Where to Play
River State Park
a virtual tour of the park
Cuivre River State Park lends a wilder, Ozarkian flavor
to the otherwise predominately agricultural landscape
of northern Missouri. Although not far from St.
Louis, the park is a nature lover's paradise. A stroll
through the park in the spring when many woodland wildflowers
are in bloom or in the fall when the prairie grasses
tower over your head is an outdoor delight. Spend a
few days at the park. Both primitive and modern campsites
are available, and Lake Lincoln offers swimming, boating
and fishing. The park's two wild areas provide hiking,
backpacking, photography and wildlife observation activities.
There are also equestrian trails and a campground for
overnight stays. Three natural areas noted for their
high-quality ecosystems feature native prairie, sinkhole
ponds, woodlands and a clear, rock-bottomed stream.
Big Sugar Creek is one of the finest undisturbed streams
left in northeastern Missouri. Several trails lead through
the Lincoln Hills Natural Area and its many unique natural
features. Whether for a few hours or a few days, come
visit one of the state's largest and most rugged parks.
You will find Cuivre River State Park to be an Ozarklike
island in north Missouri's rolling plains.
Fairgrounds Park is located on Fairground Drive, off
South Lincoln Drive. It has two covered shelters.
The largest one contains kitchen facilities. There
are four ball fields, three of which are lighted,
two soccer fields, a sand volleyball court, horseshoe
pits and a andstand. A stocked fishing pond for persons
under 16 years of age or over 62 years is a popular
attraction of the park. The limit is four fish per
Numerous ducks and geese make this pond their come
throughout the year. There are two lighted tennis
courts and a lighted basketball court. Various city
functions are held here, as well as Boy Scout day
camp. There are community-sponsored baseball, softball
and soccer leagues using these facilities and the
concession stands. The playgrounds and barbeque pits
provide enjoyment for family gatherings. The 25 acre
park was acquired in 1893. An additional 17 acres
were added in 1990. Pavilion rental is $75.
Omer and Elizabeth Avery gave the land and funds to
develop this park for the city. This park consists
of 7.02 acres and is located at the corner of South
Lincoln Drive and Cap-au-Gris Street. The 20' x 36'
shelter has 22 picnic tables.
There are six barbecue grills, playground equipment
and a half-mile hard-surfaced walking trail lined
with park benches. The beautiful old trees make this
a unique and relaxing area for the many citizens of
the city of Troy. This park was dedicated on June
5, 1988. Pavilion rental is $50.
The Land was purchased with funds of the Clara Weinand
estate for use as a park. The park consist of 5.15
acres and the area includes a picnic shelter with
tables and a quarter mile walking trail.
This is the newest of the city's parks and is still
being developed through the planting of trees and
bushes, donated by area citizens in honor of their
This park, located on the west side of town on Boone
Street, offers exercise and relaxation for Troy residents
and many other groups. Pavilion rental is $50.
Woods Fort is Troy's most historical park area. The
land was given to the city in 1819 by the founding
fathers, Deacon Cottle and Zadock Woods. A natural
spring ran on this lot and provides the area with
resources for growth until blasting stopped the flow
of water during the construction of Highway 47.
On the lot now stands two log cabins, which were reassembled
and are currently being used to house "Santa"
during Christmas festivities and for community and
civic celebrations. A memorial marker describing the
historical back ground of the lot is on the grounds.
Benches and tables are on the area located across
the street at the intersection of Boone and Main Street.
Cabin rental is $25.
Fort Golf Course
The 18-hole "Woods Fort"
course at the Woods Fort Country Club facility in Troy,
6,404 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par
The course rating is 71.8 and it has a slope rating
of 129. Designed by Jerry Loomis, the Woods Fort golf
course opened in 1994. This course was built on gently
rolling hills, so you can expect some uneven lies. The
fairways are relatively wide and generous, and the greens
are average sized and flat. Water hazards come into
play on four holes. The signature hole is #7: a 345
yard, Par 4 requiring a shot over a creek to a well-bunkered
landing area, then an approach shot to a small sloping
green guarded by a lake in front and out of bounds on
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