Parks & Recreation
Brian Welborn, Park Director • firstname.lastname@example.org
Danny Duffey, Park Superintendent
801 W. 29th Street
PO Box 110
Higginsville, MO 64037
Phone 660-584-7313 • Fax 660-584-5599
Activity Hotline 660-584-2227 (provides cancellation notices of recreational activities)
Parks & Recreation
Fairground Park, located off Fairground Avenue and Cypress Street is a 40-acre park with a beautiful half-mile walking track,an amphitheater, lighted baseball and softball diamonds, a basketball court, lighted horseshoe courts, lighted tennis courts, picnic tables, shelter houses, public rest rooms, playground equipment, a skate park, a new family aquatic center, and open space areas. RV camping is available with electrical hookups,limited water hookups and a dumping station. Tent camping is permitted in specific areas. With the help of donations from the Higginsville Rotary Club, The Rotary Pavilion is a new addition to Fairground Park. The pavilion is a 50-foot, hexagon-shaded shelter in the middle of the circle drives. The Community Building, located at 801 West 29th Street in Fairground Park, is a spacious facility equipped with a newly remodeled full kitchen, rest rooms and seating for 80 people. The Community Building also serves as the Administration Building for the Higginsville Park & Recreation Department. Ed Schwitzky 4-H Building is available for reservations if you need a large area for auctions, sales, etc. McCord’s Park is a neighborhood park which offers a variety of features like playground equipment, tennis courts, and a shelter house.
Higginsville Aquatic Center
The Higginsville Aquatic Center offers many amenities for everyone in your family. The pool is a zero-depth entry and features a shaded parent bench to relax and watch your children splash and play. Young children enjoy playing with the variety of water features like the Caribbean-themed Tiki Hut play area with 3 slides and spray features. Kids of all ages enjoy getting sprayed by the 50 gallon Tidal Barrel. Patrons also enjoy two exciting slides from SplashTacular Entertainment. Starting more than 25’ above the pool, these slides are sure to provide a thrilling experience for the young and old alike! For the exercise enthusiasts there are two swimming lanes and a vortex pool to walk against an adjustable current. The diving well has a depth of11’ with a one meter diving board for those who want to perfect their dive or make the biggest splash. When you are ready to take a break from the action at the pool, enjoy our convenient concession stand. The concession area offers a shaded area with picnic tables to enjoy the many snacks and meal deals.The Lifeguard staff is certified through the American Red Cross and are Red Cross Challenge Champions each year. The aquatic center offers Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Courses for all ages and skill levels.
The aquatic center may be rented for private and corporate parties. Each summer the aquatic center hosts a variety of events like midnight swims, adult swims & toddler splash & play. For more information about hours, events and pricing, please contact the Higginsville Parks & Recreation at 660-584-7313 or Higginsville Aquatic Center at 660-584-3456 during season.
The Higginsville Parks & Recreation offers a wide varietyof recreation programs through the year, ranging from yout hand adult sports to instructional youth sports, camps, and instructional classes. For more information on programs, please visit our website www.higginsville.org and click on Parks and Recreation.
Spring Sports Activities
Soccer - Boys & Girls grades K-3
Summer Sport Activities
Higginsville Aquatic Center open
T-Ball - Boys & Girls grades K-1
Machine Pitch - Boys & Girls grades 1-3
American Red Cross Swimming and Water Safety Courses
Adult Men’s Slow Pitch Softball League
Fall Sports Activities
Flag Football - Boys & Girls grades K-3
Winter Sports Activities
Basketball - Boys & Girls grades 2-7
“Shapes Dance & Acro Studio” offers tap, jazz, hiphop, ballet and gymnastics for recreational and competitive September
through May at the Community Center gymnasium. Classes offered for ages 3 up and are conducted on Thursdays
from 3:30-7:30 pm. There are many group & private classes to choose from, each offering qualified and trained instructors
at very affordable rates. For more information or register online at shapesdance.com. You may also contact Tracey Wonzy
The Higginsville Community Center, located at 101 West 21 Street, is governed by The Higginsville Parks and Recreation Department. Once the high school gym and cafeteria, the center has been part of a long-term, multiple-phase renovation project with ongoing improvement to the facility. The newly renovated gymnasium is equipped with 40 round tables donated by the Higginsville Rotary Club and 400 chairs donated by CitizensTelephone Company to host banquets, class reunions, concerts, plays, business shows, & wedding receptions. New stage curtains and sound and lights were accomplished through collaborative efforts including “HOPPYFEST” concert honoring an iconic community member: Jerry Hopkins; HYDRO (Higginsville Youth Directing Realistic Opportunities) and private contributions. A dressing room and youth activity room are in the process of being remodeled.
Care Connection Inc. leases part of the building to host the Higginsville Senior Center, which provides a place where seniors can socialize, exercise, and eat a hot lunch each day. Care Connection also provides Meals on Wheels to those seniors who have difficulty getting around and preparing meals. The Senior Center offers a fitness room with a variety of treadmills, elliptical machines, and weight-resistant training machines, as well as a variety of fitness and wellness classes for our seniors.