Kansas City was born on the banks of the Missouri River, but as years have passed, our connection to the longest river in North America has diminished. Port KC is doing its part to revitalize our relationship to the river through a series of projects.

Berkley Riverfront

Berkley Riverfront was dedicated in October 1998, and opened to the public in March 1999. The 17-acre park is located on the south bank of the Missouri River between the Kit Bond Bridge and Heart of America Bridge. You can find more information about Berkley Riverfront at

berkley_riverfront_parkOnce a landfill for construction debris and the former site of a sand and gravel company, the area now consists of more than 300 trees, a small natural amphitheater and a nearly one-mile long esplanade with period lighting. This stretch is counted as part of the Riverfront Heritage Trail.

Berkley Riverfront is a vibrant connection between Kansas City and its most significant natural asset, the Missouri River. When you visit you will explore both the sweeping views of the city with nature at your fingertips.

It is located at 1298 Riverfront Road in Kansas City, Missouri.

Approximately 100 acres of developable land, controlled by Port KC, surrounds the park. Currently, two apartment complexes have opened with more than 1,000 tenants calling the Berkley Riverfront home. Bar K, the extremely popular dog-friendly play area and bar opened in 2018. The KC Current will debut its CPKC Stadium as the first-ever professional women’s sports venue in the spring of 2024. Origin Hotel, a five-story boutique hotel will also open around the same time and the Two Birds, One Stone beer garden will follow that summer.

More development is planned for the next 10 years with details pending. Stay tuned.