Parks Programs

Adopt A Park Program
There is more to beautifying a park than just keeping the grass mowed. The Parks & Recreation Department welcomes your group or organization's assistance in helping us improve the quality of life in Cape Girardeau. For information on participating in this program, contact us at 573.339.6340.

Commemorative Tree Program
The Commemorative Tree Program gives citizens the opportunity to commemorate a special person or occasion while helping to beautify the community at the same time.  A commemorative tree can be given in memory or in honor of special people, groups, or occasions.  Gifts of $350 or more will be used to purchase and plant a specified tree with an appropriately inscribed memorial stone, which will be placed in the ground at the foot of the commemorative tree.  Each stone will list the person, group, or occasion that is being honored and the tree's common name. For more information, contact us at 573.339.6340. Click here to view the Commemorative Tree Program brochure. 

Tree City USA
The City of Cape Girardeau is a proud member of Tree City USA. Every year, we participate in Arbor Day and plant trees around City parks. Click here to learn the history of Arbor Day. 

Parks Events

Friends of the Park
Every April, the Parks & Recreation Department hosts a 'Friends of the Park' day as an annual park beautification event. Groups or individuals volunteer to participate in different park projects throughout the City's park system. Click here for more information. Contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 573.339.6340 for to sign up!

  • Contact Info
  • 410 Kiwanis Drive
    Cape Girardeau, MO 63701
  • Telephone 573.339.6340
  • Email [email protected]
  • Rainout Line 573.975.1024
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Friends of the Park Day