With clean streets, pristine parks and small town charm to spare, Gardner is a pawsome place to live or visit! About 30 miles from downtown Kansas City, residents of Gardner enjoy a family-oriented, close-knit community with a plethora of shopping, dining and entertainment readily available in their own community, and in the surrounding Kansas City suburbs. Gardner also has four veterinary clinics to help keep your pooch’s tail wagging!
Pups and their people love visiting Gardner’s KCPL Prairie Wetland Park! This beautiful wetland area has 55 acres of undisturbed natural green space where you and your pup can hike, bird watch and learn about the area’s ecology. Leash your dog and hop on the 1.2-mile walking path that meanders through meadows and over boardwalks in the park!
If you and your furry friend are in search of a great community park, check out the 11.85-acre Westside Park! There’s lawn space for playtime, plus mature trees, a furrific picnic area with barbecue grills and restrooms. Leashed dogs are welcome throughout the park except on the baseball and softball fields.
All the woofderful parks, recreational opportunities and high quality of life in this puptacular community make Gardner a grrrreat place to be a dog!
Check out one of Gardner’s most fur-iendly areas, the Parma neighborhood! Located in the heart of town, this neighborhood is where you and your leashed dog can experience the Gardner Greenway! This 1.6-mile paved multiuse trail meanders through the area, providing a woofderful naturally landscaped corridor that’s perfect for exercising with your pooch. The pathway is especially beautiful in warmer months as there are tons of trees and flowers blooming! The Gardner Greenway also runs through the neighborhood’s pawsome Winwood Park. This quiet 3.23-acre park is lined with trees and has ample open grass where you and your pup can play or relax. There’s also a playground, drinking fountain and a covered picnic area.
Pupperific parks is what you and Fido will find in the Gardner Heights neighborhood! First stop, Brookside Park! This 2.23-acre community park has a peaceful feel to it with tons of big, shady trees and open grass area where you and your leashed pup can stretch your legs. The park also has a paved walking trail that connects with the 1.6-mile Gardner Greenway that wanders through the area. Just a few blocks away, scope out the four-acre Cornerstone Park, where you and your dog can make a few laps on the park’s looped walking path. Meadowbrook Park is another nearby furrific one-acre park, and this neighborhood is where you’ll find Westside Park!
If you’re looking for a woofderful walking area, head to the Pumpkin Ridge neighborhood! This lovely residential area’s 11-acre Stone Creek Park is a puptacular place to take your leashed dog for a stroll. The park’s paved walking path extends the entire distance of the park and then meanders through the surrounding residential neighborhood. You and your four-legged friend will have a blast walking or jogging on the pathway! After your jaunt, head back to the park where there’s tons of open grass where you and your pup can relax and stretch, plus a picnic area with a barbecue grill and a playground.
Take a trip to Gardner’s west side and check out a truly furrific park in the Symphony Farms neighborhood! Celebration Park and Sports Complex is an 83-acre green space with a huge network of trails that make four large loops around beautiful open grass, as well as four ponds! You and your leashed dog will love the peaceful views of the sparkling waters as you stroll on the paved path. There’s also trees, shrubs and benches along the way, perfect for taking a moment to breathe in the fresh air! This pawsome community park also has a large playground, multiple covered picnic pavilions with barbecues and restrooms. Leashed dogs are welcome throughout the park, except on the baseball and softball fields.
You and your pooch will love visiting the North Gardner neighborhood! This area is home to the 3.5-acre Gardner Lake Park, a woofderful recreation area where you and your leashed dog will have a pawesome time exploring! Play in the grass, sniff around the mature trees or discover new sights and sounds along the shoreline – your pup’s tail will be wagging through it all! There’s also a boat dock which gives excellent access to the 125-acre lake, making this a pawpular spot for fishing, motorized boating, kayaking and canoeing. Pack a picnic and make use of Gardner Lake Park’s three covered picnic areas with barbecue grills!