About Berkley Riverfront Park
Richard L. Berkley Riverfront Park was dedicated in October 1998 and opened to the public in March 1999. The 17-acre park is located on the south bank of the Missouri River between the Kit Bond Bridge and Heart of America Bridge. Once a landfill for construction debris and the former site of a sand and gravel company, the park area now consists of more than 300 trees, and a nearly one-mile long esplanade with period lighting. The park hosts events such as “RiverFest”, Kansas City’s annual Independence Day Celebration, 5K run/walks, corporate picnics, weddings and concerts. Berkley Riverfront Park is a vibrant connection between Kansas City and its most significant natural asset, the Missouri River.