Parks & Recreation
Cassville boasts several public recreation facilities including a modern family aquatic center, ball fields, picnic areas, children’s play areas, tennis and basketball courts and a Greenway Trail.
501 Sale Barn Road (Map)
Call the Cassville Y.M.C.A at 417-846-1535
Call the Aquatic Center at 847-8741
Cassville’s Aquatic Center is a 200,000 gallon family-friendly playground in partnership with the Cassville Y.M.C.A every summer between Memorial Day and closes around the second weekend in August (The Aquatic Center closes when school starts). Over 7,000 square feet of water recreation with two water slides, water fountains, zero-depth entry access, individual hanging and shower areas, a vending and concession area. Open to the public for a fee.
In 2021 the Cassville Aquatic Center will undergo a substantial rehabilitation of the interior of the pool that addresses problems generated by aging and wear and tear over last the 19 years.
Other South Park facilities:
• Two Play Areas – one for small children donated by the Cassville Rotary Club
• Three Girls’ Softball Fields
• Six Soccer Fields
• Access to the Greenway Trail
• 18 Hole Disc Golf Course
River Birch Prairie 18 hole Disc Golf Course
Cassville's disc golf course is located at 451 Sale Barn Road at the South Park, south of Lee Branch and accessible using the Greenway Trail. The course is a full 18 hole, par 57 in a secluded setting. The course follows a portion of the Greenway Trail and winds in and out of a prairie grass demonstration area. The prairie is currently under conversion and will feature native grasses, flower and shrubs. Fairways for the disc golf course will remain fescue grass. Prairie grasses and flowers attract a diversity of wildlife including pollinators and song birds. Native plants are more tolerant to drought and extreme hot/cold temperatures. The deep root systems of prairie plants improve water infiltration and reduce the amounts of fertilizer and pesticide typically found in urban storm water runoff. If successful, the demonstration project will add character and a challenge to the disc golf course while providing trail users with a vastly more interesting landscape.
Download a printable scorecard at this hyperlink: RBP Scorecard
City Greenway Trail
The Greenway Trail is a scenic, 2.9-mile trail for hiking and biking, with picnic facilities provided. The trail extends from Rocky Edmonson Park on the northern end to the City’s South Aquatic Park and Reenactment Field on the south. Enjoy beautiful scenery along the trail and access to many of the city’s recreational amenities. The trail follows the gentle flowing clear waters of Flat Creek. Parking with trail access is available:
• Rocky Edmonson Park at the trail’s north end: 13th Street and Wildwood Drive
• City Park & Ball Fields: 7th Street, east of Mill Street
• City Aquatic Park & Ball Fields on the southern end of the trail: off Sale Barn Road
City Park & Playing Ball Fields
601 City Park Road (Map)
• Six Ball Fields: one Babe Ruth/adult softball field, three Little League fields and two Tee ball fields
• Three children’s play areas
• Two Tennis Courts
• Two Basketball Courts
• One Pickelball Court
Metal Detecting Policy for City Parks
The use of metal detectors for recreational purposes is allowed in all city parks including the linear greenway trails. No permit or specific authorization is required. If any archaeological or historical resources are found, cease metal detecting and notify City Hall at 847-4441.
Interested in hosting a disc golf , pickleball, tennis baseball or softball tournament? Fill out and submit a Facility Reservation Form!