Wyandotte County Lake Park
Step out of the hustle of Kansas City and into the peace and quiet of Wyandotte County Lake and Park. This natural oasis is a 1,500-acre wooded wonder with a 400-acre lake that’s just a five-minute drive from the Village West area.
Near the entrance of the park you’ll find the Korean-Vietnam War Memorial, the nation’s first dual war memorial. The large marble memorial was dedicated in 1988 and features two life-size bronze statues, as well as plaques paying tribute to those who lost their lives fighting in the Korean and Vietnam Wars.
Further into Wyandotte County Lake and Park you’ll find what seems like endless scenic roads with tons of areas to pull over for picnics and play. The 16 shelters in the park include:
- Picnic tables
James P. Davis Hall is also located within the park. The 150-person indoor/outdoor event space can be rented out for larger gatherings like weddings and reunions.
Hikers, bikers, and horse riders will enjoy the 8+ miles of bridle trails. The towering trees above showcase the everchanging seasonal beauty of the Midwest, which brings a new experience every time you visit this Kansas City park. The bright orange, red, and yellow hues of the leaves make for a perfect fall scene, while the wildflowers that line the trails bring a pop of color during the spring. The trees go bare in the cold, but this is the best time to view bald eagles who call Wyandotte County Lake and Park their winter home.
Locals and out-of-towners alike will flock to the lake during summer. This is the time of year you’ll see kayaks, canoes, pontoons, and speedboats out and about to go fishing, cool down on a hot day or bask in the glow of the sunset over the glimmering water.