Kanemoto Park - Missouri
& South Pratt Parkway
Donated to the City of Longmont
by the Kanemoto family in 1966, Kanemoto Park is an 8.7 acre park that graces Southmoor Park - a neighborhood
built by the family on land they had farmed. Goroku Kanemoto (1882-1935), immigrated
from Japan in 1910. He worked on the railroad, then in Colorado on potato and
beet fields until he could lease his own farm. His sons George and James
became truck farmers and businessmen, as well as leaders in the community
and in the Buddhist Church.
Kanemoto Park showcases the Tower of Compassion,
a structure built in the style of a traditional Japanese temple. It was donated
to the people of Longmont by the Kanemoto family as an expression of gratitude,
and giving selflessly of oneself. On a nearby plaque is explanation of the 5 story tower. Each level represents the meaning of compassion - Love, Empathy, Understanding, Gratitude of all Things, and Giving Selflessly of Oneself.
Kanemoto West Shelter and Kanemoto East Shelter
Kanemoto Play Area and Tower of Compassion Marker
A children's activity pool with waterfall is found near the restroom at the eastern end of the park. There are two shelters (north and south) which can be reserved for a $35 fee for residents and $44.00 for non-resident. (link to shelter reservations). Lefthand Creek Greenway borders the
park to the south, extending east and west with connection to the St. Vrain Greenway. Burlington Elementary School is found north of the park. Winterization of the restrooms will begin October 13.
Dogs allowed on leash, please pick
up after your pet.
- Basketball Courts - 2
- Volleyball Courts - 2
- Picnic area
- Parking Spaces - 24
- NO BBQ Grill
Aquatics - Kanemoto Activity Pool
The zero depth pool is heated, has a natural rock slide, geysers, fountains
and lazy river all geared to the age of 10 and under.
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