Whether you have just become a homeowner in Roeland Park, or you have lived here for a while, you may not be familiar with all of the parks in the area. No matter what your indoor or outdoor interest, Roeland Park has a recreational park to suit you. Its parks and recreation department offers a multitude of green spaces and facilities for fitness, hiking, running, skateboarding, swimming, and weightlifting.
Year Round Swimming
The Roeland Park Aquatic Center at 4843 Rosewood Drive provides a year-round swimming pool. Here you can schedule swimming lessons for yourself or your children. Concession stands at the center serve food and drinks. The center also houses a locker room where you can stash your stuff and take a shower before leaving.
Community Parks to Enjoy
Perhaps you want a roomy, serene setting full of green grass, blossoming flowers and cozy park benches so you can sit and take in the scenery. Roeland Park has many of these, including Carpenter Park, Cooper Creek, and Sweany Park.
Workout and Lift Weights
You do not have to join a corporate gym to get a great workout. Use the community's Fitness Room on Rosewood Drive. You can work out on the same quality equipment you would find at a corporate gym such as Airdyne bikes, elliptical machines, and weight benches.
Roller Skate and Skate Boarding
The town of Roeland Park encourages skaters to safely practice their favorite sport at the Granada Park Skate Park. In addition to its skateways and ramps, the park also offers park benches and picnic tables for those who want to watch the action. There is also a full playground for children.
A Gardener's Delight
Perhaps your yard seems too small for a garden, or you would like to contribute to publicly beautifying the town. Head over to Juniper Park Community Garden on Juniper Drive. You can obtain a garden plot from the parks and recreation department. You will be able to plant flowers, fruit, herbs, or vegetables in your community plot.
Picnics in All Weather
Fans of picnicking should head to Nall Park, which proves perfect for a picnic in any weather. That is because it houses the Nall Park Picnic Shelter. The vast greenery in this urban wonder leads to a nature conservation area ideal for hikes. You can host a picnic with hot, fresh food, cooked on the grills located within the park. In case of rain, duck under the picnic shelters and dine in the dryness in full view of the rain and woods.
Perhaps you want to take the kids to a playground, but without the skatepark. Visit R Park on Juniper Drive. You can sit on its park benches or at its picnic tables while your children play on the playground. Pack a lunch and enjoy it at the tables.
Activities and Programs All Year Long
Regardless of your or your family's interests, you will probably find a program or activity to suit you at the Roeland Park Community Center. The community center offers a multitude of opportunities for all ages, including an early childhood development center, creative arts programs, a fitness room, facility rentals, a gazebo and outdoor lawns for activities and games.
The Early Childhood Development Center and its learning centers offers community programs for children younger than kindergarten age that focus on creative arts, motor development, pre-academic skills, self-awareness, and self-selected activity.
The facilities for rent include various meeting rooms, an auditorium, and a gazebo. The community often holds bridal and baby showers plus birthday parties and wedding receptions.
After spending so much time in lush greenery that Roeland Park's recreational parks provide, you might want to spruce up your yard with a bit of landscaping. If you would like help getting started on your lawn beautification, contact Lawn Love, your local lawn care provider. We can help you achieve the landscaped park feel right in your own back and front yards. Try us today!