Parks & Pavilions

Parks are open from sunrise to 10:00pm. Picnic facilities are provided in our parks and can be used on a first come, first served basis when not reserved. Pavilions are located in East, West, and Boon Parks. Pavilions can be reserved for $10 per day per pavilion. Reservation fees are not refundable. Call the park office (573-624-8244) or click here to make reservations.

Please Help: Keeping our parks in the best condition is a full-time job. By taking pride in the parks and keeping them clean, Dexter residents can help maintain and support our community. The Parks and Recreation Department wants to work with residents in providing quality recreational programs and attractive parks. Your suggestions regarding any park improvements, recreational activities, clinics, or sports programs is greatly appreciated.

Crime Stopper: Immediately report any vandalism, misuse, or abuse of park property to the Police Department (573) 624-5512. Give authorities as much information as possible about what you observed including descriptions of person and/or vehicle and license numbers. If you choose to remain anonymous you may do so. Your participation will help assure safe quality parks for our children and ourselves. Each year the Parks and Recreation Department incurs a great deal of needless expense to repair damage caused to your parks by vandalism. Please notify the Parks and Recreation Office as soon as you see broken playground equipment, damaged facilities or vandalism anywhere in the park system.

East Park

Hwy 114 East
Dexter, MO 63841

Facility-Neighbor Park Playground
Inventory-This major community park is 28.5 acres and contains many attractions. East Park has two lighted ball diamonds (one 287 feet, and one 350 feet), two pavilions, one volleyball court, one horseshoe pit, playground equipment (playscapes, swings, slides, etc.), picnicking, public restrooms, water fountains, and grills.

West Park

Hwy Bus. 60
Dexter, MO 63841

Facility-Neighbor Park Playground
Inventory-Nine acres large picnic area, water fountains, grills, public restroom, two pavilions, basketball courts, playground equipment, and paved walking trail.

Boon Park

Corner of Fannetta Street and Adams Street
Dexter, MO 63841

Facility-Neighbor Park Playground
Inventory: Six acres large picnic and playground area. Two pavilion, two lighted tennis courts, basketball court, public restrooms, water fountains, grills, and playground equipment.

Sugar Plum Park

Williams Drive
Dexter, MO 63841

Facility-Mini Park
Inventory: Quarter acre vest pocket playground facility focused for preschoolers, picnic area, and playground equipment.

Sports Complex

Fairgrounds Drive
Dexter, MO 63841

Facility-Sports Complex
Inventory: Approximately 30 acres with two soccer fields, one basketball court, four lighted 300 foot softball fields in circular design with central concession area, two practice ball fields, and two lighted fields outside the main complex.. Public restrooms, water fountains, and one pavilion.

Bell Park


Dexter, MO 63841

Less than one acre frontage on quarter of block in downtown area. Designed, completed, then donated to city park by Southwestern Bell as a rest area for downtown shoppers.

Heritage House


Dexter, MO 63841

Two acres of ground where one of the community's original dwelling moved to the site east of the fishing lake; restored and maintained by local non-profit volunteer organization providing tours and other events recalling regions past; grounds maintained by Park Department and some funds provided for continued restoration.

Dexter Fishing Lake


Dexter, MO 63841

Fishing lake eleven acres environmental area for community fishing, inside perimeter of lake has been planted with shade trees. The lake also has a handicap accessible dock for fishing.

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