Kansas City Area

 

Maple Forest Community Park Trail

Maple Forest Community Park Trail is located at the Maple Forest Community Park in Independence MO. Maple Forest Community Park is at Lexington and Maple Avenue. The Maple Forest Community Park Trail is 1/2 mile long.

The Maple Forest Community Park was created in memory of Suzanne McGrath. Suzanne was a nurse at Independence Regional Health Center and was killed by a motorist while running. Her dedication to exercise and fitness encouraged her friends to establish the park in her honor. The purpose of the Maple Forest Community Park is to enrich peoples' bodies and minds in a safe environment. The Maple Forest Community Park provides a place to spend quiet moments and a place to pursue a life of fitness and preventive health as part of the Independence Regional Health Center.

An integral part of the Maple Forest Community Park is a memory garden where supporters have purchased stones of varying sizes to be engraved with remembrances or the name of a lost loved one. The Maple Forest Community Park has a playground, benches, a water fountain, and lights (Independence Regional Health Center, 2000).

Maple Forest Community Park Trail