Welcome To Kirksville!
We invite you to discover the numerous opportunities that await you in our small, but very busy town. We think it is a great place to live, raise a family, and go to school.
You can also find information about the things to do and see in the Kirksville community by consulting:
Parks and Recreation
Kirksville Rotary Park-this park offers three covered picnic shelters with electrical outlets, restrooms, a snow sledding area, a playground structure, a sand volleyball court, and swing sets. This park is also home to the:
Kirksville Aquatic Center- the Aquatic Center offers both indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) pools for both recreational opportunities and aquatic therapeutic services. Participants can take swimming lessons or enjoy the health benefits of water aerobics.
Adair County Veterans Memorial Plaza- The Plaza includes a wall to memorialize veterans of the region from all conflicts. The Plaza also features a World War I German Howitzer and a Civil War Era Cannon.
Rotary Park Disc Golf- This nine basket course with a practice basket at tee number one covers 19.9 acres and runs through the entire park. The tees are concrete with benches. Baskets are numbered and par is posted for each section. The course is open year round.
Rotary Centennial Amphitheater- The amphitheater offers a venue for outdoor musical and theatre entertainment.
North Park Complex- This 30 acre complex is located on U.S. Highway 63 just north of Wal-Mart. This complex offers lighted softball and baseball fields as well as batting cages. There is also a covered picnic shelter and playground area. New to the complex is a skate park with is 7,500 square feet and consists of concrete, steel, and skatelite surfaces. The park is designed for beginner, intermediate, and advances skaters.
For more information about other parks in Kirksville call (660) 627-7665 or visit the
City of Kirksville web site.
Thousand Hills State Park
Located two miles west of Kirksville on Highway 6, this 3,363 acre park offers many recreational opportunities. The park surrounds the 573 acre Forest Lake, which provides swimming, motor boating, sailing, water skiing, kayaking, canoeing, paddle boating, and fishing. Visitors can enjoy nature firsthand with 12 miles of hiking trails, and bikers can ride on more than 16 miles of trails. Visitors can picnic in either open-air or enclosed shelters while enjoying the park activities.
Thousand Hills State Park’s Petroglyphs
These rock carvings were left behind by the area’s inhabitants more than 1,500 years ago. Archaeologists believe that this area was once part of an ancient ceremonial ground used by Native Americans who inhabited northern Missouri. For more information contact the Park Ranger’s Office at (660) 665-6995
Unique Shopping and Great Restaurants
Experience firsthand the many unique shops in downtown Kirksville as well as the wide variety of restaurants that offer Chinese, pizza, and famous
Polonzas, steaks, Italian cuisine and homemade breads and flavored coffees.
Every Saturday morning, May through October, local farmers, bakers, and artists bring their goods to sell. Get fresh flowers, homemade baked goods, jam, vegetables, and fruit.
View information and links on everything from antiques and automobile repair to transportation and utilities.
Information on hotels and accomodations in the Kirksville area. Be sure to make your
Family Day reservations early.