Recreation & Leisure

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 TrailsA group of cyclists smiling for the camera

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 kvmultisport@gmail.com.


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.


Thousand Hills State Park


20431 State Hwy 157
Kirksville, MO 63501

(660)202-8257



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!


Truman State University Bulldog Athletics


Stokes Stadium & Pershing Arena
Kirksville, MO 63501

660-785-4000



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.


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View in Map Phone : 6606651922 Website : http://www.adairymca.org/

Address:1708 South Jamison Street Kirksville MO 63501

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

View in Map Phone : 6606656038 Website : http://www2.youseemore.com/AdairCPL/default.asp

Address:One Library Lane Kirksville MO 63501

Description:The Adair County Public Library offers an array of programs and short courses for both children and adults, along with reading clubs, workshops, book sales, and hands-on activities. The library also hosts performers and storytellers for children throughout the summer months. Library cards are offered free to Adair County residents, and to visitors outside of Adair County for a small fee. See the Library Activity Calendar for dates and details. “An American Library Association slogan, 'Libraries Change Lives,' best describes my philosophy of library service. There is something in every library that can change a life. It is my challenge to connect that “something” whether it is a book or information to change your life.” – Glenda Hunt, Director of Adair County Public Library

View in Map Phone : 6606655683 Website : http://downtowncinema8.com/

Address:115 North Elson Street Kirksville MO 63501

Description: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!

View in Map Phone : 6606277665

Address:801 East Mill Street Kirksville MO 63501

Description: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.

View in Map Phone : 6603426118

Address:25161 Laurel Lane Kirksville MO 63501

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

View in Map Phone : 6606655335 Website : http://www.kirksvillecountryclub.com/

Address:2310 East Illinois Street Kirksville MO 63501

Description: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.

View in Map Phone : 6606277665

Address:801 East Mill Street Kirksville MO 63501

Description: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.

View in Map Phone : 6606657764 Website : http://www.leisureworldlanes.com/

Address:2310 East Illinois Street Kirksville MO 63501

Description: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.

View in Map Phone : 6606271485

Address:2324 S. Franklin Street Kirksville MO 63501

View in Map Phone : 6607852420 Website : https://mdc.mo.gov/

Address:3500 South Baltimore Street Kirksville MO 63501

Description:Northeast Regional Education and Service Center

View in Map Phone : 6606277665

Address:3000 Novinger Street Kirksville MO 63501

Description: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.

View in Map Phone : 6607854000 Website : https://trumanbulldogs.com/sports/2010/8/13/GEN_0813101537.aspx

Address:100 - 2899 S Franklin St Kirksville MO 63501

Description: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.

View in Map Phone : 6607854000 Website : https://trumanbulldogs.com/sports/2010/8/13/FB_0813102608.aspx?&tab=5

Address:Stadium Drive Kirksville MO 63501

Description: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.

View in Map Phone : 6608514346 Website : https://www.thevilleescaperoom.com/

Address:2106 1/2 Industrial Road Kirksville MO 63501

Description: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.

View in Map Phone : 6606656995 Website : http://mostateparks.com/campgrounds/thousand-hills-state-park

Address:20431 State Hwy 157 Kirksville MO 63501

View in Map Phone : 6607854594 Website : http://observatory.truman.edu/

Address:West La Harpe & Boundary Streets Kirksville MO 63501

Description:The Truman State University Observatory is housed on the University Farm and provides an opportunity to explore the skies. The Observatory is open to the public on select dates throughout the semester. See the Observatory Calendar at the link above for a complete schedule.

View in Map Phone : 6609883941 Website : http://jacksonstables.westwinery.com/

Address:22694 Rainbow Basin Trail Kirksville MO 63501

Description: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.