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.

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
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 ParkBurcham Park
Centennial ParkClinton Lake Park
Holcom Park“Dad” Perry Park
Prairie ParkRiverfront Park
South ParkBuford M. Watson, Jr. Park



Chief Jim McSwain ParkBrook Creek Park
Burroughs Creek Trail & Linear ParkClinton Lake Leased Area
Chaparral ParkClinton Park
Constant ParkDeerfield Park
DeVictor ParkEdgewood Park
HAND ParkHobbs Park
Ludlam ParkLyons Park
Parnell ParkPark Hills Parks
Quail Run ParkRobinson Park
Sandra J. Shaw Community Health ParkStonegate Park
John Taylor ParkVeterans Park
Walnut ParkWater Tower Park
Woody Park



Pat Dawson-Billings Nature AreaLawrence Nature Park
KANZA Southwind Nature PreserveConrad & Viola McGrew Nature Preserve
Martin ParkNaismith Valley Park



Murphy-Bromelsick HouseDisc Golf Courses
Horseshoe CourtsJapanese Friendship Garden
Lawrence Rotary ArboretumMary’s Lake
Off-Leash Dog ParksPeterson Road Park
Sesquicentennial PointSkateparks
Youth Sports Complex



Green Meadows Park