Parks & Trails

The City of Cape Girardeau maintains 23 parks covering 662.5 acres. Many parks share common facilities like playground equipment and shelters, and have their own characteristics. Some parks feature shelters that are available to rent. Park rental information is to the right. A comprehensive park list is located below. We hope you enjoy our beautiful parks! 

Parks Office & Shelter Reservations
For inquiries about City of Cape Girardeau parks and park shelters, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department's main office at the A. C. Brase Arena. All park shelters and park area permits must be completed in person at the Park's main office. Click here for a copy of a park area permit. Click here to view shelter availability.
A.C. Brase Arena
410 Kiwanis Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 AM - 5 PM
Phone: 573-339-6340

Trail Alert

MODOT will be working on the Kingshighway bridge near Hobby Lobby starting Tuesday, April 23. Because of the bridge construction, the Cape LaCroix Trail in this area will be closed intermittently for approximately three weeks. If you have any questions on the trail closure, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 573.339.6340. For MODOT inquiries, please call 1.888.275.6636.


  • Contact Info
  • 410 Kiwanis Drive
    Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
  • Telephone 573.339.6340
  • Email parks@cityofcape.org
  • Rainout Line 573.975.1024