Get Involved

Help the completion and ongoing improvement of the Lewis and Clark Historic Park at Kaw Point by making a donation or becoming a volunteer! Donations will be used to improve the park and make improvements. Click here to donate.

Friends of Kaw Point Park funds many of their projects with grants. Recently we have been awarded grants from the Unified Government, Kansas City Water Service and the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation.

Many donors have chosen to sponsor a stone recognizing a 1804 Corps of Discovery member by having their name(s) engraved on that particular stone. Several stones are still available for this program, cost to sponsor is $500 per stone.

To volunteer please fill out the online form for more information or see our Contact page for telephone numbers. You can also sign up for Friends of Kaw Point Parks email newsletter by clicking here.

With stormwater education grants from the Unified Government, Friends of Kaw Point Park has established gardens in the rocked area above the boat ramp and is working on a woodland restoration along the concrete paths through the wooded area. From March to November we hold a gardening/cleanup day at the park on one Saturday morning from 9am to noon and welcome volunteers to help maintain the gardens and woodland restoration and pick up litter. Please check out our events page for dates. You can also signup to receive our email newsletters that only come out once or twice a month.


Starting in 2003 more than 100 people were involved with the Lewis and Clark Task Force and made great strides toward completion of Lewis and Clark Historic Park at Kaw Point, hosted numerous education projects and the Great Plains Chautauqua, and made preparations for the 2004 Lewis and Clark Expedition Commemorative Event. These individuals and organizations are recognized on signage at the park (see below.)

In 2021 Dick Ray Master Plumber Heating and Cooling donated $500 to Friends of Kaw Point Park.

2004 Collaborating Partners and Supporters: