Welcome to the Parkville Nature Sanctuary
The Parkville Nature Sanctuary is a wildlife preserve and educational site developed and maintained the City of Parkville with the help of a group of extraordinary volunteers. The Parkville Nature Sanctuary is a 115 acre natural outdoor area made accessible by nearly three miles of hiking trails. Daily operations of the Parkville Nature Sanctuary are overseen by a part-time Director. E-mail Director Joe Ryan with questions about the Parkville Nature Sanctuary.
The main entrance of the Parkville Nature Sanctuary is located below the Platte County Health Dept 12th and Highway 9.
- Open: One hour before sunrise
- Closes: One hour after sunset
- No dogs
- No unauthorized vehicles (including bicycles, skateboards, etc.)
- Stay on trails
- Put trash in proper receptacles
- No fires
- No hunting, fishing, or trapping
- No picking, collecting, or digging
- No firearms
- No camping
- No weddings
The Shelter (known as the Girl Scout Cabin) can be reserved in three-hour increments in the Nature Sanctuary. There are no utilities available at the shelter and all nature sanctuary rules must be followed. Shelters can be reserved by completing the Shelter Reservation Permit below and emailing it to Nature Sanctuary Director Joe Ryan.
2017 Upcoming Events
June 7th- June 9th (Wednesday to Friday) 9:30 am – 2 pm: Nature Day Camp for 8-10 year olds. More details to come. E-mail Director Joe Ryan with questions.
June 19th- June 23rd (Monday-Friday) 9 am – 3 pm: KC Youth Volunteer Corp.
July 10th- July 14th (Monday-Friday) 9 am – 3 pm: KC Youth Volunteer Corp.
October 26th (Thursday) 6-8 pm Help the Nature Sanctuary carve pumpkins for the trails at Ghost Stories. More details to come.
October 28th (Saturday) 6:30 am – 8:45 pm: Ghost Stories. Sanctuary trails will close at 4 PM to prepare for the annual fundraising event. Please e-mail Director Joe Ryan with questions. More details to come.
December 2nd (Saturday) 1 pm – 3 pm: Trek with Santa. More details to come. E-mail Director Joe Ryan with questions.
Checks may be made out to the Parkville Nature Sanctuary and can dropped off or mailed to Parkville City Hall. City Hall is located at 8880 Clark Avenue, Parkville, MO, 64152. All donations are tax deductible.
Click to here to make a donation via credit card. Please note that this link will take you to an external payment processing page. All donations are tax deductible.
2017 Volunteer Work Day Opportunities
Just show up! Volunteer waiver will need to be signed on site!
|Saturday, March 11||9 am-Noon||Butterfly Garden Prep & Planting|
|Saturday, April 8||9 am-Noon||Stream Team #907 Monitoring|
|Saturday, April 22||9 am-Noon||Garlic Mustard Control; Stream Team Tree Planting|
|Saturday, May 13||9 am-Noon||Exotics, Trail Maintenance, Butterfly Garden|
|Saturday, July 1||9 am-Noon||Stream Team #907 Monitoring|
|Saturday, August 19||9 am-Noon||Trail Maintenance; Butterfly Garden|
|Saturday, September 16||9 am-Noon||Stream Team #907 Monitoring|
|Thursday, October 26||6 pm-8 pm||Pumpkin Carving for Ghost Stories (In English Landing Park)|
|Saturday, October 28||9 am-9 pm||Ghost Stories Prep and Event|
|Sunday, October 29||9 am-Noon||Ghost Stories Clean Up|
If you are a Scout and are looking to complete an Eagle Scout Service Project please contact Parkville City Hall.
Volunteer Board Meeting Schedule
Volunteer Board Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of the Month at 7 pm on the lower level of Parkville City Hall unless otherwise specified.
|January 24||April 27||July 27||October 24|
|February 28||May 23||August 22||November 28|
|March 28||June 27||September 26|