North Central Missouri's Hidden Treasure

Parks and Recreation

Parks and recreation activities are administered by two separate bodies, the Parks Board and Summer Recreation; volunteer groups of local citizens. Milan Parks and Recreation offers a variety of programs and activities designed to engage a wide ranging population.

Facilities include Forest Grove Park which was established by the Lions Club and includes playgrounds and shelter areas.
Forest Grove ParkForest Grove Park shelterMilan Park Slide

Park Board members include:

  • Belinda Essmyer
  • Phyllis Fleshman
  • Margaret Head
  • Susan Riker
  • Terri Ruschmeier
  • Betty Stubbs

“Come enjoy our city tax-supported park. Play on our Evos structure, climb the rock wall, and teeter-totter on our seesaws – all our newest playground equipment. The numerous tall shade trees make a great place to picnic in one of our shelters. The park is located on Spring Street. We invite everyone to come enjoy the park!”

The City also maintains another park area that has a swimming pool as well as a basketball court and a sand volleyball court.

The American Legion also has a baseball field that is operated in conjunction with Summer Recreation.

The city recently received a Recreational Trail Project grant through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Planning is underway for the 1.3-mile combination handicapped/non-handicapped accessible walking trail.