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Forest Park


  1. ADA Accessible
  2. Caboose
  3. Frisbee Golf
  4. Horseshoe Pits
  5. Open Space
  6. Pavilion
  7. Picnic Areas
  8. Picnic Shelters
  9. Picnic Tables
  10. Playground
  11. Restrooms
  12. Sand Volleyball
  13. Shelter House
  14. Slides
  15. Tennis
  16. Tennis Court
  17. Trails
  18. Water
Forest Park
Forest Park was not named by accident. The largest community park in Parsons is covered with beautiful trees of multiple varieties and sizes. The canopy of trees provide shade for the multiple activities in the park. Whether strolling on the network of decorative paths, waiting for a ride on the Kiwanis' Pancake Special train, or enjoying a summer concert, the park is a picturesque setting for a relaxing afternoon in Parsons.

Event Hosting

The Park plays hosts to several Parsons events each year. Katy Days is held on Memorial Day weekend and is a celebration of the city's railroad heritage. The event draws over 5,000 people to the park for music, food, a parade and numerous activities and presentations. Forest Park also hosts the annual community Fourth of July Celebration, the Music in the Park Summer Concert Series (Thursday evenings in June and July), and various other celebrations and activities.

Amenities in the park include:
  • Three shelter houses and picnic areas
  • Three playground areas
  • Two sand volleyball courts
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Lighted tennis courts
  • Nine-hole frisbee golf course

Adjacent to the park is the Arvon Phillips Community Center, the community swimming pool, two lighted softball fields, and the Labette Community College campus.