Loose Park Rose Garden
This 1.5-acre garden created during the Great Depression contains 4,000 roses of 150 labeled varieties!
One of the attractions at the park is the Jacob L. Loose Memorial. Jacob was the founder of the Loose-Wiles Biscuit Company which later became Sunshine Biscuits. The statue is larger than life bronze male figure. Jacob Loose is wearing a morning coat and has his hand bent behind his back. He is standing on a beautifully polished granite base of the statue.
The Laura Conyers Municipal Rose Garden was created by a group of women which was known as the Kansas City Rose Society. Every year at the height of the rose season, the Kansas City Rose Society sponsors an event known as Rose Day in the garden as well as a Rose Show in the Loose Park Garden Center. During the spring and fall, there are Rose Care Demonstrations that are held in the Garden Center. The Rose Garden is the most popular attraction for visitors of all ages.
A wonderful destination for special events, the park is frequented by joggers, picnickers, photographers and those simply looking for a retreat into Mother Nature. Nearby the rose garden your group will uncover a pond complete with wading geese, weeping willow trees, a cascading water fountain, stone arches, wooden bridges and trellis lined pathways. The best part of this extensive collection and its frequent events? It’s free!