Parks and Recreation

Welcome to our Parks

Neosho parks offer a place to relax and recreate.

Big Spring Park

Big Spring Park is the crown jewel of Neosho, featuring a unique floral clock, 1920's Grecian stage, kids wading pool, and the popular trout and koi pond where generations of people have enjoyed feeding the fish from nearby feeders. Big Spring Park is a popular place for weddings because of its natural beauty. City officials have recently revived the park as a location for community events as well.

Big Spring Park is located at 309 West Spring Street.   Get Map!

Morse Park

Morse Park is the largest park in the city. Flowing through the entire length of the park is Hickory Creek, a White Ribbon Trout Stream. This means that trout fishing is permitted throughout the year, with catch and keep allowed from March 1 through Oct. 31. All other fishing regulations apply. Hickory Creek is home to both Brown and Rainbow Trout, as well as Bass. 

Morse Park also includes a 1.73 mile pedestrian and bicycle nature trail that winds along the serene waters of Hickory Creek. A recent 1,600 foot addition offers an alternate loop route, and the paved trail is currently being extended to include a path around the Neosho National Fish Hatchery. 

Also located in Morse Park is a disc golf course, several baseball, softball, and soccer fields, and outdoor basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts. The park also includes RV camping areas for visitors who wish to stay in town a few days.

Morse Park begins at 500 East Spring Street and extends to the east and north.   Get Map!

Scenic Park

Scenic Park, located in the north part of Neosho, is a peaceful green space in this historic "old town" area.  The ball field was re-furbished in 2016 and new playground equipment placed the following year.  Restoration and improvements to the park area will continue annually as this park is brought up to it's full potential. 

Scenic Park is located at 1500 North Main Avenue.   Get Map!

Additional areas in the Parks complex, includes Crystal Springs.  Formerly a roadside stop on the State Highway system and very popular in the 1950's and 1960's, it remains a pleasant, restful area nestled at the foot of one of the many Ozark hills.   Sitting just off the edge of a retail district and next to the Municipal Golf Course, this park offers an accessible retreat for lunch or a quick break.   Life is peaceful in Neosho.

Neosho Stream Guide

Neosho is blessed with a number of streams, many which are formed by the abundance of springs.  These many springs are the inspiration for the logo "City of Springs", and include names such as Bell's Iron, Hatchery, Hobo, Morse, Brock's, Bethesda, Birch, Carter, McElhany, Mertin, Sevier's and Big Spring originally known as Clark's Spring.   Streams formed by these springs include Hickory Creek and Big Spring.  These streams are major features of the city park system and are tributaries of Shoal Creek. Check out the Neosho Stream Guide to learn more about the city's waterways and how you can help preserve them.

Contact Us

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Sally Pennington                                                                    203 E. Main
Parks and Recreation Director                                      Neosho, MO 64850
Email                                                                                              Ph: 417-451-8050
                                                                                                           Fx: 417-451-8065

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.