7 Great Picnic Spots in Downtown Branson

Lake Taneycomo at Branson Landing is popular for recreation like boating, fishing and kayaking.

It’s no secret that the Midwest has some of the best summers in the country. Lakes and rivers to camp near and fish, national parks to hike and explore, and plenty of parks if you can’t get to far out of the city. Sitting on the banks of picturesque Lake Taneycomo, Downtown Branson is particularly blessed in this regard.

So pack a lunch, take a leisurely walk and ride Sparky to some of these great picnic spots.

  • North Beach Park, 401 Eastlake St.
    About 200 yards from Trolley Stop #6
    A total of 4.2 acres featuring walking paths, lake access, 2 fishing docks, picnic tables, and BBQ grills.

  • Epps Park, 201 Long St.
    Across Veterans Blvd from Trolley Stop #4
    Only .1 acre, this is the cities smallest park but it’s still beautiful. This tiny gem features a covered seating area.

  • John Nygard Memorial Park, 500 S 5th St.
    Across Veterans Blvd from Trolley Stop #4
    This 1.3 acre park is the namesake of the former Alderman John Nygard. Great for the kids, it has a wonderful playground and has been recently updated with more trees, a new fence, and plenty of benches. Great for the whole family.

  • Liberty Plaza, 221 Us-65 Bus.
    Use Trolley Stop #12
    The most recently updated and newest addition to downtown, it is definitely one you’ll want to see. A convenient Sparky Trolley stop at the park to whisk you there when you’re done strolling the Branson Landing and a featured water fountain and covered performance stage make this downtown spot a great one. It also has newly renovated bathrooms.

  • Alexander Park, 901 Hawthorn St.
    About 1/4 mile walk from Trolley Stop #1
    6.9 acre definitely makes this lakeside park one of the larger ones in the downtown area. Complete with walking paths, large playground area, tennis court, basketball court, baseball diamond, horseshoe pits,bathrooms and fishing docks. This one truly covers all bases.

  • Sunset Park, 869 Sunset Lane.
    About 1/2 mile from Trolley Stop #1
    A total of 21.1 acres definitely makes this one the very largest in the Branson area. A complete disc golf course may just be the reason behind the size of this park but it also has extensive walking paths and benches.

  • Parnell Park, 257 Mayden Ln.
    About 1/2 mile north of Trolley Stop #6
    The last on the list, only 1.6 acres, features a basketball court, tennis court, playground and picnic tables. The location makes this park one of the best, it is often described as quiet and peaceful.