Riverside Connects Families to Outdoor Recreation

Riverside residents enjoy immediate access to local parks and regional recreation spaces that promote family fun and exercise. 



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Five community parks offer fun, playgrounds and organized sports near city neighborhoods - mostly within walking distance of home for Riverside residents. These parks are where children ride bikes, practice soccer, play games and get exercise, in addition to being community gathering spaces. 

Access Eastwood Lake MetroPark from Riverside

Bike, hike, run, fish, sail and powerboat at Eastwood Lake MetroPark - one of the region’s premier destinations for outdoor recreation. 

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Riverside’s Parks & Trails System

launch into parksRich in outdoor recreational resources, the City of Riverside is a popular destination for the many parks, trails, water access and greenspace. Riverside welcomes and encourages everyone to visit our parks for year around fun!

The City has four major parks, each with different activities for every season of the year; whether its organized sports such as baseball, softball, soccer or football, playing on the swing sets or just a leisure walk to enjoy the scenery, our parks offer something for everyone.

In addition to our City parks, you’ll find convenient access to one of the neighboring Five River Metro Parks.

Did you know that you can tour many of the trails and even the Mad River Run virtually? Check out a kayak trip at Mad River Run in Eastwood MetroPark.


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Park Shelter & Field Rentals

Park shelter reservations are available for Rohrer Park, Community Park and Shellabarger Park on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations will open on January 1 each year and can be made by clicking here.

Field rental reservations are available for partial and full day reservations. Click here to reserve a field in Riverside.

City Parks

Community Park & Bark Park Photo

Community Park & Bark Park

Shellabarger Park Photo

Shellabarger Park

Rohrer Park Photo

Rohrer Park

Drennen Park Photo

Drennen Park

Eintracht River Launch Park Photo

Eintracht River Launch Park


Neighboring Parks & Trails

Eastwood Lake MetroPark Photo

Eastwood Lake MetroPark

Huffman Dam MetroPark Photo

Huffman Dam MetroPark

MoMBA – The MetroParks Mountain Bike Area Photo

MoMBA – The MetroParks Mountain Bike Area

Mad River Trail Photo

Mad River Trail

Creekside Trail Photo

Creekside Trail

Iron Horse Trail Photo

Iron Horse Trail

Wright Brothers Memorial Photo

Wright Brothers Memorial