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General Information
Photo Policy
Children playingOn occasion, the Parks and Recreation staff may take pictures or video of participants in our programs, classes, or events. Please be aware that these pictures are only for the department to use in future catalogs, brochures, pamphlets, or fliers.

Patrons With Disabilities Accessibility
The City of Joplin Parks and Recreation Department, in cooperation with the Handicapped Accessibility Committee, desired to improve recreational programming and park facilities for the handicapped. Comments regarding the accessibility of the City of Joplin Parks and Recreation Department, 3301 West First Street, Joplin, Missouri, by calling (417) 625-4750 or by contacting the chairperson, City of Joplin, Handicapped Accessibility Committee.

As a recipient of federal funds from the U.S. Department of Interior, the Joplin Parks and Recreation Department operated programs subject to the non-discrimination requirements of Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Under Title VI, the U.S. Department of the Interior strictly prohibits discrimination because of race, color, handicap, or national origin. Any person who believes he or she has been discriminated against in any program, activity, or facility of the Joplin Parks and Recreation Department or desires further information regarding Title VI, should write immediately to:
The Office for Equal Opportunity
U.S. Department of the Interior
Office of the Secretary
Washington, D.C. 20204 

Suggestions Wanted
ParksIn our continuing effort to better serve the public, the City of Joplin Parks and Recreation Department is seeking your assistance. If you have an idea for a program or interested instructing a program, please contact us by calling (417) 625-4750.

Volunteers
One of the best ways we can think of to serve your community is to volunteer time with the City of Joplin Parks and Recreation Department. If you would be interested in exploring the possibilities of becoming a VIP (Volunteer in Parks), contact the Parks and Recreation Department staff at 625-4750.

Scholarship Program
The Joplin Parks and Recreation Department offers scholarship programs for those individuals who need assistance in order to participate in Parks and Recreation programs. For more information please contact the Joplin Parks and Recreation Department by calling (417) 625-4750.

Cemetery Services
The city owns and operated 4 cemeteries. 
  • Osborne: 33rd and McClelland
  • Parkway: 33rd and McClelland
  • Fairview: 12th and Maiden Lane
  • Forest Park: (includes Old Baptist Cemetery) 102 Range Line Road

For more information, please visit the office at 3010 West First or call 623-7990. The office is open Monday through Friday, from 7:00 am-12:00pm and from 1:00-3:30pm.