Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites  

Welcome to Clay County Parks, Recreation and Historic Sites!    

Our vision is to provide Clay County citizens and all visitors a higher quality of life. We strive to provide our visitors an exceptional opportunity to participate in the wide variety of park, recreation, historical facilities and programs that we offer.

Clay County Parks, Recreation, Historic Sites manages more than 6,000 acres of parks including two championship golf courses, 24 miles of trails, 777 camp sites, 2 marinas, swim beaches, docks and shelters at Smithville Lake, two renowned museums and other historic sites, and two parks – Rocky Hollow and Tryst Falls - between Kearney and Excelsior Springs.

contact us

Clay County 

Parks Department

Park Office
17201 Paradesian
Smithville, MO 64089

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

Saturday - Sunday
8:00am - 1:00pm


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