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
June 20th- June 23rd (Monday-Thursday) 9 am – 3 pm: KC Youth Volunteer Corp.
July 11th- July 14th (Monday-Thursday) 9 am – 3 pm: KC Youth Volunteer Corp.
October 27th (Thursday) 6-8 pm Help the Nature Sanctuary carve pumpkins for the trails at Ghost Stories. Click here to view the PDF flyer.
December 3rd (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.
Please 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.
Volunteer Work Day Opportunities
Just show up! Volunteer waiver will need to be signed on site!
|April 2||Saturday||9 am – Noon||Stream Team|
|April 16||Saturday||9 am – Noon||Honeysuckle & Garlic Mustard Control|
|April 22||Friday||TBD||Cristo Ray Work Day|
|May 14||Saturday||9 am – Noon||Weed Control|
|June 4||Saturday||9 am – Noon||Day Camp Volunteer leader training (if needed)|
|July 9||Saturday||9 am – Noon||Stream Team|
|August 20||Saturday||9 am – Noon||Trail Work, pruning, mowing, weeds|
|September 17||Saturday||9 am – Noon||Stream Team|
|October 27||Thursday||6 pm – 9 pm||Pumpkin Carving for Ghost Stories (In ELP)|
|October 29||Saturday||9 am – 9 pm||Ghost Stories Prep and Event|
|October 30||Sunday||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.
|April 26 (Day camp planning at the Kixmiller’s)|