Wildlife Habitat

Image: Wildlife Habitat

Each year, following the holiday season, Christmas trees can be dropped off at a desigated location within the Park to eventually become new homes for wildlife in and around Smithville Lake. About 400 trees are collected each year and during the month of April volunteers and Park staff will bundle and distribute the trees to certain areas for fish and wildlife habitat. These Christmas tree bundles provide habitat for many game and non-game species of wildlife.

If you are interested in volunteering or would like further information, please contact parks@claycountymo.gov or call Eric Dennis at the Missouri Department of Conservation at (816) 271-3100.

contact us

Clay County 

Parks Department

Park Office
17201 Paradesian
Smithville, MO 64089

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm


phone: (816) 407-3400
fax: (816) 407-3411