Penn Valley Park

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Penn Valley Park is an urban park overlooking the downtown of Kansas City, Missouri.

Pioneer Mother statue by Alexander Phimister Proctor portraying Howard Vanderslice being carried as a baby to Kansas City.

The 176-acre (0.71 km2) park was developed in 1904 on land through which the Santa Fe Trail had passed. It contains several famous landmarks: The Scout and the United States' official World War I museum with its Liberty Memorial. The grounds also feature such commemorative statues as the Pioneer Mother Memorial and The Hiker. The park has a large lake, a fitness trail, tennis courts and ball fields and is a popular spot for concerts and festivals during the summer months. Also features Kansas City's first off-leash dog park and is the host park to both the Penn Valley skatepark located in the southwestern corner of the park and the Just Off Broadway Theatre.[1]

The Federal Reserve's new regional headquarters building is located just east of the park.


Coordinates: 39°04′37″N 94°35′20″W / 39.077°N 94.589°W / 39.077; -94.589