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Lawson, Missouri started off as a railroad town in 1870. Now 150 years later, the community has grown into one of the best places to live and raise children in the entire Midwest! Lawson is progressive and forward thinking while preserving a lifestyle suitable for families, those working from home, commuting to work, and retirees! Located 20 minutes from Liberty and 45 minutes from KCI Airport, Lawson is the perfect place to offer both access to Kansas City along with a quiet, safe, country-like atmosphere.

Community recreational opportunities abound for youth including 4-H, robotics, soccer, wrestling, gymnastics, softball, baseball, basketball, football, golf, swimming, scouting, fishing, camping and hiking …..and more! Lawson has an 18-Hole Golf Course, Ball Complex, City Lake and Walking Trail, Watkins Mill State Park, and even a Zip-Line close by!

Lawson School District has won countless awards for both academics and sports. On top of that, the Lawson School District has one of the finest performing arts centers in the Greater Kansas City area. The Community Library Media Center is housed in the High School and open to patrons with extended hours.

Come for a visit and you will want to make it your home as well!!

Community Center

Our community center is available to rent for meetings, host a game of cards, or perhaps a celebration!  No matter what the reason, this center provides a perfect meeting spot for residents of all ages. Click here for more information.

Photo of students reading at Lawson Media Library CenterLibrary Media Center … Open to the public

“A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.”  – Henry Ward Beecher

We couldn’t agree more.  Come visit your local Library Media Center (LMC).  A quiet place to study, relax, work or simply escape in a good book.  It’s fun, the old fashioned way. We are continually upgrading our collection to offer the newest releases and always taking recommendations from our patrons. Our electronic resources are the newest software version available.

Lawson Community LMC Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Tuesday, Thursday 7:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Summer Hours
(when school is not in session):

Tuesday and Thursday 9 AM – 9 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Church Community

Lawson has several local places of worship in the community. Check our business directory for information.

Youth Activities, Clubs and Organizations

Get involved!  A variety of clubs and organizations are available for the youth of Lawson in addition to those offered by the Lawson School District.  Choose from scouting, 4-H, soccer, basketball, football, softball, baseball, Young Life, as well as many local church programs! 

Play ground equipment, fishing, camping, hiking, and golf are also available at our City Park, City Lake, and local golf course.  The Lawson Park Board offer events throughout the year, so check the Calendar of Events regularly!  Movies in the Park, Easter Egg Hunt, Fishing Derby, Lawson Picnic, and Santa coming to Lawson are just a few!!

Check our business directory for contact information.