NOTICE:  We are happy to announce the phased reopening of parks & recreation facilities! Operations will follow the protocol set forth by the governor and local authorities, and will be done in a phased approached. Phase I will include the reopening of the A. C. Brase Arena, Osage Centre, Shawnee Park Center, Jaycee Municipal Golf Course, SportsPlex, outdoor pavilions, tennis courts & dog park beginning Monday, May 4. Parks and trails will remain open, but park amenities such as playgrounds, skate parks and outdoor basketball courts will remain closed. Aquatic facilities will also be closed in Phase I. In order to avoid comprising social distancing, no programming, large events or gatherings will be scheduled during Phase I. 
For full statement, reopening guidelines and a comprehensive list of program changes, click here.

Parks & Recreation 

Welcome to the beautiful river city of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and to the great opportunities that you and your family can take advantage of within our wonderful park system. Whether you are just visiting or you are a long time resident, our staff is here to help make your experience in Cape Girardeau parks, facilities and trails memorable. We have a large variety of fun, affordable recreational programs, activities and events for all ages offered throughout the year that can satisfy most every interest - from sports like softball, volleyball, basketball, golfing and pickle ball to aquatics, arts and crafts, fitness, dances, triathlons, historic reenactments and more! Please let us know how we can assist you. We hope you enjoy all Cape Girardeau has to offer and we invite you to our PLAYCAPE experience!

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