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Explore Liberty, Missouri, and all it has to offer through the eyes and experiences of our guest bloggers. 

Oct 10

Mark Your Calendar: Hometown Holidays 2019

Posted on October 10, 2019 at 9:56 AM by Claire Jackson

Hometown Holidays

Join the City of Liberty, Clay County and Historic Downtown Liberty Inc. for Hometown Holidays and the Mayor's Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, December 7.

Hometown Holidays

Schedule of events includes:
10 a.m. - Passport Shopping Activity Begins

  • Get a passport at the HDLI Offices (117B N. Main St)
  • Check in at 12 of the participating businesses
  • Submit a complete passport by 5 p.m. for a chance to win gift card prizes. You do not need to be present to win. Winners will be called the week of December 9.

2 - 5 p.m. - Free Family Activities
  • Pictures with Santa (located inside the Clay County Administration Building in the center of the square)
  • Crafts for Kids
  • Refreshments and S'mores
  • Live music and entertainment
Hometown Holidays

Hometown Holidays

5:15 p.m. - The Mayor's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Oct 04

Halloween Events in Liberty 2019

Posted on October 4, 2019 at 11:21 AM by Claire Jackson

Fall is in the air and it’s time to start thinking about your Halloween costume! There are a variety of spooky events happening in Liberty all month long. Dress up, bring your family and head to Liberty for all the Halloween fun. 

Fairy Tale Forest
Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary
October 18, 19 and 20
5:30 – 8 p.m. each night

Cost: 
  • $8 per person
  • $25 family tickets available until Oct. 15
Location: 407 N La Frenz Rd, Liberty, MO 64068
Description: Head to the Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary for a family friendly Halloween event! A guide will take you on the "Walk of 100 Jack-O-Lanterns" to meet the fantastical creatures of the Fairy Tale Forest! Come enjoy crafts, face painting and live animals! Wear a costume, if you like, but it is not necessary. Bring a bag to "Trick or Treat" and dress to be outside.


Tricks and Treats: Magic with Eric Vauhn
Mid-Continent Public Library – Liberty Branch
October 23
6-7 p.m.

Cost: Free
Location: 1000 Kent Street Liberty, MO 64068
Description: Halloween has never had so many creepy tricks or brain-teasing treats as magician Eric Vaughn opens his bagful of not-so-super-scary-but-definitely-spooky magic. Only the bravest of participants need volunteer. Boo!


Trunk-or-Treat & Trucks
Liberty Clinic
October 26
3-5 p.m.

Cost: Free
Location: Liberty Hospital - 2525 Glenn Hendren Drive, Liberty, Missouri 64068
Description: Come in costume and bring your trick-or-treat bags for this free family event for the entire community. Big trucks include a fire truck, other emergency vehicles and much more!


Trick or Treat Downtown Liberty
Historic Downtown Liberty, Inc.
October 31
5-7 p.m.

Cost: Free
Location: Historic Downtown Liberty
Description: Come join Historic Downtown Liberty for our annual Trick or Treat Downtown event on Thursday, October 31 from 5 - 7 p.m.! This free event is a night of costumes, candy and fun for the whole family.


Bevoir Winery Halloween Costume Party
Belvoir Winery
October 31
6:30-11 p.m.

Cost: $65
Tickets » 
Location: 1325 Odd Fellows Rd, Liberty, MO 64068
Description: Join us for another fantastic Halloween Party at Belvoir Winery! There's no better place to celebrate Halloween than at one of the most haunted locations in the Midwest! Tickets will be limited because they want to ensure a great experience for all their guests! Party includes:
  • Guest host: The Legendary Melinda Ryder!
  • Live music with the Troubadour Retrievers!
  • Full buffet meal with dessert
  • Best costume awards
  • One drink ticket included per person
  • Psychics available for $10 readings (not included in ticket price)
Jul 19

6 Liberty Parks & Trails to Explore this Summer

Posted on July 19, 2019 at 2:54 PM by Sara Cooke

Whether it's good for an evening walk, picnic, or a family day outside, each of the City of Liberty's parks has something different to offer. Scattered throughout the City of Liberty are 12 parks and trails with amenities such as soccer fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, spray grounds, dog park and so much moreLiberty residents and visitors can enjoy more than 500 acres of parks, 10 miles of multi-use asphalt trails, and 6 miles of primitive trails across the City. Here's a list of some of the best parks in Liberty:

1. Stocksdale Park - 901 S LaFrenz Road, Liberty, MO 64068
Stocksdale Park covers 112-acres of the eastern edge of Liberty. It provides a wide range of amenities including conservation areas of prairie and forest, one of the region's most extensive mountain bike trails, a disc golf course and dog park. 

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This park features

  • 2 Picnic Shelters
  • 1 Playground
  • 12 Horseshoe Courts
  • 1 Volleyball Court
  • 2 Soccer/Multi-Use Fields
  • 2 Softball/Multi-Use Fields
  • 18-hole Disc Golf Course
  • 3-acre Dog Park
  • 1/2 asphalt trail
  • 1 mile natural surface trail
  • 7 mile mountain bike trail

2. Bennett Park 1100 N. Clayview Drive, Liberty MO, 64068
 Bennett Park encompasses 45-acres and includes including the City's skate park, a playground and tennis courts. 

Bennett Park

This park features
 
  • 2 Picnic Shelters
  • 2 Playgrounds
  • 6 Tennis Courts
  • 1 Soccer Field
  • 1 Baseball Field
  • 1 Skate Park
  • 1 Trail
  • 1 Restroom

3. Westboro/Canterbury Par
k - 1400 Canterbury Lane, Liberty, MO 64068
Westboro-Canterbury Greenway covers 42-acres and includes one of Liberty's most utilized asphalt trails and two new playgrounds!

Westboro Canterbury Greenway

This park features

  • 1 Picnic Shelter
  • 2 Playgrounds
  • 1 Soccer/Multi-Use Field
  • 1 Softball/Multi-Use Field
  • 2 Mile asphalt Trail

4. Ruth Moore Park - 401 N Grover Street, Liberty, MO 64068
Ruth Moore Park is named after Liberty's Park Board Chair in 1954. Located just a few blocks from historic downtown Liberty and next door to one of Liberty's fire stations, this park features a popular fire-themed splash pad and a newly installed zip line.

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This park features

  • 1 Spray Ground
  • 1 Picnic Shelter
  • 1 Playground
  • 2 Horseshoe Pits
  • 1 Basketball Court
  • Neighborhood orchard
  • Zip-line

5.  Arthur's Hill Park -
 243 S Jewell Street, Liberty, MO 64068
Tucked in a neighborhood southeast of downtown Liberty, Arthur Park may be just  2-acres, but it's tree house play amenity, in ground slides and climbing structure are popular with the kids. 

Arthur's Hill Park

This park features

  • Picnic Tables
  • Swings
  • Slides
  • Climbing Play Structure
  • Soccer Goals and a Large Sandbox 

6. Fountain Bluff Sports Complex - 2200 Old 210 Highway, Liberty, MO 64068
While this facility is known by many as the place to play baseball, softball and soccer in the northland, Fountain Bluff Sports Complex quite a bit more within its 146 acres, including stocked fishing ponds, three playgrounds and paved walking trails. 

This complex features:

  • 9 Softball/Baseball Fields
  • 2 Covered Playgrounds
  • 1 Playground by the Soccer Fields
  • 9 Soccer Fields 
  • 2 Miles of Paved Walking Trails
  • 8 Ponds stocked for fishing

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For more information and a complete list of Liberty's parks and trails, see the Parks and Recreation website. 

-- -- Contributed by Liz Lovesee, intern with the City of Liberty