Originally received through private donation, Lewis-Young Park is an almost 100 acre expansive parkland with numerous soccer, baseball and football fields with wooded trails, shelters, BBQ grills, a fishing lake, playground, restrooms and open field areas that can accommodate the smallest or largest of events. Field reservations may be obtained by calling city hall at (913) 837-5371. Hot air ballooners are welcome to launch in the native grass reserve area located south of the main entrance.
The park is also home to the spectacular Powell Observatory that is operated with national acclaim by the Astronomical Society of Kansas City. The main entrance of the park is located on Jingo Road, one mile north of 271st Street.
The park has primitive trails although some are more easily defined than others.