Lakeside Nature Center is located
at 4701 East Gregory Boulevard in Kansas
City, Missouri’s Swope Park. It is owned and managed
by Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation Department.
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our hours here.
Park is an 1,800 acre wooded park that also houses the Kansas
City Zoo, Starlight Theatre, Blue River Golf Course, Swope
Memorial Golf Course, a Disc Golf Course, Swope Park Pool,
ball fields, picnic areas, and a pond for fishing. Additionally,
the Blue River winds through the Park.
Nature Center is an incredible place to enjoy learning about
local native wildlife, including birds of prey, snakes, amphibians,
turtles, fish, and invertebrates. Whether you wish to explore
the exhibits on your own, or sign up for a wildlife program,
your visit is certain to be enjoyable.
Need a map
to find us?
Learn more about the Lakeside
Birds of Prey.
the oldest resident at Lakeside Nature Center;
the ornate box turtle.
Identify the wildflowers in the Prairie, Savannah
and Butterfly Gardens that surround Lakeside.
trails and revel in the peaceful beauty of the
of Lakeside Nature Center supports the
Nature Center by providing
volunteers and funding to assist with exhibits, programs,
and wildlife rehabilitation.