About the Park

Kaw Point Park features a pavilion, outdoor amphitheater, boardwalk, and boat ramp.

Kaw Point Park is open from 7am to 10pm daily.

The ten-acre park at Kaw Point features a pavilion/plaza, outdoor amphitheater, boardwalk, and boat ramp. It also serves as the trailhead for hiking and biking trails. A number of events are hosted at the park, including speaking and reenactment events and an annual paddle craft race. Park is open from 7am to 10pm daily.

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Sign at entrance to Kaw Point Park along flood wall
Entrance to Kaw Point Park – open from 7am to 10pm daily

Confluence of Nations Plaza


The open-air Education Pavilion at the Lewis and Clark Historic Park at Kaw Point has interpretive signs about the Lewis and Clark expedition as well as a plaque describing the events of 1804. This plaza is a focal point in the 10-acre park, surrounded by the Confluence of Nations outdoor amphitheater.

Nations Flags

Flags from 19 regional Native tribes are represented here, including the Wyandot, Wea-and-Pianshaw, Shawnee, Seneca, Sac-and-Fox, Quapaw, Potawatomie, Peoria, Ottowa, Otoe-Missouria, Osage, Miami, Kick-a-poo, Kaskaskia, Kansa, Iowa, Delaware, Chippewa, Cherokee.


Donor bricks are used to pave the Education Pavilion Plaza. The bricks on the Confluence of Nations Plaza have been donated by individuals and corporations helping to make Kaw Point Park a valued natural setting in the otherwise industrial center of Kansas City. Unfortunately because of cost we are no longer able to have bricks engraved.


With several Stormwater Education Grants from the Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas Friends of Kaw Point Park stabilized the above the boat ramp with rock, planted several native plant gardens, added a flagstone walkway from the boardwalk to the boat ramp, and most recently accomplished a woodland restoration between the down ramp and Encampment Theater. Friends of Kaw Point Park hosts gardening/cleanup events on Saturdays once a month from March through November (check out our events page for dates.)

Rock gardens and flagstone walkway
Native plant garden
Volunteers removing invasive bush honeysuckle
Invasive bush honeysuckle removed and replaced with over 1,500 native plants.
Delivering native plants
Planting native plants in spring of 2020
Friends of Kaw Point Park President, Laura Calwell, helping to plant over 200 seedling trees in spring of 2021.