Legacy Park is a popular walking and running area.


Enjoy a stroll along the trails.

The Kauffman Foundation is committed to harmony with our community and environment. Legacy Park provides an urban greenspace for the education and enjoyment of the public.  

Canada geese

Everyone is welcome to enjoy the scenery and the trails, which many take advantage of for their daily jog or dog walk. The park is also home to Kauffman Community Garden, formed in partnership with Kansas City Community Gardens.

Legacy Park was created with a focus on conservation and highlighting native Missouri wildlife. You can expect to see a diversity of plants, birds, insects, and small mammals during your visit.

Gardeners keep the grounds beautiful.

The lake serves as a stopping point for Canada geese on their annual migration in the fall and winter. Some geese choose to nest in the area and you can see goslings in the springtime.


Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center


Visitors exploring the Center

The Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center is located in Legacy Park, and it is managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation. It is a popular field trip destination for local schools and has hiking trails open during daylight hours. Admission is free. To find out more, visit:

Gorman Conservation Discovery Center >

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