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Theis Park is named after Frank Theis and is a popular local park known for hosting a variety of local events. The park has a beautifully curated grassy area that is frequented by families and nature lovers. There is a dedicated jogging track for fitness enthusiasts. There is a well maintained amphitheater where you can attend theatrical events. The park can be used for weddings and receptions as well. Live music concerts take place at the park as well.
This memorial garden is a public space located in the Powell Botanical Gardens and dedicated to Ewing and Muriel Kauffman. It is open year-round so guests can enjoy all four seasons and the immutable differences they bring. The Kauffman's were the quintessential city philanthropists, in addition to this tranquil oasis, Ewing found the hometown Kansas City Royals as well as establish his eponymous foundation which helps underprivileged youth with charitable contributions to education and the arts. Though the garden is small, it is a nice nook to see a bit of the flora and fauna within the larger Powell Gardens acreage.
Upon first glance, Loose Park doesn't conjure up images of a bloody Civil War battle within the cozy confines of this now tranquil place. Where the park now sits was the site of the bloody Battle of Westport, considered the 'Gettysburg of the West' due to the large number of troops who engaged. Inside the park, there is a monument to this battle, a replica cannon and for a little more levity, the Laura Conyers Smith Memorial Rose Garden.
It is sometimes very difficult for people in Missouri to get out and enjoy water activities, due to the winter and the fact that it is mostly landlocked. And despite all the mighty rivers that run through the state, if guests do not want to 'rough it' in the Great Outdoors, they need not look any further for family fun other than The Bay Water Park. The Leisure Pool has rolling, gentle waves that are perfect to lounge, the Play Pool is a good place to learn how to swim and the massive Family Pool contains all the water slides and fountains one could imagine. The park is only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and it is a great option to beat the heat of summer.