Spring is the Time to Enjoy Downtown’s Parks

North Beach Park adjacent to the Branson Landing north parking lot.

There’s never been a better time to get out and enjoy the amazing Spring weather, and in Downtown Branson our outdoors are truly wonderful! And why not let Sparky help get you there?

Here is a list of some of the best parks in Downtown Branson … all conveniently located within walking distance of Sparky stops. Each one features something unique: fountains, bathrooms, disc golf, outdoor stages and more.

Pack a picnic and a book and enjoy some natural relaxation!

North Beach Park, 401 Eastlake St.

Located about 200 yards from Trolley Stop #7

A total of 4.2 acres featuring walking paths, horseshoe pits, lake access, two fishing docks, picnic tables, and BBQ grills.

Epps Park, 201 Long St.

Located across Veterans Blvd from Trolley Stop #4

Only 0.1 acre, this is the city’s smallest park, but it’s still beautiful and perfect for a solo or couple trip. This tiny gem features a covered seating area.

John Nygard Memorial Park, 500 S 5th St.

At the corner of 5th and Long Streets; about 5 minute walk 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 #13

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 features new air-conditioned bathrooms. And did we mention the covered trolley stop at the plaza?

Alexander Park, 901 Hawthorn St.

About 1/4 mile walk from Trolley Stop #1

Located upstream along Lake Taneycomo from the Branson Lakeside RV park, this 6.9 acre park is 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.

Sunset Park, 869 Sunset Lane

About 1/2 mile from Trolley Stop #1

Further upstream alongside Lake Taneycomo from Alexander Park is another hidden gem: a total of 21.1 acres that features complete disc golf course. You’ll also find walking paths and benches and trailhead parking for the city’s trail system, which continues on to the Lakeside Forest Wilderness area park.

Parnell Park, 257 Mayden Ln.

About 1/2 mile north of Trolley Stop #7

The last on the list, only 1.6 acres, features a basketball court, tennis court, playground and picnic tables. The location in a residential area makes this park one of the best, it is often described as quiet and peaceful.