Recreation & Leisure

City of Kirksville Parks

The City of Kirksville offers a variety of public parks throughout the area.  Three of the parks, Brashear Park, Jaycee Park, and P.C. Mills Park even open wading pools during the summer months!  See the Parks page for more details.

Kirksville Rotary Park

801 East Mill Street
Kirksville, MO 63501

660-627- 7665

Rotary Park

Rotary Park offers three covered picnic shelters with electrical outlets, restrooms, a snow sledding area, playground structure, and a sand volleyball court. Additionally, there is a nine-basket Disc Golf course open year round, and an amphitheater that offers outdoor entertainment.

Kirksville Aquatic Center

801 East Mill
Kirksville, MO 63501

660-627- 7665

Aquatic Center

The Aquatic Center is a refreshing choice any day of the year! Located within Rotary Park, the Center offers both indoor and outdoor pools, and is open year-round.

North Park Complex & Kirksville Skate Park

North Park Complex
St. Charles & Novinger Streets
Kirksville, MO 63501

660-627- 7665

The North Park Complex includes a skate park as well as regulation baseball and softball fields, batting cages, playground structure, covered picnic shelter and concession stand.

Thousand Hills State Park

20431 State Hwy 157
Kirksville, MO 63501


This 3,215-acre park has numerous attractions including a marina, beach, dining lodge, trails, cabins, camping, fishing, and Native American Petroglyphs. Spend a day or a week!

Missouri Conservation Center

3500 S. Baltimore
Kirksville MO 63501


The Missouri Department of Conservation’s Kirksville location features an Interpretive Center with an aquarium, pelt exhibit, theater, and Naturalist programs for all ages. Additionally, the Conservation Center’s 26-acre campus is open nights and weekends, and includes a walking trail through featured habitats and a stocked fishing pond.

Truman State University Bulldog Athletics

Stokes Stadium & Pershing Arena
Kirksville, MO 63501


Go catch a game and cheer on the Bulldogs!  Truman’s NCAA Division II athletic events include baseball, basketball, football, and soccer, as well as swimming, tennis, track & field, golf, and volleyball.

Adair County Family YMCA

1708 South Jamison Street
Kirksville, MO 63501


The Adair County YMCA offers many activities including soccer, basketball, wallyball, weightlifting, and summer swim programs.  Day passes are available.

Kirksville Country Club

2310 East Illinois Street
Kirksville, MO 63501


Kirksville Country Club and Golf Course

Golfers can hit the links at a semi-private 18-hole course. The course includes a driving range, well-stocked pro-shop, and PGA golf instruction.  Additionally, the Country Club offers a large club house and restaurant, as well as an outdoor swimming pool.

The Ville Escape Room & Axe Throwing

116 S. Franklin St.
Kirksville,MO 63501


You are given 60 minutes to find the keys, discover the codes, and escape whatever mess you and your closest friends have gotten yourselves into.

Leisure World Lanes

2310 East Illinois Street
Kirksville, MO 63501


Leisure World is a popular party destination, and offers bowling, rollerskating, and pool and billiard tables for family entertainment.  With 24 open bowling lanes, Leisure World offers party packages for special events and groups of all sizes.

Kirksville Community Horse Center

25161 Laurel Lane
Kirksville, MO 63501


Kirksville Community Horse Center offers arena space, riding lessons and learning center and a Tack Shop.

Active-Lifestyle Recreation

Walking Path – Kirksville School Campus

This approximately 2-mile path circles the Kirksville public school district campus and is a popular spot for visitors with dogs or strollers.  The path has a paved sidewalk and pet waste stations available.

Running Track – Kirksville School Campus

Kirksville High School’s Spainhower Field is surrounded by a paved track that is open to the public during hours the school team is not in practice.  Proper footwear must be worn and pets are not allowed on the track.

Hiking & Biking Trails 

To find more walking, running, hiking and biking paths around the City of Kirksville, see the City’s Hike & Bike Trail Map, the list of suggested running routes at Map My Run, and visit the Forest Lake Area Trail System (FLATS).  FLATS is a community organization supporting the development, use, and maintenance of trails in Adair County.

Tennis Courts

Tennis courts are available to the public at both the Kirksville High School and Truman State University campuses during hours the school teams are not in practice.  There are also public courts available at the City of Kirksville’s Patryla Park.

The Truman courts are located on S. Florence Street, close to LaHarpe Street.  The High School courts are located behind the the stadium at Spainhower Field.  And, Patryla Park is located on Decker Road just to the west of Osteopathy Street.

Kirksville MultiSport

Looking for a group to train with while in Kirksville?  Kirksville Multisport is an informal group of runners, swimmers, and cyclists established to encourage camaraderie amongst active individuals in Northeast Missouri.  Show up at a workout or contact them at

Downtown Cinema 8

115 North Elson Street
Kirksville, MO 63501


Downtown Cinema 8 Movie Theater

The Downtown Cinema 8 has a wide selection of new-release movies available seven days a week in their multi-screen theater.  Enjoy a variety of concession items and arcade games too!

Adair County Public Library

One Library Lane (Off Hwy 63, near Aquatic Center)
Kirksville, MO 63501


The library offers a variety of programs, including performers and storytellers for children throughout the summer months.  Library cards are offered to visitors outside of Adair County for a small fee.  See the Library Activity Calendar for dates and details.

Truman Observatory

University Farm
West La Harpe & Boundary Streets
Kirksville, MO 63501


The Truman State University Observatory is housed on the University Farm and provides the opportunity to explore the skies. The Observatory is open to the public on select dates throughout the year.

West Winery at Jackson Stables

22694 Rainbow Basin Trail
Kirksville, MO 63501


Framed in oak beams and adorned with Western-themed art, Jackson Stables offers a scenic location for weddings, banquets, and other gatherings. A wide selection of West Winery Wines is featured, along with local entertainment, open mic nights, and dinner theater groups.