Kansas City Parks Tour: Neale Peterson Park in Fairway

Neale Peterson Park in Fairway, Kan., features playgrounds for multiple age groups, a variety of swings and smaller play structures for toddlers – one with a firetruck theme and the other designed to look like a market. The park also has reservable shelters with tennis courts and a large, open grass area.

Best features of Neale Peterson Park

  • Well-shaded picnic area
  • Super cute and imaginative small kid play area
  • Challenging climbing elements on bigger kid play area
  • Good visibility if kids want to play in separate spaces

Mom tips

  • Neale Peterson Park is right next to the Fairway city pool if you want to make a whole day out of it in the summer months and cool off with a swim! Pool Daily Gate Fee of $6 for Fairway residents, $8 for non-residents. Ages 2 and under are free.
  • There’s not a lot of natural shade so be sure to pack sunscreen.
  • At time of publishing, the playground area did not have the indoor restrooms but there are portable toilets so bring hand sanitizer
  • Walking distance (0.2 miles) from Fairway Creamery if you want to add ice cream to the day’s roster!

For more Kansas City parks to add to your list,
visit our Guide to the Best Parks in Kansas City.

Kelsey Pomeroy
Kelsey was born and raised in Branson, Mo. It was there, in the town that boasts the “World’s Largest Banjo” that she met her husband, Samuel. It was his first day at a new high school and she was the only person to say “Hi” to him that day, so he married her! A decade later and now they take up residence in KC-adjacent-Suburbia, but tell out-of-state people they are from “Kansas City” because it is way easier. Kelsey taught high school English for 6 years, but now she stays home to hang out with her adorable toddler, Theodore. Her passions include traveling (34 countries and counting!), playing board games, writing murder mystery parties, reading, and talking to as many people as possible.