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The Lawson Park and Recreation Board provides park facilities and programs to accommodate the needs and interests of residents and visitors. Whether you are into sports, nature or just want to take your children to the playground, Lawson is the place for you.

Having fun, meeting your neighbors and making new friends is what living in Lawson is all about. Throughout the year, whether it is the Fall Festival. the Lawson Picnic or programming for our local seniors, we offer a variety of programs to all our citizens.

Lawson’s Park & Recreation Board is responsible for a great variety of recreational program activities, such as:
• Easter Egg Hunt
Lawson Picnic
• Lawson Patriotic Celebration
• Lawson Youth Sports Association (LYSA)
• Movies in the Park
• Story Time in the Park
• Fall Festival
• Senior Bingo & Chili Dinner
• Christmas at the Barn – Come Visit With Santa!

The City of Lawson’s park facilities are available to groups and citizens to reserve for family gatherings, group parties, picnics, meetings, or other events.

Park reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis and a fee may be required. For additional information or to see if a specific date is available, contact the City of Lawson Parks and Recreation Department.

Come out and enjoy our beautiful parks!

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Fall fun isnt cancelled in Lawson! Join us on Saturday, October 24 for the Lawson Picnic and Fall Festival! We will have vendors, kids activities, food and beer, ax throwing and mini golf, costume contest, trunk or treating and more!

Fall fun isn't cancelled in Lawson! Join us on Saturday, October 24 for the Lawson Picnic and Fall Festival! We will have vendors, kids activities, food and beer, ax throwing and mini golf, costume contest, trunk or treating and more! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

We are excited to announce that Blue Sparrow Lawn & Landscape will be sponsoring a fall-themed photo backdrop at the Lawson Picnic & Fall Festival! But before then, you can stop by their location in Excelsior Springs and shop for all of your fall decorating needs! They are having a mini fall festival this Saturday so be sure to take the whole family for all of the fun!

We are excited to announce that Blue Sparrow Lawn & Landscape will be sponsoring a fall-themed photo backdrop at the Lawson Picnic & Fall Festival! But before then, you can stop by their location in Excelsior Springs and shop for all of your fall decorating needs! They are having a mini fall festival this Saturday so be sure to take the whole family for all of the fun! ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

NEW this year! We are having a pumpkin decorating contest as part of the Lawson Picnic & Fall Festival!  Winners will be determined by Penny-a-Vote benefiting the Lawson Food Pantry.
Three age groups: 11 and under, 12-18, 19 and up
Heres the details:
• You must provide your own pumpkin, carving/decorating tools, etc. Please bring your pumpkin ready to display at the event. 
• You must fill out an application to be eligible to participate. No applications will be available on the day of. Applications are due at City Hall no later than 5pm on Wednesday, October 21. This will help us to determine how many tables we will need to set up for voting.
• Please pick up your pumpkin at the conclusion of the event, no later than 8pm. 
• By participating in the contest, you agree that the money collected for the voting process will be donated to the Lawson Food Pantry to benefit families in need in our community.
• Penny-a-Vote means “voters” can drop loose change and/or cash bills into the can for the pumpkin they wish to vote for. The pumpkins with the most money in their cans at the end of the day are deemed the winners (one winner per age group).
APPLICATIONS are available at Lawson City Hall and online at: https://lawsonmo.gov/fall-festival/

NEW this year! We are having a pumpkin decorating contest as part of the Lawson Picnic & Fall Festival! Winners will be determined by Penny-a-Vote benefiting the Lawson Food Pantry.
Three age groups: 11 and under, 12-18, 19 and up
Here's the details:
• You must provide your own pumpkin, carving/decorating tools, etc. Please bring your pumpkin ready to display at the event.
• You must fill out an application to be eligible to participate. No applications will be available on the day of. Applications are due at City Hall no later than 5pm on Wednesday, October 21. This will help us to determine how many tables we will need to set up for voting.
• Please pick up your pumpkin at the conclusion of the event, no later than 8pm.
• By participating in the contest, you agree that the money collected for the voting process will be donated to the Lawson Food Pantry to benefit families in need in our community.
• Penny-a-Vote means “voters” can drop loose change and/or cash bills into the can for the pumpkin they wish to vote for. The pumpkins with the most money in their cans at the end of the day are deemed the winners (one winner per age group).
APPLICATIONS are available at Lawson City Hall and online at: lawsonmo.gov/fall-festival/
... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

We have had an incredible response to our event! We have exceeded the number of vendors that we hoped to have, meaning we are FULL on all vendor categories! Any applications postmarked by today will be accepted, so unfortunately any we receive later will have to be turned away. THANK YOU to everyone who has signed up to be a vendor at this event! We look forward to having you in Lawson!

We have had an incredible response to our event! We have exceeded the number of vendors that we hoped to have, meaning we are FULL on all vendor categories! Any applications postmarked by today will be accepted, so unfortunately any we receive later will have to be turned away. THANK YOU to everyone who has signed up to be a vendor at this event! We look forward to having you in Lawson! ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago

Don't forget that today is our next planning meeting for the Lawson Picnic & Fall Festival! We will meeting tonight at 6pm at Lawson City Hall. Anyone wanting to help out is welcome to attend. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago