Jacob Loose Memorial Park

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Jacob Loose Memorial Park  

Ready to enjoy the great outdoors?  Need some quiet time and fresh air?  We invite you to visit Jacob Loose Park, located just 1.5 miles from the museum or 0.5 miles south of the Intercontinental Hotel.  Consisting of seventy-five acres, it is one of the largest parks in Kansas City featuring several walking/jogging paths, tennis courts, playground, specialty gardens, arboretum, garden center, civil war history, picnic spots and sparkling fountains.

Before you go, get inspired with a visit to the Bloch Galleries on the Plaza Level of the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art museum.  The genius of Claude Monet’s Water Lilies (Gallery P-30) or Mill at Limetz  (Gallery P-27) may strike a contemplative mood and an appreciation of the dazzling effects of light on water.  Call this to mind as you walk the half mile loop around Loose Pond crossing the Japanese bridge on your way.  

 Need more Zen?  Take a cue from the vases of Emile Galle and Baccarat (P-27) which reflect the influence of Japanese prints on decorative arts. Then find a place for quiet meditation and relaxation in the Japanese Garden at Loose Park.

Suzanne Valadon reminds us to stop and smell the roses in her work Untitled (Still Life) (Gallery P-29).   You can do just that with a visit to the Laura Conyers Smith Rose Garden located within the park.  The 1.5 acre circular garden radiates from a central fountain and boasts over 3,000 roses of 150 varieties.

Whether you want a brisk jog, an afternoon stroll or simply a peaceful retreat, Loose Park is the ideal location to renew, refresh and re-energize.

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