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Parks and Recreation
Welcome to Boonville Parks and Rec! Boonville currently has
ranging in size from 70 acres to .25 acres. The Parks and Recreation Department is also responsible for two cemeteries and the majority of all City buildings and grounds.
Shelter House Reservation Procedures
The Parks and Recreation Department allows advanced reservations of Shelter Houses in Harley, Lion’s and Rolling Hills Parks on a yearly basis. The Department begins to take reservations for Shelter Houses on February 1st or the next business day, for that calendar year only. Year to year standing reservations are not allowed.
By Ordinance, all parties who reserve a Shelter House must apply for and sign a permit and pay a $15.00 reservation fee. This is normally done in person, but may be done by mail for persons living outside the Boonville area.
The master reservation book and permits are maintained at City Hall, 401 Main Street. Reservations may be made between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Telephone inquiries are welcome however; telephone reservations will not be made. The telephone number at City Hall is 660-882-2332.
In accordance with the City’s Open Container Ordinance, alcoholic beverages (beer and wine) are allowed in Shelter Houses and within a 25 feet radius of the shelter in Harley and Lion’s Parks only. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in other areas of the City’s Parks unless approved for special events at Rolling Hills and Frederick T. Kemper Parks only. Possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages on any athletic field is strictly prohibited.
Persons holding shelter house reservation permits are encouraged to have the permit available on the day of the reservation. If a problem arises concerning the reservation, or facilities, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 660-882-7447, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. All other times please call Boonville Police Department at 660-882-2727 and they will contact the appropriate personnel.
Tree Grant Program
The City of Boonville has implemented a Tree Grant Program that will make selected trees available to City property owners. The trees must be planted on City Rights of Way and other public property. The purpose is to replace Street Trees that have been removed as part of our Street Tree Program, or have been lost due to age or storm damage.
These trees will be made available on an annual basis at no charge to the property owner. The City will provide a tree to the property owner that is appropriate for the planting site based upon certain criteria such as width of the tree lawn or overhead obstructions such as power lines. The City will make the trees available on a first come first served basis. Species of trees will vary from year to year depending on availability.
To apply for a tree(s), the property owner must fill out a Tree Grant Application and return it to the Parks and Recreation Department. The Parks and Recreation Dept. will process the application, inspect the site and determine which tree(s) is appropriate for the location. Once the application has been approved, the property owner will be notified and arrangements made for pickup or planting if the property owner is unable to plant the tree.
are available online or may be picked up at City Hall, 525 E. Spring, City Services Building, 1200 Locust St; or the Parks and Recreation Department, 1221 Eleventh St.
If you have questions please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 660-882-7447, or e-mail
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