Parks & Recreation

Sikeston’s park system includes thirteen parks. Featuring playground equipment, sports facilities, picnic pavilions, and other amenities, more information on the parks listed below can be obtained from the Sikeston Parks & Recreation department at 573-475-3725.

American Legion Park (Legion Square)
This small, shaded park located at 115 E. Front Street in downtown Sikeston has a paved center square with benches, a veteran’s monument, and a drinking fountain. It hosts numerous Downtown events and activities.

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

Dudley Park
A 6.37 acre facility located just off Applegate Street, 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, a basketball
court, and a small softball
field.  (top of page)

Lincoln Park
Located at 900 W. North Street, this park features a walking trail, basketball courts, picnic shelter, playground, and a restroom facility. (top of page)

Malone Park
Established in 1906, Malone Park is home to a restored 1912 bandstand and hosts the "Music in the Park" concert series.  Playground and limited picnic facilities on-site.  Located at 200 W. Center St.   (top of page)

Mary Lou Montgomery Park
The Joel Montgomery family donated this 5 acre park located at 300 S. Illinois Avenue.  It features a .4 mile walking trail, picnic shelter with charcoal grill, restroom facilities, modular playground equipment, and a swing set.  (top of page)

North End Park
This 0.59 acre triangular patch of ground at the north end of Hawthorn Drive offers neighborhood walkers a shady respite on park benches. It also has a bench swing.  (top of page)

R. S. Matthews Park/C. P. Wing Lake
R. S. Matthews Park, a 26 acre tract located at 1101 Colonel George E. Day Parkway, 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) and a 0.5+ mile walking track – with plans for a restroom, picnic shelters, and playground equipment.  The lake is stocked by the Missouri Department of Conservation with catfish, bluegill, and bass.  (top of page)

Roberta Rowe Park
Stretched over 7.82 acres, this park, located at 937 Washington St., includes a lighted softball/baseball field, two lighted basketball courts, one unlighted court, 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 300 Industrial Drive is the City’s most popular spot for family reunions, church picnics, and
outings.  This park, an on-going service project for the Rotary Club, features three picnic shelters, charcoal grills,
picnic tables, a drinking
fountain, a restroom facility, playground equipment, horseshoe pits, a lighted softball field, and two sand
volleyball courts.  A circle drive
0.65 miles long that runs through the park is popular with walkers.  (top of page)

Sikeston Recreation Complex
This is a 196 acre tract located between the airport and North Ingram Road.  The City’s most complete outdoor recreational
facility, it offers
a large selection of playground equipment for handicapped children, a tot lot for preschool children, four lighted
tennis courts, two sand
volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, six soccer fields, two unlighted T-ball fields, four lighted softball fields
for men, women, and girls’ programs, a
lighted Junior Babe Ruth baseball field, two outdoor basketball courts, a 4.6 acre fishing
lake that is stocked three times during the summer, a
half-mile fitness trail with nine exercise stations with security lights, five
picnic shelters with four charcoal grills, 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)

Veterans ParkVeterans Park
A 4.8 acre park, this facility is located at 100 Campanella Drive.  It is dedicated to area veterans, featuring a large, lighted granite monument and flag display.  A brick wall 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, a F-4 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 Stadium
This lighted baseball facility sits on 7.14 acres at 1810 E.Malone Ave.  The stadium features grandstands with aluminum bleachers with handicapped access, a restroom/concession stand, dugouts, a lighted scoreboard, a batting cage, shaded press box, picnic tables, and a dressing room building.  (top of page)

YMCA of Southeast MissouriYMCA of Southeast Missouri
The YMCA is a worldwide organization with a history of serving communities for over 150 years. The YMCA of Southeast Missouri was established in 1995 and opened its first facility in 1998. The current facility located at 511 Taylor Street was opened in 2009.  The YMCA’s purpose is to build strong kids, strong families, and a strong community.  Facilities include a fitness center equipped with more than 35 cardiovascular pieces, a full line of circuit weights, and large dedicated space for free weights; an aquatic center that has a 6-lane pool that is 25 yards long and additional pool features: 15 foot high water slide, zero depth entry, underwater therapy bench, water bubblers and spray feature; a three-lane wide walking track; a gymnasium equipped with a wood surface used for basketball, volleyball, and other court sports; a wee care nursery; locker rooms; sauna; and other facilities.  Telephone:  573-472-9622  (top of page)