Capital Improvement Project: Gans Creek Recreation Area Cross Country Course

Funding Fiscal Year: 2016
Project Number: 00518
Project Budget: $200,000*
Funding Source: Park Sales Tax
Year Completed:

* Partial funding for the cross country course is a portion of and is included in the original project 00518, South Regional Park Development.  Additional funding for course amenities is anticipated to come from the University Of Missouri.

Project Description: The cross country course at Gans Creek Recreation Area is being planned in cooperation with the University of Missouri, to potentially serve as the future home of the Mizzou men’s and women’s cross country teams.  In addition to the University’s use, the Missouri State High School Activities Association will be using the course for the Missouri State Cross Country Championships starting in November 2019.  It is anticipated that when not in use by the University of Missouri or MSHSAA, the course will be made available to local track clubs, high schools, middle schools and other colleges as well as recreational runners.  The initial construction of the cross country course is funded by the 2015 Park Sales Tax with additional amenities constructed utilizing funding provided by University of Missouri Athletics.

Media Inquiries: Tammy Miller, Marketing Specialist, 573-874-7465,

Project Input: Matt Boehner, Sr. Park Planner, 573-874-7204,

GCRA Cross Country Course Plans

2018 Revised Gans Recreation Area Master Plan

Council Items

Interested Parties (IP) Meeting and On-Line Survey:  An IP Meeting was held on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at the Gans Creek Recreation Area Concession Building and an online survey was conducted from June 15 – July 15, 2018.  View the comments received.

Project Notes: This project required a revision of the former Gans Creek Recreation Area Master Plan, which was part of the City Council approval process. The funding for this project was appropriated in FY 2016 into the Southeast Regional Park Phase I project, C00518. Additional information on the entire project may be viewed at: 
Southeast Regional Park – Gans/Philips Phase I Development

Project Status: The project was approved at the August 20, 2018 Council Meeting. Grading work is underway.

Related Articles:

Capital Improvement Program

Gans Creek Recreation Area