Gladstone Savanna is a 23-acre preserve built on the site of historic railroad repair shops and the City of Gladstone. The site has been free of buildings since 1979 and has been grown over with native trees and plants, including as oaks, cottonwood, grey-headed coneflower, blazing star, and purple prairie clover bloom.
In 2012, Maplewood began developing Gladstone Savanna with a goal of integrating the site’s railroad history and natural resources with recreation, including a playground. Family friendly amenities include a trail through restored native prairie is flourishing, the playground, and a sitting area near the historic well and a rail feature. There are no restrooms or drinking water at the preserve. Activities for this park, are managed by Maplewood Nature Center.
In 2018, the Heritage Preservation Commission plans to add historical signs for the site.
Parking at Gladstone Savanna
Find parking at Flicek park or neighborhood street parking.