Best Sports & Recreation in Kansas City

The Scout

Kansas City's rich history of public parks and professional sports are worth celebrating.

Favorite Fountain


Winner: J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain (47th & Nichols)

Runners Up: Firefighter Memorial Fountain (31st & Pennsylvania), Meyer Circle (Meyer & Ward Parkway)

Favorite City Park

Loose Park

Winner: Loose Park

Runners Up: Shawnee Mission Park, Swope Park

Favorite Golf Course


Winner: Shoal Creek Golf Course

Runners Up: Tomahawk Hills Golf Course, Swope Memorial Golf Course

Favorite Professional Sports Team

Kansas City Royals

Winner: Kansas City Royals

Runners Up: Kansas City Chiefs, Sporting Kansas City

Thousands of votes were cast to help decide the winners of the 2018 Visitors’ Choice Awards, where visitors selected their favorites in Food & Drink, Arts & Entertainment, Attractions, Sports & Recreation, Special Events, Shopping, Accommodations, and Overall Best of Kansas City.

Favorite Landmark or Monument

Union Station

Winner: Union Station Kansas City

Runners Up: National WWI Museum & Memorial, The Scout