Sometimes we’ll have a stretch of 60-degree weather in January, and that’s when we appreciate the fact that Joplin’s Schifferdecker Golf Course is open year-round, and that our city has 21 parks to explore. Bring your pet to the dog park at Parr Hill Park, or sit and reflect in the Butterfly Garden and Overlook at Cunningham Park, which was redesigned and rebuilt after being destroyed by an EF5 tornado in 2011.
If you’re an outdoor fitness enthusiast, or if you just enjoy a nice walk in nature, you can choose from several area trails to hike or bike. Get playful and combine your outing on the trail with a game of geocaching.
In the heat of our southwest Missouri summer, rent a canoe from Water’s Edge and cool off by taking a float trip down Shoal Creek, or float on the city’s own lazy river at the Joplin Aquatic Center.
Joplin offers a variety of indoor recreation options, too. From bouncing on inflatables, playing laser tag, and exploring the video games at the arcade, there’s fun to be had in Joplin, whatever the weather.Learn More