Stockstill Park Reopens Friday with Some Changes

Branson Parks & Recreation employee Rick Ivey works to clear debris along Roark Creek at the foot bridge entrance to Stockstill Park. (City of Branson photos)

 

by Sam Clanton

 

BRANSON, Mo. – After being flooded four times over the past two years, including two floods this spring, Branson’s Stockstill Park reopens to the public on Friday.

Parks & Recreation Director Cindy Shook says some things had to change and moving forward, the park will emphasize access to natural elements, instead of features like the two softball fields, which have been removed…

 

 

Shook says one of Stockstill Park’s two playgrounds has also been removed…

 

 

Shook says people will also notice improved pavilions and additional areas for picnicking. She extends thanks to city staff members and community volunteer groups that helped prepare the park for reopening.

Since 2002, frequent and repetitive flash flooding has caused over 600-thousand dollars in damages to the park.

 

Branson Public Works employee David Hughes uses a sweeper to clear debris on the walking trails around Stockstill Park, adjacent to playgrounds and pavilions.


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