~A Walk in the Park~

~English Landing Park, Parkville, Missouri~

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Welcome to English Landing Park... Just in time for the Carnival...

A Little Music?



The map of the Three Mile Biking/Hiking Trail.. You can choose one mile, two miles or the entire three miles...

First you cross White Alloe Creek, here trickling in from the Park University grounds, after leaving the Nature Sanctuary, North of the University...

On the other side of the entrance road, White Alloe Creek flows on to join Rush Creek and then on to the Missouri River...

In this photo a few years back, one of the old picnic shelters showing some age...

In 2005 two of these shelters were replaced by newer and better ones...

And it looks like some folks from 'The Home' are having an outing at this one...

On into the park under the towering cottonwood trees, some about 100 feet tall...

Approaching the Waddell A Frame bridge which carries the trail over Rush Creek...

On the bridge looking North, Rush Creek flowing South to the River...

On the other side of the Bridge where the creek enters the Missouri River...

Pato Donaldo getting a run at the little hill up to the bridge...

The Round-About in the park, the boat ramp leading off to the left...

No bench here when I first saw this spot... One was waiting when I returned to Parkville in 2000... Here a View to the West.. Kansas just across the river...

Looking East and South toward Kansas City from Smith's Point...

Taking the bike around-about the round-about...

Now who could this handsome dude be?

And another pose with Smith's Point in the background...

The Gazebo in the park for whatever you need a Gazebo for...

I have seen mini-concerts, weddings, church meetings and plain old family picnics in this useful structure.. But they have now painted it white.... And I don't like it...

The touring Viet Nam Memorial replica stopped in the Park for a few days...

A lot of events start or end up in the park...

Now heading on down the riverfront trail...

Only in the worst weather will there be no walkers/joggers/bikers in the park...

On nice mornings, a lot of people are on the trail.. Traffic was sparse though, on the day I took these pictures...

A river tug pushing a couple of empty barges up to the dredge for a refill...

Now reaching the spot where Rush Creek flows into the Missouri River...

This is the Marker for the turn-around for the Two Mile walk...

Now back past the One Mile turn-around marker...

Here, the new bandstand and stage built a few years back...

This at the River Jam Fest.. one of the many 'Fests' held in the park every year...

AND! That just gave me an idea for a River Festival Page!!! Look out again...

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