This park is named in honor of grower, wandering missionary, and friend to all who knew him, John Chapman, a man known throughout national folklore as Johnny Appleseed. Johnny's modest final resting place can be found atop a natural mound. Johnny Appleseed Park marks one of the key starting points of the Rivergreenway on the northeast side of town.
Get started today on walking, hiking or biking on this 20-mile linear path that extends all the way to Tillman Park. The park is also known for its campground with 36 RV/Camper sites, its boat ramp into the St. Joseph River and playground areas. The 36 RV/Camper Sites feature electricity and water, firewood*, dump station and restroom/shower/laundry facilities.
*The Parks & Recreation Department will not allow campers to bring their own firewood to the Campground. This action is part of our efforts to prevent the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer.
Learn more about the Johnny Appleseed Festival, held annually in September.