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Parks and Recreation

Various Images of Sikeston ParksThe City of Sikeston has a total of 16 parks in our park system supervised by a Parks and Recreation Director and a 9-member advisory Park Board.  Maintenance is provided by a 5-man Park Division under the direct supervision of a Parks Maintenance Supervisor.

Office Location:
Clinton Building
501 Campanella
Sikeston, MO  63801
(573) 475-3725
email:  
parks@sikeston.org

Director of Parks and Recreation
Jiggs Moore

WALKING TRAILS/TRACKS
Sikeston has several walking trails and tracks located throughout the city.  Click here for the complete list along with their length in miles.

PARKS
Following is a listing of the City's park facilities.  For a description, click on the park name below. 






Armory Park
Central Park
Clayton Park
Dudley Park
Legion Park
Malone Park
Mary Lou Montgomery Park
Norton Park
Lincoln Memorial Park

R.S. Matthews Park/C.P. Wing Lake
North End Park
Malone Park
Recreation Complex/Clinton Community Building
Roberta Rowe/West End Park
Rotary Park
Veterans Park
VFW Memorial Stadium

Armory Park
This 1.26 acre park located behind the National Guard Armory is bounded by Matthews St. on the north, Maple on the east, and Kathleen on the south.  Armory Park has playground equipment, picnic tables, and park benches.  top of page
 

Central Park
This 3.77 acre park is located at the northwest corner of Edmondson and Prairie Streets.  It has playground equipment, a drinking fountain, picnic tables, and one picnic shelter with a small charcoal grill.  top of page

Clayton Park
This is a 3.3 acre park on Butler Ave. at Dempster and Carroll Streets, has playground equipment, picnic tables, and a large picnic shelter with two charcoal grills.  top of page

Dudley Park
A 6.37 acre facility located just off Applegate St., this park offers a good selection of playground equipment including a pre-school age modular system, two picnic shelters with charcoal grills, a restroom facility, a drinking fountain, and an asphalt basketball court.  top of page

Legion Park
This small shaded park in downtown Sikeston, between E. Front St. and Malone Ave. has a paved center square with benches, a picnic table, a Veterans' monument, and a drinking fountain.  It is the site of various special events including the Farmer's Market, Rodeo Week Events, and the location for the Cotton Festival of the Arts.  At Christmas, the center square is decorated with a special light tree.  top of page

Lincoln Memorial Park 
The City’s newest park, this is 11 acres located at the northeast corner of W. North St. and Petty Ave. Construction of the park was funded with a grant to the LCRA from the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program. It features playground equipment for both elementary age and pre-school age children; a basketball court; two picnic shelters; and a restroom facility. The park will be the site of the annual Return to Sunset event on Labor Day weekend.  top of page

Malone Park
The City's oldest park, this 2.34 acre park is bounded by Scott and Stoddard Streets on the east and west, and North and Center Streets on the north and south.  It features playground equipment, park benches, picnic tables, a glider swing, drinking fountain, and a gazebo which is the site for numerous outdoor weddings each year. top of page 

Mary Lou Montgomery Park
The City's newest park located on 5 acres on Illinois Ave. south of Fire Station #3 was donated by the Joel Montgomery family and named after his late wife.  It features a .4 mile walking trail, picnic shelter with charcoal grill, restroom facilities, modular playground equipment for both grade school and pre-school children, and a swing set.  top of page

Norton Park
Norton Park, dedicated to Daniel S. Norton, is the beautifully landscaped pocket park located between City Hall and the SW Bell Central Office.  It is a site formerly occupied by the Rex Theater before being razed.  top of page

R.S. Matthews Park / C.P. Wing Lake
R.S. Matthews Park is  a 26-acre tract at the east end of Col. George Day Parkway, which was donated to the City by Scott Matthews and his sister Elizabeth Brunt.  It features a 7-acre fishing lake with a boat ramp (no gas motors allowed) - C.P. Wing Lake - a .53 mile walking track, and a picnic shelter, with plans for a restroom, and additional picnic shelter(s), and playground equipment.  top of page

Multi-Use Trail (Recreation Complex/Veterans' Park)
This multi-use trail offers walkers, runners, and cyclists over 1.5 miles of paved surface 10 feet wide from the north end of the Recreation Complex near the Ingram Road entrance to the park to the south parking lot in Veterans' Park, with a half-mile loop in the middle around the lake.  The trail has marker signs each quarter mile for users beginning at the very north end in the Complex or the very south end in Veterans' Park.  top of page

North End Park
This .59 acre triangular patch of ground a the north end of Hawthorn Drive offers neighborhood walkers a shady respite on park benches.  It also has a bench swing...  top of page

Recreation Complex
This is a 196-acre tract located between the airport and North Ingram Rd.  The City's most complete outdoor recreational facility, it offers a large selection of playground equipment including equipment for handicapped children, a tot lot for preschool children, four lighted tennis courts, two sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, six lighted soccer fields (plus area in two ball diamond outfields which double as soccer fields), a Little League football field, four lighted Little League baseball fields, three unlighted T-ball fields, four lighted softball fields for men, women, and girls' programs, a lighted Junior Babe Ruth baseball field, two asphalt basketball courts, a 4.6 acre fishing lake that is stocked periodically during the year with catfish, a half-mile fitness trail with nine exercise stations with security lights, eight picnic shelters with charcoal grills (three of which are available for reservations), drinking fountains, picnic tables, seven restroom facilities, five concession stands, and an Honors Board recognizing volunteers for service to youth sports and recreation.  top of page

Roberta Rowe / West-End Park
Stretched over 7.82 acres at the south ends of Alabama St. and Sunset Dr., this park area includes a lighted softball/baseball field, three basketball courts, a picnic shelter with charcoal grill, drinking fountain, picnic tables, modular playground unit, swing set, restroom facility, and a quarter-mile walking trail.  top of page

Rotary Park
This 11.5 acre park at the north end of Industrial Drive is the City's most popular spot for family reunions, church picnics, and company picnics.  This park, an on-going service project for the Rotary Club, features three picnic shelters, charcoal grills, picnic tables, drinking fountains, a restroom facility, playground equipment, horseshoe pits, a lighted softball field, and two sand volleyball courts.  A circle cinder drive .65 mile long that runs through the park is popular with walkers. Reservations for a picnic shelter is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please call 573-475-3725 to reserve a shelter.  top of page

Veterans Park
A 4.8 acre park, this facility was constructed and is maintained through the efforts of a volunteer Veterans' Park Committee.  It is dedicated to area veterans, featuring a large, lighted granite monument and flag display.  A brick walk leading from the parking lot to the memorial is inscribed with the names of veterans from the Sikeston area.  Of special interest to park visitors are the M-60 battle tank, an F4 Phantom jet, a 105mm Howitzer from WWII, a U.S. Navy 1955 Sioux Helicopter, a World War II destroyer anchor, and a monument erected in honor of the Army National Guard soldiers of Charlie Company, 1140th Engineer Battalion for service in Iraq.  top of page

VFW Memorial Stadium
This lighted baseball facility sits on 7.14 acres just off Malone Ave. at Mitchell St.  The stadium features grandstands with aluminum bleachers with handicapped access, a restroom / concession stand, dugouts, a lighted scoreboard, batting cage, shaded press box, picnic tables, and a dressing room building.  This is the home field for Sikeston's high school and Legion, Jr. Legion teams.  top of page

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
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