Aka: William M. Klein Park also known as "The Barnes Enclosure"
Why All the Different Names? Click Here to Find Out Why.
We are a Free to the Public Open Nature Park and Historical Society. We are members of both the Jackson County Parks system as well as the Kansas City Parks and Recreation. The day to day management of the park has been run by a volunteer Board of Directors and staff since 1976.
Cave Spring Park sits on a key historical point Santa Fe, Oregon and California Trails. In 1909 The Daughters of the American Revolution laid a granite marker on Blue Ridge Blvd denoting the significant role the Cave and area played on the Santa Fe Trail. In 1978 the park was inducted to the National Register of Historic Places as a site of Significant Commerce, Transportation and Exploration/Settlement.
We offer 4.5 miles of winding but easy trails. Wildlife is abundant in the park with Deer, Fox, Hawks and all kinds of critters. (Be certain to look for the Loch Ness Turtle, as massive brute that lives in our pond.). We also offer over night camping with a priority given to scout troops.
We offer rental of our facility for Weddings, Reunions and Parties. (The Interpretive Center is not available till we remodel, sorry. ) We also offer advertising on our sign that sits on the corner Blue Ridge Blvd and Gregory Blvd at the best rates in town with some of the best exposure. 100% of your money from this goes to help keeping our programs open and free!
A Short Video About the History of Cave Spring Park
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