult and youth groups.

Cave Spring Park is celebrating its 40th year of continuous service to the Jackson County community.

We are the largest and longest standing privately run (with much appreciated assistance from Jackson County Parks whom we are affiliated with) park in Jackson County, Missouri that is open free to the public 365 days a year.

We are staffed by volunteers who enjoy and value the rich rewards this park has to offer.

We welcome you to come and enjoy the park from a little after Sunrise to a little before Sunset any day of the week.

We only ask that you take your memories and litter with you.

Dogs are welcome, please keep them on leashes and clean up after them if they make a mess ON the trail.

The Pond is for nature watching, not canoeing nor fishing.

VOTED 2nd Best Trail in Kansas City to Hike. (Go to Review)

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