JoCo Park Tour: Gezer Park in Leawood, KS

So my Friday morning group doesn’t have this park on our list to visit til June but we decided to visit it as a family last night after an ice cream run.  It’s kind of tucked away in a part of Leawood most people don’t frequent, but it’s a short drive from our church and our favorite ice cream spot (chocolate orange ice cream guys, it will blow your mind).

I’d seen one picture of this park online and thought the playground looked cool so I added it to our list of new parks to visit, but now that I’ve been there in person I can attest to how amazing this park is.  I think we will be spending lots of time there in the future!

Gezer Park in Leawood, KS

13251 Mission Rd. Leawood, KS 66209

What we love about this park: The huge playground structure: 4 slides, 2 climbing tubes, multiple unique climbing ladders, and built in awnings to keep the structure shaded.  Swings (seriously these can be hard to find these days!)  2 baby swings and 4 big kid ones.  The sand pit with digging toys and buried “fossils” for the kids to excavate.  The shallow man-made “creek” that winds through the park and is perfect for splashing in (bring water shoes and a change of clothes!)  Picnic tables by the playground have awnings over them to keep you shaded, and there are bigger picnic shelters available as well.  Another perk is there are real bathrooms, no port-a-potties here!  There is a trail and another little pond to see on the east end of the park but we didn’t make it over there tonight, will have to check it out next time.

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Other things to know about Gezer Park:

“The unique park design reflects the contours of the State of Israel, with the Sea of Galilee on one end and the Dead Sea on the other – connected by a 700′ stone wadi that carries water from the west to east end of the park.” source

There is a fire pit on the east side of the park that you can reserve in conjunction with one of the shelters.  Birthday party w/s’mores anyone??

Lots of great info about the park and future additions that are planned can be seen here.

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