Rothwell Park is truly the jewel of Moberly Parks and Recreation. Located on the west side of Moberly, and easy to get to from Highway 24, Rothwell Park has a multitude of amenities. At approximately 465 acres, it is one of the largest municipal parks in the state of Missouri.
Check out the numerous amenities and attractions in Rothwell Park!
Located on Russhaven Drive in the southeast section of Moberly, this 9 acre park is named after the Fox family from whom the City purchased the land. Fox Park features three lighted tennis courts, a shelter house, a t-ball field, playground equipment, a restroom, and open play areas. This neighborhood park is ideal for picnics and family gatherings.
Fox Park, Fox Field, and Fox Shelter are available for reservation.
Lion's Beuth Park
Located on Beuth Road, this former quarry was given to the City of Moberly by brothers Tom and Bill Riffel. They were the nephews of the late John Beuth, who owned this tract of land until his death.
The Moberly Lion’s Club co-sponsored the development of this area. A rail car was converted into a footbridge to the peninsula. Small open shelters, barbecue grills, and a restroom are available. Fishing and hiking are popular activities in this neighborhood park, but it is also perfect as a unique place for a family reunion, company picnic, or wedding reception with the bluffs as a beautiful backdrop.
Lion’s Beuth Park is available for reservation.
Located behind the Post Office in downtown Moberly on the corner of Reed and Hagood Streets, Tannehill Park was Moberly’s first park. It has been in existence since the early 1900’s as a location for public gatherings. American soldiers visited the park for entertainment and refreshments when traveling by train on their way to New York, where soldiers sailed for France.
This park is the location of the City’s Time Capsule buried to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the City of Moberly. The Time Capsule will be unveiled in 2016, the 150th anniversary of the City of Moberly.
Tannehill Park is available for reservation.
Depot Park – under the jurisdiction of City Hall – is located on Sturgeon Street next to City Hall, an anchor at the opposite end of Reed Street from the Post Office and Tannehill Park. The park features a railroad museum, and a pullman train car. The park also features a new trail head linking downtown Moberly by bridge crossing over Rollins Street to a network of bike lanes and trails throughout the City.