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Loose Park

Wornall Road and 51st Street, Kansas City, MO 64112
816 784-5300
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Ranked #12 of 100 Attractions in Kansas City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Battlefields, Gardens, Fountains
Activities: Running
Description: This peaceful 74-acre retreat offers the fragrant Rose Garden, scenic walking paths and a small lake for those restful moments.
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Frederick, Maryland
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239 reviews 239 reviews
78 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

After exploring art at the Nelson and shops on the Plaza, we headed over to this park donated to the city in memory of Jacob Leander Loose by his wife Ella. Mr. Loose helped build the Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company, makers of cookies, soda crackers, and cereals. Later, they would change thier company name to Sunshine Biscuit where famous products such... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Located next to the Country Club plaza in a historic neighborhood, great place to walk, run or pass time. Incredible old oaks and hardwoods. Great for alone, friends or family.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My strongest memory of Loose Park is losing my first tooth in the park as a child. We always came to KC to visit family and the bazillion hour car trip from D.C. was always worth it once we saw the fountains and hit Loose Park. Now, as an adult living here I adore watching the seasons change in the... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The walking trail at Loose Park is well-used and beautifully maintained. There is a lovely pond, and an outstanding rose garden, along with a large playground area with updated equipment for children. We had a great family picnic and then strolled through the rose garden and then down to the pond to see the ducks. A lovely place to visit

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Houston, Texas
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138 reviews 138 reviews
58 attraction reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Urban parks are a great place to get away from the sounds and stress of the city and they can often provide just the right amount of solace to help you forget the worries of the day. Such is the case with Loose Park, a park located close to Country Club Plaza and the Intercontinental Hotel in Kansas City I... More

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lees summit, mo
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291 reviews 291 reviews
112 attraction reviews
756 helpful votes 756 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Great place to walk and near the plaza which is a great place for food and drinks. Nice flowers and walking paths.

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Overland Park, Kansas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Loose park has a lot of Civil War history around it and the grounds are lovely -- particularly the Rose Gardens. The pond and ducks and Plaza environment are a nice backdrop. DO NOT LEAVE VALUABLES in your car! I left my purse locked in the care under a mat, and it was stolen. The thieves were so courteous as... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is by far the best park in Kansas City, and maybe the best park for hundreds of miles. It is hard to describe this park, because it just gives you a feeling. When I'm walking around this park I feel so relaxed and forget about everything. There is so much beauty to take in. There is the rose garden,... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
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618 reviews 618 reviews
488 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This has got to be one of the best city parks in all of America. It is both grand and intimate at the same time.

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Nova Scotia
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116 reviews 116 reviews
35 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I happened upon Loose Park while out for a Sunday run. It was easy running distance from Country Club Plaza and very nice to run through and around. It is quite a beautiful oasis in the middle of the city boasting a lake with ducks and geese, romantic bridges, beautiful mature trees and well maintained lawns. There are also play... More

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