Park Ranger

Clay County, Mo.

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Public Services
Park Ranger

John Davis
Chief Park Ranger

17201 Paradesian St
Smithville, MO 64089

Phone: (816) 407-3438



The Clay County Park Ranger Division was established in 1982, shortly after the impoundment of Smithville Lake.  In the beginning, there were three volunteer Park Rangers, since then the Division has grown to seven full-time commissioned law enforcement Park Rangers, one part-time Park Ranger, and a fulltime Records Clerk.  The Park Rangers serve and protect the Citizens and Park Patrons who utilize all the Clay County Parks, Historical Sites, Recreational Areas, and Trails.


  • Law Enforcement/ Public Safety

  • First Responder Medical Services

  • Public Relations and Events

  • Marine Patrol

  • ATV/ UTV Patrol

  • Police Mountain Bicycle Patrol

  • Encroachment Enforcement

  • Wildlife Management: Archery Deer Hunt and Canada Goose Hunt

  • Invasive Species Inspections

  • Animal Control within the Parks

  • Mutual aid with surrounding agencies 

Related Links

View ArcGIS: Regional Trails and Bikeways with Trail Address Points

Missouri Department of Conservation

US Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District

Missouri Highway Patrol