Parks & Trails

The Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department oversees a park system which includes 54 parks. For maintenance purposes the city is broken down into three park districts. The department also has Landscaping/Horticulture and Forestry Divisions to assist with the department and the community.

All Lawrence Parks are Tobacco Free.

Park and Trail Safety

Integrated Pest Management

Get involved!
Kansas Healthy Yards and Communities

Volunteer in a Park today!

The Plant Health Care Program is designed to maintain healthy and vigorous park plantings beneficial to the public. See what we’re doing!

Preferred Tree List for Northeast Kansas
Selecting a Tree
Selecting Where to Plant a Tree
Current Licensed Tree Trimmers
Emerald Ash Borer

Park Regulations



Lawrence Trail/Bike Map
Biking Information


As park pages are developed on each of the parks, they will be added to the list below.

Broken Arrow Park Burcham Park
Centennial Park Clinton Lake Outlet Park
Holcom Park “Dad” Perry Park
Prairie Park Riverfront Park
South Park Buford M. Watson, Jr. Park


Chief Jim McSwain Park Brook Creek Park
Burroughs Creek Trail & Linear Park Clinton Lake Leased Area
Chaparral Park Clinton Park
Constant Park Deerfield Park
DeVictor Park Edgewood Park
HAND Park Hobbs Park
Ludlam Park Lyons Park
Parnell Park Park Hills Parks
Quail Run Park Robinson Park
Sandra J. Shaw Community Health Park Stonegate Park
John Taylor Park Veterans Park
Walnut Park Water Tower Park
Woody Park


Pat Dawson-Billings Nature Area Lawrence Nature Park
KANZA Southwind Nature Preserve Conrad & Viola McGrew Nature Preserve
Martin Park Naismith Valley Park


Murphy-Bromelsick House Disc Golf Courses
Horseshoe Courts Japanese Friendship Garden
Lawrence Rotary Arboretum Mary’s Lake
Off-Leash Dog Parks Peterson Road Park
Sesquicentennial Point Skateparks
Youth Sports Complex


Green Meadows Park