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McClelland Park


  1. Disc golf
  2. Grills
  3. Horseshoe pits
  4. Picnic pavilion
  5. Picnic tables
  6. Playground
  7. Rest rooms


Thomas A. McClelland deeded the 166 acres to the City of Joplin on March 22, 1908. Mr. McClelland was a pioneer businessman, first City Assessor in 1873; promoter and first Secretary, Joplin Exposition Co., which in 1879, purchased 40 acres in the southwest area of Joplin and built a race track; agricultural hall, grandstand and stables, and held Joplin’s first fair in the fall of 1879.