All 2024 Programs

Tails on the Trails

Tails on the Trails vendor sign up here Join us on the trail at Barry Platte Park for a fun filled FREE afternoon with dogs of all shapes and sizes! Pet contests: Costume Contest, Best Trick, Biggest/Smallest Dog Contest (no entry fee) Low-cost Microchip on site Attn: Vendors-no cost. Provide giveaway Paved trails Dog adoptions […]

FREE Yoga in the Park-every Thursday! 6PM

Free Yoga in the Park, 2024 Sunset Summer Series (16-week series) May thru Sept, 2024 End your day with Yoga in the Park, led by Amy Vance with AV Yoga and Wellness All levels flow yoga on the lawn Bring your own mat or bring a beach towel if you don’t have a mat No […]

Rolling on the River Fun Bike Ride

Family Friendly Bike Ride along the Missouri River Front Trail 2nd Annual event on National Trails Day June 1, 2024 ~ 9AM Start E.H. Young Park, Riverside to Platte Landing Park, Parkville and back. Parents sign yourself up then go back in and sign up each child individually. We must have registration for each and […]

Fishing at Platte Ridge Park

Free Fishing Day 2024

THE FREE FISHING CLINIC The Missouri Department of Conservation and Platte County Parks & Recreation will host a free fishing clinic at the Platte Ridge Park fishing pond on Saturday, June 8, 2024 at 10AM-Noon. The Conservation Department will have poles, hooks, and bobbers available for use, and Platte County Parks will provide the bait! […]

Instructional Kayak Event

Kayaking for Beginners Experience kayaking first hand at the FREE Kayak event June 15, 2024, starting at 8:30 am! Boats and gear will be supplied; bring your own boat if you have one. Instruction will be given on paddle movement and motion, boat basics and safety. Participants will experience kayaking during a paddle on the […]

Household Haz waste collection event

2024 Household Hazardous Waste Collection: TBD

Date TBD 8 am – Noon (or until trucks are full) Platte Ridge Park 17130 MO Highway 371 (North of Platte City) HHW 2023 Mobile Collection Brochure Platte County Residents can safely dispose unwanted products such as paint, lawn and garden chemicals, automotive fluids, batteries, florescent bulbs and household cleaners. Business waste is not accepted, […]

kayak on platte river

Float on the Platte River

Float on the Platte River-2023 Dates to be determined by water level NOTE: 2022 was a severe drought year and we were not able to paddle the Platte River due to extremely low water levels. If you have your own kayak and would like to paddle this river on your own, please wear your life […]

Monarch Tagging & Butterflies

Missouri Department of Conservation: Citizen Science Monarch Tagging & Butterflies Join a Conservation Educator for a morning experiencing local butterflies and potentially contribute to the Citizen Science of tagging monarchs. Participants will learn about local butterflies, their lifecycles, and role as pollinators, and monarchs’ unique journey to Mexico. Participants will use butterfly safe nets to capture […]

Ready Set GLOW! Nature Walk

Ready Set Glow!! Family Friendly Nature Walk Join us for this super popular, fun walk at the Prairie Creek Greenway trail in Timber Park neighborhood on Sycamore Drive. This program is a Platte County Parks’ staff favorite! We will have: glow giveaways 1/2 mile walk to the glowing waterfall and live owl display and turn […]

Art in the Park

Art in the Park. Artist Registration is now open! Area artists display & sell Live demonstrations Activities for all ages Food & beverage vendors Live music & entertainment Chalk the Walk Vendors-FREE. Must supply own table. No electricity. Sponsored by the Platte City Friends of the Arts and Platte County Parks & Recreation. For more […]