The Parkville Nature Sanctuary came to life in 1989 after 49 acres and $25,000 of seed money was donated to develop the land at the base of the dam of the city of Parkville as a nature sanctuary. In 1992, a committee was formed to help run and manage the sanctuary, and in 1997, the Missouri Department of Conservation donated 68 acres of land adjacent to sanctuary which added beautiful forestry and more than doubled the area of the sanctuary. The Parkville Nature Sanctuary is truly a sight to be seen.
Head over to Parkville Mini Golf if you're looking for something fun to do! It is located on a bluff overlooking downtown Parkville, and the course is designed to be both challenging and fun. They also have an outdoor deck with a spectacular view, and ice cream shop, and an air conditioned snack bar.
Located on the Missouri River, English Landing Park is a beautiful spot to spend an afternoon. It is comprised of 68 acres with several amenities including walking trails, a large playground, a boat ramp, picnic shelters, a sand volleyball court, and a disc golf course. This park is great for anyone who loves to be active and spend time in the great outdoors. This park is truly unlike any other park in the metro area.
Wines by Jennifer is one of the most unique "wineries" in the metro area. It is more along the lines of a global wine boutique as they have a diverse selection of wines from different wineries around the world. This paired with their wine loving, knowledgeable staff is what sets them apart from other wine boutiques and wineries. You can experience a wine tasting with a flight of different wines from all around the world on Tuesdays - Saturdays, or you can enjoy wine by the glass. They also have different selections of cheeses, breads, meats, and fruits.
Platte Landing Park is adjacent to English Landing Park, and brings the same beauty and scenery. It's a 140 acre park that is being constructed in phases. There are walking trails and a new boat ramp. It also includes Platte County's first off leash dog park! So whether your with friends, your pup, or by yourself, this is a perfect location to spend a relaxing afternoon.