Park Maintenance

Parks Department


The Grounds / Parks Department provides all maintenance and mowing of city parks and facilities, as well as Lake Miola.
  • Lake Miola


    This approximately 725 acre area offers a variety of water sports, including boating, skiing, swimming, and fishing. Also available are camping and picnic areas, a playground and hiking trails.
  • Petroleus Park


    A small neighborhood park that offers a small basketball court, swings and picnic tables.
  • Wallace Park


    In 1910 Wallace Park consisted of 12 acres; in 1912 an additional 30 acres was added. Wallace Park offers a variety of recreational activities including a playground, skate park, tennis courts, basketball courts, baseball, and softball diamonds. There are also picnic shelters, and the Paola Family Swimming Pool.
  • Whitaker Park


    This neighborhood park consists of approximately 1.96 acres and offers a playground, picnic tables, and a walking trail.

For More Information

View detailed information about Paola's outdoor activities. Questions or comments can be directed to the Grounds Superintendent, the Director of Public Works, or call the Public Works Department at (913) 259-3620.